The London NYC

★★★★☆
  • 151 W 54th St

    New York, NY 10019

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Wonderful ambiance and Amazingly great food if you like "delicate" dishes and have a refined palate.

The only problem was the service - our waitress had a bunch of little quips which I found sarcastic OR funny,either way, unprofessional. Also, I chose the chefs five course tasting menu (absolutely delicious and well-balanced)- between course 3 and 4 we waited about 15 minutes, then between course 4 and 5 we sat there for over 30 minutes and then realized that our waitress left. (We asked for another waiter to find her 15 min in and he came back later with the 5th course). Therefore, the main waitress was disappointing but the rest of the waiters were great.

The scene is also a bit upscale and not at all casual - very nice.

The atmosphere and food outweigh the service so that we will definitely go back again.

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★★★★☆

Wonderful ambiance and Amazingly great food if you like "delicate" dishes and have a refined palate.

The only problem was the service - our waitress had a bunch of little quips which I found sarcastic OR funny,either way, unprofessional. Also, I chose the chefs five course tasting menu (absolutely delicious and well-balanced)- between course 3 and 4 we waited about 15 minutes, then between course 4 and 5 we sat there for over 30 minutes and then realized that our waitress left. (We asked for another waiter to find her 15 min in and he came back later with the 5th course). Therefore, the main waitress was disappointing but the rest of the waiters were great.

The scene is also a bit upscale and not at all casual - very nice.

The atmosphere and food outweigh the service so that we will definitely go back again.

Pros: Well-Balanced Tasting Menu, Atmosphere, Pretty Bathrooms

Cons: Service - very slow (not on a busy night), unprofessional

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I made a reservation for my husband's 50th birthday. When I found out last week that Gordon Ramsay sold the restaurant, I was concerned about the quality of the food, etc., and called them. I spoke with two people and they assured me that everything would be great. They told me that they would make my husband's birthday special and bring him some ice cream with a candle on it, along with our chosen dessert. When I checked in that night, I reminded the hostess about his birthday and she said they knew.

We ate dinner (more on that below) and then our dessert appeared. I waited and waited for them to bring the birthday dessert and it didn't show up. After we finished our dessert, I excused myself to go to the bathroom and told the manager that I was very upset about this. They apologized (not even in a very nice way) and then came out with the ice cream and candle, after we were already finished our dessert. I was so annoyed and it definitely took away from the special experience I wanted to provide for my husband. I expected them to adjust the bill - or at least offer us a free drink or something - but NOTHING! We were presented with the full bill and there were no special apologies. What a disappointment for a night I had planned to be very special in honor of a significant milestone.

The food: for the most part, it was good. We ordered langoustines and paid extra for them. The pasta on the side was lukewarm and mushy. Very overcooked. The portions are very small and it is very expensive.

The atmosphere: it is a beautiful room but somehow lacks something. Perhaps some soft music would help.

I would skip this place if you have a special occasion - or anytime, frankly.

1
★★☆☆☆

I made a reservation for my husband's 50th birthday. When I found out last week that Gordon Ramsay sold the restaurant, I was concerned about the quality of the food, etc., and called them. I spoke with two people and they assured me that everything would be great. They told me that they would make my husband's birthday special and bring him some ice cream with a candle on it, along with our chosen dessert. When I checked in that night, I reminded the hostess about his birthday and she said they knew.

We ate dinner (more on that below) and then our dessert appeared. I waited and waited for them to bring the birthday dessert and it didn't show up. After we finished our dessert, I excused myself to go to the bathroom and told the manager that I was very upset about this. They apologized (not even in a very nice way) and then came out with the ice cream and candle, after we were already finished our dessert. I was so annoyed and it definitely took away from the special experience I wanted to provide for my husband. I expected them to adjust the bill - or at least offer us a free drink or something - but NOTHING! We were presented with the full bill and there were no special apologies. What a disappointment for a night I had planned to be very special in honor of a significant milestone.

The food: for the most part, it was good. We ordered langoustines and paid extra for them. The pasta on the side was lukewarm and mushy. Very overcooked. The portions are very small and it is very expensive.

The atmosphere: it is a beautiful room but somehow lacks something. Perhaps some soft music would help.

I would skip this place if you have a special occasion - or anytime, frankly.

Pros: Beautiful presentation of food

Cons: Atmosphere, did not deliver what was promised

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GREAT FOOD!!! I ONLY EAT THIS GOOD IN PARIS!!!
DONT LEAVE WITHOUT TRYING THE APPLE TART!!!
AND THE PRICE FOR WHAT YOU GET IS INCREDIBLE

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★★★★★

GREAT FOOD!!! I ONLY EAT THIS GOOD IN PARIS!!!
DONT LEAVE WITHOUT TRYING THE APPLE TART!!!
AND THE PRICE FOR WHAT YOU GET IS INCREDIBLE

Pros: GREAT FOOD

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We were terribly disappointed with the evening. The meals were beautifully prepared and flavorful however the portions were extremely small and some had already cooled by the time they reached the table. Risotto was tasteless but the carrot cake was good albeit tiny.The wines were excellent although the wine list definitely favored the higer priced vintages, there were few that were reasonably priced. The rest rooms are typical European individual unisex and I found it distasteful to have to "put the seat down" when I entered to use the facilities, The Maze restaurant is not at all charming, it is reminisent of a first class airline lounge and the bar stools were not very comfortable.Definitely not a date place.
No one in our party felt that the meal was satisfying and after all, it is actually about eating isn't it? The elegance of the food was appreciated but one does not like to leave a restaurant hungry, especially when the bill for 4 is over $500 pre gratuities.

1
★★★☆☆

We were terribly disappointed with the evening. The meals were beautifully prepared and flavorful however the portions were extremely small and some had already cooled by the time they reached the table. Risotto was tasteless but the carrot cake was good albeit tiny.The wines were excellent although the wine list definitely favored the higer priced vintages, there were few that were reasonably priced. The rest rooms are typical European individual unisex and I found it distasteful to have to "put the seat down" when I entered to use the facilities, The Maze restaurant is not at all charming, it is reminisent of a first class airline lounge and the bar stools were not very comfortable.Definitely not a date place.
No one in our party felt that the meal was satisfying and after all, it is actually about eating isn't it? The elegance of the food was appreciated but one does not like to leave a restaurant hungry, especially when the bill for 4 is over $500 pre gratuities.

