Open Hours: Lunch: noon-2:50p M-F, Dinner: 6:30p-11p M-F
Gordon Ramsay, the three-star Michelin chef, recently started up his own restaurant after a much publicised departure from Aubergine. Situated a bit ... More
Gordon Ramsay, the three-star Michelin chef, recently started up his own restaurant after a much publicised departure from Aubergine. Situated a bit out of the way, the eatery is perfectly located to welcome its faithful fans and other epicureans rather than any riff-raff, and Gordon's faithful following continue to lap up his classic French creations. Lobster, salmon, mullet and truffle are all perfectly prepared. Fixed price menus are available. But whatever time you choose to eat out here, it will be a tad formal and a rarely beaten treat. Service is quite superb in the intimate dining room; tables should be booked at least a month in advance.
Gordon Ramsay Restaurant on 68 Hospital Road faces the street,and as soon as you enter, the charm and stellar service begin.
Cream walls with a discreet edging of gilt, offset by equally tasteful mirrors subtly done.
Elaborate crown molding, silk and sheer shades on the windows, cunning small prism lamps on the walls, everything is soft, warm, intimate.
Double tablecloths on each table, 3 white rose buds in a silver vase, a glass oil lamp throws gentle light on the flowers.
There is a silver/gilt 'charger' plate on the table, the color of which harmonizes with the interior of the room. White bone china with rippling edges, and silverware heavy enough to feel real.
A refrigerated holder to keep your bottle of flat or sparkling water chilled. Lemon slices brought on a plate on the side. Already I am spoiled, and it just continues.
I think there were 4 different waiters just for my table alone. At least it felt that way - service is an art form here.
Plus a different waiter brought a selection of freshly baked sourdough, olive or wheat bread to the table. With stamped rounds of both salted and unsalted butter brought, each on a small silver plate with a butter knife.
The sommelier asked about my wine preferences. Not a flicker of dismay crossed his well trained face as I told him I'd just be drinking water :)
Everyone was so polite, helpful, solicitous. You can order a la carte, or they have different 8 course tasting menus.
I was in the mood for vegetables, so chef happily obliged... It is NOT Gordon Ramsey anymore.
An amuse bouche was brought, melt in your mouth avocado something in a tiny tuile. It was FABULOUS.
They kept replacing the silverware for each course. Quiet, pampering, this is an experience with a capital E.
Another amuse bouche - an individual, melt in your mouth ravioli in consomme with tiny diced vegetables, garnished with a nickel sized slice of black truffle.
Then a frisee of baby lettuce salad with artichoke heart, carrot, apple, and a truffle vinaigrette made me moan (quietly) with pleasure.
Asparagus risotto followed.
Every detail is perfect at this restaurant. It just doesn't get better.
Stuffed baby red peppers with ratatouille followed, with the thinnest of Pecorino shavings, basil puree and red pepper vinaigrette.
Dime sized potatoes that melted in my mouth. (I keep saying that, and it is true :)
Six tiny individual coils of onion rings as delicate as fishing wire garnish baby vegetables.
Broccolini, baby carrots, artichoke hearts, spinach, celery root and button mushrooms, each so fresh it tastes as though they were picked from a garden not an hour ago.
Exquisite jasmine tea was brewed for me at the table in a glass pot, where the tea was a flower bud that expanded in the water as it steeped.
And then, ohhhhhh yes, dessert. Or desserts, to be more accurate.
A small glass jar of creme brulee. But not just any ordinary creme brulee. The kind of creme brulee you'll remember for a long, long, long time.
So sinfully good, not too sweet, just a perfect blend of apple and pear, dusted with bittersweet chocolate on the top.
Then another dessert. An edible piece of art on a plate - a bitter chocolate and hazelnut cylinder, with ginger ice cream and blackberry granite.
Incredibly, more followed.
Pineapple and coconut 'soup' with chili syrup they had me drink through a glass straw. Silver dusted chocolate balls. White chocolate covered strawberry ice cream balls. Raspberry sorbet garnished with microfine chocolate stripes. Turkish delight lemon-flavored squares.
Somehow, I managed to try a bite of each :)
The attention to detail, the freshness of the ingredients, the presentation, the service, the atmosphere, all of it combine to make for an experience to last for a lifetime.
Just a complete RIP OFF
Overpriced VERY VERY SAMLL Portions
You have to select 4 to 6 items from the menu to make a meal at between $14.00 to $20.00 each
However the portions are so small you would really need to select 10 or 12 items to really make a meal
One of the items was (2) Diver Scallops
When in fact Gordon Takes (1) and cuts it in HALF
There are many GREAT Restaurants in NYC, however this NOT one of them
My friends suggested that I have lunch at Ramsay instead of dinner, since at 30 Pounds it's quite a good deal.
The room is beautifully decorated. The 3-course meal is excellent, and the service slightly pretentious but you'd expect that from Gordon and many 3-star restaurants.
I would definitely go back again.
The food was just above average. The atmosphere was very plane. The staff was the most arrogant and impersonal of any restaurant that I have been to. This place is also about three times as expensive as it should be. They are living on hype and must be bribing the food critics. I am speaking of the location on Royal Hospital Road.
I like the place and how people treat you, but I dont think the food is really good. You have to choose between 6 or 7 main courses and I relly dont like the plate I choose, so if you go ask which is the best plate because the pasta is not good.
if you have an open chequebook, i heartily recommend the menu prestige. 7 courses of wonder for about �90 a head (although you'll pay the same again for wine if you're sensible - trust the sommelier!).
only drawback is the heartbreaking option between two different meat courses. and go for the cheeseboard when offered, too.
went to Gordon ramseys restaurant about a year ago .The food was outstanding and the head waiter really help us from picking the right wine for the right food. Iam going again very soon, Rating 10/10 superb
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