Asiate

★★★★☆
  • 80 Columbus Cir

    New York, NY 10023

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  • 212-805-8881

About Asiate

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  • Traditional American Restaurants
Details
  • $$$$
  • Business Dining
  • Group Dining
  • Hotel Restaurants
  • Notable Wine List
  • People Watching
  • Prix Fixe Menu
Hours
M-F 7am-2pm, 6pm-10pm, Sa-Su 12pm-2pm, 6pm-10pm
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Went recently. Water and wine glasses wrer not refilled. Waiters avoided eye contact.Were the Only Table not to get Petit fours. NEVER AGAIN!!

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★☆☆☆☆

Went recently. Water and wine glasses wrer not refilled. Waiters avoided eye contact.Were the Only Table not to get Petit fours. NEVER AGAIN!!

Pros: Good Food

Cons: Poor service

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I have nothing much to say about Asiate. been there last night with my GF. we had the $125 tasting menu for dinner. any other word will be unnecessary. it was, simply put, perfect. the service, food, ambiance, view. it was the ultimate dinning experience. a grand delight. worth the $$$$$, to the penny.

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★★★★★

I have nothing much to say about Asiate. been there last night with my GF. we had the $125 tasting menu for dinner. any other word will be unnecessary. it was, simply put, perfect. the service, food, ambiance, view. it was the ultimate dinning experience. a grand delight. worth the $$$$$, to the penny.

Pros: Perfect

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After just one brunch, Asiate has become one of our favorite restaurants. The food is amazing. It??s a 3 course set menu for brunch. 1st course is a tasting menu of 4 things; even if you don??t think you like an item, try it here, the dishes are delicious & innovative! (They??ll explain to you what everything is in vivid detail). 2nd course is your choice of 2 items (the sweet potato raviolis are excellent, as are the melt-in-your-mouth-like-cotton-candy waffles! all of it was spectacular but those were my faves). And then you get 2 scrumptious desserts. My husband & I are STILL dreaming of all the fabulous food we ate here! And a big plus is that the portions are a generous size ?? you get a great amount of food (unlike at some fine dining establishments where there are only a few bites per course). Of course, the scenic view of Central Park/Columbus Circle is very nice & a huge plus. Service is accommodating & friendly (excluding one chilly hostess?though everything that happened after we were seated helped us to forget her, ha). Sure, it??s not cheap to eat here, but it is worth the money you pay for a special event, or if you have enough money anyway. It is a TREAT & I can??t wait until we eat here again!!

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★★★★★

After just one brunch, Asiate has become one of our favorite restaurants. The food is amazing. It??s a 3 course set menu for brunch. 1st course is a tasting menu of 4 things; even if you don??t think you like an item, try it here, the dishes are delicious & innovative! (They??ll explain to you what everything is in vivid detail). 2nd course is your choice of 2 items (the sweet potato raviolis are excellent, as are the melt-in-your-mouth-like-cotton-candy waffles! all of it was spectacular but those were my faves). And then you get 2 scrumptious desserts. My husband & I are STILL dreaming of all the fabulous food we ate here! And a big plus is that the portions are a generous size ?? you get a great amount of food (unlike at some fine dining establishments where there are only a few bites per course). Of course, the scenic view of Central Park/Columbus Circle is very nice & a huge plus. Service is accommodating & friendly (excluding one chilly hostess?though everything that happened after we were seated helped us to forget her, ha). Sure, it??s not cheap to eat here, but it is worth the money you pay for a special event, or if you have enough money anyway. It is a TREAT & I can??t wait until we eat here again!!

Pros: ALL the brunch food in nice portions, the view, the service

Cons: It ain't cheap, one hostess was unfriendly

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Had a very pleasant experience when visited for the FIRST time last year - where the dishes were delicious and creative, view and atmosphere was amazing, hence decided to go back again for my birthday this year. Just got back from the restaurant actually and just wanted to say WHAT A FREAKING JOKE THE NEW TASTING MENU IS! The food was abysmal. Uni(sea urchin) and oysters to be specific tasted like they??d been soaked in toilet water since they were not fresh; Wagyu beef was soooo salty and over-cooked to the point it was like chewing on charcoal topped with industrial salt!! The tasting menu is compiled with various shellfish, fish, beef and desert. My bf and I were supposed to head to a club but the dinner was soo disgusting that now my bf is in the bathroom throwing up while I'm here typing this review. 2 people, a $570 dinner (tasting menu plus wine pairing, two sparkling water)? Waiter was trying to be very helpful but it??s hard to understand him. Wouldn??t go back even if it??s free unless they change the menu or CHEF.

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★☆☆☆☆

Had a very pleasant experience when visited for the FIRST time last year - where the dishes were delicious and creative, view and atmosphere was amazing, hence decided to go back again for my birthday this year. Just got back from the restaurant actually and just wanted to say WHAT A FREAKING JOKE THE NEW TASTING MENU IS! The food was abysmal. Uni(sea urchin) and oysters to be specific tasted like they??d been soaked in toilet water since they were not fresh; Wagyu beef was soooo salty and over-cooked to the point it was like chewing on charcoal topped with industrial salt!! The tasting menu is compiled with various shellfish, fish, beef and desert. My bf and I were supposed to head to a club but the dinner was soo disgusting that now my bf is in the bathroom throwing up while I'm here typing this review. 2 people, a $570 dinner (tasting menu plus wine pairing, two sparkling water)? Waiter was trying to be very helpful but it??s hard to understand him. Wouldn??t go back even if it??s free unless they change the menu or CHEF.

Pros: Great view and atmosphere

Cons: Disgusting food, eww....

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I don't know why everyone says bad things about this place... maybe because they aren't used to dining the way Asiate allows you to dine but I adore this restaurant. I went the other day for lunch for my anniversary and made a reservation online. When we arrived they sat us as close to the window as possible, and when someone by the window moved they allowed us to take that table and the view over Central Park was amazing. You feel like you are eating in heaven almost. The food was incredible and they kept giving us complimentary dishes that were terrific (Spinach cheese bread delights & Shrimp in a special light sauce.) Our entree's were the best my boyfriend had the suckling pig & I had the tenderloin. The service is great and the best part was at the end they surprised us (even though i never once spoke to someone at the restaurant) with an amazing chocolate moose cake with strawberry inside and fruits on top and a candle in a strawberry with "Happy Anniversary" written in chocolate sauce on the side. It was perfect. 125$ at the end for an amazing lunch. (We had appetizers + a few beers also) The prices are VERY affordable if you have the money. I came for a dinner before this and loved it just as much. I will continue to dine at Asiate!

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★★★★★

I don't know why everyone says bad things about this place... maybe because they aren't used to dining the way Asiate allows you to dine but I adore this restaurant. I went the other day for lunch for my anniversary and made a reservation online. When we arrived they sat us as close to the window as possible, and when someone by the window moved they allowed us to take that table and the view over Central Park was amazing. You feel like you are eating in heaven almost. The food was incredible and they kept giving us complimentary dishes that were terrific (Spinach cheese bread delights & Shrimp in a special light sauce.) Our entree's were the best my boyfriend had the suckling pig & I had the tenderloin. The service is great and the best part was at the end they surprised us (even though i never once spoke to someone at the restaurant) with an amazing chocolate moose cake with strawberry inside and fruits on top and a candle in a strawberry with "Happy Anniversary" written in chocolate sauce on the side. It was perfect. 125$ at the end for an amazing lunch. (We had appetizers + a few beers also) The prices are VERY affordable if you have the money. I came for a dinner before this and loved it just as much. I will continue to dine at Asiate!

