Petrossian

★★★★☆
Over-indulgence is par for the course in this opulent, Belle Epoque shrine to caviar.
  • 911 Seventh Ave

    New York, NY 10019

    Map & Directions
  • 212-245-2217

About Petrossian

Hours
Mon-Fri 7:30 am-8 pm, Sat 8:30 am-8 pm, Sun 9 am-6 pm

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Four stars for the amazing, buttery, flaky, not overly sweet almond croissant that I picked up as a treat for myself one chilly afternoon. I think I almost swooned when I took my first bite.

One word of warning: if you want a double

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★★★★★

Four stars for the amazing, buttery, flaky, not overly sweet almond croissant that I picked up as a treat for myself one chilly afternoon. I think I almost swooned when I took my first bite.

One word of warning: if you want a double

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My husband and I went to celebrate our eight year anniversary. The waitstaff is completely uninterested in the patrons. One guy tried to be conversational in all the wrong ways, and the other didn't let me finish my question before

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★★★★★

My husband and I went to celebrate our eight year anniversary. The waitstaff is completely uninterested in the patrons. One guy tried to be conversational in all the wrong ways, and the other didn't let me finish my question before

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Petrossian has lately revamped its menu to include bacon and eggs with all entrees, they've eliminated their old takeout meny (although it's still posted online eveywhere) and, in general, the charm and French flair of the menu is totally

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★★★★★

Petrossian has lately revamped its menu to include bacon and eggs with all entrees, they've eliminated their old takeout meny (although it's still posted online eveywhere) and, in general, the charm and French flair of the menu is totally

Pros: croissants are still the best in town

Cons: who wants an iHop menu at Petrossian?

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I am surprised to read the negative reviews about this place because I had a lovely dining experience on my first visit here. ??Petrossian is your typical, conservative French/Russian restaurant, with an upper east side flair to it (Be ready to feel like Princess Anastasia). My friends and I were blatantly the youngest diners there during our visit- everyone else was in their late 40's/50's and decked out in suits. ??This restaurant is known for their caviar, smoked fish and foie gras- I tried a sampler platter of all three and they were excellent, particularly the salmon terrine. ??Other great dishes include their signature borscht with creme fraiche/pirojkis, their seared sturgeon w/ caramelized brussels sprouts and caviar beurre blanc, and their lobster porcini risotto is easily the best risotto i've had at any fine dining restaurant. ??A 3 course meal would amount to about 70 dollars per person excluding wine, and although this is pricey, it is definitely worth it if you enjoy "elitish" food. Petrossian also offers a $35 pre-fixe dinner menu that is good value for money. ??I can see how the place can give off a snooty vibe, so i would not come here on just any regular day, but it is great for a special occasion or if the parents/grandparents are in town.

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★★★★★

I am surprised to read the negative reviews about this place because I had a lovely dining experience on my first visit here. ??Petrossian is your typical, conservative French/Russian restaurant, with an upper east side flair to it (Be ready to feel like Princess Anastasia). My friends and I were blatantly the youngest diners there during our visit- everyone else was in their late 40's/50's and decked out in suits. ??This restaurant is known for their caviar, smoked fish and foie gras- I tried a sampler platter of all three and they were excellent, particularly the salmon terrine. ??Other great dishes include their signature borscht with creme fraiche/pirojkis, their seared sturgeon w/ caramelized brussels sprouts and caviar beurre blanc, and their lobster porcini risotto is easily the best risotto i've had at any fine dining restaurant. ??A 3 course meal would amount to about 70 dollars per person excluding wine, and although this is pricey, it is definitely worth it if you enjoy "elitish" food. Petrossian also offers a $35 pre-fixe dinner menu that is good value for money. ??I can see how the place can give off a snooty vibe, so i would not come here on just any regular day, but it is great for a special occasion or if the parents/grandparents are in town.

