Bette Restaurant

★★★★☆

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The food was ok, not great, not bad, somewhere in the middle but I have to say the staff was really nice, the drinks were very yummy, we weren't rushed, the people watching was good and the restaurant was so pretty. Good night out with the girls but I think even a better date place. Check it out.

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★★★★☆

The food was ok, not great, not bad, somewhere in the middle but I have to say the staff was really nice, the drinks were very yummy, we weren't rushed, the people watching was good and the restaurant was so pretty. Good night out with the girls but I think even a better date place. Check it out.

Pros: Great service, beautiful restaurant

Cons: Some dishes were really good and some were just ok

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Ambiance is perfect especially with the mood lighting, who doesn't look good in that light?

I had the scallops and a a fried shrimp and artichoke appetizer...both were amazing. As one writer said, "you only get 4 scallops"....well, I shared one and ate two along with the appetizer and passed on desert. I was more than full.

The bartender, pre-dinner, made a great strawberry, champagne vodka martini and was very knowledgeable with wine recommendations for my friends.

Service? Great, 2 attentive servers and 2 attentive bread, water, bus people... the restaurant wasn't full but none the less, great service.

I'll return....a nice oasis on the edge of midtown and Chelsea.

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★★★★☆

Ambiance is perfect especially with the mood lighting, who doesn't look good in that light?

I had the scallops and a a fried shrimp and artichoke appetizer...both were amazing. As one writer said, "you only get 4 scallops"....well, I shared one and ate two along with the appetizer and passed on desert. I was more than full.

The bartender, pre-dinner, made a great strawberry, champagne vodka martini and was very knowledgeable with wine recommendations for my friends.

Service? Great, 2 attentive servers and 2 attentive bread, water, bus people... the restaurant wasn't full but none the less, great service.

I'll return....a nice oasis on the edge of midtown and Chelsea.

Pros: Ambiance, Food and great drinks

Cons: None

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The place is cute and the service is good, but the food is WAY overpriced for what you get. The menu is not too fun to choose from and the actual servings are tiny! I ordered the scallops which was basically 4 small scallops that I paid $28 for....crazy! They are so many better restaurants in the city....I don't mind paying the prices if the food is good...this just is not worth it. I guess that's why we needed last minute reservations at a restaurant on a Friday night and this was the only restaurant that had openings....it wasn't even filled when we were there. On the pro side, the drinks were at least good.

0
★☆☆☆☆

The place is cute and the service is good, but the food is WAY overpriced for what you get. The menu is not too fun to choose from and the actual servings are tiny! I ordered the scallops which was basically 4 small scallops that I paid $28 for....crazy! They are so many better restaurants in the city....I don't mind paying the prices if the food is good...this just is not worth it. I guess that's why we needed last minute reservations at a restaurant on a Friday night and this was the only restaurant that had openings....it wasn't even filled when we were there. On the pro side, the drinks were at least good.

Pros: Service is Good

Cons: Food Stinks, Small Portions, Too Pricy, Boring Menu

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Hola! I love this place. They accomodated my family on a busy saturday and i had the best waiter in the world. Jersey. Jersey, thanks for offering to get us into Bungalow 8. Maybe next time. Best french fries ever. Loved it!!

2
★★★★★

Hola! I love this place. They accomodated my family on a busy saturday and i had the best waiter in the world. Jersey. Jersey, thanks for offering to get us into Bungalow 8. Maybe next time. Best french fries ever. Loved it!!

Pros: the whole staff

Cons: a little pricey but i'll still be back.

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This place is a joke. We had dinner last night and it was the worst nightmare ever! Service was bad, food was dissapointing. First we got greeted (if you can actually say that) by the maitre 'd Byron? Are you kidding me?He made us wait for like 30 minutes, when he finally decided our table was ready, he yelled at the hostess in front of us and then told us he would send some wine on the house for making us wait. Did you get the wine? Cause I didn't....but he surely charged us for it!!! Unreal!When we asked why we were charged for something that was offered to us but never made it to our table, this Byron dude said to us that we were obviously from out of town and we should never be late for a reservation in NYC! Unbelievable. Who is this guy? He should be the one yelled at for being so rude. Don't go to Bette-It's real a disaster-

0
★☆☆☆☆

This place is a joke. We had dinner last night and it was the worst nightmare ever! Service was bad, food was dissapointing. First we got greeted (if you can actually say that) by the maitre 'd Byron? Are you kidding me?He made us wait for like 30 minutes, when he finally decided our table was ready, he yelled at the hostess in front of us and then told us he would send some wine on the house for making us wait. Did you get the wine? Cause I didn't....but he surely charged us for it!!! Unreal!When we asked why we were charged for something that was offered to us but never made it to our table, this Byron dude said to us that we were obviously from out of town and we should never be late for a reservation in NYC! Unbelievable. Who is this guy? He should be the one yelled at for being so rude. Don't go to Bette-It's real a disaster-

Pros: Interesting drinks

Cons: Bad service overall

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Staff was lovely, food very good and the wine list had quite a few hidden gems. What a treat in this prefab, boring restaurant age.

