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Town

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15 W 56th St, New York, NY 10019
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Town - New York, NY
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After having some mediocre meals during past Restaurant Weeks, I decided to give it another try this summer. My friend and I had reservations for 6:30, and we were seated promptl...

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If you're looking for a place to see and be seen, go to Town. If you're looking for a beautiful restaurant, go to Town. If you're looking for a great meal, skip it! The food wa...

Terrific Meal 12/1/2008

I went to this restaurant last month with my father who was in town on business. It was amazing. I might say it is my new favorite in Ny. The food and service were both impeccable. We started the roasted fig dumplings which was excellent and then split the tomato salad , also great. We both had the duck which was by far the best duck I have ever had. Decor is great! . Great great great! Thanks for a terrific meal Town! Pros: food,food,food more

Good Style.. 11/1/2008

I don't usually hyperventilate and get all intimated by food. But all this place got some serious reviews and is one of the best in this fair city of ours. First of all the place was gorgeous and our seating was primo. I loved how everything was elegantly presented and not over frilly. The food was simple and tasty.I would recommend to anyone. more

AVOID 10/2/2008

This place tries really hard to be something it is not. The management is terrible, and the food is amazingly overpriced. The food is good but you could do a lot better someplace else. Pros: Bartenders Cons: Ice Queen Managers more

Not a "must try" but still good 7/31/2008

We went for restaurant week summer '08. We had 8:00 reservation and had to wait a few minutes (about 10) to be seated. Front desk seemd a bit disorganized and run by young immature staff. However a more senior person came to our aid and rectified things in a professional manner. The Chambers hotel is interesting and funky. Everyone waiting to dine seemed a bit dressed up. The bar is very small and you can't get near it if it's crowded. There is lounging and waitress service in the hotel lobby but they didn't start it up until we were close to being seated so we didn't get to enjoy that. The space is 2 levels, we were in the downstairs portion. It's slightly dated looking but it's pleasant and not terribly worn out. Our waitress was friendly and reasonably knowledgable. The portions were pretty small and I generally prefer that but the 1st course was itsy bitsy tiny, about 3 miniscule raviolini. We didn't get bread until after the 1st course but it was excellent. The main course was nice, we had paired wines with each course for $18 which was a nice offering. The carpet under my chair was wet for some reason and the dining room smelled like fish when you entered which was very strange. Overall the food was very good, the service professional and friendly but they seemed overwhelmed by the crush of RW. It's probably much more relaxing at other times. I had a "short rib" steak which is a confusing name as it was not a short rib at all. It was very good. Dessert was amazing, a hazelnut dacquois. I usually don't care about desserts either. House cocktails are excellent and worth a try - the passion margarita is delicious. Pros: Food, cocktails, cool hotel lobby Cons: Dated dining room decor, fish smell more

Great Restaurant Week meal 7/30/2008

After having some mediocre meals during past Restaurant Weeks, I decided to give it another try this summer. My friend and I had reservations for 6:30, and we were seated promptly (yes, it is early by NYC standards so that may have helped). Although many other items looked enticing, we decided to go with the prix fixe menu. The beef carpaccio was excellent! Both of our entrees were also great; neither the fish nor the steak were overdone. Our server was well-mannered, and although we lingered around after dessert until 8:00 when the restaurant was filling up, we were not rushed to settle the check. I have to give props to our server for her patience. She must have been asked a dozen times a night what a hazelnut dacquoise is, but she politely answered our question and gave the same answer to the table next to us when they asked the obligatory question. Overall, great food and great service! Pros: eclectic menu, good for conversation Cons: pricy drinks more

Rude Hostess, a Ripoff! 7/30/2008

We checked in 20 minutes early for 8:30pm reservation, but finally seated around 9pm. Hostesses very unfriendly, bordering hostile when we asked whether our table was ready. Extremely small portions, not worth the price! Big Miss, Geoff Z!!! Pros: Nothing Cons: Rude staff, expensive small portion more

Worst dining experience in NY 7/28/2008

I never signed on to write reviews, but Town was literally the worst dining experience I've had in NY to date. It was misrable enough to make me sign up a user profile. We had reservations at 9pm on a Monday night, and were not seated until 10pm. The hostesses and servers are all extremely arrogant and rude. The food was mediocre at best, but what left me and my party with a really bad taste in our mouth was the fact that we were all over charged on our credit cards. We were joking about going next store to Benihana's because it took a full hour to be seated, and looking back we probably would have had a better meal had we done so. I used to work in the service industry, and I understand busy nights, but there was no excuse for the poor service we received. Do yourself a favor and don't waste your time! Pros: Nothing comes to mind Cons: Terrible Staff more

