Indochine

★★★★☆
  • 430 Lafayette Street

    New York, NY 10003

    Cross street: Between 4th Street and Astor Place

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  • 212-505-5111

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Nothing to add, the food - the space - the ambience speaks loud on its on.

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★★★★★

Nothing to add, the food - the space - the ambience speaks loud on its on.

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We just love this place. The food is always great, it's right near great nightlife, and it's bigger than your average east village restaurant so you don't feel suffocated sitting 3 inches from the person next to you that you don't know. The prices are reasonable, and the drinks are great too!

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★★★★★

We just love this place. The food is always great, it's right near great nightlife, and it's bigger than your average east village restaurant so you don't feel suffocated sitting 3 inches from the person next to you that you don't know. The prices are reasonable, and the drinks are great too!

Pros: food, atmosphere, location

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We walked in on a Friday night prime time without a reservation so we got lucky and grabbed two seats at the bar. We haven't been to Indochine I'm a few years and I was curious to see if they were still as good as ever. And they actually were even better than I remembered. The appetizers were very good and the flavors exciting. The entrees were just as flavorful. The service was very professional and friendly. Even though we had dinner at the crowded bar, we were taken good care of thanks to the attentive bartender. We will be back more often and next time we'll make reservations, but stop first for a drink at the bar

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★★★★★

We walked in on a Friday night prime time without a reservation so we got lucky and grabbed two seats at the bar. We haven't been to Indochine I'm a few years and I was curious to see if they were still as good as ever. And they actually were even better than I remembered. The appetizers were very good and the flavors exciting. The entrees were just as flavorful. The service was very professional and friendly. Even though we had dinner at the crowded bar, we were taken good care of thanks to the attentive bartender. We will be back more often and next time we'll make reservations, but stop first for a drink at the bar

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Dinner at Indochine in a real experience. Food is good, staff is friendly and gorgeous, the lighting is dimmed to perfection and you never know who will be at the next table.

2
★★★★★

Dinner at Indochine in a real experience. Food is good, staff is friendly and gorgeous, the lighting is dimmed to perfection and you never know who will be at the next table.

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My experience was exactly the opposite of green frog. The service was impeccable, food was great and portions were a nice size. I really recommend ordering the grilled eggplant appetizer and the spicy chicken entree! As an added bonus, we spotted Coco Rocha, Tyson Beckford and Amy Sacco in the house.

2
★★★★☆

My experience was exactly the opposite of green frog. The service was impeccable, food was great and portions were a nice size. I really recommend ordering the grilled eggplant appetizer and the spicy chicken entree! As an added bonus, we spotted Coco Rocha, Tyson Beckford and Amy Sacco in the house.

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i sat at the bar, waiting for the rest of my party to arrive. 15 minutes after i ordered, and still no drink. by this time, my friends arrived and we were seated -- so i saved the $12 for my would-be cocktail. once at the table, the waitstaff mixed up the appetizer, entree AND after-dinner drink. above average food, and the portions were almost family-style sized. if only they could get the service together...

1
★★★☆☆

i sat at the bar, waiting for the rest of my party to arrive. 15 minutes after i ordered, and still no drink. by this time, my friends arrived and we were seated -- so i saved the $12 for my would-be cocktail. once at the table, the waitstaff mixed up the appetizer, entree AND after-dinner drink. above average food, and the portions were almost family-style sized. if only they could get the service together...

Pros: portion size

Cons: service staff

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I HAD DINNER AT INDOCHINE LAST NIGHT AND I ABSOLUTELY LOVED!
BEAUTIFUL WAITRESS!
GREAT SERVICE,
GREAT FOOD!,
GREAT MUSIC TOO!
EVERY TIME I GO TO INDOCHINE I SEE A CELEBRITY AND YESTERDAY WE SAW SUPERMODEL IMAN!
THIS RESTAURANT IS ALWAYS FABULOUS!

