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Maze by Gordon Ramsay
Posted by Average New Yorker on 06/19/2008
I went here recently for a celebration dinner with two other people. This is a place you come to if you plan on impressing a client or a new dating interest. Food tasted great, no denying that, but small isn't the word. Our server "warned" us a few times just how small the portions were but we still all had a great laugh when the courses arrived because it wasn't enough to feed a child. Our server was skilled and new the menu through and through but we were all intimidated by her. (We were scared to ask for more bread). If we needed something it was hard to get any of the staff's attention. Let's just say we spent about $200 and we all wanted to stop at a drive thru after leaving Maze.
Posted by Olympia S on 03/10/2008
Enjoyed a celebratory dinner for 2 here recently. The dishes are small portions, like tapas, priced $12-16 each & they recommend 3-4 per person. The food was heavenly but if you arrive ravenous, be prepared to stay hungry until about your 3rd course, as you can polish off these delicious dishes in just a few bites & are left eagerly awaiting the next course. Luckily, the table bread is quite tasty & will help in between servings! I thoroughly enjoyed the asparagus salad, scallops & mushroom risotto my husband had the same salad, along w/ the beef & the lamb, which were great too. Lovely presentation of food, by the way. For dessert, I had the chocolate fondant w/ salted almond ice cream - wonderfully decadant! My husband had the tasty apple trifle w/ the donut. Our servers were cordial though one waitress was rather humorless (though on top of the game). Drinks cost about $10-20. Overall, a delicious meal. I'd eat here again, but not anytime soon...it's pretty expensive for what you get (expectedly, given Ramsay's celebrity) , plus we like to try different places. But I recommend trying this out if you're interested, it's definitely worth it for the food.
Posted by David S. - Manhattan on 02/21/2008
I really wanted to check out Gordon Ramsey's Maze at the London, and I did so this evening with my wife. While the food was very average, (and highly unsatisfying) the service and the atmosphere were actually worse. Not once, at any time did someone ask us how our food was, because has they done so, we would have commented fairly negatively. Everything at Maze was generally overdone, or poorly prepared. Really just an incredible disappointment when going to Chef Ramsey's restaurants. The staff was very sloppily presented. Simply unspeakable, and the Chef should think about checking out his establishments more often... I just wouldn't bother with this experience.
Posted by culinaryns on 01/21/2008
I would have to say that the overall meal was delicious. Service was pretty attentive and the decor was subtle. The veal cheeks w/sweetbreads, quail w/foie, striped bass were all delicious. Yes, it is a tapas style menu but the value is a little bit skewed. This place is great for after work drinks and a small bite before dinner later.
Posted by Anonymous on 11/16/2007
Went on a Sunday night at 9:30. The restaurant was packed, which is surprising for a Sunday night. The menu is tapas-like, in that you order 3-5 dishes per person of small sized portions. There's also a 4 or 6 course tasting menu. I had the mushroom risotto and the lobster risotto (huge risotto fan), both of which were outstanding, and the duck and beef (also, both of which are outstanding). Started with the Apple mixed drink, which was delightful, and ended with the rice pupping which, for someone who generally doesn't like rice pudding, was amazing. The service is reserved and they don't try to become your friend (European like), which I prefer. While being busy, there was still the ability to hear and see one another. The prices are not cheap, but also aren't ridiculous given that $50 hamburgers are served in the neighborhood. All in all, this is absolutely one of the best places I've been to in New York since moving here seven years ago. I highly recommend.
Posted by Scott k on 10/31/2007
Ate at Maze Oct. 27. We arrived 9:50 for a 10:00 reservation. We wer not seated until 10:15. Gray goose martinis are $20, ridiculous. A solemn faced waitress informed us that we had to order everything at one time even though it is a tasting portions type menu. "The kitchen closes around 10:30" we were told. I asked then "why do you take 10:00 reservations"? No real answer. Anyway we did order 6 dishes which were brought over 2 at a time. All of the dishes were delicious includind Striped bass, quail, filet of beef and short ribs, hamachi etc. On the other hand the desert which was a Baba rum of some sort was stale. They didn't charge us. The decor and atmosphere are just ok. I would go back because the food was very good.