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Posted by weiserb on 11/28/2005
One of the best dining experiences ever. I was compelled to write this review after reading the previous review. In brief Daniel is superb. We were treated like royalty from my first step in the door. The staff is professional and gracious. The Sommelier recommended an excellent reasonably priced white wine after discussing our preferences. The Lobster appetizer was the best lobster dish I have ever tasted. The Trio of Lamb was outstanding. The Beef dish was also outstanding. The sauces are beyond description and a work of art. If you are looking for a supersized meal go to The Palm or Peter Lugers. If you want a dining experience that will redefine what professional service and incomparable food is then you must try Daniel. I did not forget dessert. The desserts were also works of art. BTW I mentioned in passing that we were celebrating our anniversary and they brought us a beautiful small pastry platter that said Happy Anniversary. The Bill for two was under $ 400.00 and worth every penny. One last note I mentioned my wife?s dietary preferences when making the reservation and everyone at Daniel remembered and was very cool about it! These people really know what they are doing. All in all a perfect evening. We will be back!
Posted by Anonymous on 11/14/2005
Although the service was excellent, we felt a bit like sitting in a strict boarding school. No music, just everybody whispering. The decor was just silly and quite frankly, looked cheap. The appetizers (shrimp w/carrot coulis and butternut squash soup) were fantastic, and so were the desserts. Where we ran into trouble was with the main courses. The dover sole was fishy and tough, and their signature bass was just plain subpar. The syrah reduction on the bass was bitter or burned. All in all, it was ok, but would not go back.
Posted by ngalvez on 11/02/2005
I have been in good restaurants, but this was something else: a unique gastronomic experience... my sister and brother in law were in town so I took them to Daniel. Dish after dish it was the most exquisite meal we've ever had, and the SERVICE was beyond belief ...all I can say it's worth every penny, I can't wait to go back.
Posted by Anonymous on 10/20/2005
Best food I have ever had in my life and service too. Worth the $$$, must go at least once in your lifetime!
Posted by Bill on 10/09/2005
When I took my daughter on her first trip to New York, I wanted to find a restaurant that would create a wonderful impression for her. The waiters at Daniel were extremely attentive to her, and to the rest of us, and we felt very special. It was very expensive -- $600 for three of us -- but we had arrived prepared and filled with expectations. The people at Daniel exceeded all of them and, if we were in a position to go again, we would. It is the most exquisite New York dining experience.
Posted by Doc on 09/18/2005
The atmosphere is fabulous, warm, and comfortable. Our appetizers, lobster, mussels, salad was delicious. Disappointed with: $200 bottle of wine and had to remind them to refill each time; ask for replenish water; dover sole dish...not good. Overcooked, even a knife wouldn't cut it. My husbands beef dish had three bite size pieces of beef...the pork dish had one pork chop.... If it weren't for the delicious bread...we would of starved. The four of us, after paying $1000 bill....left the place and went to another restaurant...we were still hungry!
Posted by Anonymous on 09/06/2005
Unquestionably the best in NYC, and one of the best in the world. Only competitive meal I've ever had was Alain Ducasse in Paris. Even El Bulli, for all the hype, came nowhere close. The most consistently fantastic, over-indulgant, over-the-top experience I've had. Worth every penny.