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★★★★★

I HAD DINNER AT INDOCHINE LAST NIGHT AND I ABSOLUTELY LOVED!
BEAUTIFUL WAITRESS!
GREAT SERVICE,
GREAT FOOD!,
GREAT MUSIC TOO!
EVERY TIME I GO TO INDOCHINE I SEE A CELEBRITY AND YESTERDAY WE SAW SUPERMODEL IMAN!
THIS RESTAURANT IS ALWAYS FABULOUS!

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i have to say the only good part of this restaurant was the ambiance (even this wasn't spectacular) and the nice hostess in the front. i ordered a duck salad dish as an appetizer, and the duck was so overcooked and hard. not only that but the salad was so overpowered with the dressing that i couldn't taste the actual contents of this dish. i ordered a fish dish wrapped in banana leaf and again, fish was over-cooked. flavor was mediocre to say the least. i honestly had better food in any take-out place, rather than here. i would not come here again, nor would i recommend it to anyone. for their price tag, the least i expect is good food and they did not provide that. now i know better!

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★★☆☆☆

i have to say the only good part of this restaurant was the ambiance (even this wasn't spectacular) and the nice hostess in the front. i ordered a duck salad dish as an appetizer, and the duck was so overcooked and hard. not only that but the salad was so overpowered with the dressing that i couldn't taste the actual contents of this dish. i ordered a fish dish wrapped in banana leaf and again, fish was over-cooked. flavor was mediocre to say the least. i honestly had better food in any take-out place, rather than here. i would not come here again, nor would i recommend it to anyone. for their price tag, the least i expect is good food and they did not provide that. now i know better!

Pros: nice hostess

Cons: overcooked, mediocre food, price

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Although I had put the stroller in the reservation, and had confirmed it with their caller, they never mentioned the two sets of stairs that have to be mounted, never offered to help with the stroller, and made us wait ten minutes at the host stand while they figured out where to put the stroller. Then they seated us in the stupidest location, the center of traffic where every server and guest knocked my chair on their way in and out, in and out. Just don't even think of eating there unless you have a booth, they looked comfortable and even possibly romantic- as you could get close enough to your date to speak without SHOUTING over the music. There were two children there - very well behaved, both yawning at their respective tables. Reading the other reviews I see this place is best for it's night "scene" if that's what you are into- but please don't say its about the food. Or the drinks. We ordered their Mojito and a Bellini and their Black and Blue. The Mojito was so bad we did not drink it. We had to ask to have it removed from the bill. The Bellini was nice. We canceled the Black and Blue because it was so hard to eat our meal while being battered by passers-by. We couldn't wait to get out of there. The crab cakes fell apart and into the sauce. (Why bother to wrap disposable chopsticks in a napkin?) Appetizer duck dish you could get at any Chinese delivery. The January reviewer should know that this time the Bass and the Duck were on the menu, and they were both only fair. Bass served on an odd log of ginger, it's so dark you can't see what you are eating with your cheap chopsticks. I did not even finish the duck entree - which is unlike me. By this time my stomach was upset. Our server Kim was the only great part - but even she got flummoxed and forgot our desserts. We took them to go and plan to give them away, not interested. Sorry to admit, its 7 hours later and I still have gas. Boy am I glad I only paid $35!