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Oh to be a princess! To be in a refined place that inspires your date to stand when you depart for the restroom, hell, a place that requires a knife and fork! Lovely.??I was pampered with the prefix for dinner for a mere $35 for three courses. There are little upgrades to be had; the $4 for the foie gras terrine with frisee and truffle oil was undoubtably worth it as was the $4 for 12 grams of caviar added to the crab risotto. My main, the pan seared branzini with asparagus and roasted potatoes, needed no alterations. The peach crumble capped the meal off delicately and deliciously with a perfect cappuccino. ??The service we received was attentive without being overbearing and the setting was elegant yet manageable. Alcohol factors into the meal, but I trust each diner to find his or her pleasure within his or her budget. Let's just say, Petrossian inspires champagne and vodka. That, and good table manners. Lovely.

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★★★★☆

Oh to be a princess! To be in a refined place that inspires your date to stand when you depart for the restroom, hell, a place that requires a knife and fork! Lovely.??I was pampered with the prefix for dinner for a mere $35 for three courses. There are little upgrades to be had; the $4 for the foie gras terrine with frisee and truffle oil was undoubtably worth it as was the $4 for 12 grams of caviar added to the crab risotto. My main, the pan seared branzini with asparagus and roasted potatoes, needed no alterations. The peach crumble capped the meal off delicately and deliciously with a perfect cappuccino. ??The service we received was attentive without being overbearing and the setting was elegant yet manageable. Alcohol factors into the meal, but I trust each diner to find his or her pleasure within his or her budget. Let's just say, Petrossian inspires champagne and vodka. That, and good table manners. Lovely.

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Great food. Great service. Went during restaurant week and it was delish! The Seared West Coast Sturgeon with wild mushrooms, caramelized brussels sprouts, caviar beurre blanc is to die for! It's too bad that's it's no longer offered on the restaurant week menu. You'll have to pay full menu price if you want to try it. I also had the blini with caviar as the appetizer (for an additional $12) which was also delicious, but seemed a little pricy as a supplement. However, the Seared Long Island Duck Breast was also cooked beautifully, and is still offered on the restaurant week menu. So for all you foodies that are on a budget, a definite do try. The restaurant is dimly lit so a great location for a romantic dinner, however don't expect to feel comfortable enough to get romantic. The place feels a little rigid, difficult to feel at ease. Definitely not a casual dining experience. Also expect to feel a little out of place if you're under 50 years old. But the food is so good, the hell with it. Suck it up, throw on a tie, and get yourself a reservation! I can't wait to go back to try the Lobster Porcini Risotto

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★★★★★

Great food. Great service. Went during restaurant week and it was delish! The Seared West Coast Sturgeon with wild mushrooms, caramelized brussels sprouts, caviar beurre blanc is to die for! It's too bad that's it's no longer offered on the restaurant week menu. You'll have to pay full menu price if you want to try it. I also had the blini with caviar as the appetizer (for an additional $12) which was also delicious, but seemed a little pricy as a supplement. However, the Seared Long Island Duck Breast was also cooked beautifully, and is still offered on the restaurant week menu. So for all you foodies that are on a budget, a definite do try. The restaurant is dimly lit so a great location for a romantic dinner, however don't expect to feel comfortable enough to get romantic. The place feels a little rigid, difficult to feel at ease. Definitely not a casual dining experience. Also expect to feel a little out of place if you're under 50 years old. But the food is so good, the hell with it. Suck it up, throw on a tie, and get yourself a reservation! I can't wait to go back to try the Lobster Porcini Risotto

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Before arriving in NY for my week of fun, I was most looking forward to eating at Petrossian. I've loved caviar my whole life, and it was more affordable when I was a child, not so much lately. All I wanted was some caviar to satisfy my cravings. Who knew that I would get so much more dining at Petrossian. Not only was the caviar incredible (served over a blini with some creme fraiche) but my duck breast entree was really delicious. Next time I'd ask for it to be cooked a bit less (I went with medium) but otherwise it was a really beautiful dish. I love trying out these wonderful restaurants during Restaurant Week. Some places offer less than desirable menu options during this time period, but Petrossian is not one of those places (which is why I picked it). Although I had to pay an additional amount to choose the caviar option as my appetizer, it was completely worth it. On my way out, I grabbed one of their catalogs for the subway ride home. Flipping through the pages of caviar, smoked salmon, and foie gras, I've now found what can only be described as food porn. Oh yes, I will savor the images in their catalog until my next visit (and there definitely will be one!)...