Pros: View, Food, Waiters, Feeling, Everything !

Cons: nothing everyone was polite and the food was amazing.

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I went here for a restaurant week lunch. The waiter asked if I wanted coffee with the dessert and I did, so I ordered it. When the check came, coffee was $8 (!!!) for a cup of regular coffee. I asked if this was a mistake and I was told "no", that is the price. I paid the bill and when I got home, I emailed the manager to express shock at their pricing scheme for coffee. The coffee amounted to 25% of my total bill! The email was misdirected, but when it finally reached the manager, Peian Wong, she completely ignored it. After 3 weeks, I forwarded the message again and she finally replied with basically nothing to say about it. I've told many friends across all income levels about this experience and they uniformly feel that it is obscene and absurd that ASIATE charges $8 for a cup of coffee (especially in this economic environment). The rest of the lunch was good, the view was nice, blah blah, but i was SO TURNED OFF by this outrageous rip off that it ruined the experience for me. I was also deeply disappointed that Ms. Wong chose to ignore my comments until I demanded a reply.

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★★☆☆☆

I went here for a restaurant week lunch. The waiter asked if I wanted coffee with the dessert and I did, so I ordered it. When the check came, coffee was $8 (!!!) for a cup of regular coffee. I asked if this was a mistake and I was told "no", that is the price. I paid the bill and when I got home, I emailed the manager to express shock at their pricing scheme for coffee. The coffee amounted to 25% of my total bill! The email was misdirected, but when it finally reached the manager, Peian Wong, she completely ignored it. After 3 weeks, I forwarded the message again and she finally replied with basically nothing to say about it. I've told many friends across all income levels about this experience and they uniformly feel that it is obscene and absurd that ASIATE charges $8 for a cup of coffee (especially in this economic environment). The rest of the lunch was good, the view was nice, blah blah, but i was SO TURNED OFF by this outrageous rip off that it ruined the experience for me. I was also deeply disappointed that Ms. Wong chose to ignore my comments until I demanded a reply.

Pros: Nice view and good food

Cons: They charge $8 for coffee!!

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I had the most romantic and beautiful experience at Asiate. We went for Brunch and I was glad to go during the day to take in the light, and the views from this restaurant's floor to ceiling windows. The furnishings were covered with gorgeous fabric. When you are there you feel like it's a special day-The food: They give you a menu with appetizers, which you actually get all of- they bring you a small tasting box with a little of everything which was nice since I like to try different foods, without ordering an entire order of something new. There was an intermezzo of lemon sorbet, which was very tasty and cleansed your pallet. After that you chose two of the main course items- also small plates, so I ordered two of the balsamic glazed short ribs which were incredible. After all the small plates, you feel satisfied, but not full- then desert- we were served both the moose, and the bread pudding which I loved. I had never tried the bread pudding anywhere else, since it always sounded so heavy. This dessert was light and almost like a better creme brule- I loved it. They have a wine man that will come to your table and go over any questions you have about their extensive list- we tried some Dreamy Cloud sake' which was delicious. The wine man gave us a lesson about why they serve the sake's there cold rather then hot- the way we were used to drinking sake. This was very informative. He was kind of snooty though, and seemed to think he was better then everyone, but it was expected at such a nice place, I mean he did seem to know his stuff. The rest of the staff, was very nice, and made me feel very comfortable. The patrons seemed to all be from other countries- I guess traveling since we were in a hotel. I heard so many different languages going on- I almost felt like we were in Europe. Anyway- It is a beautiful, special occasion place that I will definitely go back to. Enjoy- it's a heavenly experience!

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★★★★★

I had the most romantic and beautiful experience at Asiate. We went for Brunch and I was glad to go during the day to take in the light, and the views from this restaurant's floor to ceiling windows. The furnishings were covered with gorgeous fabric. When you are there you feel like it's a special day-The food: They give you a menu with appetizers, which you actually get all of- they bring you a small tasting box with a little of everything which was nice since I like to try different foods, without ordering an entire order of something new. There was an intermezzo of lemon sorbet, which was very tasty and cleansed your pallet. After that you chose two of the main course items- also small plates, so I ordered two of the balsamic glazed short ribs which were incredible. After all the small plates, you feel satisfied, but not full- then desert- we were served both the moose, and the bread pudding which I loved. I had never tried the bread pudding anywhere else, since it always sounded so heavy. This dessert was light and almost like a better creme brule- I loved it. They have a wine man that will come to your table and go over any questions you have about their extensive list- we tried some Dreamy Cloud sake' which was delicious. The wine man gave us a lesson about why they serve the sake's there cold rather then hot- the way we were used to drinking sake. This was very informative. He was kind of snooty though, and seemed to think he was better then everyone, but it was expected at such a nice place, I mean he did seem to know his stuff. The rest of the staff, was very nice, and made me feel very comfortable. The patrons seemed to all be from other countries- I guess traveling since we were in a hotel. I heard so many different languages going on- I almost felt like we were in Europe. Anyway- It is a beautiful, special occasion place that I will definitely go back to. Enjoy- it's a heavenly experience!

Pros: View, Food, Wine Wall, Fabric

Cons: None

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We invited guest to dinner @ this restaurant based on the review from NY Mag, Adam Platt. Never again, the restaruant was mostly empty yet we were not seated to @ a table to enjoy the view even though the tables were empty. the food was fair & portions very small w/ prices very high. Actually left the restaurant hungry, & I'm a small person who weighs about a 100 lbs.

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★★☆☆☆

We invited guest to dinner @ this restaurant based on the review from NY Mag, Adam Platt. Never again, the restaruant was mostly empty yet we were not seated to @ a table to enjoy the view even though the tables were empty. the food was fair & portions very small w/ prices very high. Actually left the restaurant hungry, & I'm a small person who weighs about a 100 lbs.

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I wasn't that much impressed with this restuarant given the many raving reviews from friends. The food was OK. I would try it again to see if I come out with the same kind of impression. But so far, their food wasn't memorable for the price you pay. I've had way better food.

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★★☆☆☆

I wasn't that much impressed with this restuarant given the many raving reviews from friends. The food was OK. I would try it again to see if I come out with the same kind of impression. But so far, their food wasn't memorable for the price you pay. I've had way better food.

Pros: service

Cons: food

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Went here with some friends for my birthday. The server was very friendly and unpretentious. Server was very attentive and took time in explaining the different choices and specials. Server selected a very nicely matched bottle of wine to go with most of our course selections. The sashimi was wonderful. The lamb was prepared exactly to specificatin. All of the food was excellent. The place isn't cheap by any means, but definitely worth it.

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★★★★☆

Went here with some friends for my birthday. The server was very friendly and unpretentious. Server was very attentive and took time in explaining the different choices and specials. Server selected a very nicely matched bottle of wine to go with most of our course selections. The sashimi was wonderful. The lamb was prepared exactly to specificatin. All of the food was excellent. The place isn't cheap by any means, but definitely worth it.

Pros: views,food,service

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The food and service are impeccable. This was my second dining experience at Asiate and our party actually showed up on the wrong day for our reservations but the hostess was gracious, never mentioned our mistake and sat us in the private room anyway. The chef also accommodated a special dessert order. This restaurant is just as amazing as you would expect.

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★★★★★

The food and service are impeccable. This was my second dining experience at Asiate and our party actually showed up on the wrong day for our reservations but the hostess was gracious, never mentioned our mistake and sat us in the private room anyway. The chef also accommodated a special dessert order. This restaurant is just as amazing as you would expect.

