Although this restaurant can count Robert De Niro among its owners, you are unlikely to be seated at a table next to him. Still, celebrities are often ... More
Although this restaurant can count Robert De Niro among its owners, you are unlikely to be seated at a table next to him. Still, celebrities are often spotted here (if you care), and there is some very good food to draw you in. Seafood is excellent, not to mention the steak and chicken dishes. How does salmon and tuna tartare with crème frâiche and osetra caviar sound? The restaurant has a casual, relaxed feel, with banquettes located throughout the dining room.
The food was well prepared, although there were a few flaws (e.g., my fish was over-salted - something I consider unacceptable for a restaurant in this price range). The food was by no means outstanding - it's not the kind of experience where the chef surprises you with interesting and unexpected flavor combinations - but most of it was tasty enough.
The wine list is amazing in that it has all kinds of supposedly amazing wines, but unless you want to spend well over $100 per bottle, who cares. Personally I don't see the point in drinking phenomenal wine with averge food, but if you want to show off, this would be one way to do it. Anyway, what we had (at $40 or $50 for the bottle) was good, but still overpriced.
We shared the chocolate coconut torte for dessert. The waiter told us it was like an Almond Joy bar. That was an understatement - it tasted *exactly* like Almond Joy. If you can eat 10 Almond Joys for dessert, this one's for you. But maybe you should just buy 10 Almnond Joys and get something else for dessert.
The service was friendly and competent, and the atmosphere was relaxed and friendly. I'd consider coming here again, although there are quite a few better options in Manhattan for similar food and ambience for about the same cost.
The service was horrible and unfriendly. Made us feel like we were not there. The food was average at best. Ruined my wifes birthday. Would never go back... save your money and go down the block to The Harrison for a much more enjoyable dinner.
Well informed, courteous service. The title, "Grill," is indicative of the attitude there; warm atmosphere and hearty (and delicious) portions invite a return visit. The wine list, with a sufficient number of good yet moderately priced offerings, was a pleasant surprise.
The brick walls and ceiling, imaginative lighting fixtures, and wall art all contributed to a corforting atmosphere. Only the noise level was a drawback, but it was still possible to hear each other speak.
All in all, I had fun, and left sated, looking forward to another visit.
An old friend and I arrived in plenty of time before our 7:15 p.m. reservation. We sat at the bar, talked, had a cocktail and waited for our 7:15 p.m. table to be readied. We waited a long time and finally had to ask the hostess when our table would be ready. We were told it would be ready soon. About 7:45 p.m. a young man came to escort us to our table. But, another host was just seating 2 other people; our table was given to others. Not good. So, we had to wait longer at the bar, then were shown to another table. Seemed clumsly. The food was so-so - nothing particulary special. Service was fine but the long and disorganized wait for the table kind of put a damper on the evening. I intend to return soon and see how my return visit to this highly rated (overrated?) institution is. We will see.
The outside looked like a warehouse but once you walk in, you know you are somewhere special. The leaded glass humungous pendant lighting was beautiful! The service was friendly, alert and helpful. Food was scrumptious - we ate at lunch time before the lunchtime crowd came in. Will definiely go back, however it was a bit pricey.
My boyfriend and myself went to Tribeca Grill on Super Bowl, yes, I had to drag him kicking and screaming, but what a wonderful nite, and such a pleasant experience. The waitress we had was excellent, unintrusive, would stop and talk if she sensed we wanted to otherwise she service us quietly and we wouldn't have known she was there. The wine list is extensive, I was just glad I didn't know what half of them were, and our waitress seemed to know all about it too. The food was delicious and overall it was just a perfect nite. If Robert De Niro had walked in that would have topped it off nicely. Enjoy!!