2
★★★★★

Staff was lovely, food very good and the wine list had quite a few hidden gems. What a treat in this prefab, boring restaurant age.

Pros: great staff wine

Cons: a couple of dishes were off but overall quite good

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Last night we had a reservation at 9:15pm, after waiting over a half an hour, the matire'd told us "Well you were late" excuse me, actually we were 10 mins early, after we asked for our coats the maitre'd said "Well, a half an hour is too long to wait, but it's a restaurant" excuse me, this is a restaurant, well I find that hard to believe, because usually when I have reservations at a restaurant there is a table and food involved, not just $40 of wine, while I wait for a table.
How RUDE. Do not go here! The maitre'd is the face of your restaurant, and judging from the man we met last night (Jan 25th) this face needs to have some work done.

0
★☆☆☆☆

Last night we had a reservation at 9:15pm, after waiting over a half an hour, the matire'd told us "Well you were late" excuse me, actually we were 10 mins early, after we asked for our coats the maitre'd said "Well, a half an hour is too long to wait, but it's a restaurant" excuse me, this is a restaurant, well I find that hard to believe, because usually when I have reservations at a restaurant there is a table and food involved, not just $40 of wine, while I wait for a table.
How RUDE. Do not go here! The maitre'd is the face of your restaurant, and judging from the man we met last night (Jan 25th) this face needs to have some work done.

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I was concerned that this restaurant may be past it's prime but I was definitely wrong. Service was great even though we were 30 minutes late they sat us promptly. Food was delicious enjoyed the raw oysters and the Bronzini fish. Crowd was dressy would not recommend wearing jeans.

2
★★★★★

I was concerned that this restaurant may be past it's prime but I was definitely wrong. Service was great even though we were 30 minutes late they sat us promptly. Food was delicious enjoyed the raw oysters and the Bronzini fish. Crowd was dressy would not recommend wearing jeans.

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this place is fantastic!!!! love every bit of it. From the toilet to kenny the chef, I think it is heaven. Craig and Byron (managers)run a restaurant like no other. Focusing on all things that matter in a ny restaurant is hard to find, these cats perfected it. If you had a bad experience, it's probably because you are a total f@#$ing idiot. kudos kids....

1
★★★☆☆

this place is fantastic!!!! love every bit of it. From the toilet to kenny the chef, I think it is heaven. Craig and Byron (managers)run a restaurant like no other. Focusing on all things that matter in a ny restaurant is hard to find, these cats perfected it. If you had a bad experience, it's probably because you are a total f@#$ing idiot. kudos kids....

Pros: every thing

Cons: i cant sleep there

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I love going out to trendy, hip places in NYC. When I saw the article in Avenue Magasine about Bette I am thinking "Hey let's go there tonight". Well, very bad!! The food was just OK, too expensive for what I ate. You can get so much better in the city and for the same price. The service, well Amy, my advice to you: "Fire some members of your staff!" Come on, I got no respect, no professionalism, the guy knew nothing about wine......Very good looking but very bad waiter. I am not a wallet, I am a CUSTUMER who wants to come back. I will never come back to Bette. You who are reading it, dont go there, you have so much better.

2
★★★★☆

I love going out to trendy, hip places in NYC. When I saw the article in Avenue Magasine about Bette I am thinking "Hey let's go there tonight". Well, very bad!! The food was just OK, too expensive for what I ate. You can get so much better in the city and for the same price. The service, well Amy, my advice to you: "Fire some members of your staff!" Come on, I got no respect, no professionalism, the guy knew nothing about wine......Very good looking but very bad waiter. I am not a wallet, I am a CUSTUMER who wants to come back. I will never come back to Bette. You who are reading it, dont go there, you have so much better.

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Good food... horrible service!

Drinks - The glass of red that I ordered ($10) was not only unceremoniously dumped on the table by a passing waiter, but it was also unpalatable and obviously corked. I asked the waiter to replace it with a comparable one. I received a much better wine that I was very happy with - until I got the bill and saw that I had been charged $17 for the new glass!