Pros: Food, Service, Ambience, Views

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You can't beat the view up in this place. Dinner for 2 with drinks, apt, and meals with one desert will push 350 but the food is very tastey. I'd recommend going with the specials as they seem to put more effort into them.

Reservations are a bit tough so if you want to go on the whim, try Monday or Tuesday.

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★★★★☆

You can't beat the view up in this place. Dinner for 2 with drinks, apt, and meals with one desert will push 350 but the food is very tastey. I'd recommend going with the specials as they seem to put more effort into them.

Reservations are a bit tough so if you want to go on the whim, try Monday or Tuesday.

Pros: Pro Service

Cons: Food to dollar ratio, but what do you expect?

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Asiate is a lovely restaurant - lovely space, good views (even if ours was obscured by fog and rain) and most of the service is good. My caveat is with the sommelier who took almost 15 minutes to get over to us once we requested to speak with him about various artisanal champagnes and then another 15 minutes to bring over our champagne - that is after I went over to the maitre'd and informed him of our waiting. There was no bread offered - just an amuse bouche when we first sat down. After my complaint, we were then assigned to the assistant manager who could not have been more helpful but Richard, the sommelier, was certainly not impressive - nor did he even pour from the punt!

The place was full and people were still being seated at 10:00 pm. I would suggest that on a busy Saturday night perhaps they should spring for a second sommelier to give Richard some breathing room? I highly recommend the food (French/Asian and lots of froth in their dishes) but for a restaurant to really be top notch, they need for their service to be more seamless. Also, after two confirms that this was a birthday celebration in which they called me, took the name of the birthday celebrant, etc. - no candle, no cake, no nothing. Oops again.

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★★★★☆

Asiate is a lovely restaurant - lovely space, good views (even if ours was obscured by fog and rain) and most of the service is good. My caveat is with the sommelier who took almost 15 minutes to get over to us once we requested to speak with him about various artisanal champagnes and then another 15 minutes to bring over our champagne - that is after I went over to the maitre'd and informed him of our waiting. There was no bread offered - just an amuse bouche when we first sat down. After my complaint, we were then assigned to the assistant manager who could not have been more helpful but Richard, the sommelier, was certainly not impressive - nor did he even pour from the punt!

The place was full and people were still being seated at 10:00 pm. I would suggest that on a busy Saturday night perhaps they should spring for a second sommelier to give Richard some breathing room? I highly recommend the food (French/Asian and lots of froth in their dishes) but for a restaurant to really be top notch, they need for their service to be more seamless. Also, after two confirms that this was a birthday celebration in which they called me, took the name of the birthday celebrant, etc. - no candle, no cake, no nothing. Oops again.

Pros: View, wait staff, response to complaints

Cons: Sommelier time, response to special occasion request (after two confirms from them, still no brithday candle!)

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An extravagant, leisurely dining experience is what awaits at Asiate, a skytop restaurant overlooking Central Park as well as the rest of the city. There is an exclusive wine and aperitif list, I love their foie gras, and jambonneau of chicken. Then I must have their creme brle. Service is great and prices expensive but worth it.

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★★★★☆

An extravagant, leisurely dining experience is what awaits at Asiate, a skytop restaurant overlooking Central Park as well as the rest of the city. There is an exclusive wine and aperitif list, I love their foie gras, and jambonneau of chicken. Then I must have their creme brle. Service is great and prices expensive but worth it.

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My wife and I attended this resturant for our two year anniversary. It was last minute and when I called to inquire about reservations, they were completely booked, but they informed me to call back at around 6pm to see if there were any cancelations. I was lucky....there was an opening.

Upon our arrival, we were greeted by the maitride and were seated promptly. We asked if there was a window seat and they offered something relatively close. Once we were seated and ordered our drinks the Maitride then informed us that a window seat opened up and if we would like to move.

Service was impeccible, from them knowing each deatil about the items on the menu, to prompt service which made me feel not rushed, but pampered. Our appitisers were brought out shortly after ordering, but were not taken away until we were finished and had a few minutes to "take in" all the flavors. As the maitride stated, they strive to design food that will rival the view from the resturant. Well, they have achieved it. I had a Foi Gras appetizer with the Lobster Entre -- both divine. My wife had a beet salad appetizer with the Wyagu beef entre that was simply perfect. The protion sizes are a little small, but we found ourselves adequately satisfied. Deserts were good (our favorite was the Choclate Fondant...the black seaseme cake was okay).

Overall

Pros: Food, Decor, Service

Cons: difficult to obtain reservation, Can be pricey

I will definately be going back....Also they have a great bar next to the resturant that searve a lite menu with a excellent view as well. Great for entertaining out of town guests.

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★★★★★

My wife and I attended this resturant for our two year anniversary. It was last minute and when I called to inquire about reservations, they were completely booked, but they informed me to call back at around 6pm to see if there were any cancelations. I was lucky....there was an opening.

Upon our arrival, we were greeted by the maitride and were seated promptly. We asked if there was a window seat and they offered something relatively close. Once we were seated and ordered our drinks the Maitride then informed us that a window seat opened up and if we would like to move.

Service was impeccible, from them knowing each deatil about the items on the menu, to prompt service which made me feel not rushed, but pampered. Our appitisers were brought out shortly after ordering, but were not taken away until we were finished and had a few minutes to "take in" all the flavors. As the maitride stated, they strive to design food that will rival the view from the resturant. Well, they have achieved it. I had a Foi Gras appetizer with the Lobster Entre -- both divine. My wife had a beet salad appetizer with the Wyagu beef entre that was simply perfect. The protion sizes are a little small, but we found ourselves adequately satisfied. Deserts were good (our favorite was the Choclate Fondant...the black seaseme cake was okay).

Overall

Pros: Food, Decor, Service

Cons: difficult to obtain reservation, Can be pricey

I will definately be going back....Also they have a great bar next to the resturant that searve a lite menu with a excellent view as well. Great for entertaining out of town guests.

Pros: View, Food, Service, Decor, immense wine selection

Cons: Difficult to get a resrvation (but worh the wait), a little Pricey

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I went there on a date last night and had such a wonderful experience! Service was great! Food was excellent but in small portions considering how much they charge. We had the waiters come over every 15 mins or so to ask if everything was ok at our table. We also had whom I believe was the manager come over to our table and chat with us for a few minutes....in all, I had a great time and would not hesitate to go back!

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★★★★☆

I went there on a date last night and had such a wonderful experience! Service was great! Food was excellent but in small portions considering how much they charge. We had the waiters come over every 15 mins or so to ask if everything was ok at our table. We also had whom I believe was the manager come over to our table and chat with us for a few minutes....in all, I had a great time and would not hesitate to go back!

Pros: Food! Wine list! Service was excellent!

Cons: Small portions of the food.

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I have been here at least 3 times for the last year, and all I can say is super! I guess it helped that my friend was a guest at the hotel, but I think irregardless of that as long as you are well dressed and have made reservations, you will be accommodated properly. The tables at the corner are the best, and that's what I usually request (and get!) when I have dinner at this place. The cocktails are very good, my favorites are the Mandarin sunset and the Ginger Mojito. The portions of the food are perfect! The wine selection is not exceptional but excellent enough where you can choose from rose, to champagne to red etc. from vineyards all over the world. I have never had a bad experience here, nor at the hotel bar or their lobby lounge, even at times when I wasn't a hotel guest. The staff are very professional and friendly. I'm a big fan and I always recommend this place to my friends.