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★★★★★

Before arriving in NY for my week of fun, I was most looking forward to eating at Petrossian. I've loved caviar my whole life, and it was more affordable when I was a child, not so much lately. All I wanted was some caviar to satisfy my cravings. Who knew that I would get so much more dining at Petrossian. Not only was the caviar incredible (served over a blini with some creme fraiche) but my duck breast entree was really delicious. Next time I'd ask for it to be cooked a bit less (I went with medium) but otherwise it was a really beautiful dish. I love trying out these wonderful restaurants during Restaurant Week. Some places offer less than desirable menu options during this time period, but Petrossian is not one of those places (which is why I picked it). Although I had to pay an additional amount to choose the caviar option as my appetizer, it was completely worth it. On my way out, I grabbed one of their catalogs for the subway ride home. Flipping through the pages of caviar, smoked salmon, and foie gras, I've now found what can only be described as food porn. Oh yes, I will savor the images in their catalog until my next visit (and there definitely will be one!)...

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Ate here for brunch today for the first time in 10 years (when this restaurant was probably closer to its pinnacle).
Today I dined with a friend who was personally invited by the owner, Alexander Petrossian, after my friend had a lackluster dining experience earlier this year. Mr. Petrossian emailed my friend that he wanted to redeem himself and would personally ensure that our experience was unforgettable. How could I turn that down?
Well, Mr. Petrossian made the reservation for us (not that hard, considering the restaurant was empty). After we arrived, there was no special attention. In fact, the service was barely passable. The food was mediocre. One course out of three was good, not great.
Still, having been a restaurant mgr myself, I was shocked that someone didn't come by and say "thank you for giving us another chance, here are some complimentary mimosas to get you started." Something....anything! There was no mention of the fact that we were disgruntled customers who were returning for a 2nd chance. It was incredibly irritating given that I could have gone anywhere else for brunch today and had a better experience.
Why would anyone dine here when there are SO many fabulous restaurants in the area?

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★☆☆☆☆

Ate here for brunch today for the first time in 10 years (when this restaurant was probably closer to its pinnacle).
Today I dined with a friend who was personally invited by the owner, Alexander Petrossian, after my friend had a lackluster dining experience earlier this year. Mr. Petrossian emailed my friend that he wanted to redeem himself and would personally ensure that our experience was unforgettable. How could I turn that down?
Well, Mr. Petrossian made the reservation for us (not that hard, considering the restaurant was empty). After we arrived, there was no special attention. In fact, the service was barely passable. The food was mediocre. One course out of three was good, not great.
Still, having been a restaurant mgr myself, I was shocked that someone didn't come by and say "thank you for giving us another chance, here are some complimentary mimosas to get you started." Something....anything! There was no mention of the fact that we were disgruntled customers who were returning for a 2nd chance. It was incredibly irritating given that I could have gone anywhere else for brunch today and had a better experience.
Why would anyone dine here when there are SO many fabulous restaurants in the area?

Pros: they have a liquor licesnse

Cons: poor service & ambiance

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Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice shame on me.

So, the first time I went to Petrossian with my mother the service was terrible. I posted a review on here and forwarded it to the email of the restaurant. I received an email from Alexandre Petrossian which said,

"Dear Mr Siegel
Thank you for writing to us regarding your recent dining experience at Petrossian Restaurant. We do appreciate hearing from our customers, as their comments are vital for us to continue improving our service. I am sorry if you considered your visit less than perfect.
The lack of service you experienced is unusual and not the standard of our restaurant. There is no excuse for the less than perfect service you received. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Please visit us again, and we will make sure that your next experience will be much more pleasurable.
Call me on my private phone line at 212 245 1614, so that I may make the arrangements for you personally.
Again, my apologies for your last visit.
We hope that you will give us another chance to serve you."