Pros: food presentation

Cons: tiny portions, lacking atmosphere, prices, stuffy staff

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The food was well prepared and extremely fresh however the entire dining experience was not relaxing or very enjoyable. This restaurant has a rather chilly atmosphere, contemporary "high end caferateria" decor in the Maze section. The main dining room is comfortable and a bit more pleasant but both are too brightly lit and the atmosphere is futuristic and unwelcoming.The entire ordeal was simply overly dramatic from making the reservation throughout the entire evening. The reservationist was vague, unsure of availability and most difficult to deal with, also made one feel as though she was doing us a favor in even granting us a reservation yet the entire evening the room was more than half empty.
The staff is a very young and seemed inexperienced in extending any true hospitality, everything appeared scripted.Once seated bottled water was pushed which was fine except for the fact that both bottles were flat, they were replaced without incident.The wine list was quite dramatic with many elegant wines however the more reasonable $150 and under wines were lacking.We were a group of three and ordered 10 items on the menu and had our own tasting. All was very well done however the portions were smaller than any of us have ever seen and we are very frequent restaurant goers, here and abroad. Each time any food was served there was a full presentation and description, it all just became tiresome and over done.
We all felt there was no reason to ever return as this restaurant may have good food but it does not have the entire package.It is unfortuante that we also felt as though we had not actually enjoyed a meal as there was just too little food served, even with 10 courses plus dessert.All in all disappointing.

1
★★★☆☆

The food was well prepared and extremely fresh however the entire dining experience was not relaxing or very enjoyable. This restaurant has a rather chilly atmosphere, contemporary "high end caferateria" decor in the Maze section. The main dining room is comfortable and a bit more pleasant but both are too brightly lit and the atmosphere is futuristic and unwelcoming.The entire ordeal was simply overly dramatic from making the reservation throughout the entire evening. The reservationist was vague, unsure of availability and most difficult to deal with, also made one feel as though she was doing us a favor in even granting us a reservation yet the entire evening the room was more than half empty.
The staff is a very young and seemed inexperienced in extending any true hospitality, everything appeared scripted.Once seated bottled water was pushed which was fine except for the fact that both bottles were flat, they were replaced without incident.The wine list was quite dramatic with many elegant wines however the more reasonable $150 and under wines were lacking.We were a group of three and ordered 10 items on the menu and had our own tasting. All was very well done however the portions were smaller than any of us have ever seen and we are very frequent restaurant goers, here and abroad. Each time any food was served there was a full presentation and description, it all just became tiresome and over done.
We all felt there was no reason to ever return as this restaurant may have good food but it does not have the entire package.It is unfortuante that we also felt as though we had not actually enjoyed a meal as there was just too little food served, even with 10 courses plus dessert.All in all disappointing.

Pros: Lovely, well prepared food.

Cons: tiny portions, stiff service, no ambaince, unisex restrooms

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I ate there for an important birthday. As per instructions, we arrived early--half an hour early on a cold day that was pouring rain. My folks and I went to sit in the loungey part of the bar, where we were promptly ignored. A snack of olives and cheese dressed in oil came without toothpicks or extra napkins, making eating messy (not cool when you're dressed to the nines), and requests for both items went unanswered. This when you consider that we were told we HAD to order snacks in order to sit at the little round tables as opposed to the bar. The bar area was EMPTY by the way; there was one other group at a table and 2 lonely-looking suits at the bar. When they did seat us, they reminded us of the obnoxious 2-hour dinner policy. We were the first people shepherded in to a vast and still empty dining room. It took forever to get water on the table, and they kept pushing bottled water vs. tapwater. Keeping our water glasses full wasn't a priority; trying to rush us through our $$$ wine was. The food itself was wonderful, as expected, but not really exciting or innovative. Yes they had foie gras as an appetizer, which was very tasty. The venison that I had was good, but the portion was appetizer-sized. The real star of the show was the dessert trolley and the cheese selection, which was very welcome given the teeny portions on dinner. The dessert cart was the best thing that night--truly a wonderful selection of handmade takes on childhood favorites. The cheese selection was very well curated, and the cheese-master guy was the first truly nice and pleasant staff member of the evening (promote him!!). Overall dinner was nice but I'm glad as hell I wasn't the one paying for it. Would consider going back for brunch, which is cheaper and still has the dessert/cheese option.

1
★★★☆☆

I ate there for an important birthday. As per instructions, we arrived early--half an hour early on a cold day that was pouring rain. My folks and I went to sit in the loungey part of the bar, where we were promptly ignored. A snack of olives and cheese dressed in oil came without toothpicks or extra napkins, making eating messy (not cool when you're dressed to the nines), and requests for both items went unanswered. This when you consider that we were told we HAD to order snacks in order to sit at the little round tables as opposed to the bar. The bar area was EMPTY by the way; there was one other group at a table and 2 lonely-looking suits at the bar. When they did seat us, they reminded us of the obnoxious 2-hour dinner policy. We were the first people shepherded in to a vast and still empty dining room. It took forever to get water on the table, and they kept pushing bottled water vs. tapwater. Keeping our water glasses full wasn't a priority; trying to rush us through our $$$ wine was. The food itself was wonderful, as expected, but not really exciting or innovative. Yes they had foie gras as an appetizer, which was very tasty. The venison that I had was good, but the portion was appetizer-sized. The real star of the show was the dessert trolley and the cheese selection, which was very welcome given the teeny portions on dinner. The dessert cart was the best thing that night--truly a wonderful selection of handmade takes on childhood favorites. The cheese selection was very well curated, and the cheese-master guy was the first truly nice and pleasant staff member of the evening (promote him!!). Overall dinner was nice but I'm glad as hell I wasn't the one paying for it. Would consider going back for brunch, which is cheaper and still has the dessert/cheese option.

Pros: Amazing desserts and legendary sweet cart.

Cons: Snotty, rushed service, food isn't exactly innovative.

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I just went to Gordon Ramsay for lunch, and I was very much looking forward to the food. However, I did not get to eat it. Our reservation was for 8 people, but we had 10 people show up. The staff said that they could not accomodate us with a bigger table or with an additional table. We had to split up our party, and I went to the casual dining room next door. The food was good, but the menu was more limited and traditional, not adventurous...mostly seafood, chicken, risotto...no quail, rabbit, short ribs, or steak. Throughout the course of the next hour and 45 minutes, the formal dining room never filled, and there were at least 5 tables empty. I was very disappointed with the service. My impression is that they were either faking exclusivity or they do not know how to manage reservations. There are plenty of other fabulous restaurants in the city that provide excellent service along with impeccable food. I will not be returning to Gordon Ramsay.

1
★★★☆☆

I just went to Gordon Ramsay for lunch, and I was very much looking forward to the food. However, I did not get to eat it. Our reservation was for 8 people, but we had 10 people show up. The staff said that they could not accomodate us with a bigger table or with an additional table. We had to split up our party, and I went to the casual dining room next door. The food was good, but the menu was more limited and traditional, not adventurous...mostly seafood, chicken, risotto...no quail, rabbit, short ribs, or steak. Throughout the course of the next hour and 45 minutes, the formal dining room never filled, and there were at least 5 tables empty. I was very disappointed with the service. My impression is that they were either faking exclusivity or they do not know how to manage reservations. There are plenty of other fabulous restaurants in the city that provide excellent service along with impeccable food. I will not be returning to Gordon Ramsay.