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★☆☆☆☆

Although I had put the stroller in the reservation, and had confirmed it with their caller, they never mentioned the two sets of stairs that have to be mounted, never offered to help with the stroller, and made us wait ten minutes at the host stand while they figured out where to put the stroller. Then they seated us in the stupidest location, the center of traffic where every server and guest knocked my chair on their way in and out, in and out. Just don't even think of eating there unless you have a booth, they looked comfortable and even possibly romantic- as you could get close enough to your date to speak without SHOUTING over the music. There were two children there - very well behaved, both yawning at their respective tables. Reading the other reviews I see this place is best for it's night "scene" if that's what you are into- but please don't say its about the food. Or the drinks. We ordered their Mojito and a Bellini and their Black and Blue. The Mojito was so bad we did not drink it. We had to ask to have it removed from the bill. The Bellini was nice. We canceled the Black and Blue because it was so hard to eat our meal while being battered by passers-by. We couldn't wait to get out of there. The crab cakes fell apart and into the sauce. (Why bother to wrap disposable chopsticks in a napkin?) Appetizer duck dish you could get at any Chinese delivery. The January reviewer should know that this time the Bass and the Duck were on the menu, and they were both only fair. Bass served on an odd log of ginger, it's so dark you can't see what you are eating with your cheap chopsticks. I did not even finish the duck entree - which is unlike me. By this time my stomach was upset. Our server Kim was the only great part - but even she got flummoxed and forgot our desserts. We took them to go and plan to give them away, not interested. Sorry to admit, its 7 hours later and I still have gas. Boy am I glad I only paid $35!

Pros: none

Cons: loud, uncomfortable, mediocre food

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Very trendy French-Vietnamese restaurant with palm trees, ceiling fans and low light, makes for a romantic evening.Reservations are a must as this place definitely gets crowded. I usually get the roast duck with ginger and it is delicious. Prices are not cheap.

5
★★★★★

Very trendy French-Vietnamese restaurant with palm trees, ceiling fans and low light, makes for a romantic evening.Reservations are a must as this place definitely gets crowded. I usually get the roast duck with ginger and it is delicious. Prices are not cheap.

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From the Beverly Hills Hotel-esque banana leaf walls to the perfect pineapple capirihnas, Indochine remains one of my top 5 favorite places to go in Manhattan. The service is attentive, the lighting is super-flattering, the music is always up-to-date, the atmosphere is a perfect mix of louche downtown decadence and uptown propriety and most importantly, the food is delish. I try to go at least once a week for spring rolls and a bloody mary (extra horseradish) and always run into friends from the worlds of fashion, cinema and journalism. The genius of the place is its ability to be simultaneously as appropriate for dinner with mom as it is for a raunchy, boozy, slut-tastic night out with your friends. My only complaint is that the bathroom is too small. The place is always so full of people that you end up having to wait, which is never a good thing after a few pineapple capirihnas (or bloody marys).

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★★★★★

From the Beverly Hills Hotel-esque banana leaf walls to the perfect pineapple capirihnas, Indochine remains one of my top 5 favorite places to go in Manhattan. The service is attentive, the lighting is super-flattering, the music is always up-to-date, the atmosphere is a perfect mix of louche downtown decadence and uptown propriety and most importantly, the food is delish. I try to go at least once a week for spring rolls and a bloody mary (extra horseradish) and always run into friends from the worlds of fashion, cinema and journalism. The genius of the place is its ability to be simultaneously as appropriate for dinner with mom as it is for a raunchy, boozy, slut-tastic night out with your friends. My only complaint is that the bathroom is too small. The place is always so full of people that you end up having to wait, which is never a good thing after a few pineapple capirihnas (or bloody marys).

Pros: romantic, senusal, fun.....

Cons: always busy

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I love Indochine!!!! I am a regular and i usually go on friday or saturday......when i walk in, i am greeted by lovely girls, nice ambiance, soft music, and it it perfect not only for a romantic date, but also with friends...and the crowd is young and fresh, full of energy...( i go there usually at 10 pm)
Sometimes, i crave the food so bad that i have to stop by during the week to have an appetizer and a glass of wine at the bar......
I love the beef salad and the spicy chicken, u gotta try it...ah, also the steam ravioli, AMAZING.....
The place has been rocking and rolling for more than 20 years....
i am going this friday for sure.....see you there!!!!!!
Baci Baci

