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Blt Market - 20 Reviews - 50 Central Park S, New York, NY - Special Occasion Dining Reviews - Phone (212) 521-6125

Blt Market

50 Central Park S
New York, NY 10019
(212) 521-6125
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Atelier is one of the classiest hotel restaurants in town. The food is divine, the service is perfect, the wines are plentiful. The rooms are elegant and comfortable, with an in...


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RELAXED fine dining, EXCELLENT wines too 10/24/2006

Accompanied my husband on a client dinner. Impeccable yet friendly (not haughty) service. Great selection. The waiter will tell you "his favorite" if you cannot decide, and when you order it, you will be OH SO GLAD that you did. Amazing food, bread, lovely wines. Did not feel cramped or like a hotel restaurant. Very relaxed fine dining, rather cozy and warm. Desserts if you are still craving a little something, are so decadent and delightful! Or, if you need something, perhaps a cheese plate or an after dinner liquor? Pros: PRIME LOCATION, exquisite service, beautiful warm ambiance Cons: A bit pricey - this isn't your everyday dinner! more

not bad 11/14/2004

It was a very nice romantic dinner but I wasn't impressed or wow'ed by the food, staff or decor. I've definitely had better for less. Save this spot for Restaurant Week but not worth full price. Pros: romantic, service Cons: , average food more

attitude 10/24/2004

we were very impressed by the food at Atelier -- however we thought the service was extremely weak- -- our waiters and most of the staff waiters seemed to be most impressed with the table next to ours and so consequently we got short changed - also we both sent our drinks back to the bar because they were not what we ordered -- just an old-fashion and a manhatten -- they had no clue.. wine steward was refreshing and helpful tho --we were pleased with her service..the rest of the staff needs to be more attentive for a so-called first rate restaurant.. Pros: excellent food Cons: , unromantic, inattentive staff more

The reason to stay at the Ritz 10/10/2004

Atelier is one of the classiest hotel restaurants in town. The food is divine, the service is perfect, the wines are plentiful. The rooms are elegant and comfortable, with an inviting lounge ideal for reclining with a glass and a cheese plate. The super-cool wine director is always around with something wonderful to offer a taste of. Not only that, but the adjoining bar is a taste of true old-world New York, complete with the best bartender in town. Pros: wines, tasting menus, old-world bar more

Great sevice, Great food 8/15/2004

The food is not really authentic French, it's more like french with an American flare. The food was very delicious, and there was so much of it! The service was outstanding. Our waiters were not snoby at all, and me and my mother, who have certainly never dined at a Ritz Carlton or any other resturaunt of the kind, were treated with utmost respect and our questions were graciously answered. The tasting menu containing 6 courses was a little more than $100. In the end we spent $240 on the two of us, without ordering wine. Pros: Great service, delicious food more

Alternative business lunch spot 8/2/2004

It's obvious it's restaurant in a hotel, with its absolute quietness and no other entrance other than passing through the Ritz lobby. Because of it, it feels somewhat exclusive for hotel guests (which is not its purpose). I went for business lunch. The quietness actually helped our conversations because I didn't have to raise my voice to get heard. Service was very attentive even though we felt food could have come out faster. Food quality is delicate with attention to details. All in all, a quite unusual spot for dining in midtown but it was a positive experience. Pros: Quiet, Food more

Large party was well done 3/1/2004

We recently had dinner for 16 for our Wesminster Dog Show friends and they gave us the whole back part of the resturaunt. The service was well timed and the food was good. To top it all off hotel car saved us an $8 cab ride. Pros: dessert, Cheese more

Very Good but not Great 12/22/2003

Room is cozy but a bit stuffy. Walnut soup was excellent but the crawfisth appetizer was a bit overpowering. Lamb rack was super and reminded me of Jean Georges. The Salmon was only fair as the horseradish crust was barely detectable and salmon was not particularly tasty. Desserts were unimpressive. Cheese course was yummy. Service was good until we ordered a 1/2 bottle of wine and then treated us like yahoos. Pros: Elegant, Tasty Cons: Expensive, Snooty more

A Truly Enjoyable Evening 8/13/2003

Simply put, Atelier delivers. If you go expecting a fine mean with nice wines and EXCELLENT service, you will likely not be disappointed. The menu is very interesting and diverse, the wine list extensive, the room is pleasant, and the staff is extremely attentive and friendly. In addition, the cheese cart from Murray's Cheese Shop is worth the supplement if you are a cheese fan. Clearly Chef Kreuther is very talented. The only thing we missed was a tableside appearance, but clearly he was taking care of things in the kitchen. One warning....Quite expensive, but the experience is worth it... Pros: Service, Atmosphere, Foie Gras more

frannig 8/4/2003

WOW!! The spring tasting menu was incredible and we were treated like royalty. This rated as possibly one of the finest meals I have ever had anywhere - it was that good on that night. They showered us with desserts and cookies, after our 7 course tasting. Reeling with delight - comes with a price. We replaced the squab with the lamb, and that was one of the most interesting and delicious dishes -stuffed with foie gras and almost fried in a crust - incroyable! The cod was superb and the mushrooms and crawfish in a crock topped with crust was sublime. Want to return for the Fall Tasting!! Pros: incredible food, excellent service, lovely atmosphere more

wow 2/8/2003

An exceptional culinary experience. felt like we were seated on a stage and participating in a master performance orchestrated by someone who knows how to provoke all the senses.. The wine steward also made terrific recommendations. Dining room needs more visual spice. more