Pros: Beautiful presentation, good food

Cons: Service

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My boyfriend and I dined at The London last night for his birthday. I had been unable to make a reservation because I only called about a month before the date, but I was actually offered a table the day before off of the wait list. Overall, I found the experience of dining here extremely enjoyable. One of the best parts of the restaurant is that you walk through the rather noisy, family-filled bar and cafe through a large door into what is definitely one of the chic-est and most fancy rooms I have dined in. The tables are intimate, sitting a couple side by side rather than across from one another. The staff was extremely attentive throughout the meal. Actually, it was rather cleverly choreographed, as we were waited by at least 6 different servers throughout the night. My boyfriend and I both chose the 3 course meal for $100. The cocktail selection is mediocre, but the wine selections are endless. The only problem was that it took us almost 30 minutes to decipher the menu, which, even when terms are in English, are difficult to discern. For example, I ordered the Alaskan halibut without having any idea what "hearts of palm bone marrow" were. Although the staff was extremely attentive, our server's English was unclear, so our questions about the menu went unanswered. Also, we had to ask twice for extra bread. My boyfriend was not overly impressed with the rabbit appetizer he ordered, but I thought the tuna appetizer was heavenly. The "hearts of palm" and halibut were very good as well, and the chocolate souffle dessert was outstanding. We spent a leisurely almost 3 hours at the restaurant, and the bill for 2 was, with gratuity, over 300 dollars. While this might not be the best NY restaurant I've dined at, the choreographed service along with the "extras" (like bon bons from a cart at the end of the meal), plus the wonderfully quiet and romantic atmosphere, absolutely make this restaurant a must try. You will feel like a king.

2
★★★★☆

My boyfriend and I dined at The London last night for his birthday. I had been unable to make a reservation because I only called about a month before the date, but I was actually offered a table the day before off of the wait list. Overall, I found the experience of dining here extremely enjoyable. One of the best parts of the restaurant is that you walk through the rather noisy, family-filled bar and cafe through a large door into what is definitely one of the chic-est and most fancy rooms I have dined in. The tables are intimate, sitting a couple side by side rather than across from one another. The staff was extremely attentive throughout the meal. Actually, it was rather cleverly choreographed, as we were waited by at least 6 different servers throughout the night. My boyfriend and I both chose the 3 course meal for $100. The cocktail selection is mediocre, but the wine selections are endless. The only problem was that it took us almost 30 minutes to decipher the menu, which, even when terms are in English, are difficult to discern. For example, I ordered the Alaskan halibut without having any idea what "hearts of palm bone marrow" were. Although the staff was extremely attentive, our server's English was unclear, so our questions about the menu went unanswered. Also, we had to ask twice for extra bread. My boyfriend was not overly impressed with the rabbit appetizer he ordered, but I thought the tuna appetizer was heavenly. The "hearts of palm" and halibut were very good as well, and the chocolate souffle dessert was outstanding. We spent a leisurely almost 3 hours at the restaurant, and the bill for 2 was, with gratuity, over 300 dollars. While this might not be the best NY restaurant I've dined at, the choreographed service along with the "extras" (like bon bons from a cart at the end of the meal), plus the wonderfully quiet and romantic atmosphere, absolutely make this restaurant a must try. You will feel like a king.

Pros: Excellent service, lots of extras throughout the meal, excellent fish entrees

Cons: The cost - yes, it's very good, but it's very expensive. You might be able to get better value somewhere else.

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I was there in December for my birthday with 6 of my friends and family and I can find no fault in ANYTHING. The service was first class, the food was perfect and the wine was splendid. When you go there, please ask for a tour of the kitchen...it's quite a treat. I highly recommend this restaurant.

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★★★★★

I was there in December for my birthday with 6 of my friends and family and I can find no fault in ANYTHING. The service was first class, the food was perfect and the wine was splendid. When you go there, please ask for a tour of the kitchen...it's quite a treat. I highly recommend this restaurant.

Cons: None

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The food here was very average, but the ambiance and the service were very remarkable below average.

The appetizers, though small and not satisfying, are somewhat of a highlight, though the rest of the meal was severely lacking in flavor and proper preparation. Most dishes were overcooked or simply poorly flavored.

Chef Ramsey should consider lending his talent to his restaurants instead of just his name. This was extraordinarily disappointing and overvalued. Not recommended in the slightest.

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★☆☆☆☆

The food here was very average, but the ambiance and the service were very remarkable below average.

The appetizers, though small and not satisfying, are somewhat of a highlight, though the rest of the meal was severely lacking in flavor and proper preparation. Most dishes were overcooked or simply poorly flavored.

Chef Ramsey should consider lending his talent to his restaurants instead of just his name. This was extraordinarily disappointing and overvalued. Not recommended in the slightest.

Pros: Appetizers, Overpriced Drinks

Cons: Service, Ambience, Staff

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Nel and I flew in from London especially to celebrate Valentine's evening together at Gordon Ramsay's fine dining room in The London NYC., where we were staying for the weekend. From the moment we walked into this exquisite theatre of food and wine we knew this would be an historic show. We were immediately warmed by the unique ambiance and decor of the room; from the expertly spaced and spacious tables to the friendly, professional and courteous service which we received throughout the evening. The set menu of 8 courses were expertly paired with exceptional wines chosen by Chef Sommelier, Shawn Paul. The amouse bouche quickly followed our welcoming pink champagne. Then a creative replacement for the foie gras was soon agreed and consumed with joy. Each successive course followed in perfect rythmn, elegant consistency and superb presentation from Maine diver scallops, tiger prawn ravioli, pan seared black cod with Caraquet oysters, Brandt beef fillet with Kobe shortribs, passion fruit cream with coconut and mint granite, raspberry cremeux and Kilchurn honeycomb culminating in the by-then very hazy view of our fellow diners each receiving a parting red rose. The bill for this beautiful evening was worth every few dollars for each exquisite minute. Book your places as soon as you can to share this special dining experience with someone you love. We will be returning very shortly for another celebration and have aleady recommended this wonderful room to many of our friends throughout the World.... Gordon, give the guys a rise!