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★★★★★

I have been here at least 3 times for the last year, and all I can say is super! I guess it helped that my friend was a guest at the hotel, but I think irregardless of that as long as you are well dressed and have made reservations, you will be accommodated properly. The tables at the corner are the best, and that's what I usually request (and get!) when I have dinner at this place. The cocktails are very good, my favorites are the Mandarin sunset and the Ginger Mojito. The portions of the food are perfect! The wine selection is not exceptional but excellent enough where you can choose from rose, to champagne to red etc. from vineyards all over the world. I have never had a bad experience here, nor at the hotel bar or their lobby lounge, even at times when I wasn't a hotel guest. The staff are very professional and friendly. I'm a big fan and I always recommend this place to my friends.

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I LOVE Asiate. I went for the first time during the restaurant week and I highly recommend this restaurant. The waiters were friendly and attentive. Food was definitely satisfying and the view was amazing. I would definitely go back and I think I will become a regular here at asiate.

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★★★★★

I LOVE Asiate. I went for the first time during the restaurant week and I highly recommend this restaurant. The waiters were friendly and attentive. Food was definitely satisfying and the view was amazing. I would definitely go back and I think I will become a regular here at asiate.

Pros: view, service, food

Cons: a little expensive

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Twice my daughter and I have tried to go for tea. We were turned away both times with various excuses that made no sense, even after calling for information and being told that although they did not take reservations, we would probably have 'no problem' getting a table. We were told that we could be seated until 4:30, but upon arrival at 4:18 we were told we were too late, but if we had been staying in the hotel, tea would be served. We were told that seats were being held for guests, but when I had called on the phone they said they were not busy. Evidently they only seat VIPs - we were nicely dressed, and in fact, stay at the Mandarin when we travel. The hostess was quite unpleasant and off-putting.

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★☆☆☆☆

Twice my daughter and I have tried to go for tea. We were turned away both times with various excuses that made no sense, even after calling for information and being told that although they did not take reservations, we would probably have 'no problem' getting a table. We were told that we could be seated until 4:30, but upon arrival at 4:18 we were told we were too late, but if we had been staying in the hotel, tea would be served. We were told that seats were being held for guests, but when I had called on the phone they said they were not busy. Evidently they only seat VIPs - we were nicely dressed, and in fact, stay at the Mandarin when we travel. The hostess was quite unpleasant and off-putting.

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We went to this restaurant based on the reviews we read here.
The food was good, the view excellent and the service shockingly poor.
The service was not even average.
We do not expect to be treated like royalty but you are paying a premium here for food and service.
The waiters were casually chatting and joking and made numerous mistakes with our order.
We found the room to rather bland in decor and not worthy of the view and buzz.
Certainly not to the level of the hotel which is very well done.
It seems we are in the minority but this was our experience.
Have a drink at the bar instead and enjoy the view and save your money.

PS I called to confirm my reservation and was literally on hold for 20 min.
I didn't think this was an omen.

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★★☆☆☆

We went to this restaurant based on the reviews we read here.
The food was good, the view excellent and the service shockingly poor.
The service was not even average.
We do not expect to be treated like royalty but you are paying a premium here for food and service.
The waiters were casually chatting and joking and made numerous mistakes with our order.
We found the room to rather bland in decor and not worthy of the view and buzz.
Certainly not to the level of the hotel which is very well done.
It seems we are in the minority but this was our experience.
Have a drink at the bar instead and enjoy the view and save your money.

PS I called to confirm my reservation and was literally on hold for 20 min.
I didn't think this was an omen.

Pros: view

Cons: service and decor

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... thankfully, the food is great too. I'm basing this on an experience at Restaurant Week, which I think compliments the restaurant any more. A lot of restaurants skimp on their Restaurant Week menus, but not only was Asiate's more than plentiful, our waiter actually encouraged us to get it. Such a nice change of place from expensive restaurants that participate in Restaurant Week only to then sneer at you when you order off the menu. I'll be back here in a heartbeat, especially with out-of-town guests. It's the perfect way to show off the city and its cuisine.

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★★★★★

... thankfully, the food is great too. I'm basing this on an experience at Restaurant Week, which I think compliments the restaurant any more. A lot of restaurants skimp on their Restaurant Week menus, but not only was Asiate's more than plentiful, our waiter actually encouraged us to get it. Such a nice change of place from expensive restaurants that participate in Restaurant Week only to then sneer at you when you order off the menu. I'll be back here in a heartbeat, especially with out-of-town guests. It's the perfect way to show off the city and its cuisine.

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We had dinner at Asiate and were incredibly shocked and disappointed by the service. We enjoyed our meal very much. However, we all know that it is the entire dining experience that makes the evening enjoyable. We found most of the staff inattentive and unprofessional. The bartender kept us waiting for quite a while even though the bar was not full. We could see him on the other side the wall chatting. We were completely unable to get anyone's attention.

The sommelier told us that the wine we selected was not chilled enough. So, he suggested waiting a few minutes for it to chill. Unfortunately, he forgot about us. It is unfathomable that the wine did not appear till after our first course arrived! We tried in vain to get his attention to inquire but we couldn't even catch his
eye. I believe that he could have offered another suggestion or kept us abreast of how much longer it would be. In fact, he never apologized and was quite surly.

Our waiter was also neglectful. Our wine was rarely poured. We also tried to get his attention but he was also nowhere to be found. When we finally requested our bill - the same thing occurred. It took 15 minutes to get our bill.

A restaurant of this caliber should never have an inexperienced staff. They should be on the top of their game. We are so unhappy with the service that we will not recommend the restaurant to anyone. What makes a 4 star restaurant is an efficient staff (which is what Asiate is completely lacking).

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★☆☆☆☆

We had dinner at Asiate and were incredibly shocked and disappointed by the service. We enjoyed our meal very much. However, we all know that it is the entire dining experience that makes the evening enjoyable. We found most of the staff inattentive and unprofessional. The bartender kept us waiting for quite a while even though the bar was not full. We could see him on the other side the wall chatting. We were completely unable to get anyone's attention.

The sommelier told us that the wine we selected was not chilled enough. So, he suggested waiting a few minutes for it to chill. Unfortunately, he forgot about us. It is unfathomable that the wine did not appear till after our first course arrived! We tried in vain to get his attention to inquire but we couldn't even catch his
eye. I believe that he could have offered another suggestion or kept us abreast of how much longer it would be. In fact, he never apologized and was quite surly.

Our waiter was also neglectful. Our wine was rarely poured. We also tried to get his attention but he was also nowhere to be found. When we finally requested our bill - the same thing occurred. It took 15 minutes to get our bill.

A restaurant of this caliber should never have an inexperienced staff. They should be on the top of their game. We are so unhappy with the service that we will not recommend the restaurant to anyone. What makes a 4 star restaurant is an efficient staff (which is what Asiate is completely lacking).

Pros: Beautiful space. Great View.

Cons: Inefficient, inattentive, unprofessional staff

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The entire experience was well worth the trip for restaurant week. The waitstaff was pleasantly attentive and politely discreet. The view was visually stunning. I imagine it would be even more spectacular if Central Park had one of its limited engagements like the orange arches thing. The food was okay. I would go to Asiate for the ambience/ experience not the food.

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★★★★☆

The entire experience was well worth the trip for restaurant week. The waitstaff was pleasantly attentive and politely discreet. The view was visually stunning. I imagine it would be even more spectacular if Central Park had one of its limited engagements like the orange arches thing. The food was okay. I would go to Asiate for the ambience/ experience not the food.

