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Posted by Neil on 04/25/2011
We had dinner for two reservations for Thursday, 4/21 made through Village Vines. In ordering main course, the Porterhouse for two was recommended. We did not ask and were not told its price. Note that the highest priced entree is $48. Upon receiving the bill, we were unpleasantly surprised to learn that this item was priced at $125 (plus tax/tip). In ordering the wine, I requested a recommendation between $60 and $80. Upon receiving the bill, learned we were served a $91 bottle. The following day, I telephoned the restaurant asking to speak with the manager. The hostess asked the problem and stated that the manager was "in a meeting". I left a message and never heard back from him. Overall -- the clientle was tourist/out-of-towners. Much better steakhouses in this city -- at better prices.
Posted by Garrett on 03/26/2010
Fried Chicken Fridays are amazing! That's all I can say. AMAZING!
Posted by Anonymous on 07/28/2008
Went here for Restaurant Week Summer 2008. Had a lovely, tasty meal but total sticker shock when the check came. We both ordered off the $24.07 lunch menu, plus two coffees which we figured might add a few more bucks to the bill. However we also accepted the waiter's geenrous offer of sparkling water when we sat down and she whipped out a second bottle when we'd finsihed the first. Yikes! $19 a bottle! We practically ate two more meals just drinking water. In spite of a good meal, I do resent this a lot and while I respect a restaurant's need to make money, this kind of markup is ridiculous.
Posted by SHL on 10/02/2007
I've visited Patroon on several occasions--first time was for a lunch meeting and since I was impressed I decided to try it for dinner. It has been consistently fantastic. The ceasar salad for two is prepared tableside--garlicky and crisp and delicious. I HIGHLY recommend the short ribs--they practically melt in your mouth. The dover sole is quite nice too. I find the service to be top notch too--I always see the owner in there so perhaps that is why. Oh, and finally, the rooftop bar is a fantastic post-work spot. Gets a nice breeze and it's always a good crowd up there.... I highly recommend it!
Posted by Foodie on 12/18/2006
I went here for lunch this past week expecting a top-notch meal and left scratching my head and pondering why this eatery is a staple in the midtown dining scene. I ordered the crab cake appetizer, which were plated attractively with a green apple slaw (which was tasty) but the actual crab cake (although a nice portion) was rather bland. It missed on simple seasong (salt/pepper,) which is an amateur move (proper seasoning is like the first rule in "cooking for dummies.") I then order the simply grilled special, which was striped bass. Parts of the filet were inedible (tough and stringy.) I couldn't even cut through it with a knife. It was served atop a boring and soggy green salad, which looked like it had been dressed an hour before it was actually served to me. Another person in my group had the same entree and agreed with me. If you are going to put something on the menu as a "special," make sure it is atleast decent. The other people in our group ordered the lobster salad and really enjoyed that. The dessert was definitely the best part of the meal. I ordered the apple tartin with rum raisin ice cream, which was small, but eloquently plated and quite delicous. The service and decor were very nice however: I must say the space is very attractive with rich woods and spacious leater banquets, which were quiet and very comfortable (good for a business luncheon with colleagues and/or clients.) The maitre'd and waiters were also very friendly and made you feel like you were their top priority. The water glasses were constantly filled and constantly checked up to make sure everything was ok. We didn't complain to them about our entree because we were on a time schedule and didn't have time to prepare wait on another entree to be fired. I'm sure if we had said something they would have quickly corrected
Posted by John from NJ on 10/29/2006
I heard good things about Patroon a few years ago, then nothing for a long time. I had the opportunity to go recently and had a great meal. This restaurant is totally under the radar, what a great surprise. I just looked at the online menu on this website and it's not up to date. The food was great, especially the Spit Roasted Chicken, Veal Chop and the Wild Striped Bass. Everything I read about it being a Steak House doesn't seem to be right, Patroon has a few great steaks but it had many other options...Veal, Fish, Lamb, Duck, Lobster, etc. The desserts were good too. The service was very friendly and professional at the same time. I would recommend this restaurant to all my friends and co workers. This is the first time I had been there and I am certainly going back... soon I hope.
Posted by Meatlover on 02/15/2006
Pleasant atmosphere with a very friendly staff. The setting is quiet enough for a romantic dinner for two, yet not too quiet where you feel like you're the only group eating. The service was excellent and friendly. The food was extremely tasty, however for the price they charge I want quality AND quantity.(portions were on the small side). Dessert was OK, nothing special. Recommend the creamed spinach.