2
★★★★★

Nel and I flew in from London especially to celebrate Valentine's evening together at Gordon Ramsay's fine dining room in The London NYC., where we were staying for the weekend. From the moment we walked into this exquisite theatre of food and wine we knew this would be an historic show. We were immediately warmed by the unique ambiance and decor of the room; from the expertly spaced and spacious tables to the friendly, professional and courteous service which we received throughout the evening. The set menu of 8 courses were expertly paired with exceptional wines chosen by Chef Sommelier, Shawn Paul. The amouse bouche quickly followed our welcoming pink champagne. Then a creative replacement for the foie gras was soon agreed and consumed with joy. Each successive course followed in perfect rythmn, elegant consistency and superb presentation from Maine diver scallops, tiger prawn ravioli, pan seared black cod with Caraquet oysters, Brandt beef fillet with Kobe shortribs, passion fruit cream with coconut and mint granite, raspberry cremeux and Kilchurn honeycomb culminating in the by-then very hazy view of our fellow diners each receiving a parting red rose. The bill for this beautiful evening was worth every few dollars for each exquisite minute. Book your places as soon as you can to share this special dining experience with someone you love. We will be returning very shortly for another celebration and have aleady recommended this wonderful room to many of our friends throughout the World.... Gordon, give the guys a rise!

Pros: Ambience, Fine dining experience, Food, Wine pairing, Service.

Cons: limited choice of breads

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I have gone there about 8 times in the last six months Does that tell you something? It's amazing food with excellent service. Every item we tried, we liked. The White Asparagus Salad, the scallops, the foie gra dishes, the sable fish (no longer on the menu), the lamb, the cheese plates... We have a hard time deciding what to get because everything is great. I typically order three items and am left with no room for dessert. My boyfriend gets four and sometimes dessert. You will not regret going here. The wait staff and hosts are all very competent, efficient, and friendly. They didn't get Michelin Star for the celebrity of Gordon Ramsay - they got it because their food and service is excellent! Also, they have an excellent fixed price lunch every day - it's a great deal for three courses!

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★★★★★

I have gone there about 8 times in the last six months Does that tell you something? It's amazing food with excellent service. Every item we tried, we liked. The White Asparagus Salad, the scallops, the foie gra dishes, the sable fish (no longer on the menu), the lamb, the cheese plates... We have a hard time deciding what to get because everything is great. I typically order three items and am left with no room for dessert. My boyfriend gets four and sometimes dessert. You will not regret going here. The wait staff and hosts are all very competent, efficient, and friendly. They didn't get Michelin Star for the celebrity of Gordon Ramsay - they got it because their food and service is excellent! Also, they have an excellent fixed price lunch every day - it's a great deal for three courses!

Pros: Excellent Food and Service

Cons: Pricey, albeit worth it

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I have been here twice, one in the main dining room and once at the Chef's table (if you have the means i STRONGLY suggest you reserve this- great experience to eat in his kitchen!) The food and service are outstanding and live up to its michelin star status and that of Gordon Ramsay himself. The staff is super attentive and knowledgable and the food is some of the best I have ever had. It is a little bit pricey, but considering what else is around for the same cost in this city well worth it.
The decor in the main dining room i thought was a little stodgey but that is about it for negatives.

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★★★★★

I have been here twice, one in the main dining room and once at the Chef's table (if you have the means i STRONGLY suggest you reserve this- great experience to eat in his kitchen!) The food and service are outstanding and live up to its michelin star status and that of Gordon Ramsay himself. The staff is super attentive and knowledgable and the food is some of the best I have ever had. It is a little bit pricey, but considering what else is around for the same cost in this city well worth it.
The decor in the main dining room i thought was a little stodgey but that is about it for negatives.

Pros: Great food and service

Cons: Decor

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I'm a restaurant group manager in NYC and eat out 10-12 times a week.

I'll agree with most of the reviews on here that the food is fantastic. There was not one thing out of everything we had that wasn't fresh, full of flavor and prepared perfectly. Portion sizes are small for glutenous American's who think everything should be super-sized and 1/4 pounders (yes, I'm American).

However, service was probably some of the worst I've experienced at a "fine dining" restaurant in NYC. Starting from having to ask for menus, wine list, bread and to order... to the sommelier not letting us look at the bottle of wine we ordered so that we had to grab the bottle and turn it to see. Each finished courses dishes were left on the table for at least 10 minutes after we had finished, and we'd have to ask to have them cleared. Our waiter was changed TWICE during our service.

One dessert was brought out, then the other did not come for 10 minutes.

Gordon's kitchen may not be featured on his TV show "Hell's Kitchen" or "Kitchen Nightmares", but his front of the house certainly should.

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★★★☆☆

I'm a restaurant group manager in NYC and eat out 10-12 times a week.

I'll agree with most of the reviews on here that the food is fantastic. There was not one thing out of everything we had that wasn't fresh, full of flavor and prepared perfectly. Portion sizes are small for glutenous American's who think everything should be super-sized and 1/4 pounders (yes, I'm American).

However, service was probably some of the worst I've experienced at a "fine dining" restaurant in NYC. Starting from having to ask for menus, wine list, bread and to order... to the sommelier not letting us look at the bottle of wine we ordered so that we had to grab the bottle and turn it to see. Each finished courses dishes were left on the table for at least 10 minutes after we had finished, and we'd have to ask to have them cleared. Our waiter was changed TWICE during our service.

One dessert was brought out, then the other did not come for 10 minutes.

Gordon's kitchen may not be featured on his TV show "Hell's Kitchen" or "Kitchen Nightmares", but his front of the house certainly should.

Pros: Fresh ingredients, flavorful, beautiful presentation

Cons: Service below average

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I agree with poster below: I just don't get Frank Bruni's prejudice towards this place. I'm assuming the bad NYT review was to put the arrogant outspoken Gordon Ramsay in his place. Bruni's review certainly didn't reflect the culinary genius that is Gordon Ramsay's cuisine. Fortunately the 2007 Michelin stars and Zagat review reflect more accurately what diners already know: this is some seriously sensational cooking. My partner and I ate at Aubergine in London several years ago (an amazing culinary experience) and were ecstatic to hear GR was coming to NYC. Many high end restaurants in NY think rather a lot of themselves and often don"t deliver on expectations. Exceptions to that: Daniel, Le Bernardin, Essex House, Atelier de Joel Robuchon, Cafe Gray. If you rate these kind of restaurants, you won't be disappointed with GR's cuisine.

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★★★★★

I agree with poster below: I just don't get Frank Bruni's prejudice towards this place. I'm assuming the bad NYT review was to put the arrogant outspoken Gordon Ramsay in his place. Bruni's review certainly didn't reflect the culinary genius that is Gordon Ramsay's cuisine. Fortunately the 2007 Michelin stars and Zagat review reflect more accurately what diners already know: this is some seriously sensational cooking. My partner and I ate at Aubergine in London several years ago (an amazing culinary experience) and were ecstatic to hear GR was coming to NYC. Many high end restaurants in NY think rather a lot of themselves and often don"t deliver on expectations. Exceptions to that: Daniel, Le Bernardin, Essex House, Atelier de Joel Robuchon, Cafe Gray. If you rate these kind of restaurants, you won't be disappointed with GR's cuisine.