AWFUL AWFUL 7/27/2008

Never before have I written a review. And never before have I left a restaurant in the middle of a meal. But unfortunately Town calls for both. While the service was fine, the food was horrible. Here's a list of the nasty items they tried to pass off as food: stale bread; an "amuse bouche" that was supposed to be gazpacho and instead tasted like luke-warm, pickled tomato juice; sepia salad that tasted like dried apples soaked in fish juice... and that's as far as I got. After the salad, my stomach turned on me and I needed to leave asap. Sometimes when I read bad reviews, I assume a crazy person wrote them. I swear, I'm not crazy... I just enjoy a good meal. This was anything but. Be warned! Pros: Service Cons: Food tastes awful more

"Town" period = "Horrible" exclamation point 7/24/2008

First of all, we had a 7:45 reservation and we weren't seated until 8:50. Don't tell me we have to wait 20 minutes when we have to wait over an hour! Once we were seated we waited 5-10 minutes before we received a MENU! Our waiter was arrogant. All in all, the food was good, but very expensive for bad customer service. However, the kicker is that I checked my bank statement a few days later and I was over-charged! Another member of my party was charged FOUR TIMES the amount she paid. When I dine at this sort of establishment, I just expect more... My advice= choose another restaurant. Pros: Desserts Cons: Overbook reservations, bad staff more

Why take reservations? 7/22/2008

We made reservations for 8:15. We got there 5 minutes early had to swim upstream past the bar to get to the host. Was told that we would need to wait approx 20 minutes for them to setup our table. We walked out at 9:00 when they told us it will be another 25 minutes before we get seated. more

awesome drinks, romantic and trendy 1/16/2008

This place is great. I've been a few times, with a date, friends, co-workers and it never fails to please. The drink list is super, the beautiful staff is super and though the prices are a bit above what I prefer to pay, it's totally worth it!! Pros: romantic Cons: music was bad more

had the salmon tartare pizzette at the bar.... 11/4/2007

DonnaK Provided by Partner
had the salmon tartare pizzette at the bar. it was very good and the portion was larger than i expected. the cocktails were also a pleasant surpr... more

good but slow 8/31/2007

I went to Town for the first time right after they opened and did not have a bad word to say about anything. The food was exquisite, the decor was luxurious and subdued and the service was world class. More recently, while the food is still exquisite for lunch and dinner, the service has become noticeably slow. I have also tried the breakfast once and was not impressed. The food was fine but I expect more from a place like this. Pros: excellent food Cons: slower service than I would expect more

Chef is a genius! 8/8/2007

Ive been to Town several times and I have to say that chef Geoffrey Zakarian never fails to impress me with his cooking. When I went last week I tried the summer special which is soft shell crab and it was amazing. I would definately recomment the dish and the restaurant. more

Absolutely amazing! 8/8/2007

My friend reccomended this restaurant to me. I was skeptical about it being as wonderful as she made it sound, but it defintely lived up to her reviews. The food is wonderful, the service is friendly, the atmosphere is chic, and the chef is amazingingly talented. more

Don't miss out! 6/7/2007

I've been to Town on several occasions and have never been dissapointed. It is the perfect place for a nice dinner with a boyfriend or for a girls night out. The wine list is extensive and the food was impeccable. A little pricey but completely worth it, Town is one of my favorite restaurants in the city. more

Excellent! 6/7/2007

Town is an outstanding place to dine at. The service and food wereboth wonderful. The feeling and design of Town is amazing! I highly suggest the Mussels for an appetizer, the Giannone chicken for a main course and the Warm chocolate tart for dessert. Everything was delicious! more

Love the upstairs 4/2/2007

Still one of my favorite places to go for a romantic dinner - the downstairs is a little stuffy, but the bar area is wonderful. Fantastic food, good service- nice wine list. Worth the money. Pros: Upstairs is intimate and romantic Cons: downstairs feels a bit subterranean and stifled more

Attractive Menu, Disappointing Wine List 1/9/2007

The lobster bisque was outstanding, but the wine list was a huge disappointment. There are only a handful of selections and everything is WAY overpriced. Nothing decent under $200... While the restaurant was very intimate & beautiful, the place was DEAD by 9:45. I guess I'm used to the downtown scene, but this is NYC -- and it was a Wednesday night. Service was rushed because the staff wanted to go home. Made me feel like I was on the wrong side of "town." Pros: Setting, Ambience Cons: Wine List more

Wonderful Place 11/13/2006

Elegant, Modern, Great Food, Great Staff!! This is the perfect place for a business lunch, dinner with friends, girls night out or evern a date. I love TOWN.!!!!!! Pros: The Atmosphere, Amazing Set up! Good Food as well more
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Editorial

  • Town could be a luxe restaurant just about anywhere: Its modern, David Rockwell decor is timeless and windowless, and seems to belong more to the international tribe of rich businessmen than New York. Geoffrey Zakarian's superb cooking, forged in the crucible of plutocratic commissaries like Le Cirque and Patroon, has an equally cosmopolitan, featureless character, but it's very, very good, with a big menu ranging from rabbit to veal tongue, to more straightforward luxe proteins like ribeye steak, butter poached lobster, and, of course, the chef's signature escargot risotto.

  • 7/27/2004 Provided by Citysearch

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  • Neighborhoods:

    Midtown, Midtown Center

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