“the atmosphere is nice.”
“and the BEST chocolate chip souffle - light and delicious!”
“Pizza was the best in town, oysters were fantastic, spinch was cooked perfectly, trout was out of this world and cocktails were so great we asked for the recipe!”
“We went in a party of 10 and I don't think one person enjoyed their dish.”
“good american style menu that has a lot of traditional favorites that are excellent.”
“This is a great place to eat.”
“Hostess was friendly and polite (which you don't usually find in NY) Definately found a new favorite in Manhattan!”
“The food was great, just a bit pricey!”
“The only downside was the service was a little slow, but extremely courteous.”
Great decor and very good food. We made reservations at Beacon for Restaurant Week- for which they have a very strong menu. We were seated according to reservation time, and were placed on an upper level overlook so that we could see the entire restaurant. That part was nice, but the acoustics were a bit loud- we found it difficult to chat. The wait staff was fantastic, and all of our food was delivered promptly, hot. The oysters were AWESOME. Our main entrees (second course)- the filet and the salmon- were undercooked. I would venture to say that was due to it being a full crowd on restaurant week....However, the accompanying sauces, greens were fantastic. Desserts were very good, and very fresh. I would recommend that you pick your own wines instead of doing the wine pairings. They were unremarkable... All in all it was a good experience, but a bit loud and with slightly undercooked entrees- perhaps this would not be true on a night other than a RW night?
What a great find and so close to Rock. Center Tree. My husband and I were looking for a restaurant not far from our jobs (W32nd) and close to Rock. tree this past Friday 12/21/2007. Found Beacon thru Opentables. We plan on going back very often. The oysters were delicious. We had the beef filet and salmon. Perfect!. Our table was on the second level and it enabled us to view the entire restaurant happenings. Amanda, our server, was delightful and professional. We ordered a bottle of wine and since we were at a small talbe for 2 they put a small wooden table next to us so that we would have more room for wine and bottle water. I like those types of touches. Thinking about the ricotta cake and the chocolate souffle makes me want to head back there now, this minute.
Excellent gourmet quality American Food during Restaurant Week. Had a top-notch meal at Beacon on a busy Thursday night during Restaurant Week. Friendly staff, starting from the pleasant greeting by the hostess who saved our table while we sat at the bar waiting for our friends to meet us. The bar drinks were great (though pricey) but they gave us free grilled cheese with our drinks! Our table was a show in itself, in the back of the restaurant watching the open kitchen. Far from being the worst seat in the house, we enjoyed the music the chefs listened to while making the amazing appetizers. Highlights of the meal: wood roasted oysters, vegetable risotto, filet minon, herb roasted chicken, side order of mashed potatoes with crusty baked top - yum! and the BEST chocolate chip souffle - light and delicious! The only downside was the service was a little slow, but extremely courteous. Clearly it was a very busy night in the kitchen. This goes on the list as a great NYC standard. Compliments to the chef and staff!
TERRIFIC FOOD, GREAT SERVICE.
A good friend of mine recommended Beacon. We are young professionals so eating out is an event..
7 years later, I eat at Beacon whenever I'm in New York.
Favorites.. wood roasted oysters, lobster soup, pizza, wood roasted salmon, lamb, gratin potatoes, spiced spinach.. MUST HAVE THE CHOCOLATE SOUFFLE..WOW!!!
Take your time.. this will be one of your favorite new york restaurants.
Amazing Experience. I took my boyfriend to Beacon for our anniversary last week and we could not have had a better meal! The host greeted us with a smile and gave a secluded seat in a quiet corner. We started with their famous oysters and Waldy's famous pizza. Both were incredible! For my entree I got the filet mignon which was cooked and seasoned perfectly, while my boyfriend got the trout which he loved. The semollier was very helpful in picking out fantastic wines to go with our entrees. Although we were stuffed, we couldn't leave without having a souffle or two. I fell in love with the pecan souffle...you HAVE to get it. Our server Colby was amazing. He made great recommendations and was very attentive. Throughout the meal we watched him make cotton candy with the children at his tables, and they loved it. We can't wait to bring our kids back! We left stuffed and incredibly satisfied. We will definitely be back!
best oysters in town. Last night i went to Beacon restaurant with several friend for the first time and what a find. From the moment we walked through the door everyone was so wellcoming and warm to us as we were their regular customers. Even though several larger groups were in the room we were able to have a conversation and their staff was very attentive to our every need. Make sure to try roasted oysters, pork chop and whaterver you do do not leave without having a souffle.
Best Oysters In Town. I had an exceptional dinner at this midtown gem. The roasted oysters are heavenly, the wood roasted trout is heavenly and the bourbon souffle provided the perfect ending to a wonderful meal. The service staff was attentive, friendly and knowledgeable. You must try the pineapple mojitos at the bar - they are out of this world.
The food and service are beyond what I have come to expect in a good NYC restaurant..
I work in the city and my wife came in from Jersey to meet me for our monthly dinner ritual.
We chose the Beacon at the suggestion of a friend. To say that we were pleased would be an understatement. The food was exquisite, the service was flawless and the wine list impressive.
We will most certainly be back.
Save your money. I went to Beacon with my gf for restaurant week july 20, 2006. i was hoping it would be good given the high reviews here and in the NYTimes. However, i was sorely disappointed. my gf's filet was oversauced and the chicken i had was much too dry. the deserts were also subpar. the only decent dish was the oyster appetizers. the atmosphere is nice. but given the poor quality food and mediocre service your money is better spent elsewhere.
Great food & Service with Ambiance. I have eaten at Beacon several times and have never been disappointed. The service is very professional and they greet you at the door with a smile, which made me feel welcome, and like they were glad I was there, which is unusual in so many NY restaurants. The food is interesting and the portions are quite large. I have found the steaks here to be much better than the ones served at some of the big name steak houses. Overall, the food is very interesting and tasty.
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