200 9th Ave, New York, NY | Directions 1001140.745914 -74.001537
Neighborhoods: Chelsea, Midtown
Excellent & Creative Food! – My boyfriend and I had such a wonderful dinner at Klee that we we went back for brunch the next day. The pea soup was velvety and perfectly seasoned, adorable little lobster rolls so tasty. My boyfriend had the fire charred steak which was tender, delicious and juicy. Everything we had was really good. The waiter was so nice and recommended a great wine (something Austrian) and the prices were great. Brunch was equally delicious -- we had Austrian pancakes (I could not begin to spell what they were called). We will definitely be back many more times.
Disappointing – I was really excited about dining here, but came away very disappointed. We arrived fairly early for a NYC diner: 7:45 PM on a weekday, and the restaurant was about 1/4 full. Yet, it took 45 minutes for our table to get our measly three slices of bread...we were seriously expecting something warm and freshly baked based on how long it had taken, but what arrived was three thin slices of basic, dry bread. The entrees arrived 15 minutes later with mixed fanfare--the steak and lamb dishes were pretty good, but the duck was unusually dry--like leftover turkey white meat..and it had an overbearing "woodsy" taste. But it was the BBQ Pork Belly that shocked us all. While pork belly is a fatty cut, what arrvied was beyond belief---a $30 2x5 inch strip of pure lard and skin...there was not even a trace of actual meat--just pure fat...I've never seen anything like it and though it mortified me to do so, I had to send it back (something I've never done before.) To boot, the $70 Bordeaux was about as good as a $9 Kendall Jackson.
Beautiful Wine List – I sat at the bar alone on a Sunday evening after a long day of work and felt so good after I left. Had the daily pasta which was perfectly seasoned, made in house and just delicious with organic chicken. The salad had fresh ingredients like endve, radicchio and brussel sproutsand the perfect blend of flavors. And I loved the range of half bottles of wine which is great for dining alone. The sommelier (owner or manager maybe) was really knowledgable and personable and the staff made me feel really welcome. A great experience.
Highly Recommended, Fantastic Food, Wine and Service! – The duck breast was super-tender and delicious, the mac and cheese exquisite and the pork belly, OMG! We were having too much fun to make a wine decision, so our waiter picked a smooth and tasty 2002 Inu Contini that was very reasonably priced and a perfect compliment to all of our meals.
We can't wait to return for another fantastic meal!
Iron Chef Tasting Menu is Awesome! – The Chef at Klee beat Bobby Flay and my boyfriend and I are big fans so we had to have the menu and it was amazing. the most moist popcorn crusted chicken and sturgeon with caviar and white choclate so creative and delicious. The waiter was really knowlegeable about the beer pairings and the way the food was coked (talked about the cooking methods i neer even heard of). I had to wait at the bar for 20 mins and the bartender let me sample the wines by the glass and was so nice and accommodating. we will definitely be back with friends to try the regular menu too.
Delicious food and smart service – I live on the uppe west side so it was a bit of a trek for me to go to Klee but my friend insisted and she has exceptional taste. Klee was an excellent suprise and not like many restaurants. The design and architecture is truly beautiful with an Italian mosaic wall, warm eco-friendly reclaimed wood from Canadian maple trees, fun swivel chairs and lovely purple banquettes. The food is so pretty and well-conceived and yet delicious. There is nothing ego centric about Klee yet it has its own identity. I went on a Saturday night so it was packed (but I wanted to try the Wiener schnitzel). It was crisp, high quality and rich with flavor yet not over weaned or overly heavy. the egg in a hole salad to start was fantastic, creative and edlicious. Our server was sweet and smart and even funny. The staff seem to have a good time working together and this feeling is infectious. Klee is fun, unusual, smart all the way around and it has a great wine list. i think you have to understand food and design to get it. it's different so it's not for everyone -- for this I am thankful. Someone needs to bring back originality without the arrogance. Hats off to Klee!
Attitude – The Food is ok but pricey,... small cramped tables , way to much attitude from the staff .... very loud
Great ambiance and service – After an absence from the City for awhile, a friend took me to Klee on a recent visit. This Chelsea newcomer is a welcome addition to New York's already fabulous dining. The ambiance at Klee was fun, the drinks were creative and very tasty and the service was simply outstanding. But one goes to a restaurant to eat ....and this is a great place to do just that. Chef Daniel is unique and very talented. We sampled several of his signature appetizers and they were all wonderful. Our main course was superbly cooked and presented and thoroughly enjoyable. I am very pleased to have been introduced to Klee and will certainly pay a return visit on my next trip.
Exquisite Food & Great Service – The food at Klee has been fanstastic every time my boyfriend and I have been there (over 5 times). The chicken soup is presented in such a creative way, everything there is very aesthetic but does not compromise the quality and taste of the food. The food is as good as and far better than many of NY's top /famous restaurants. Here they are low key about being great. There is no hype, just great food, beautiful decor and great service. The wine list is also well versed with so many unique well-priced choices. While Klee is not cheap it is a grat value because the quality of the food and ingredients is really superb.
healthy food "clean" cooked in a fresh atmosphere – We came to the place this November as we missed the opening last winter and were very curious: we have been eating in Daniel's former Restaurant. We liked the atmosphere with a fresh joung, but not too modern touch. I would like to have some more light. We got a nice table with a view into the kitchen. I like it, when they do not hide! The friendly young waiter overacted a bit: relax! The menu was inspiring and we easily found something for every ones taste and some good wine for reasonable prizes. The food was very nicely presented and very tastefully made out of fresh ingredients. This is, what I call "clean" cooking into great taste and excellent look. If I would be living in New York, I would be there often: we came two evenings.
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