Service - hasty and haphazzard. After ordering, we were served no bread. Meanwhile, the couple sitting next to us (literally a foot away) were seated after us and served bread immediately. The waiter still didn't notice that we hadn't been served bread so I had to ask him for some. It arrived, cold.

Appetizers - The apps arrived within 5 minutes of ordering. I like efficient service but 5 minutes gives the impression that they want us to eat and then get the hell out of there! Prawns very good.

Entrees - can't complain. The striploin and fish were both excellent.

Desserts - didn't bother as we'd had enough of the second-rate service.

Decor - Cool. I liked it.

Summary - Food very good but service horrible. We were rushed in and out in 1 hour and 5 minutes.

1
★★☆☆☆

Good food... horrible service!

Drinks - The glass of red that I ordered ($10) was not only unceremoniously dumped on the table by a passing waiter, but it was also unpalatable and obviously corked. I asked the waiter to replace it with a comparable one. I received a much better wine that I was very happy with - until I got the bill and saw that I had been charged $17 for the new glass!

Service - hasty and haphazzard. After ordering, we were served no bread. Meanwhile, the couple sitting next to us (literally a foot away) were seated after us and served bread immediately. The waiter still didn't notice that we hadn't been served bread so I had to ask him for some. It arrived, cold.

Appetizers - The apps arrived within 5 minutes of ordering. I like efficient service but 5 minutes gives the impression that they want us to eat and then get the hell out of there! Prawns very good.

Entrees - can't complain. The striploin and fish were both excellent.

Desserts - didn't bother as we'd had enough of the second-rate service.

Decor - Cool. I liked it.

Summary - Food very good but service horrible. We were rushed in and out in 1 hour and 5 minutes.

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No steam in this engine...would have thought a new engine would be firing on all cylinders. This one has poor machinery, poor engineers and very poor drivers. Coal is soo expensive that i would rather get it elsewhere.

1
★★★☆☆

No steam in this engine...would have thought a new engine would be firing on all cylinders. This one has poor machinery, poor engineers and very poor drivers. Coal is soo expensive that i would rather get it elsewhere.

Pros: Still thinking...maybe the clean bathroom...

Cons: Where do i start...

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Four of us had dinner at Bette last night and had a great experience! We met at the bar for a pre-dinner cocktail before our 7:30 reservation. We enjoyed our drinks and conversation and took our time- we didn't ask to be seated until 7:45 - which wasn't a problem. The service was very professional and prompt. The menu has quite a price range - $17 - $40's for entrees. I had salmon which I was thrilled with!! The scallop au gratin appetizer was very good - rich, but perfect if shared. The restaurant filled up by 8:30 - there was a good buzz to the room - it was crowded, but we didn't feel rushed to finish or our table service delayed. We all enjoyed the evening!

2
★★★★★

Four of us had dinner at Bette last night and had a great experience! We met at the bar for a pre-dinner cocktail before our 7:30 reservation. We enjoyed our drinks and conversation and took our time- we didn't ask to be seated until 7:45 - which wasn't a problem. The service was very professional and prompt. The menu has quite a price range - $17 - $40's for entrees. I had salmon which I was thrilled with!! The scallop au gratin appetizer was very good - rich, but perfect if shared. The restaurant filled up by 8:30 - there was a good buzz to the room - it was crowded, but we didn't feel rushed to finish or our table service delayed. We all enjoyed the evening!

Pros: great service, intimate atmosphere

Cons: air not working, a little too warm

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I went there with a friend for afternoon tea service on a Sunday. The restaurant is beautiful and the service was great (granted we were practially the only people there). The tea service is amazing: the tea is sublime and so are the desserts and finger sandwiches. And everything is 'all you can eat', which makes it an even better deal. A great experience overall.

2
★★★★★

I went there with a friend for afternoon tea service on a Sunday. The restaurant is beautiful and the service was great (granted we were practially the only people there). The tea service is amazing: the tea is sublime and so are the desserts and finger sandwiches. And everything is 'all you can eat', which makes it an even better deal. A great experience overall.

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I loved it! Service, scene, decor, the most surprising thing for me was the food. I had heard mixed things but the sole was fantastic as were the short ribs. Go when you are feeling gorgeous and want to spoil yourselves.

2
★★★★★

I loved it! Service, scene, decor, the most surprising thing for me was the food. I had heard mixed things but the sole was fantastic as were the short ribs. Go when you are feeling gorgeous and want to spoil yourselves.