Pros: Sensational cuisine

Cons: $$$$ (London food - London prices)

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I had high expectations of the restaurant given the various shows I have seen over the years with Gordon Ramsay. My girlfriend and I decided to get the 7 course tasting menu. I was overwhelmed by the result. All except one dish was truly spectacular. The pork belly (although very good) was the only dish that was not amazing among the all courses we both had. Even the bread was amazing. The great food is complemented by a staff that is truly first class. It was an overall amazing dining experience. I would highly recommend this place for those willing to spend for great food. I will definitely be coming back.

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★★★★★

I had high expectations of the restaurant given the various shows I have seen over the years with Gordon Ramsay. My girlfriend and I decided to get the 7 course tasting menu. I was overwhelmed by the result. All except one dish was truly spectacular. The pork belly (although very good) was the only dish that was not amazing among the all courses we both had. Even the bread was amazing. The great food is complemented by a staff that is truly first class. It was an overall amazing dining experience. I would highly recommend this place for those willing to spend for great food. I will definitely be coming back.

Pros: Spectacular Food, Great Staff, Nice Decor

Cons: Not Cheap

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I have to disagree with previous reviews regarding price. The price you pay to eat here is well worth it! Considering there are so many fine French restaurants in NYC that charge you sometimes double the amount you pay at Gordon Ramsay (for ex. - Per Se and Daniel at at least $300 and $200/per person), I think you are getting quite a bargain. There is no comparison to the cheaper "bistros" or "brasseries" in the city. This is fine French food at its best. I've been here 4 times total - twice in the Fine Diningroom and twice at the London Bar. Both are excellent and very, very consistent. Everytime we ordered a repeat dish from our previous visit, it was just as amazing. The service was excellent as well, with very attentive staff. We toured the kitchen twice and it really is an amazing space. If you decide to go, be sure to ask to tour the kitchen since it is apparently a "show kitchen" and quite a remarkable sight - very spacious, impeccably clean, and organized. Also, standing in front of the pass and watching the chefs at work with such attention to detail makes the food you just ate seem 10 times more worth it!

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★★★★★

I have to disagree with previous reviews regarding price. The price you pay to eat here is well worth it! Considering there are so many fine French restaurants in NYC that charge you sometimes double the amount you pay at Gordon Ramsay (for ex. - Per Se and Daniel at at least $300 and $200/per person), I think you are getting quite a bargain. There is no comparison to the cheaper "bistros" or "brasseries" in the city. This is fine French food at its best. I've been here 4 times total - twice in the Fine Diningroom and twice at the London Bar. Both are excellent and very, very consistent. Everytime we ordered a repeat dish from our previous visit, it was just as amazing. The service was excellent as well, with very attentive staff. We toured the kitchen twice and it really is an amazing space. If you decide to go, be sure to ask to tour the kitchen since it is apparently a "show kitchen" and quite a remarkable sight - very spacious, impeccably clean, and organized. Also, standing in front of the pass and watching the chefs at work with such attention to detail makes the food you just ate seem 10 times more worth it!

Pros: Truly Amazing Food, Beautiful Show Kitchen open to public viewing

Cons: none

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Gordon Ramsay portrays himself on his TV shows as the most demanding of chefs and restaurant owners in terms of food quality, presentation and service. The guy has several 3-star Michelin restaurants and is very successful. How could I go wrong at his NYC location? I mean, even Jean Baptiste, the matridee from Hell's Kitchen was in the dining room. Check out my full review at eveningrepast.blogspot - Overall, this place isn't 3-stars yet. The food isn't there yet, although some dishes such as the pork are excellent, others just seem dull without much distinguishing flavor. While the staff seems eager in some sense, it seems to be all movement and no action. It's all very awkward - it isn't natural. They need more time. I'm sure it will continue to improve but when you are going to charge these prices, I want it flawless from get go. I can go to many other places, pay this price and get excellent everything. Come back here when Gordon is in the kitchen and on top of things or next year perhaps when the staff has had more time to find their groove.

1
★★★☆☆

Gordon Ramsay portrays himself on his TV shows as the most demanding of chefs and restaurant owners in terms of food quality, presentation and service. The guy has several 3-star Michelin restaurants and is very successful. How could I go wrong at his NYC location? I mean, even Jean Baptiste, the matridee from Hell's Kitchen was in the dining room. Check out my full review at eveningrepast.blogspot - Overall, this place isn't 3-stars yet. The food isn't there yet, although some dishes such as the pork are excellent, others just seem dull without much distinguishing flavor. While the staff seems eager in some sense, it seems to be all movement and no action. It's all very awkward - it isn't natural. They need more time. I'm sure it will continue to improve but when you are going to charge these prices, I want it flawless from get go. I can go to many other places, pay this price and get excellent everything. Come back here when Gordon is in the kitchen and on top of things or next year perhaps when the staff has had more time to find their groove.

Pros: Some dishes are very good

Cons: Other dishes are dull, service is inconsistent

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My husband and myself decided to take our sons, ages 17 and 11 here in March as a surprise celebratory meal for our elder son as we had enjoyed Gordon Ramsay's 'The Maze' Restaurant in Mayfair, London so much back in 2005, which was more akin to The London Bar, which is just outside the more formal setting of the main Gordon Ramsay at The London. (Some previous reviewers seem to be getting the two confused). All four of us throughly enjoyed the Menu Prestige, and 8 course menu with coffee and bon bon trolley, at $128 per person plus the cost of wines As a Brit that has lived on both sides of the Atantic, the service was faultless, for the first time in the USA in over a decade, in spite of having dined at similarly priced restaurants. Service was discreet, highly efficient, with no rushing/pressure from the staff, sadly all too common over here regardless of the price per head. It was so nice to enjoy a civilised meal out, and for my sons, especially my younger son, not to be patronised or made to feel uncomfortable because their palate extends beyond pizza and chicken tenders and his parents are prepared to pay for such! To those that complain that there is not enough food, then perhaps they should confine their wallet and their palate to cheaper chain restaurants and such like, along with the hugely excessive portions, msg, etc and then they will feel satiated and consider the food served as tasting good, as well as value for money. There are sophisticated Americans and others with refined palates that would rather, on occasion, enjoy the quality rather than the quantity of the food served, and wish to do so in a refined and discreet atmosphere, and not simply be distracted from that by loud and boorish restaurant guests with large expense accounts and/or a desire simply to be seen at the latest smart restaurant and so on. For the record, the 8 course meal certainly left no room for even a morsel more food, even for a regularly ravenous 17 year old male.