So, I'm thinking, ok, if we go back it's going to be really nice and we MAY even get something comp'd like a drink at least.
So, we take him up on his "offer" and he writes this back

"i will be more then happy to make a reservation for you and your friends for next Sunday.
and i will make sure personally that your experience is unforgettable.
thank you to think about us for you next new york visit.
i hope Petrossian will meet your expectation this time."

Well, Alexandre made our reservation, fine, thanks, woo hoo. That turned out to be the extent of his making sure our next visit would be unforgettable.
We get there and we were not expecting a free meal but curious to see if they knew of our last visit. We all ordered the brunch pre-fixe. The risotto was good, everything else was lackluster (I had the eggs Benedict, gross, my friends had the burger which they said was enjoyable but not great, and the fruit tart was old as the crust was stale) We each had two Mimosas at 12.00 a piece...pricey but I guess because the place is always empty they have to up the price to pay the mortgage.
Everyone in the restaurant needed a shot of prozac because NOBODY smiled. The Indian bus boy looked really angry and the lady who spoke to us and took our drink orders couldn't even bare to look at us in the eye, let alone smile.
As I said in my last review, the outside of the building looks amazing, the inside looks like a tacky Jersey diner.
I'm resentful that our experience was not at ALL special as Alexandre Petrossian wrote and that I wasted my Sunday brunch at this dated and depressing restaurant.

dine at your own risk. If you're a tourist there are better places to go to and if you are resident of the city like I am don't even bother trying this place.

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★☆☆☆☆

Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice shame on me.

So, the first time I went to Petrossian with my mother the service was terrible. I posted a review on here and forwarded it to the email of the restaurant. I received an email from Alexandre Petrossian which said,

"Dear Mr Siegel
Thank you for writing to us regarding your recent dining experience at Petrossian Restaurant. We do appreciate hearing from our customers, as their comments are vital for us to continue improving our service. I am sorry if you considered your visit less than perfect.
The lack of service you experienced is unusual and not the standard of our restaurant. There is no excuse for the less than perfect service you received. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Please visit us again, and we will make sure that your next experience will be much more pleasurable.
Call me on my private phone line at 212 245 1614, so that I may make the arrangements for you personally.
Again, my apologies for your last visit.
We hope that you will give us another chance to serve you."

So, I'm thinking, ok, if we go back it's going to be really nice and we MAY even get something comp'd like a drink at least.
So, we take him up on his "offer" and he writes this back

"i will be more then happy to make a reservation for you and your friends for next Sunday.
and i will make sure personally that your experience is unforgettable.
thank you to think about us for you next new york visit.
i hope Petrossian will meet your expectation this time."

Well, Alexandre made our reservation, fine, thanks, woo hoo. That turned out to be the extent of his making sure our next visit would be unforgettable.
We get there and we were not expecting a free meal but curious to see if they knew of our last visit. We all ordered the brunch pre-fixe. The risotto was good, everything else was lackluster (I had the eggs Benedict, gross, my friends had the burger which they said was enjoyable but not great, and the fruit tart was old as the crust was stale) We each had two Mimosas at 12.00 a piece...pricey but I guess because the place is always empty they have to up the price to pay the mortgage.
Everyone in the restaurant needed a shot of prozac because NOBODY smiled. The Indian bus boy looked really angry and the lady who spoke to us and took our drink orders couldn't even bare to look at us in the eye, let alone smile.
As I said in my last review, the outside of the building looks amazing, the inside looks like a tacky Jersey diner.
I'm resentful that our experience was not at ALL special as Alexandre Petrossian wrote and that I wasted my Sunday brunch at this dated and depressing restaurant.

dine at your own risk. If you're a tourist there are better places to go to and if you are resident of the city like I am don't even bother trying this place.

Pros: The exterior of the building looks amazing

Cons: poor service, owner is cheap, blase food, tacky interior

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The food is good there, but the prices are high, and it is so crowded and noisy that having a conversation is almost impossible. For that much money, I want a relaxing meal, elegantly served, in a lovely restaurant. Petrossian doesn't fit the bill.

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★★☆☆☆

The food is good there, but the prices are high, and it is so crowded and noisy that having a conversation is almost impossible. For that much money, I want a relaxing meal, elegantly served, in a lovely restaurant. Petrossian doesn't fit the bill.