Pros: The view was amazing.

Cons: Food was average. Could be because they did not want the food to distract from the view?

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I'm all about the food, and I was warned Asiate is more about the view, less about the food. Sometimes it's better to have lower expectations! We had the 3 course tasting menu. The prawn risotto was a huge success and all 4 of us ordered it. For my main course I got the pig 4 ways, which was delicious, my husband got a fish also good. The portions are surprisingly huge, almost too big. An oversized slab of fish does not make for good presentation; they may need to work on their plating. For dessert I had the chocolate fondant and requested a substitution of ice cream. I got the macadamia nut and if you are a lover of nut desserts this was the BEST I've had in a long time... excellent dessert. We weren't lucky enough to get one of the tables near the window with the fabulous views ( but we got to witness a guy proposing to is girlfriend, she cried for a full 20 minutes so weren't sure she actually said yes!), so good food, good entertainment, what more could you ask for?

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★★★☆☆

I'm all about the food, and I was warned Asiate is more about the view, less about the food. Sometimes it's better to have lower expectations! We had the 3 course tasting menu. The prawn risotto was a huge success and all 4 of us ordered it. For my main course I got the pig 4 ways, which was delicious, my husband got a fish also good. The portions are surprisingly huge, almost too big. An oversized slab of fish does not make for good presentation; they may need to work on their plating. For dessert I had the chocolate fondant and requested a substitution of ice cream. I got the macadamia nut and if you are a lover of nut desserts this was the BEST I've had in a long time... excellent dessert. We weren't lucky enough to get one of the tables near the window with the fabulous views ( but we got to witness a guy proposing to is girlfriend, she cried for a full 20 minutes so weren't sure she actually said yes!), so good food, good entertainment, what more could you ask for?

Pros: food, viws, service

Cons: portion size

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My girlfriend took me to Asiate on my birthday on a Saturday night. We had been to the MoBar before which is across from the restarant and I had always wanted to come back and dine at Asiate. She was able to get reservations 2 weeks in advance and we were seated with a view of the city although unable to get a table window side. May have had a better chance if we had requested this in advance. We both had the 3 course pre-fixe which is about $75 per person along with a couple of drinks. A spring tasting menu ($100/person and with wine paitings $180/person) is also available. Needless to say the total bill was $248 before tip. They brought us about 4 sample dishes from the kitchen during our meal, most of which was mediocre or less in quality. For apps I had the prawns which were average and she had the crab which was good. For the main course had the beef which was good and my girfriend had the seabass which was also good. For desert the chohcolate with sorbet is great! Overall the atmosphere is wonderful most of which is the view. Make sure you are seated close to the window. You don't have to be right against the window but you have to be at least a couple tables away. If you are seated in the first or second row of tables it is not the same experience at all. The service was good and the place wasn't overly stuffy. Overall the food is average to good, service is good but one criticism is that the menu is somewhat limited for a la carte dining. There wasn't even a chicken dish on the menu when we went. I think it is defintely worth trying once on an occasion but whether I would go back is uncertain.

2
★★★★☆

My girlfriend took me to Asiate on my birthday on a Saturday night. We had been to the MoBar before which is across from the restarant and I had always wanted to come back and dine at Asiate. She was able to get reservations 2 weeks in advance and we were seated with a view of the city although unable to get a table window side. May have had a better chance if we had requested this in advance. We both had the 3 course pre-fixe which is about $75 per person along with a couple of drinks. A spring tasting menu ($100/person and with wine paitings $180/person) is also available. Needless to say the total bill was $248 before tip. They brought us about 4 sample dishes from the kitchen during our meal, most of which was mediocre or less in quality. For apps I had the prawns which were average and she had the crab which was good. For the main course had the beef which was good and my girfriend had the seabass which was also good. For desert the chohcolate with sorbet is great! Overall the atmosphere is wonderful most of which is the view. Make sure you are seated close to the window. You don't have to be right against the window but you have to be at least a couple tables away. If you are seated in the first or second row of tables it is not the same experience at all. The service was good and the place wasn't overly stuffy. Overall the food is average to good, service is good but one criticism is that the menu is somewhat limited for a la carte dining. There wasn't even a chicken dish on the menu when we went. I think it is defintely worth trying once on an occasion but whether I would go back is uncertain.

Pros: View

Cons: Limited menu selection, average to good food overall

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Very simple.....almost everything about this restaurant is perfect. Loved everything - decor, food, ambiance and very professional service!

2
★★★★★

Very simple.....almost everything about this restaurant is perfect. Loved everything - decor, food, ambiance and very professional service!

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I took my husband to Asiate for our 10th anniversary. Despite making reservations a month in advance, and having the reservationist promise us a table by the window, when we got to the restaurant the night of, apparently we were not "VIP" enough for them to give us a window-side table. As we ate dinner, all those tables stayed empty, while I was increasingly angry about the attitude I experienced from the hostess and the manager. Trust me, for special occasions, do not risk going to Asiate! There are so many great restaurants in New York that will treat everyone with the same level of respect, no matter how "VIP" they are! Also - we ended up paying $450 for a meal for two, for really mediocre food!

1
★★☆☆☆

I took my husband to Asiate for our 10th anniversary. Despite making reservations a month in advance, and having the reservationist promise us a table by the window, when we got to the restaurant the night of, apparently we were not "VIP" enough for them to give us a window-side table. As we ate dinner, all those tables stayed empty, while I was increasingly angry about the attitude I experienced from the hostess and the manager. Trust me, for special occasions, do not risk going to Asiate! There are so many great restaurants in New York that will treat everyone with the same level of respect, no matter how "VIP" they are! Also - we ended up paying $450 for a meal for two, for really mediocre food!

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If you have not been inside the Mandarin Oriental, then Asiate is your excuse to go! Went here for the prix fixe lunch with colleagues and got the seafood bento box - probably the best lunch of my life, and I'm not even normally keen on these types of seafood. Be sure to get a booth for the amazing central park views.

2
★★★★★

If you have not been inside the Mandarin Oriental, then Asiate is your excuse to go! Went here for the prix fixe lunch with colleagues and got the seafood bento box - probably the best lunch of my life, and I'm not even normally keen on these types of seafood. Be sure to get a booth for the amazing central park views.

Pros: prix fixe lunch, atmosphere, decor

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Atmosphere off-the-charts, but so pretentious I could not identify one thing I was forced to order from the very limited unconventional menu. To make matters worse, the chef kept sending out complimentary "samplings" to impress us. Avocado mousse gratefully served in tiny demitasse cups, followed by a salad with "hazelnut and vanilla" dressing served in a slant-bottom bowl that I almost dumped all over the table when I speared a lettuce leaf (at least I think it was lettuce), a clear rectangular platter with 4-5 peas on a smear of a green paste, two glazed beige lumps and a perfect 3" diameter of flesh-colored meat that resembled the processed coldcuts you see in those kids' Hormel lunch boxes in the dairy case. The lumps were supposed to be mushrooms and the circle? RABBIT! This was followed by a reappearance of the diminutive coffee cups, this time bubbling over with a clear froth that we were told was, of all things, "caesar salad soup". My "main course" when it came (ordered out of sheer desperation) , was two finger-sized slabs of what appeared to be processed and smoked white chicken meat decorated with three different unidentifiable sauces, with equally unidentifiable chopped up wilted purple stuff in the center of the plate. I sent it back because it was pink, but it came back just as pink.