2
★★★★★

My husband and myself decided to take our sons, ages 17 and 11 here in March as a surprise celebratory meal for our elder son as we had enjoyed Gordon Ramsay's 'The Maze' Restaurant in Mayfair, London so much back in 2005, which was more akin to The London Bar, which is just outside the more formal setting of the main Gordon Ramsay at The London. (Some previous reviewers seem to be getting the two confused). All four of us throughly enjoyed the Menu Prestige, and 8 course menu with coffee and bon bon trolley, at $128 per person plus the cost of wines As a Brit that has lived on both sides of the Atantic, the service was faultless, for the first time in the USA in over a decade, in spite of having dined at similarly priced restaurants. Service was discreet, highly efficient, with no rushing/pressure from the staff, sadly all too common over here regardless of the price per head. It was so nice to enjoy a civilised meal out, and for my sons, especially my younger son, not to be patronised or made to feel uncomfortable because their palate extends beyond pizza and chicken tenders and his parents are prepared to pay for such! To those that complain that there is not enough food, then perhaps they should confine their wallet and their palate to cheaper chain restaurants and such like, along with the hugely excessive portions, msg, etc and then they will feel satiated and consider the food served as tasting good, as well as value for money. There are sophisticated Americans and others with refined palates that would rather, on occasion, enjoy the quality rather than the quantity of the food served, and wish to do so in a refined and discreet atmosphere, and not simply be distracted from that by loud and boorish restaurant guests with large expense accounts and/or a desire simply to be seen at the latest smart restaurant and so on. For the record, the 8 course meal certainly left no room for even a morsel more food, even for a regularly ravenous 17 year old male.

Pros: Menu Prestige and other options to suit, Service, Wine List, Ambiance

Cons: Only take kids if you will pay $100/kid too, they have excellent manners and appreciation

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The London didn't quite live up to our expectations.While the interior of the restaurant is beautiful and elegant, overall we were disappointed with the food and service. The appetizers were good and we were looking forward to the entrees. We had the duck, suckling pig, lamb and pigeon. The lamb was the best entree , the duck and pigeon were ok but nothing special ,we couldn't taste the grand marnier in the duck and the pork was chewy and dry and generally standard.
We had to ask for glasses of champagne which are usually offered at the beginning of a meal and ordered 2 bottles of wine. The sommelier did not offer any advice on wines and in fact seemed to also be waiting tables so I am not entirely sure if he was a sommelier .
During the course of the meal noone approached us to ask if everything was ok and we never received our second bottle of wine , we asked for it after waiting with empty glasses for half an hour and the waitress went to follow up on it and never came back.
The check for 4 people for the 3 course prix fixe was $638 so an expensive but not outstanding experience. New York has many excellent restaurants and I feel that the London is not quite up to the standard of Aureole and Gramercy Tavern etc which are of a similar price range.We have also dined at the Savoy grill another Ramsay place in London recently where we were also disappointed so don't think we would go to another one of his restaurants again.

1
★★★☆☆

The London didn't quite live up to our expectations.While the interior of the restaurant is beautiful and elegant, overall we were disappointed with the food and service. The appetizers were good and we were looking forward to the entrees. We had the duck, suckling pig, lamb and pigeon. The lamb was the best entree , the duck and pigeon were ok but nothing special ,we couldn't taste the grand marnier in the duck and the pork was chewy and dry and generally standard.
We had to ask for glasses of champagne which are usually offered at the beginning of a meal and ordered 2 bottles of wine. The sommelier did not offer any advice on wines and in fact seemed to also be waiting tables so I am not entirely sure if he was a sommelier .
During the course of the meal noone approached us to ask if everything was ok and we never received our second bottle of wine , we asked for it after waiting with empty glasses for half an hour and the waitress went to follow up on it and never came back.
The check for 4 people for the 3 course prix fixe was $638 so an expensive but not outstanding experience. New York has many excellent restaurants and I feel that the London is not quite up to the standard of Aureole and Gramercy Tavern etc which are of a similar price range.We have also dined at the Savoy grill another Ramsay place in London recently where we were also disappointed so don't think we would go to another one of his restaurants again.

Pros: ambience

Cons: expensive, ok service

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Went for a pre-theater dinner last weekend. Service was extremely professional if a bit restrained- almost too many service folks buzzing around the small room. The decor is attractive and classy. Tables are amply spaced for conversation. And the food was amazing. Astonishing attention to detail. Highlights were a scallop appetizer with quail's eggs and black truffles, and "extras" like a pre-dessert pineapple and vanilla yogurt parfait. Portions were not overwhelming (which I appreciated). Prices were high, even for the neighborhood. But if you are coming for a memorable fine dining experience- even as a jaded New Yorker- you will definitely be impressed. We will definitely be back.

2
★★★★★

Went for a pre-theater dinner last weekend. Service was extremely professional if a bit restrained- almost too many service folks buzzing around the small room. The decor is attractive and classy. Tables are amply spaced for conversation. And the food was amazing. Astonishing attention to detail. Highlights were a scallop appetizer with quail's eggs and black truffles, and "extras" like a pre-dessert pineapple and vanilla yogurt parfait. Portions were not overwhelming (which I appreciated). Prices were high, even for the neighborhood. But if you are coming for a memorable fine dining experience- even as a jaded New Yorker- you will definitely be impressed. We will definitely be back.

Pros: Original, creative preparations that you will enjoy and remember; attentive service

Cons: Wines can start pushing prices into the stratosphere

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I can't figure Frank Bruni because my hugely skeptical husband and i went here opening weekend and were blown away. From the first bite, my husband looked up and said "OK, he lives up to his reputation". Second visit wasn't as strong.....uncharacteristic (at least according to everyone i've spoken with) 50 minute wait for the food to start arriving. But it's all good: onion veloute with rabbit, blt, pork belly, truffled globe artichokes. I'm nearly about to get up from my chair. And, the service is impeccable. The customer is first here. and everyone who has written that it is obscenely expensive is correct. Gordon Ramsay has brought London prices to New York City. If you can afford it, it's worth it.

2
★★★★★

I can't figure Frank Bruni because my hugely skeptical husband and i went here opening weekend and were blown away. From the first bite, my husband looked up and said "OK, he lives up to his reputation". Second visit wasn't as strong.....uncharacteristic (at least according to everyone i've spoken with) 50 minute wait for the food to start arriving. But it's all good: onion veloute with rabbit, blt, pork belly, truffled globe artichokes. I'm nearly about to get up from my chair. And, the service is impeccable. The customer is first here. and everyone who has written that it is obscenely expensive is correct. Gordon Ramsay has brought London prices to New York City. If you can afford it, it's worth it.