Pros: food

Cons: pricey

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I have been to Petrossian several times over the years and never have been disappointed at all. I went again last night and was pleasantly surprised to get a reservation on 30 minutes in advance and as usual the service was great and the food amazing. I am still surprised by how well priced this place is, many people will say it is expensive but all restaurants aside that are not known for their caviar, it is well priced. And if you want a nice lunch with amazing food but do not want to dress business casual, go to the boutique and cafe for an amazing lunch. Overall I love this place, it is always a good idea to do the prix-fixe as you will get a 3 course dinner for only $49 and only $12 if you would like the american sturgeon caviar appetizer.
It is an amazing place, you should try if for yourself!

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★★★★★

I have been to Petrossian several times over the years and never have been disappointed at all. I went again last night and was pleasantly surprised to get a reservation on 30 minutes in advance and as usual the service was great and the food amazing. I am still surprised by how well priced this place is, many people will say it is expensive but all restaurants aside that are not known for their caviar, it is well priced. And if you want a nice lunch with amazing food but do not want to dress business casual, go to the boutique and cafe for an amazing lunch. Overall I love this place, it is always a good idea to do the prix-fixe as you will get a 3 course dinner for only $49 and only $12 if you would like the american sturgeon caviar appetizer.
It is an amazing place, you should try if for yourself!

Pros: Food and Service

Cons: Is there any?

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I really loved the atmosphere and was excited upon entering. However the staff was less than friendly and couldn't have cared less about my table. The menu said "soup" however I received gazpacho, my meat was rare when I ordered it medium and my dessert was medicore. The general menu descriptions were far from the food that was received and there was nothing special about anything I ate. For that price there are much better places in the city to eat.

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★★☆☆☆

I really loved the atmosphere and was excited upon entering. However the staff was less than friendly and couldn't have cared less about my table. The menu said "soup" however I received gazpacho, my meat was rare when I ordered it medium and my dessert was medicore. The general menu descriptions were far from the food that was received and there was nothing special about anything I ate. For that price there are much better places in the city to eat.

Pros: atmosphere

Cons: food, service

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I love great food and I constantly go to high-end restaurant to dine. This restaurant is by far one of the best restaurants I have been to. The food is cooked and served nicely and creatively! We love our Champagne Creme Brulee, juicy and crusted salmon! The service is iimpeccable and the decor is also glamorous.
Long and short, we will definitely go back again soon!!

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★★★★★

I love great food and I constantly go to high-end restaurant to dine. This restaurant is by far one of the best restaurants I have been to. The food is cooked and served nicely and creatively! We love our Champagne Creme Brulee, juicy and crusted salmon! The service is iimpeccable and the decor is also glamorous.
Long and short, we will definitely go back again soon!!

Pros: Great service and fantastic food

Cons: A bit pricy!

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The maitre'd and wait staff lost my reservation and accused me of never making the reservation in the first place. After making accusations, they never even attempted to alleviate the situation. They were unbelievably rude and completely incompetent. I definitely do not recommend this restaurant. If I could give negative stars, I would.

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★☆☆☆☆

The maitre'd and wait staff lost my reservation and accused me of never making the reservation in the first place. After making accusations, they never even attempted to alleviate the situation. They were unbelievably rude and completely incompetent. I definitely do not recommend this restaurant. If I could give negative stars, I would.

Cons: horribly rude staff

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The prix fixe meal they served for Restaurant Week (Jan 27) was the worst we ever had. For an additional $12 they served the bottom-of-the-line caviar, which was ordinary at best. My husband's shrimp was burned, and my salmon was overcooked. The desserts were unremarkable as well. The reviews suggest that they may ordinarily have good food - just be sure to stay away during restaurant week!

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★☆☆☆☆

The prix fixe meal they served for Restaurant Week (Jan 27) was the worst we ever had. For an additional $12 they served the bottom-of-the-line caviar, which was ordinary at best. My husband's shrimp was burned, and my salmon was overcooked. The desserts were unremarkable as well. The reviews suggest that they may ordinarily have good food - just be sure to stay away during restaurant week!