Great service, Great Food 2/6/2003

I had eaten here a few weeeks ago and it was a treat. Yes it was expensive but you get what you pay for. I had the tasting menu which was great - the food just kept coming and coming and it was all delicious. The service was great too, not to mention the vast wine collection they stock. If you have the money, would definitely recommend. Pros: Great Food, Good Service more

Worth Every Penny 12/27/2002

Had a fabulous Christmas dinner here. Every course was exquisite: cocoa bean soup with truffle and crab, lobster with fresh herbs, venison with chestnut spaetzle, and a pear poached in red wine with walnut ice cream. As I was the only one drinking, I had lovely (and more than reasonably priced) wines by the glass. I've dined in some of the country's poshest restaurants--this was easily one of my top 10 experiences, and, in fact, the best in years! My last high-end experience (Fifth Floor in SF, CA) cost the same amount of money ($200/person), but did not leave a lasting (tasty) impression. Pros: amazing food and wine, impeccable service more

Terrific spot 12/12/2002

Atelier is one of the top restaurants in NYC. Very pretty room, tables well spaced and comfortable, mood subdued and very upscale, service outstanding from beginning to end. In back of the new Ritz Carlton's lobby and a world unto itself. Food is also great if, at times, I thought a touch bland on a few dishes (I may have ordered wrong). Good wine list and excellent desserts. A place to relax and be pampered. Pros: food, room, service Cons: none more

vive la france 11/10/2002

Atelier is without any doubt the best neo-french restaurant to set foot in new york city. Its lavish decor and impeccable waiting staff, make for the best and memorable dining experience. Its dishes beginning with chef Gabrielle kreuther's magnificent rabitt de terrine and ending it with the delicious desserts by pastry chef jean francois, it catapults your dining experience to a higher karma. The wine list is as extensive as it is the master sommellier's knowledge in wines; where recommended try the california chardonnays (it is where you can see it is his forte). Atelier is the new sensation. Pros: decor, wait staff, location Cons: close to the bar, prices, noise from bar more

Unbelievable 11/1/2002

Went there last night for my girlfriend's 21st birthday, relying only on Citysearch reviews since Zagat has no review on it (too new - restaurant only opened a few months ago). The dishes are beatifully prepared, delicious, and unique as well. The lobster bisque was perfect. Service was beyond expectation. We probably had 6 people waiting on the two of us, with a seperate person refilling water, bringing out more bread, replacing silverware, and few more making sure we were satisfied. After we had placed our order, they also took the effort to come back, and confirm that we are allowed to eat pork (which we weren't), because it was incorporated in the seafood dish my gf ordered but not stated on the menu. That's when you know a restaurant really aims to please. Dinner for two, no wine, prix fix (+ lobster bisque) came to about $250 with tip. more

classic with class 8/26/2002

wonderful dining experience. as good as the food was, the service was even better, as good as any restaurant in new york. delightful bouche amuses included a tuna/tomato tartare. the dayboat halibut with sliced hearts of palm w/ a truffle sauce was wonderful. the rack of lamb cooked to perfection. one of our guests has dietary restrictions and they were more than happy to please. souffles were creamy and delicious. only complaint was the $12 per bottle for water. please!! Pros: great service, not overcrowded Cons: very expensive, $12 per bottle water more

meal in heaven 8/25/2002

Perfection in every sense of the word, from the wait staff and our server and the sommelier, to the impeccable squab/foie gras crousillant and banana walnut souffle, it's simply a meal made in heaven. Memorable food with the most professional yet friendly staff, what better way to splurg! There wasn't even a single wrinkle from folding on the perfectly taut Frette table cloths! Go before they jack up the prices, because they will. more

Refined yet powerful cooking 6/29/2002

Certainly, this is on a par with the most impressive modern French cooking you're going to find anywhere. All the critics have praised the rabbit terrine with hyssop, and I agree: it is a stunning dish. It is enormously classy (as is the impeccable service). But don't let that suggest that it is lacking in power - tasting great is not incompatible with subtlety. This restaurant is destined to be a real ornament on the New York dining scene. Pros: Frette table linens, Fab service, Good value Cons: Noise seeps from bar more

best new french restaurant in town 6/15/2002

Located in the new Ritz Carlton Central Park, this restaurant is probably the new big hit in town,The Chef from Jean Georges, and the amazing front of the house staff ex pros from the Bernardin will make this place the new hot spot, Pros: service professionnal, beautiful dining room, famous chef more
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  • The Scene
    If BLT Market were to run a personal ad, it might go something like this: "Wanted by big-name restaurateur: Diners from New Hampshire or those who merely wished they lived there. Can offer quaint farmhouse experience--dried flowers, spider-shaped iron chandeliers and lamps made from cheese tray covers--without any of the grit or manual labor a real farmhouse requires!"

    The Food
    The menu reads like Greenmarket porn, with in-season veggies listed down the side. Seafood dishes benefit most from the fresh produce: Light pink hamachi is dressed with avocado and cilantro puree for a bracingly fresh appetizer, while squash adds a sweet, homey accent to supple black cod. Torondel's French background plays too heavy in some dishes: Rich Hudson Valley duck goes overboard with foie gras, and roasted lamb loin lies down with too much salt. The lack of subtlety pays off with desserts, however, especially a divinely decadent coconut rum cake.

    Hits: For all its calculated rusticism, the room exudes warmth, especially for a midtown restaurant.

    Misses: Many dishes could use a lighter touch, which would allow the vaunted Greenmarket ingredients to shine more.

  • 10/22/2007 Provided by Citysearch

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  • Payments:

    Visa, American Express, Master Card, Diner's Club, Discover
  • Neighborhoods:

    Midtown, Midtown Center