Pros: phenomenal food, exceptional service

Cons: small portions, very expensive

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If you are into food, this place is for you.
Four of us dined in the main dining room (not the discoteca side bar designed for the budget oriented crowd. Also, whats up with the 70's blue chairs??).
We shared sea scallops with tiny fried quail eggs on top, that was covered with shaved black truffle--simply to die for! The lobster stuffed raviioli is a must. It was so packed with fresh lobster, it almost brought me back to the buttery lobster rolls served up in Kennebunkport. Pass on the sauteed langoustines. Not much flavor going on there.
For the main dish, three of us ordered the black bass with a chervil cream sauce. This was so perfectly cooked, that we did not want to finish it. Our only complaint was the size was rather skimpy, and the chorizo was flavorless. We also got the venison special which was also perfectly cooked.
The sommelier expertly guided us through a very Heavy Wine list. The guy was so great, that he even gave us a tour of the cellar and the kitchen!!
The cheese cart is also a must. The stinky stanky stilton cheese was perfectly matched with a tawny port, or two.
The service was extremely professional. You could almost imagine old Gordon watching the staff perform.
The only downside was when the tab was presented. $450/ couple was a tad excessive, but I hate to admit it, it was worth it. Entire dinner lasted five hours.

2
★★★★★

If you are into food, this place is for you.
Four of us dined in the main dining room (not the discoteca side bar designed for the budget oriented crowd. Also, whats up with the 70's blue chairs??).
We shared sea scallops with tiny fried quail eggs on top, that was covered with shaved black truffle--simply to die for! The lobster stuffed raviioli is a must. It was so packed with fresh lobster, it almost brought me back to the buttery lobster rolls served up in Kennebunkport. Pass on the sauteed langoustines. Not much flavor going on there.
For the main dish, three of us ordered the black bass with a chervil cream sauce. This was so perfectly cooked, that we did not want to finish it. Our only complaint was the size was rather skimpy, and the chorizo was flavorless. We also got the venison special which was also perfectly cooked.
The sommelier expertly guided us through a very Heavy Wine list. The guy was so great, that he even gave us a tour of the cellar and the kitchen!!
The cheese cart is also a must. The stinky stanky stilton cheese was perfectly matched with a tawny port, or two.
The service was extremely professional. You could almost imagine old Gordon watching the staff perform.
The only downside was when the tab was presented. $450/ couple was a tad excessive, but I hate to admit it, it was worth it. Entire dinner lasted five hours.

Pros: food, service, wine list

Cons: small portions, and extreme pricing

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The most impressive part of our dining experience was the extremely efficient service. It was ultra accomodating, not overbearing and just really well done. I can easily say this was the best restaurant service we have ever experienced. The food was definitely good, but I expected to be blown away given the reputation of this restaurant's namesake. We both had the tasting menu, (which was somewhat inconvenient since I didn't want that much food but my husband did, and you have to both have the same menu). But the flavors were very delicious and the souffle was perfect. With so many amazing restaurants in NYC at even better price points, it would be hard to say we would be back. But it's definitely worth checking out for yourself even once for a great fine dining experience.

One of the earlier reviews said the decor was hip, they must have eaten in the tapas part of the restaurant because the inside restaurant which only seats 45-50 people is far from hip. We felt like we were on cruise ship which was not a good thing.

2
★★★★☆

The most impressive part of our dining experience was the extremely efficient service. It was ultra accomodating, not overbearing and just really well done. I can easily say this was the best restaurant service we have ever experienced. The food was definitely good, but I expected to be blown away given the reputation of this restaurant's namesake. We both had the tasting menu, (which was somewhat inconvenient since I didn't want that much food but my husband did, and you have to both have the same menu). But the flavors were very delicious and the souffle was perfect. With so many amazing restaurants in NYC at even better price points, it would be hard to say we would be back. But it's definitely worth checking out for yourself even once for a great fine dining experience.

One of the earlier reviews said the decor was hip, they must have eaten in the tapas part of the restaurant because the inside restaurant which only seats 45-50 people is far from hip. We felt like we were on cruise ship which was not a good thing.

Pros: Service, Food

Cons: Decor

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While i must admit that the food and presentation were amazing, the portions were seriously small. let me educate you on the concept of the London Bar: each person must order between 6 to 8 of the 'small plates'...and yes, they are very, very small. think 3 delicate bites, 2 manly bites per plate. long story short: you will pay about $16 per plate, and you will need a minimum of 6 plates per person. you pretty much cannot share/taste each other's food.

the bill will truly shock you. and, after about 30 mins of leaving the restaurant, you will be starvtion central.
But....the presentation is great and the food is amazing...just not enough to truly enjoy it.

1
★★★☆☆

While i must admit that the food and presentation were amazing, the portions were seriously small. let me educate you on the concept of the London Bar: each person must order between 6 to 8 of the 'small plates'...and yes, they are very, very small. think 3 delicate bites, 2 manly bites per plate. long story short: you will pay about $16 per plate, and you will need a minimum of 6 plates per person. you pretty much cannot share/taste each other's food.

the bill will truly shock you. and, after about 30 mins of leaving the restaurant, you will be starvtion central.
But....the presentation is great and the food is amazing...just not enough to truly enjoy it.

Pros: great service

Cons: where is the food???

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Ramsay should have no problem conquering NYC. I had dinner at the London Bar and was pleased beyond words. Having dined at the Gordon Ramsay in Tokyo, my expectations were high. The staff at the LB were courteous, professional though a touch cold. Our server went right to work without introducing himself or welcoming us- this may sound trite but consider Ramsay's attention to detail and this was a major faux pas. The food was amazing as to be expected and the selection was diverse and well balanced. The scallops were to die for, the carpaccio was very nice, the risotto was spot on and the desserts were unbelievable. The main dining room continues to be a tough prime time reservation and is what I look forward to next, but for now my experience at the LB was great. The place seems to have grown into itself quite smoothly and though there seem to be some concerns on bar pricing, the dinner was reasonable and comparable for any great meal in NYC. Bravo Gordon Ramsay!

2
★★★★★

Ramsay should have no problem conquering NYC. I had dinner at the London Bar and was pleased beyond words. Having dined at the Gordon Ramsay in Tokyo, my expectations were high. The staff at the LB were courteous, professional though a touch cold. Our server went right to work without introducing himself or welcoming us- this may sound trite but consider Ramsay's attention to detail and this was a major faux pas. The food was amazing as to be expected and the selection was diverse and well balanced. The scallops were to die for, the carpaccio was very nice, the risotto was spot on and the desserts were unbelievable. The main dining room continues to be a tough prime time reservation and is what I look forward to next, but for now my experience at the LB was great. The place seems to have grown into itself quite smoothly and though there seem to be some concerns on bar pricing, the dinner was reasonable and comparable for any great meal in NYC. Bravo Gordon Ramsay!