Pros: none

Cons: lousy, burned food

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I am european, due to business and pleasure I travel around the world and eat at the best restaurants. Petrossian is always on my list. Superb food and service, unique ambience, not snobby. I highly recommend it and will return when in NY!

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★★★★★

I am european, due to business and pleasure I travel around the world and eat at the best restaurants. Petrossian is always on my list. Superb food and service, unique ambience, not snobby. I highly recommend it and will return when in NY!

Pros: food, service, ambience

Cons: none

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If you have the means to splurge for a peerless celebration of luxury, Petrossian is the place. My worry that it might be something of a clip joint was entirely displaced by my experience there last night, one of unmatched indulgence and delight. To wit, we ate large quantities of ideal caviar presented with grace and refinement, not silly ceremony. If our toast points ever cooled, waitstaff replaced them unbidden. We also sampled some
of the world's best wines in this comfortable, beautiful, and surprisingly inviting jewel box of a restaurant. Even more, the kitchen follows up with
entrees and desserts which are uniformly marvelous specimens of classic French haute cuisine.

As long as I live, I will remember the evening joyfully.

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★★★★★

If you have the means to splurge for a peerless celebration of luxury, Petrossian is the place. My worry that it might be something of a clip joint was entirely displaced by my experience there last night, one of unmatched indulgence and delight. To wit, we ate large quantities of ideal caviar presented with grace and refinement, not silly ceremony. If our toast points ever cooled, waitstaff replaced them unbidden. We also sampled some
of the world's best wines in this comfortable, beautiful, and surprisingly inviting jewel box of a restaurant. Even more, the kitchen follows up with
entrees and desserts which are uniformly marvelous specimens of classic French haute cuisine.

As long as I live, I will remember the evening joyfully.

Pros: The Finest Caviars, The Finest Wines, Service, Atmosphere

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Went there on Saturday night on Nov 8. Some people in our party got stuck in traffic and made it 30 minutes later but kept table for us all that time while we were waiting for them and having drinks at the bar. Place was pretty much packed, but it wasn't very noisy. We enojoyed our dinner, food was superb and service is very attentive. Drinks at the bar, 3 appetizers, 4 entrees and two bottles of Saint Emillion Grand Cru Bordeaux totalled $440 including tax and tips. Overall very good, a bit expensive.

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★★★★☆

Went there on Saturday night on Nov 8. Some people in our party got stuck in traffic and made it 30 minutes later but kept table for us all that time while we were waiting for them and having drinks at the bar. Place was pretty much packed, but it wasn't very noisy. We enojoyed our dinner, food was superb and service is very attentive. Drinks at the bar, 3 appetizers, 4 entrees and two bottles of Saint Emillion Grand Cru Bordeaux totalled $440 including tax and tips. Overall very good, a bit expensive.

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Great caviar and champagne. Very elegant, suprisingly not stuffy. Very cool place for a date.

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★★★★★

Great caviar and champagne. Very elegant, suprisingly not stuffy. Very cool place for a date.

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Friends and I visited Petrossian for dinner on a recent trip to NYC. We found the food to be inspired, the wait staff attentive but unobtrusive, and the surroundings quietly elegent. I'll go back the next time I'm in New York. The caviar can't be beat!

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★★★★★

Friends and I visited Petrossian for dinner on a recent trip to NYC. We found the food to be inspired, the wait staff attentive but unobtrusive, and the surroundings quietly elegent. I'll go back the next time I'm in New York. The caviar can't be beat!

Pros: Serene, Elegant, Delicious

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We stopped in the other night to have some drinks and ended up having tons of caviar, salmon, fois gras, and fun. Truly, the caviars and assorted fish roe are the best ever. It's very quiet and strangely welcoming.

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★★★★☆

We stopped in the other night to have some drinks and ended up having tons of caviar, salmon, fois gras, and fun. Truly, the caviars and assorted fish roe are the best ever. It's very quiet and strangely welcoming.

Pros: great food, great bartender, peace and quiet

 

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