239 W 105th St Ste 1, New York, NY | Directions 1002540.800514 -73.967581
Neighborhoods: Midtown, Upper West Side
A Gem of A Restaurant – I have lived on the Upper West Side for 18 years and yet oddly never went to this restaurant until 12.4 and 12.20.2009. A new owner purchased the establishment in 2007 and added Brazilian cuisine to the standard French favorites on the menu.
The first visit was for my birthday and the dinner was perfect. Our fois gras, baccalau cakes and duck were delicious. There were also other Brazilian dishes offered that I had never heard of. I will be back to sample each and every one of them. Brunch on 12.20 was also exemplary. The flan was the best I had in years, don't pass up the hot chocolate and DO sample their wine list. They have an intimate and flavorful selection.
The atmosphere was also pleasant with gentle French or Brazilian music playing in the background (so you can actually hear the conversation that you are having with your friend or loved one), real art work exhibited and for sale on the walls and a lovely, clean presentation. Those who have reviewed this restaurant unfavorably, I fear, are the kind of people who are never satisfied about anything. My next visit will be for their special X-MAS Eve dinner. I can't wait! Go. You will not be disappointed.
Fantastic! – My husband and I went to Metisse on a Saturday night. It was crowded, but we were able to get a quiet corner table. I ordered Steak Frites and my hubby had the fillet mignon. Both were cooked to perfection. Our side dishes--onion soup, mashed potatoes, and fries-- were equally good. The restaurant boasts a very good, yet affordable wine selection. The service was attentive and charming. This is a great spot for a romantic date and we will certainly be back!
Not worth it – My husband and I have not tried this place twice and decided on the second round not to go back again. The food is absolutely mediocre and standard bistro fare. The service is incredibly unprofessional. Our waiter kept asking US things like, "Have you ordered yet?" and seemed generally confused throughout the evening. Our waiter the first time around was similarly bad but we thought it might be a fluke. Apparently not. The maitre d' (who I assume is the owner) is very friendly, but that is about the only thing this place has going for it. It's not worth the price, especially in this neighborhood. There is so much better to choose from.
Great neighborhood place – This place never fails to please. It's small and serves good food quickly. That's really all we could ask for. The steak is one of my hubby's favorites around.
Don't Waste Your Time – I brought my girll here for a romantic Valentines day and this place crashed and burnt. The food was decent but the service was outright horrible. This place needs to get their act together. When the place ran out of rolls they were serving people english muffins, that is pathetic. English muffins in a french bistro, give me a break. For the amount of money that is charged I truly expected a lot more. The servers didn't know what tables the meals were going to, it was a complete comedy show. Maybe this place should hire about 5 more waiters. This was the first time I had warm ice cream and cold chocalate pie.
Charming French Gem – This off-the-beaten-path upper west side gem is simply excellent. It is small and cozy and the food never fails to impress. Make sure you have a reservation, though, since this little oasis is popular with UWS locals.
A masterpiece! – I live in the neighborhood and it's one of my favorite places. It's a cozy little place. The service is great. The menu might not be cutting edge or trendy but the food dependable and consistently good.
Reliable neighborhood joint – Great atmosphere (but a little small), friendly and prompt service and reliable menu (altho limited). Steak au poivre is served as a special sometimes and is great medium rare. Lemon charlotte is good and creme brulee is good although sometimes served cold. I always come back to this place. Not too fancy not too pretentious.
Would avoid going again – Tables are on top of each other and the food was average and really not worth its price. Service was doing it's best...
They must have better options in the neigborhood.
Excellent Bistro – Dined there many times and never disappointed. All items very good, beautifully presented, tasty. interesting dishes. Service very friendly and helpful.
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