Glad for the experience yet pondering just how much lactose, fat and calories were crammed into the mysterious pureed astronaut-style desserts (some delicious, some alarmingly pungent) I inhaled to make up for barely eating, I decided that while the atmosphere was breathtaking, from the posh surroundings to exhilirating view, it hardly made up for the fact that I hardly ate. At least the coffee was delicious; I had two cups.

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★☆☆☆☆

Atmosphere off-the-charts, but so pretentious I could not identify one thing I was forced to order from the very limited unconventional menu. To make matters worse, the chef kept sending out complimentary "samplings" to impress us. Avocado mousse gratefully served in tiny demitasse cups, followed by a salad with "hazelnut and vanilla" dressing served in a slant-bottom bowl that I almost dumped all over the table when I speared a lettuce leaf (at least I think it was lettuce), a clear rectangular platter with 4-5 peas on a smear of a green paste, two glazed beige lumps and a perfect 3" diameter of flesh-colored meat that resembled the processed coldcuts you see in those kids' Hormel lunch boxes in the dairy case. The lumps were supposed to be mushrooms and the circle? RABBIT! This was followed by a reappearance of the diminutive coffee cups, this time bubbling over with a clear froth that we were told was, of all things, "caesar salad soup". My "main course" when it came (ordered out of sheer desperation) , was two finger-sized slabs of what appeared to be processed and smoked white chicken meat decorated with three different unidentifiable sauces, with equally unidentifiable chopped up wilted purple stuff in the center of the plate. I sent it back because it was pink, but it came back just as pink.

Glad for the experience yet pondering just how much lactose, fat and calories were crammed into the mysterious pureed astronaut-style desserts (some delicious, some alarmingly pungent) I inhaled to make up for barely eating, I decided that while the atmosphere was breathtaking, from the posh surroundings to exhilirating view, it hardly made up for the fact that I hardly ate. At least the coffee was delicious; I had two cups.

Pros: Atmosphere, service

Cons: Food

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This is a great place to "do" lunch or take a date you really want to impress. Great service, VERY creative presentation, and the quality is amazing. The best value is the bento box at lunch- at $35 it is a steal!! Staff is attentive and sincere...the decor and atmosphere is modern/progressive and I always leave smiling.

2
★★★★★

This is a great place to "do" lunch or take a date you really want to impress. Great service, VERY creative presentation, and the quality is amazing. The best value is the bento box at lunch- at $35 it is a steal!! Staff is attentive and sincere...the decor and atmosphere is modern/progressive and I always leave smiling.

Pros: amazing quality, decor, inventive food

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The waiter spent a long time telling us about the menu (and more about his own life history in the process...talk about big ego!) We eat out a lot at great restaurants and I can safely tell you the food was very, very average. The prawn appetizer was too spicy and looked like a $5 parwn curry at an Indian restuarant. Avoid the seabass---way too salty even for a salt fiend like me. My friend's lamb was too well done..we returned it. By the time it got back, everyone else had finished their food. The desserts were interesting to look at but tasted ordinary. The view is great so it is a nice place to take someone you want to impress but don't go for the food.

1
★★★☆☆

The waiter spent a long time telling us about the menu (and more about his own life history in the process...talk about big ego!) We eat out a lot at great restaurants and I can safely tell you the food was very, very average. The prawn appetizer was too spicy and looked like a $5 parwn curry at an Indian restuarant. Avoid the seabass---way too salty even for a salt fiend like me. My friend's lamb was too well done..we returned it. By the time it got back, everyone else had finished their food. The desserts were interesting to look at but tasted ordinary. The view is great so it is a nice place to take someone you want to impress but don't go for the food.

Pros: Great views, attentive service

Cons: BAD FOOD!

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I just had dinner at Asiate tonight and am so disgusted I am staying up to write this review. First, it's fixed price only at $75 -- which is not a problem as long as this elegant restaurant with a very attentively-trained staff could actual EXECUTE its food prep and plating sufficiently. Both my seared foie gras appetizer and 5-spiced duck entree were COLD -- and the entree (duck) was sloppy in its plating! And if that wasn't bad enough, I was charged $41 to 2 glasses of wine with my meal. In total including tax and tip the bill was a disappointing $145 (and that's just for 1 person).

1
★★★☆☆

I just had dinner at Asiate tonight and am so disgusted I am staying up to write this review. First, it's fixed price only at $75 -- which is not a problem as long as this elegant restaurant with a very attentively-trained staff could actual EXECUTE its food prep and plating sufficiently. Both my seared foie gras appetizer and 5-spiced duck entree were COLD -- and the entree (duck) was sloppy in its plating! And if that wasn't bad enough, I was charged $41 to 2 glasses of wine with my meal. In total including tax and tip the bill was a disappointing $145 (and that's just for 1 person).

Pros: View of Central Park, Nice ambiance, Well-training staff

Cons: Cold food, Poor food plating, $20 for glass of wine

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I won't soon be forgetting my dining experience here. We came for my father's 50th Birthday and our party of 6 ended up with a total bill (tip included) of nearly $750. Needless to say, at ~ $125 per person, it's not a place you go every day, but rather only on a special occasions. The view is perfect for a romantic evening with your partner or an upscale family affiar. The pre-fix menu with wine pairing (highly recommended) is a slow and exciting way to make the evening pass as the waiters dance around you and bring each exciting new dish. Everything that entered my mouth was nothing short of astonishing. Reservations are hard to aquire, so book far in advance, and be prepaired for a memorable evening.

2
★★★★★

I won't soon be forgetting my dining experience here. We came for my father's 50th Birthday and our party of 6 ended up with a total bill (tip included) of nearly $750. Needless to say, at ~ $125 per person, it's not a place you go every day, but rather only on a special occasions. The view is perfect for a romantic evening with your partner or an upscale family affiar. The pre-fix menu with wine pairing (highly recommended) is a slow and exciting way to make the evening pass as the waiters dance around you and bring each exciting new dish. Everything that entered my mouth was nothing short of astonishing. Reservations are hard to aquire, so book far in advance, and be prepaired for a memorable evening.

Pros: Amazing Food, Flawless Service, Beautiful View

Cons: VERY Expensive, Reservations Required

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Made reservations for two and were seated promptly upon arrival. The space is impressive with its glass wine display, and floor to ceiling vista. The presentation was clever, and the food tasty however the service that accompanied it was so slow it made us feel neglected. The sommelier on the other hand was quite knowledgeable asking each of us what we had chosen for entrees before recommending an appropriate wine. Chances of returning are slim unless paying with a corporate card.

2
★★★★☆

Made reservations for two and were seated promptly upon arrival. The space is impressive with its glass wine display, and floor to ceiling vista. The presentation was clever, and the food tasty however the service that accompanied it was so slow it made us feel neglected. The sommelier on the other hand was quite knowledgeable asking each of us what we had chosen for entrees before recommending an appropriate wine. Chances of returning are slim unless paying with a corporate card.

Pros: View, Ambiance, Sommelier

Cons: Service, Price

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I just returned from dinner at Asiate. Have I had better meals? Of course. But this was outstanding. I read the reviews of others here, who seem to have ordered from the menu, rather than trying the tasting menu. Wow. The winter tasting menu with wine pairings is amazing. We enjoyed a leisurely 2.5 hour meal -- impeccable service, polite, not a an ounce of pretention, only professionalism. The second course of the tasting menu... wow! It alone was worth the price. The only not so tasty element - the slightly dry pressed duck, in the third course. Excellent job, reasonably priced for a menu of this type, with excellent service -- not at all what I read here. Yeah, the view was nice, the food equal to it.