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★★★★★

I love Indochine!!!! I am a regular and i usually go on friday or saturday......when i walk in, i am greeted by lovely girls, nice ambiance, soft music, and it it perfect not only for a romantic date, but also with friends...and the crowd is young and fresh, full of energy...( i go there usually at 10 pm)
Sometimes, i crave the food so bad that i have to stop by during the week to have an appetizer and a glass of wine at the bar......
I love the beef salad and the spicy chicken, u gotta try it...ah, also the steam ravioli, AMAZING.....
The place has been rocking and rolling for more than 20 years....
i am going this friday for sure.....see you there!!!!!!
Baci Baci

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we made reservations during restaurant week for a late friday night dinner. we had friends coming in from out of town. earlier in the day, we received a phone call confirming our reservations. however, indochine didn't think it was necessary to give us a call later in the day to let us know they had cancelled our reservations. we gave them a call 15 minutes before our reservations to let them know we would be a little late, and that's when they told us that "con ed tapped into their gas line" and they had no cooking gas. they didn't even bother calling us at 4:30pm, when apparently this whole fiasco happened. when we asked what they could do for our inconvenience, they said to give them a call back on monday. not for anything, but it's a little hard making reservations for a nice place in the city after 11pm. not only were we not able to experience restaurant week at a "nice place," but our friday night was ruined. we didn't even bother calling them on monday - if the service was this horrible without even going to the restaurant, i can only imagine how it would be if actually did eat there.

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★☆☆☆☆

we made reservations during restaurant week for a late friday night dinner. we had friends coming in from out of town. earlier in the day, we received a phone call confirming our reservations. however, indochine didn't think it was necessary to give us a call later in the day to let us know they had cancelled our reservations. we gave them a call 15 minutes before our reservations to let them know we would be a little late, and that's when they told us that "con ed tapped into their gas line" and they had no cooking gas. they didn't even bother calling us at 4:30pm, when apparently this whole fiasco happened. when we asked what they could do for our inconvenience, they said to give them a call back on monday. not for anything, but it's a little hard making reservations for a nice place in the city after 11pm. not only were we not able to experience restaurant week at a "nice place," but our friday night was ruined. we didn't even bother calling them on monday - if the service was this horrible without even going to the restaurant, i can only imagine how it would be if actually did eat there.

Pros: none

Cons: terrible service

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I booked dinner reservations after checking out Indochine's published Retaurant Week Menu. I sent information about the menu and the details to all of my friends and when we got there, they happened to have changed two entrees and appetizer, but never updated this information. For instance, they had duck breast and grilled striped bass on the Retaurant Week Menu, which incidentally was changed to cheaper options of poultry and fish: chicken and salmon, respectively. When I asked about it, the only answer the lazy waitress had was that they changed the menu about a month ago and that I can order the duck a la carte for $24. Also, after 20 minutes of wiating we had to flag down "a" waitress who finished serving us. When we ordered coffee (which was also part of the Restaurant Week Menu), they were not only surprised, but took forever to bring out an American coffee, not vietnamese. I was in Indochine, not Indiana.

The wait staff completely overlooked and forgot we were there. Hostess was not friendly in the least and snooty. For its price, the most cheapest wooden disposable chopsticks were a disappointment.

Overall, decore was ok, but nothing spectacular. Drinks were weak (Lychee martini is the worst I have ever had), but the appetizers short ribs and crab cake was tasty. In sum, I would certainly not go back.

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★★☆☆☆

I booked dinner reservations after checking out Indochine's published Retaurant Week Menu. I sent information about the menu and the details to all of my friends and when we got there, they happened to have changed two entrees and appetizer, but never updated this information. For instance, they had duck breast and grilled striped bass on the Retaurant Week Menu, which incidentally was changed to cheaper options of poultry and fish: chicken and salmon, respectively. When I asked about it, the only answer the lazy waitress had was that they changed the menu about a month ago and that I can order the duck a la carte for $24. Also, after 20 minutes of wiating we had to flag down "a" waitress who finished serving us. When we ordered coffee (which was also part of the Restaurant Week Menu), they were not only surprised, but took forever to bring out an American coffee, not vietnamese. I was in Indochine, not Indiana.

