315 W 48th St, New York, NY | Directions 1003640.761472 -73.987696
Sun-Mon noon-10:30 pm, Tues-Sat noon-midnight
Neighborhoods: Clinton, Midtown
Not Luxia for sure – I was very sad to see Luxia gone and replaced with a new chef/owner that sees fit to serve Pate de Foie (Foie Gras) not once, but twice. The Luxia menu was always creative, satisfying and generally humane.
I left the restaurant after letting them know I found Foie Gras offensive and educated them on the barbaric process of enlarging and extracting this liver. I was met with dumfounded stares and a lack of compassion. Too bad - it's a great location for pre-theatre.
Editorial Review – Upscale dining located in theatre district tantalizes taste buds with Swiss cuisine and fondue variations.
buyer beware – This restaurant is no longer Luxia. New owners have taken over and it is called Mont Blanc. The new owners however are trying to continue to take advantage of the reputation of Luxia so they have not made any changes to the listings or the name on the front of the place.
Food was okay. They are introducing a swiss/german theme to the menu.
New favorite pre theater restaurant. – Based on a recommendation, I hosted an out of town visitor to dinner here pre theater. The 3 course prix fixe offering was fabulous. (We chose pork and salmon entrees with "shared" desserts.) The professionalism and unobtrusive attention offered by the entire staff, starting with the pleasantly efficient greeting and seating through to the busboy quietly refilling water glasses was exceptional. The bar scene looked to be just getting started as we left for our show. My only negative comment is that the indoor restaurant space is limited. (I look forward to coming back when the garden is open.) All in all, a great find a little off the beaten track.
Wonderful Restaurant – We stumbled upon this tiny treasure on Saturday night without a reservation. Apparently, this is a popular place before the theater. There wasn't one table available, but the maitre d' was so lovely and accommodating, setting us up at the bar until there was a table available. The service was friendly and the food delicious, especially the salmon. We enjoyed this lively restaurant very much and will be back.
Great food, OK atmosphere – Almost great restaurant - I really appreciate the fact that their menu is all organic & free-range, and yet you don't feel like you need to be wearing Birkenstocks to eat there. The food was delicious and creative. Unfortunately, we had wanted to eat outside, but they were burning incense in both the front and the back garden. We had to sit indoors where they had the air conditioning turned up a bit too high, and the artwork on the walls was uninspiring. If they'd ditch the incense and put up some slightly less surreal art, they'd be perfect.
can someone say da gorgeous – This place is phenomenal...hands down this is a very sexy and romantic restaurant and has great food to boot. They have the freshest food and sexiest presentation. The crab cakes are to die for (and no I don't work there and I'm not getting any incentives, unfortunately). Anyway, I luv this place....totally worth checking out after work, not much as far as single men but still very lovely!
Excellent Food – The pre-theater prix fixe menu offered many options -- we chose the pasta of the day and the vegetarian tapas. While the pasta was good, the tapas were outstanding. Medium portions of black beans in a tasty, chunky tomato sauce, FRESH grilled corn (just cut off the cob and very sweet), and a mushroom medley. Perhaps best of all was the tiramisu we chose for dessert. Service could have been more attentive. We had to ask for a set of salt & pepper shakers for our table, and to ask for our wine to be served before dinner, and coffee was not offered when dessert was served; again we had to ask. The list of wines by the glass is short, but the pinot noir we selected was very good.
A Surprising Find – It's nice to go to a restaurant that isn't well-publicized and be so pleasantly surprised with it. It's also good to have a know a place to impress one's NYC friends who tend to know every restaurant out there.
The outdoor garden at this place is the best outdoor dining spot I've seen in NYC. The organic theme is interesting, and the mediterranean food is very well prepared. The wine list is small, but had wines from practically everywhere. My girlfriend loved her fruit martini. The chocolate bread pudding with gelato was an excellent finish to a good meal.
Overall: A great place for a relaxing night, good food and drinks.
Too Bad! – The drinks at happy hour are great, the food preparation, presentation and value excellent, but the tables are too small. If you are a party of 3, as we were, we were seated at a table for 2. The table was so small we had to remove the bread when our entrees were served. We were told that this would not happen again, but this was the second time this has happened. Too bad, it is otherwise a good value and enjoyable meal.
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