Pros: food, service, crowd

Cons: hard to find, wait

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What a crowd! The night I went I saw Linda Evangelista and Jay McInerney. Everyone was chic and oh so put together. The food was outstanding, The scallops, Lamb, Whole Branzino all fantastic. Very good wines too. I highly recomment Bette for anyone looking for Style and Substance.

2
★★★★★

What a crowd! The night I went I saw Linda Evangelista and Jay McInerney. Everyone was chic and oh so put together. The food was outstanding, The scallops, Lamb, Whole Branzino all fantastic. Very good wines too. I highly recomment Bette for anyone looking for Style and Substance.

Pros: room, service, food

Cons: wait

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A client and I dined at Bette on Thursday eve and we both loved it. We had a 9pm reservation but arrived a bit early and were seated immediately. We started with Pear Bellinis and it was one of the best cocktails I have ever enjoyed. All courses were delicious - we had the artichoke dish & a half portion of pasta with caviar to start and a sea scallop special (unbelievable!) and tuna for the main courses. Pumpkin dessert was out of this world and I don't usually care for pumpkin! The only thing we ordered that I would not order again was the caviar with creme fraiche and baked potato - go w/half portion pasta (above) instead. Very mixed and interesting crowd and beautiful room. Perfect place for a fun, sexy, and flavorful dining experience!

2
★★★★★

A client and I dined at Bette on Thursday eve and we both loved it. We had a 9pm reservation but arrived a bit early and were seated immediately. We started with Pear Bellinis and it was one of the best cocktails I have ever enjoyed. All courses were delicious - we had the artichoke dish & a half portion of pasta with caviar to start and a sea scallop special (unbelievable!) and tuna for the main courses. Pumpkin dessert was out of this world and I don't usually care for pumpkin! The only thing we ordered that I would not order again was the caviar with creme fraiche and baked potato - go w/half portion pasta (above) instead. Very mixed and interesting crowd and beautiful room. Perfect place for a fun, sexy, and flavorful dining experience!

Pros: delicious food, beautiful room, interesting crowd

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i don't understand the negative comments...I had a very good meal with excellent service (thank you david).the crowd was beautiful and the food was good, not amazing but very simple and good.I think some people come with a chip on their shoulder because they can't get a prime time reservation but if you want glamour and fun , I say go!

2
★★★★★

i don't understand the negative comments...I had a very good meal with excellent service (thank you david).the crowd was beautiful and the food was good, not amazing but very simple and good.I think some people come with a chip on their shoulder because they can't get a prime time reservation but if you want glamour and fun , I say go!

Pros: ambiance, crowd, wine list

Cons: crowded

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Great spot! The food is simple but very well executed. Unlike the other reviewer I understood what the artichoke dish is about: softened ricotta (not goat cheese), tomato fondue (not artichoke), and crisp baby arichokes, complemented each other beautifully. The wine list is excellent, with truly great finds, especially if you are somewhat adventurous and into organic or natural wines. Just ask for Benoit (did I spell it right?) the amazing manager/sommelier who will explain it all with words everyone can actually understand. The crowd was well dressed, including the celebs like Sting, Halle Berry, and Naomi which were really there. The staff is very knowledgeable, attentive, and friendly, without attitude. Kuddos to the management on the training and hiring! In all, go there to see, be seen, but above all go there to have a very good meal with friends. I know I will return again and again.

2
★★★★★

Great spot! The food is simple but very well executed. Unlike the other reviewer I understood what the artichoke dish is about: softened ricotta (not goat cheese), tomato fondue (not artichoke), and crisp baby arichokes, complemented each other beautifully. The wine list is excellent, with truly great finds, especially if you are somewhat adventurous and into organic or natural wines. Just ask for Benoit (did I spell it right?) the amazing manager/sommelier who will explain it all with words everyone can actually understand. The crowd was well dressed, including the celebs like Sting, Halle Berry, and Naomi which were really there. The staff is very knowledgeable, attentive, and friendly, without attitude. Kuddos to the management on the training and hiring! In all, go there to see, be seen, but above all go there to have a very good meal with friends. I know I will return again and again.

Pros: Ambience, Service, Wines

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I went there last week with 4 other friends, it was the worst service I've ever seen!! The waiter had no idea about presenting and serving wine, eventhough we paid more than $90 a bottle. He brought us the check without even asking if we need anything else, while we were getting ready to order desserts. When we opened the check, we realized that they added 20% tip, for that awful service!! We paid anyway, without saying anything. I put a note on the CC merchant copy for the manager to see and mentioned that the service sucked. The guy was ripping it off while we were leaving.. I hope he/she will read it hear and take some action about it. Otherwise they will loose a lot of customers. My advice; don't go there! There are so many better places to spent money at!! It doesn't worth it!!!