The wait staff completely overlooked and forgot we were there. Hostess was not friendly in the least and snooty. For its price, the most cheapest wooden disposable chopsticks were a disappointment.

Overall, decore was ok, but nothing spectacular. Drinks were weak (Lychee martini is the worst I have ever had), but the appetizers short ribs and crab cake was tasty. In sum, I would certainly not go back.

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I mean, it's fine, but at $175 for two people, I found the food underwhelming and the decor average. The service was good, and the place does have a nice energy. But call me cheap, I just feel that in this price range, some element of my dining experience should be noticeably above average. Go to O Mai on 9th Ave, you'll get the same quality food at half the price.

1
★★☆☆☆

I mean, it's fine, but at $175 for two people, I found the food underwhelming and the decor average. The service was good, and the place does have a nice energy. But call me cheap, I just feel that in this price range, some element of my dining experience should be noticeably above average. Go to O Mai on 9th Ave, you'll get the same quality food at half the price.

Pros: Nice scene, good service

Cons: high price, average food, average decor

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I had a fantastic time dining at Indochine last week. It is definitely one of my favorites. The flower arrangements blew me away. The music and the lighting helped to created a dreamy ambience. I received great service. The seafood was especially amazing, the Chilean sea bass is the best I've had in the city.

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★★★★★

I had a fantastic time dining at Indochine last week. It is definitely one of my favorites. The flower arrangements blew me away. The music and the lighting helped to created a dreamy ambience. I received great service. The seafood was especially amazing, the Chilean sea bass is the best I've had in the city.

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We had dinner on a Friday night. Amazing experience. Ordered the steamed rolls (vs fried), the seabass, the filet, and the sauteed rice. Dessert - got the banana dish as well as the pineapple. Phenomenal service, very attentive, and all of the dishes were delicious and plentiful. When leaving the restaurant, I dropped my scarf and was unaware I had left it. One of the waiters ran after us, even though we were 2 blocks from the restaurant, to give me my scarf. I am definitely going back and recommending to all of my friends!

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★★★★★

We had dinner on a Friday night. Amazing experience. Ordered the steamed rolls (vs fried), the seabass, the filet, and the sauteed rice. Dessert - got the banana dish as well as the pineapple. Phenomenal service, very attentive, and all of the dishes were delicious and plentiful. When leaving the restaurant, I dropped my scarf and was unaware I had left it. One of the waiters ran after us, even though we were 2 blocks from the restaurant, to give me my scarf. I am definitely going back and recommending to all of my friends!

Pros: Food, service, ambience, portion size, flavor, lighting.

Cons: Can't think of anything.

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I was hesitant to go to indochine based on the inconsistent reviews, but it did not dissappoint. My party had 5 people in it, and between us we tried 4 different entrees, four appetizers, and two desserts, ALL of which were delicious. I had the summer rolls for my appetizer, the filet mignon for my entree, and the hazlenut mousse cake for my dessert. Our reservation was timely honored, and while the wait staff was certainly "wannabe model," i didn't find them to be too snooty. Oh, and the cocktails were flavorful, particularly the pineapple capirinha. I highly recommend indochine!

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★★★★★

I was hesitant to go to indochine based on the inconsistent reviews, but it did not dissappoint. My party had 5 people in it, and between us we tried 4 different entrees, four appetizers, and two desserts, ALL of which were delicious. I had the summer rolls for my appetizer, the filet mignon for my entree, and the hazlenut mousse cake for my dessert. Our reservation was timely honored, and while the wait staff was certainly "wannabe model," i didn't find them to be too snooty. Oh, and the cocktails were flavorful, particularly the pineapple capirinha. I highly recommend indochine!