Pros: Food, Ambience, location

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My wife and I have some experience both in the US and Europe with trendy, high-end restaurants. Gordon Ramsay's New York restaurant is excellent and rates with the very best we have dined at.

The food was inventive, very well presented and prepared perfectly. We sat for lunch and each tried a different fixed menu, this past week (December 24, 2006). Both the fixed four and six course menu's featured a variety of dishes and covered seafood, vegetables, meat and desert. Out of ten dishes, there were two that were merely good, the rest were excellent and enough to guarantee my return.

The staff was efficient and very professional, save for one server not setting plates from the correct side. Once we had engaged the staff in conversation they all turned out to be friendly and conversation with them made our lunch even nicer. We were very happy with the service and they met the high expectations we had set for a Gordon Ramsay restaurant.

The sommelier's recomendations were excellent and we were particularly impressed that the suggested wines, which were perfect for our tastes and food, were not the most expensive. One particularly great Pinot Noir was actually one of the cheapest glasses on the wine list. I give high marks to a restaurant of this caliber and cost, when you give customers great advice without making them feel they need to spend.

Overall, I cannot wait to return to dine there again. I highly recomend this restaurant and would encourage anyone who likes modern, gourmet food to visit. Since we are in America, I feel I should warn people that, as is usual with restaurants and chefs/menus at this level, that the portions are not big (I often see reviews with complaints about portion size) . The ingredients and preparation are top-notch however and that is what you should expect.

Run, do not walk, to Gordon Ramsay at the London.

2
★★★★★

My wife and I have some experience both in the US and Europe with trendy, high-end restaurants. Gordon Ramsay's New York restaurant is excellent and rates with the very best we have dined at.

The food was inventive, very well presented and prepared perfectly. We sat for lunch and each tried a different fixed menu, this past week (December 24, 2006). Both the fixed four and six course menu's featured a variety of dishes and covered seafood, vegetables, meat and desert. Out of ten dishes, there were two that were merely good, the rest were excellent and enough to guarantee my return.

The staff was efficient and very professional, save for one server not setting plates from the correct side. Once we had engaged the staff in conversation they all turned out to be friendly and conversation with them made our lunch even nicer. We were very happy with the service and they met the high expectations we had set for a Gordon Ramsay restaurant.

The sommelier's recomendations were excellent and we were particularly impressed that the suggested wines, which were perfect for our tastes and food, were not the most expensive. One particularly great Pinot Noir was actually one of the cheapest glasses on the wine list. I give high marks to a restaurant of this caliber and cost, when you give customers great advice without making them feel they need to spend.

Overall, I cannot wait to return to dine there again. I highly recomend this restaurant and would encourage anyone who likes modern, gourmet food to visit. Since we are in America, I feel I should warn people that, as is usual with restaurants and chefs/menus at this level, that the portions are not big (I often see reviews with complaints about portion size) . The ingredients and preparation are top-notch however and that is what you should expect.

Run, do not walk, to Gordon Ramsay at the London.

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Somewhat lacking in atmosphere, with chilly distant staff. The food was good, but each course (they recommend you eat three to four) was not *quite* there. For example the apple sauce with my lamb tasted like dessert (far too sweet). Also, several of the appetizers come in martini glasses which is a bit twee - and you have to eat them with a spoon. The sommelier (a woman) was excellent though.

2
★★★★☆

Somewhat lacking in atmosphere, with chilly distant staff. The food was good, but each course (they recommend you eat three to four) was not *quite* there. For example the apple sauce with my lamb tasted like dessert (far too sweet). Also, several of the appetizers come in martini glasses which is a bit twee - and you have to eat them with a spoon. The sommelier (a woman) was excellent though.

Pros: Gordon Ramsay, Sommelier

Cons: Very expensive, Snooty staff

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I ate in the lounge/bar area and ordered from the bar menu. It's a great way to create your own tasting. Everything was very tasty and perfectly prepared. Really enjoyed the foie gras/smoked duck dish and the beef tongue&cheek.

2
★★★★★

I ate in the lounge/bar area and ordered from the bar menu. It's a great way to create your own tasting. Everything was very tasty and perfectly prepared. Really enjoyed the foie gras/smoked duck dish and the beef tongue&cheek.

Pros: food

Cons: room was a little brightly lit, drinks can be a little pricey

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Ok so my title may be a bit excessive but not by much. The food was out of the world. If you watched him on television you will have seen the passion he has for food. This is great food done well. From the white bean capp, through the foie gras, lamb and desert it was amazing. You felt like he was playing with your senses. It was so good you instictively try to find something negative to balance it off - it can't be that good. Well it was. The only thing that was not perfect was the service from his new US crew (though it was pretty close), however his imported UK crew were magnificent. Make the reservation, spend the $$$$$ and prepare to have your taste buds excited to extasy.....

2
★★★★★

Ok so my title may be a bit excessive but not by much. The food was out of the world. If you watched him on television you will have seen the passion he has for food. This is great food done well. From the white bean capp, through the foie gras, lamb and desert it was amazing. You felt like he was playing with your senses. It was so good you instictively try to find something negative to balance it off - it can't be that good. Well it was. The only thing that was not perfect was the service from his new US crew (though it was pretty close), however his imported UK crew were magnificent. Make the reservation, spend the $$$$$ and prepare to have your taste buds excited to extasy.....

Pros: Amazing Food

Cons: Long wait for reservation!

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Beware of shake (down) charge on martinis. First, all that's available are premium vodkas, $15. then the bill has an extra $5 shake charge on each drink! Criminal. I've never seen this price, $20, at Del Frisco's, Cite, etc. yet most places serve a full, large glass for less. And, no food orders at the bar! Since I could not have a taste, all I can say is I saw many disappointed faces at the lounge tables as they looked at their tiny sculptures of food. The pork belly may be tasty, but I'll pass and have 2 rounds of drinks and real dinner at Les Halles for the price of our cocktails at London.

1
★★☆☆☆

Beware of shake (down) charge on martinis. First, all that's available are premium vodkas, $15. then the bill has an extra $5 shake charge on each drink! Criminal. I've never seen this price, $20, at Del Frisco's, Cite, etc. yet most places serve a full, large glass for less. And, no food orders at the bar! Since I could not have a taste, all I can say is I saw many disappointed faces at the lounge tables as they looked at their tiny sculptures of food. The pork belly may be tasty, but I'll pass and have 2 rounds of drinks and real dinner at Les Halles for the price of our cocktails at London.

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I had best the lamb at Gordon Ramsay. It was so tastely that I felt like going back there again next day.

2
★★★★★

I had best the lamb at Gordon Ramsay. It was so tastely that I felt like going back there again next day.

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