2
★★★★★

I just returned from dinner at Asiate. Have I had better meals? Of course. But this was outstanding. I read the reviews of others here, who seem to have ordered from the menu, rather than trying the tasting menu. Wow. The winter tasting menu with wine pairings is amazing. We enjoyed a leisurely 2.5 hour meal -- impeccable service, polite, not a an ounce of pretention, only professionalism. The second course of the tasting menu... wow! It alone was worth the price. The only not so tasty element - the slightly dry pressed duck, in the third course. Excellent job, reasonably priced for a menu of this type, with excellent service -- not at all what I read here. Yeah, the view was nice, the food equal to it.

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how dare they call this tourist trap a french japanese restaurant? everything takes like it was mocrowaved in an airplane and served up by crass, rude, nasty, and snobby waiters who don't seem to speak any western language at all -- what a truly vile waste of money -- yes, there is a nice view but you can get the same view at vastly cheaper prices on almost any tourist trip of manhattan -- who needs this pretentious, awful, snobby, ghastly place to bilk you our of your well-earned dollars -- this place should be strictly boycotted until it hires some polite staff, from the maitre d' on down, and hires a chef who is better than the ptomaine city specials they are currently sevring up -- to be missed on all accounts --

0
★☆☆☆☆

how dare they call this tourist trap a french japanese restaurant? everything takes like it was mocrowaved in an airplane and served up by crass, rude, nasty, and snobby waiters who don't seem to speak any western language at all -- what a truly vile waste of money -- yes, there is a nice view but you can get the same view at vastly cheaper prices on almost any tourist trip of manhattan -- who needs this pretentious, awful, snobby, ghastly place to bilk you our of your well-earned dollars -- this place should be strictly boycotted until it hires some polite staff, from the maitre d' on down, and hires a chef who is better than the ptomaine city specials they are currently sevring up -- to be missed on all accounts --

Pros: none

Cons: snobby service, bad food, tourist trap atmosphe

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This is a great place to go when you want to be somewhere really nice with excellent service and a fabulous view. The only problem is that the food was good rather than spectacular, which is what I'd like to expect from a place this 'nice.' It might just be that we ordered the weakest contender, rack of lamb. It seems like the chef is creative, but not enough to pull the food from good to wow.

2
★★★★☆

This is a great place to go when you want to be somewhere really nice with excellent service and a fabulous view. The only problem is that the food was good rather than spectacular, which is what I'd like to expect from a place this 'nice.' It might just be that we ordered the weakest contender, rack of lamb. It seems like the chef is creative, but not enough to pull the food from good to wow.

Pros: Excellent Service, Great Views, Nice Atmosphere

Cons: Food Good not Great

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Last ones to arrive and leave restaurant. Appetizers great, and we had reisling under $100 recommended by the waiter. Chic atmosphere. View was unclear due to rain. Would not recommend Asiate if you expect to stimulate taste buds. Main courses we had (beef, lobster sukiyaki, black seabass, striped seabass) tasted too much like homestyle authentic Chinese food except for the sukiyaki. The black seabass is served steamed with ginger flavoring; it's tasty but you can find this at chinese seafood restaurants. If you don't mind eating authentic asian food in a modern setting, then Asiate is fine. At the end of the night, our waiter brought an extra dessert (passion fruit brulee) for the group. DON'T GET PASSION FRUIT DESERT, IT'S LIKE EATING LOTION, but YOU MUST GET CHOCOLATE SOUFFLE. BOTH DESERTS WERE COMPLIMENTARY. I think it was because we had four ppl and took his recommendation for the wine.

2
★★★★☆

Last ones to arrive and leave restaurant. Appetizers great, and we had reisling under $100 recommended by the waiter. Chic atmosphere. View was unclear due to rain. Would not recommend Asiate if you expect to stimulate taste buds. Main courses we had (beef, lobster sukiyaki, black seabass, striped seabass) tasted too much like homestyle authentic Chinese food except for the sukiyaki. The black seabass is served steamed with ginger flavoring; it's tasty but you can find this at chinese seafood restaurants. If you don't mind eating authentic asian food in a modern setting, then Asiate is fine. At the end of the night, our waiter brought an extra dessert (passion fruit brulee) for the group. DON'T GET PASSION FRUIT DESERT, IT'S LIKE EATING LOTION, but YOU MUST GET CHOCOLATE SOUFFLE. BOTH DESERTS WERE COMPLIMENTARY. I think it was because we had four ppl and took his recommendation for the wine.

Pros: attentive service, nice setting

Cons: average main courses

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go here if you're looking for a beautiful setting and 5 star service. But if you are looking for food that melts in your mouth...this place isn't that. For $75 pre-fixe, I would've expected dessert to be included, a little something to clean the palette and some pettifores. it was a nice experience, but i would recommend drinks in the lounge...you get the same beautiful views, but a large selection of wines.

2
★★★★☆

go here if you're looking for a beautiful setting and 5 star service. But if you are looking for food that melts in your mouth...this place isn't that. For $75 pre-fixe, I would've expected dessert to be included, a little something to clean the palette and some pettifores. it was a nice experience, but i would recommend drinks in the lounge...you get the same beautiful views, but a large selection of wines.

Pros: view, view , service

Cons: food, price, price

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I went here on my two year anniversary with my boyfriend. The views are amazing, the decor is exquisite, The service is impeccable. However, the food is average and very pricey. You are paying for the view, the ambience and the service. It was a great experience but I probably won't return.

2
★★★★☆

I went here on my two year anniversary with my boyfriend. The views are amazing, the decor is exquisite, The service is impeccable. However, the food is average and very pricey. You are paying for the view, the ambience and the service. It was a great experience but I probably won't return.

Pros: View, Decor, Service

Cons: Average Food, Pricey

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This place is great for a romantic evening or a business lunch. It has a wonderful view since it is on a really high level about 90ty something. The service is wonderful. I went with 6 other friends. It's was a good experience but I don't think it's really for large groups. The food was really good but very pricey and the portions were small. But this is an upscale restaurant so that would be pretty much given.

2
★★★★☆

This place is great for a romantic evening or a business lunch. It has a wonderful view since it is on a really high level about 90ty something. The service is wonderful. I went with 6 other friends. It's was a good experience but I don't think it's really for large groups. The food was really good but very pricey and the portions were small. But this is an upscale restaurant so that would be pretty much given.

Pros: Nice view, Great service, good food

Cons: Expensive, Small portion

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I had friends visiting for a birthday & we chose Asiate for brunch. Everything was phenomenal. The overall atmosphere was comfortable & not at all pretentious. We ordered off the prefix menu & I highly recommend the Sour Cream Cloud Cakes with fresh berries. The Dim Sum & BBQ Kobe beef were also amazing. We had an assortment of desserts, with perfect portion sizes. The birthday girl's dessert included a candle & the staff came by with birthday wishes. The meal was a little pricey, but worth it. Usually brunch spots are loud, crowed & rushed. This was very calm & serene. I was surprised to see a table with a small child & was impressed that an elegant restaurant so easily & willingly accommodated a family. I will definitely return & highly recommend it for anyone with out of town guests or clients.