Pros: takes reservations

Cons: expensive

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I am a hotel concierge and received and invite from Indochine to dine with a guest. I loved everything about this place! The food was fantastic..I had Sliced Seared Filet Mignon which comes with grilled baby corn, carrots & asparagus and it was the most tender, juicy steak you can have! the ambiance is very fun and trendy...great place for group dining...Our waitress was so friendly and eloquent...Though a bit pricey, It is worth every penny...I strongly recommend you dine at indochine!

2
★★★★★

I am a hotel concierge and received and invite from Indochine to dine with a guest. I loved everything about this place! The food was fantastic..I had Sliced Seared Filet Mignon which comes with grilled baby corn, carrots & asparagus and it was the most tender, juicy steak you can have! the ambiance is very fun and trendy...great place for group dining...Our waitress was so friendly and eloquent...Though a bit pricey, It is worth every penny...I strongly recommend you dine at indochine!

Pros: Great service, prompt seating, trendy and fun ambience

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My boyfriend and I went during restaurant week. Made reservations for 5:30 (mostly because we wanted to dine early, but also because this was the only time availible during the busy Rest. Week. Understandible). Arrived at 5:10 and had to wait until the place "Opened". No big deal really. It is nice and quite romantic inside. The wait staff is a little model-wannabe and a bit snooty, but professional still the same. Appetizers were good. He had the Beef Carpaccio (good) and I had the crab cakes which I felt were better. The Indochine Martini is tasty. For main courses we had the Striped Bass (VERY GOOD) and the Lamb. Dessert was Pear Tart and a plate of sorbets in 3 flavors. All in all it was a good meal. I can see how people would get impatient with this place. We were not in a hurry so it didn't bother us. By the time we left at 7:30 the place was packed and bustling. I would never eat at this place if it were not during restuarant week. There are many other better places for this kind of food as much better prices and less-prententious attitudes. I do have to add that at one point after main course plates were removed there were places on the white table cloth that had a few spots of food on it, just from sharing and spilling, etc. Not anything super-messy. The waitress actually put a napkin over it which I felt was just silly. Sorry, but that's just too much for me.

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★★★☆☆

My boyfriend and I went during restaurant week. Made reservations for 5:30 (mostly because we wanted to dine early, but also because this was the only time availible during the busy Rest. Week. Understandible). Arrived at 5:10 and had to wait until the place "Opened". No big deal really. It is nice and quite romantic inside. The wait staff is a little model-wannabe and a bit snooty, but professional still the same. Appetizers were good. He had the Beef Carpaccio (good) and I had the crab cakes which I felt were better. The Indochine Martini is tasty. For main courses we had the Striped Bass (VERY GOOD) and the Lamb. Dessert was Pear Tart and a plate of sorbets in 3 flavors. All in all it was a good meal. I can see how people would get impatient with this place. We were not in a hurry so it didn't bother us. By the time we left at 7:30 the place was packed and bustling. I would never eat at this place if it were not during restuarant week. There are many other better places for this kind of food as much better prices and less-prententious attitudes. I do have to add that at one point after main course plates were removed there were places on the white table cloth that had a few spots of food on it, just from sharing and spilling, etc. Not anything super-messy. The waitress actually put a napkin over it which I felt was just silly. Sorry, but that's just too much for me.

