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Gordon Ramsay at the London
Posted by Edward on 06/05/2007
My girlfriend and I ate at Gordon's in april. We chose the tasting menu and ended up spending $500 (incl. champagne aperatif) and were very disappointed in the food. The lobster ravioli tasted like a china town shrimp dim sum, but worse. We sent it back after 1bite, and it takes a lot for me to send food back. The other courses were nothing special and definitely nothing to remember. I must say the service was excellent but even after sending the lobster ravioli back and still having to pay full price, I can only say one thing: don't go!
Posted by Anonymous on 05/10/2007
After a week of dining at Jean Georges, Bouley and Asiate this place wins hands down. Excellent service and all 4 courses we sampled were such an interesting and perfectly prepared combination of flavours. Wonderful friendly service and interesting decor that changes between day and night. Highly recommended.
Posted by anon on 04/29/2007
Went for late lunch at the Gordon Ramsay London Bar (not the formal dining room) and had a delicious time. We had the sea bass with lobster risotto, the shortribs (amazing) and the dorade with lobster bisque veloute. Dessert was excellent too - the rice pudding creamy and tasty, and the creame brulee. Having just had lunch the previous w/e at Joel Robuchon - Ramsay's creations reigns supreme. (See my review about anorexic portions for Atelier). All I can say is if the informal bar area is serving such tasty food, then I can't wait to try the formal restaurant.
Posted by Dave UK on 04/26/2007
An absolute fantastic experience. You New Yorkers don't know how lucky you are to have this. In London it would be 2 to 3 times the cost, assuming you could get a table that is. Anyway, the food was excellent, naturally the portions are not huge but that is quite simply because they don't need to be. For starters my wife had scallops. I am not a fish person but I trusted the restaurant to deliver so I had the Red Mullet both excellent. This was followed by my wife having the duck, I had lamb. Both again surpassing expectations. Finally my wife opted for the cheese board which has already been highlighted on this forum as a must do. The style in which it is presented was fun and informative. I had the Apricot souffle which was awesome. The staff were all very friendly and informative and willing to discuss the food. Not only that, it is not every day you get to rub shoulders with a celeb, well in the UK anyway. Step up Jean Phillipe and take a bow. Again he mingled with all the diners checking all was ok. There are only 15 tables in the dining room which is decorated in very cool greenish/ wooden hues. If I had one gripe it was the steady procession of diners streaming in and out of the kitchen, why? I know there are chef's tables in many fine dining establishments but that is different. There were that many people passing in and out it became obstrusive. Nevertheless, it was a 10 out of 10 effort and we would definitely go back.
Posted by Anonymous on 04/26/2007
I have been to a number of the top restaurants in the city and this one does not measure up. The decor is a bit drab, seemingly out of the 80's, with a cold unwelcoming feeling. The food was good but far from excellent when comparing to other resteraunts in the same price range. For $350 it was overpriced for just mediocre food. The service however was excellent. The wine list offers very few selections under $100 which was very frustrating. I would not go back.
Posted by ange on 04/23/2007
I absolutely recommend this place. We had the a la carte menu which proved to be perfectly proportioned so that we didn't feel stuffed at the end, just nicely full. My husband and I ordered a different meal to each other for each course and both agreed that everything was cooked to perfection and were great combinations of flavours. My favourite was the foie gras 3 ways, his the lobster. The service was very friendly, not at all snobby and very efficient. I didn't particularly like the decor in the dining room but the space itself is very intimate and makes it feel as though you're a member of an exclusive little club when you're leaving the slightly rowdy atmosphere of the bar to enter the dining room. Hope to return one day, excellent prices for 5 star food in NYC.
Posted by Ric on 04/07/2007
An awesome dining experience. Service was so amazing, the chefs tasting course was superb! We had a bottle of white wine and followed it with a glass of red then a glass of desert wine. The meal was nicely paced, very nicely presented and tasty. The desert cart and sweet cart looked so good, it was impossible to resist. We also had the cheese pairing (for an additional $12), which was well worth it, they had a great assortment and the waiter really knew his cheese. Definitely a dining experience that everyone should do at least once. We hope to return this summer and do it again!