2
★★★★★

I had friends visiting for a birthday & we chose Asiate for brunch. Everything was phenomenal. The overall atmosphere was comfortable & not at all pretentious. We ordered off the prefix menu & I highly recommend the Sour Cream Cloud Cakes with fresh berries. The Dim Sum & BBQ Kobe beef were also amazing. We had an assortment of desserts, with perfect portion sizes. The birthday girl's dessert included a candle & the staff came by with birthday wishes. The meal was a little pricey, but worth it. Usually brunch spots are loud, crowed & rushed. This was very calm & serene. I was surprised to see a table with a small child & was impressed that an elegant restaurant so easily & willingly accommodated a family. I will definitely return & highly recommend it for anyone with out of town guests or clients.

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The view is absolutely amazing and the wine list impressive. But otherwise, Asiate is extremely overrated. The service was terrible-- our lunch group waited 40 minutes past the time of our reservation to be seated-- and the food was bland. Not worth the time or expense. Especially skip if you have less than three hours for lunch.

1
★★☆☆☆

The view is absolutely amazing and the wine list impressive. But otherwise, Asiate is extremely overrated. The service was terrible-- our lunch group waited 40 minutes past the time of our reservation to be seated-- and the food was bland. Not worth the time or expense. Especially skip if you have less than three hours for lunch.

Pros: View, Wine list

Cons: Bland food, Poor service

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An article about the logistics of restaurant week stated that one of the objectives is to bring people back after the promotion. Asiate is, for me, a success story! Although their prix fix lunch menu only offered one appetizer, one entree and one dessert, all three were outstanding and I can't wait to schedule more lunches just for that menu (which is being offered through Labor Day). Of course, the view - barring the ugly black monolith that is the Trump Building - is exceptional.

2
★★★★★

An article about the logistics of restaurant week stated that one of the objectives is to bring people back after the promotion. Asiate is, for me, a success story! Although their prix fix lunch menu only offered one appetizer, one entree and one dessert, all three were outstanding and I can't wait to schedule more lunches just for that menu (which is being offered through Labor Day). Of course, the view - barring the ugly black monolith that is the Trump Building - is exceptional.

Pros: food, view, service

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We had no problem with the reservations. The hostesses were very nice and the service was fine. The view and food were lovely. We had a very nice evening.

2
★★★★☆

We had no problem with the reservations. The hostesses were very nice and the service was fine. The view and food were lovely. We had a very nice evening.

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I made a reservation for dinner on the night of my girlfriend's birthday. When I called to confirm, the reservationist told me that my reservation had already been confirmed that afternoon, but for a different time than I had scheduled. When I explained that my reservation had been at 7:30, she informed me that they didn't even take reservations between 7 and 8. When I asked to speak to a manager, I was sent to voicemail, and I still haven't received a callback.

Asiate looks very beautiful, and the menu is intriguing, but if you have a special occasion, I recommend trying someplace where the staff can handle the reservation process. We're very disappointed.

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★☆☆☆☆

I made a reservation for dinner on the night of my girlfriend's birthday. When I called to confirm, the reservationist told me that my reservation had already been confirmed that afternoon, but for a different time than I had scheduled. When I explained that my reservation had been at 7:30, she informed me that they didn't even take reservations between 7 and 8. When I asked to speak to a manager, I was sent to voicemail, and I still haven't received a callback.

Asiate looks very beautiful, and the menu is intriguing, but if you have a special occasion, I recommend trying someplace where the staff can handle the reservation process. We're very disappointed.

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I made reservations for my Husband's 30th birthday. They happily accomidated my request for a window seat - even gave us a private booth table for 4 people - and the restaurant was full. The server gave us an extra appetizer to try - all three were delicious - the Fois Gras was perfect. The view was fantastic, the ambience was romantic - the main courses were delicious, maybe my Guinea Fowl could have had a bit more sauce, but otherwise it was perfect. We had the Crepe (delicious) and the Chocolate Fondant (One cup was warm and delicious, the other was cold and tasted like very strong liquior). The timing of the food was perfect, the waitress recommended great dishes. Overall, it was a beautiful evening.

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★★★★★

I made reservations for my Husband's 30th birthday. They happily accomidated my request for a window seat - even gave us a private booth table for 4 people - and the restaurant was full. The server gave us an extra appetizer to try - all three were delicious - the Fois Gras was perfect. The view was fantastic, the ambience was romantic - the main courses were delicious, maybe my Guinea Fowl could have had a bit more sauce, but otherwise it was perfect. We had the Crepe (delicious) and the Chocolate Fondant (One cup was warm and delicious, the other was cold and tasted like very strong liquior). The timing of the food was perfect, the waitress recommended great dishes. Overall, it was a beautiful evening.

Pros: Great Views, Great service, Great food

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The restaraunt is HIGHLY overrated !!! Bad food, very pretensious service.
They gave as such a hard time to make a reservation. The food is nothing to talk about, for such an expensive restaraunt, they should definitely change their chef, deserts are "just funny", I can make the same concoction at home at virtually no cost. Drinks are $17 dollars. Pre-fix evening menu for $69 p/p comes out to $150, they even charge for spring water $10 per bottle.
Please avoid this place. Such a shame, nothing impressive. Please AVOID, don't waste time and money..believe me. I should have read all the reviews on Citysearch, thay are honest and helpfull.

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★☆☆☆☆

The restaraunt is HIGHLY overrated !!! Bad food, very pretensious service.
They gave as such a hard time to make a reservation. The food is nothing to talk about, for such an expensive restaraunt, they should definitely change their chef, deserts are "just funny", I can make the same concoction at home at virtually no cost. Drinks are $17 dollars. Pre-fix evening menu for $69 p/p comes out to $150, they even charge for spring water $10 per bottle.
Please avoid this place. Such a shame, nothing impressive. Please AVOID, don't waste time and money..believe me. I should have read all the reviews on Citysearch, thay are honest and helpfull.

Pros: very expenseive, bad food, bad service

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extremely disappointed cannot begin to describe the expereince. the food was extremely salty, out of six people, no one finished their food. More than half of the dish went back but no one seems to care to ask if the food was okay. View is fantastic but I do not recommend the food there at all.

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★★☆☆☆

extremely disappointed cannot begin to describe the expereince. the food was extremely salty, out of six people, no one finished their food. More than half of the dish went back but no one seems to care to ask if the food was okay. View is fantastic but I do not recommend the food there at all.

Pros: nice view, good service

Cons: , bad parking

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Extremely intersting meal--on a par with the best in New York, or anywhere. Great combination of French-Japanese, somewhat like Tetsuya's in Sydney. Also, Asiate offers the best view in NYC for dinner. We enjoyed both the great meal and the great view--a terrific combination.

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★★★★★

Extremely intersting meal--on a par with the best in New York, or anywhere. Great combination of French-Japanese, somewhat like Tetsuya's in Sydney. Also, Asiate offers the best view in NYC for dinner. We enjoyed both the great meal and the great view--a terrific combination.

Message from Asiate

Asiate’s modern American cuisine features sophisticated interpretations of traditional fare that is accented with artistic touches, presenting one of the most unique dining experiences in Manhattan. A combination of gracious service, inventive cuisine, stylish décor and stunning views ensure that the restaurant is a hit with both guests and locals alike. Using its panoramic city views for inspiration, the focal point of the restaurant is an incredible tree-branch sculpture symbolizing trees in winter. Hanging from the ceiling, it is breathtaking in both scope and style. Add to this a huge wall of wine showcasing over 3,000 bottles and a menu featuring unexpected pops of flavor, interesting textures and beautiful visual presentations, and you have the perfect environment in which to enjoy delectable cuisine.

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