Pros: Romantic, Nice Presentation

Cons: Too pretentious, costs, somewhat slow service

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So we (bf and I) made reservations for restaurant week, which may have been our first mistake. Still, it looked like a decent RW menu, so we decided to give it a try.
We showed up 15 minutes in advance of our 8:00 reservation, and had a drink at the bar while we waited for a table to open up. 8:00 rolled around, then 8:15, 8:30... Finally my bf asked the hostess if we would be able to eat soon. She acted like she'd never seen us before. He indicated where we'd been sitting for the last 45 minutes, and she told him- completely unapologetically- that she'd let him know when something was available. So we ordered another drink, and watched as several other two-tops that had come in AFTER us were seated right away. 15 minutes later, he asked again, and again she acted like she didn't even recognize him. I mean honestly, we're young and well-dressed and reasonably stylish, not exactly the kind of couple a restaurant with so-so reviews should act snobby towards! I really think it was just idiocy, not malicious, but regardless it left a bad taste in my mouth. She finally seated us, but she never once apologized for the fact that we'd been waiting an hour- a full 45 MINUTES past our reservation time.
The server was not good, and the service would have irked me normally but it probably wouldn't have ruined the meal if I hadn't already been predisposed to hate it... But already in a bad mood, I especially resented waiting a full hour for our entree, and then we sat there for 20 minutes after our plates were cleared, impatiently looking for her. Finally we managed to flag her down, and got our desserts to go because I couldn't stand to spend another second staring at the tacky faux-jungle decor. Oh and the ribs were overcooked, and the rice = gross!
There are WAY too many good restaurants in this city to drop $100 on a mediocore meal that will leave you feeling more insulted than satisfied. Don't make the mistake we did, spend your money elsewhere!!

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★☆☆☆☆

So we (bf and I) made reservations for restaurant week, which may have been our first mistake. Still, it looked like a decent RW menu, so we decided to give it a try.
We showed up 15 minutes in advance of our 8:00 reservation, and had a drink at the bar while we waited for a table to open up. 8:00 rolled around, then 8:15, 8:30... Finally my bf asked the hostess if we would be able to eat soon. She acted like she'd never seen us before. He indicated where we'd been sitting for the last 45 minutes, and she told him- completely unapologetically- that she'd let him know when something was available. So we ordered another drink, and watched as several other two-tops that had come in AFTER us were seated right away. 15 minutes later, he asked again, and again she acted like she didn't even recognize him. I mean honestly, we're young and well-dressed and reasonably stylish, not exactly the kind of couple a restaurant with so-so reviews should act snobby towards! I really think it was just idiocy, not malicious, but regardless it left a bad taste in my mouth. She finally seated us, but she never once apologized for the fact that we'd been waiting an hour- a full 45 MINUTES past our reservation time.
The server was not good, and the service would have irked me normally but it probably wouldn't have ruined the meal if I hadn't already been predisposed to hate it... But already in a bad mood, I especially resented waiting a full hour for our entree, and then we sat there for 20 minutes after our plates were cleared, impatiently looking for her. Finally we managed to flag her down, and got our desserts to go because I couldn't stand to spend another second staring at the tacky faux-jungle decor. Oh and the ribs were overcooked, and the rice = gross!
There are WAY too many good restaurants in this city to drop $100 on a mediocore meal that will leave you feeling more insulted than satisfied. Don't make the mistake we did, spend your money elsewhere!!

Pros: None! Honestly! Bad food and terrible service, plus it's overpriced.

Cons: Um... Everything?

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Food is ok, although you better avoid the Viet Bouillabaisse that's slightly revolting. I must say, rethinking, that the best thing they have is the house rice, so that's not a great compliment.
Anyway, someone stole a bag from beneath my seat, it was only us left in the restraurant, and waiters and management were not very helpful at all. Will not see me back.

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★☆☆☆☆

Food is ok, although you better avoid the Viet Bouillabaisse that's slightly revolting. I must say, rethinking, that the best thing they have is the house rice, so that's not a great compliment.
Anyway, someone stole a bag from beneath my seat, it was only us left in the restraurant, and waiters and management were not very helpful at all. Will not see me back.

Pros: Ambience ok.

Cons: Careful, someone may steal your stuff

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We had a large group of folks (~10 people) hosting a birthday celebration. The service was pretty attentive (note that the waitresses are all "model-wanna-be's"). The food was delicious... everything was cooked to almost perfection. Very pan asian... I have to say though, nothing was particularly original, but the place had a good vibe, good service and yummy food... and could accomodate a large group. We were pleased....

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★★★★☆

We had a large group of folks (~10 people) hosting a birthday celebration. The service was pretty attentive (note that the waitresses are all "model-wanna-be's"). The food was delicious... everything was cooked to almost perfection. Very pan asian... I have to say though, nothing was particularly original, but the place had a good vibe, good service and yummy food... and could accomodate a large group. We were pleased....