0
★☆☆☆☆

I went there last week with 4 other friends, it was the worst service I've ever seen!! The waiter had no idea about presenting and serving wine, eventhough we paid more than $90 a bottle. He brought us the check without even asking if we need anything else, while we were getting ready to order desserts. When we opened the check, we realized that they added 20% tip, for that awful service!! We paid anyway, without saying anything. I put a note on the CC merchant copy for the manager to see and mentioned that the service sucked. The guy was ripping it off while we were leaving.. I hope he/she will read it hear and take some action about it. Otherwise they will loose a lot of customers. My advice; don't go there! There are so many better places to spent money at!! It doesn't worth it!!!

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I dine out frequently and enjoy trying new restaurants. I had read favorable reviews in New York Magazine and The New York Times. I'm not a harsh critic, but Bette's was nothing spectacular. The decor was nice, but nothing extraordinary. The food was below average. Don't feel as if you're missing out on something by not having dinner at Bette's.

1
★★★☆☆

I dine out frequently and enjoy trying new restaurants. I had read favorable reviews in New York Magazine and The New York Times. I'm not a harsh critic, but Bette's was nothing spectacular. The decor was nice, but nothing extraordinary. The food was below average. Don't feel as if you're missing out on something by not having dinner at Bette's.

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What a major disappointment...We sat for 25 mins w/o sight of a waiter. It was so hot in the upstairs alcove! Ordered the Artichoke fondue There was no fondue..just grilled artichokes and a pile of goat cheese. Chicken liver dumplings were a joke, deep fried dough with some chopped liver in it. Entrees were 'ubber' small. Ok for Mary Kate and Ashley, but not for anyone who actually eats. Bill came, gave my CC. The receipt came back with a total $15 more than the bill, when I questioned the waiter if gratuity was includehe said no, opps my bad? By the way I called @ 5pm and got a 7:30 resevation for the same night. Amy stick to the clubs!

1
★★☆☆☆

What a major disappointment...We sat for 25 mins w/o sight of a waiter. It was so hot in the upstairs alcove! Ordered the Artichoke fondue There was no fondue..just grilled artichokes and a pile of goat cheese. Chicken liver dumplings were a joke, deep fried dough with some chopped liver in it. Entrees were 'ubber' small. Ok for Mary Kate and Ashley, but not for anyone who actually eats. Bill came, gave my CC. The receipt came back with a total $15 more than the bill, when I questioned the waiter if gratuity was includehe said no, opps my bad? By the way I called @ 5pm and got a 7:30 resevation for the same night. Amy stick to the clubs!

Pros: Good Scene, Decor

Cons: THE FOOD, THE FOOD, THE FOOD

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In a city full of restaurants with great food at good prices, there is no reason to eat at this "trendy destination." The food is overpriced, plain and boring. The scene is not particularly attractive and there were no famous, chic people anywhere to be found. Moreover, after hearing rumors of "month-long" waits for reservations, the place was half-empty.

0
★☆☆☆☆

In a city full of restaurants with great food at good prices, there is no reason to eat at this "trendy destination." The food is overpriced, plain and boring. The scene is not particularly attractive and there were no famous, chic people anywhere to be found. Moreover, after hearing rumors of "month-long" waits for reservations, the place was half-empty.

Pros: Service

Cons: Food, Value

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The people, the space, the cocktails, Amy Sacco has done it again. The Bunglow 8 of restaurants, we've all heard about Bette's wild reservations policies, but beg borrow and steal to get that 5:30 reservation to dine at the classiest, most A-list (Amy Sacco's friends are the only one's allowed so far, so the people watching is unparalled) restaurant in the hippest neighborhood in Manhattan. The atmosphere is absolutly fabulous. The food is allright too, but lets face it, that's not why we're here :)

2
★★★★★

The people, the space, the cocktails, Amy Sacco has done it again. The Bunglow 8 of restaurants, we've all heard about Bette's wild reservations policies, but beg borrow and steal to get that 5:30 reservation to dine at the classiest, most A-list (Amy Sacco's friends are the only one's allowed so far, so the people watching is unparalled) restaurant in the hippest neighborhood in Manhattan. The atmosphere is absolutly fabulous. The food is allright too, but lets face it, that's not why we're here :)

Pros: People Watching, Atmosphere

Cons: Price

 

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