50 Central Park S, New York, NY | Directions 1001940.765341 -73.976010
Neighborhoods: Midtown, Midtown Center
RELAXED fine dining, EXCELLENT wines too – 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?
not bad – 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.
attitude – 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..
The reason to stay at the Ritz – 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.
Great sevice, Great food – 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.
Alternative business lunch spot – 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.
Large party was well done – 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.
Very Good but not Great – 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.
A Truly Enjoyable Evening – 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...
frannig – 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!!
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