Pros: food, service, ambience

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i went to indochine with my bf last night and had an amazing time. reading previous reviews, i expected the atmosphere to be snotty and full of model wannabe types but that was not the case at all. while it is true that the waitresses at indochine are beautiful and statuesque, they were chill and very pleasant. as our friends adivsed, we took advantage of the restaurant week menu and it was excellent. i had the asian crab cakes followed by the striped bass and finished it off with passionfruit sorbet. my bf had the filet mignon carpacchio (not as good as the kobe beef carpacchio at Megu but still good), the spicy chicken breast and the chocolate truffle cake. the environment was very relaxed and not rushed at all. the servers never got in the way and asked "are you finished with this?" they would merely stand and wait and smile til i caught their eye and signaled. it was great. i think the decor is cute too, its trendy although it hasnt been changed since the 80s but it isnt over the top either. i would def recommend this restaurant to anyone, and its a cute date place too ! :)

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★★★★★

i went to indochine with my bf last night and had an amazing time. reading previous reviews, i expected the atmosphere to be snotty and full of model wannabe types but that was not the case at all. while it is true that the waitresses at indochine are beautiful and statuesque, they were chill and very pleasant. as our friends adivsed, we took advantage of the restaurant week menu and it was excellent. i had the asian crab cakes followed by the striped bass and finished it off with passionfruit sorbet. my bf had the filet mignon carpacchio (not as good as the kobe beef carpacchio at Megu but still good), the spicy chicken breast and the chocolate truffle cake. the environment was very relaxed and not rushed at all. the servers never got in the way and asked "are you finished with this?" they would merely stand and wait and smile til i caught their eye and signaled. it was great. i think the decor is cute too, its trendy although it hasnt been changed since the 80s but it isnt over the top either. i would def recommend this restaurant to anyone, and its a cute date place too ! :)

Pros: food, service, atmosphere

Cons: none

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Delicious food-- especially the duck breast with bok choy. They are extending their prefix menu til Labor Day, so definitely try to take advantage. The service was amazing-- even though the place was crowded, we were not rushed at all.

2
★★★★★

Delicious food-- especially the duck breast with bok choy. They are extending their prefix menu til Labor Day, so definitely try to take advantage. The service was amazing-- even though the place was crowded, we were not rushed at all.

Pros: Food, drinks, service

Cons: springrolls were a little too well-done

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Its an amazing place with some of the most friendly staff... what more can i say, Ycenia became a great friend of mine and we still stay in touch although I left NYC 3 years ago... its got a great bar, awesome food, beautiful people looking after you, great ambience... the list is endless for me... Go there on a date (and you can walk in with a different one every time if you want and the staff might smile but never give your secret out)... Enjoy the spring rolls and even talk to people on tables next to you... Miss the duck!!! But most of all i miss the place where i could go any evening of the week and have a great great time!!!! If you are on a date and you are not getting lucky after Indochine... dump her!

2
★★★★★

Its an amazing place with some of the most friendly staff... what more can i say, Ycenia became a great friend of mine and we still stay in touch although I left NYC 3 years ago... its got a great bar, awesome food, beautiful people looking after you, great ambience... the list is endless for me... Go there on a date (and you can walk in with a different one every time if you want and the staff might smile but never give your secret out)... Enjoy the spring rolls and even talk to people on tables next to you... Miss the duck!!! But most of all i miss the place where i could go any evening of the week and have a great great time!!!! If you are on a date and you are not getting lucky after Indochine... dump her!

Pros: Ambience, Food, Sexy Staff

Cons: A bit expensive

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I don't believe I've ever experience such a lack of service at a nice restaurant. We ate at 5:30, and I specified when making the reservation that we were attending the theater at 7:00. Our model-wannabe waitresses (7 servers and only 3 tables of diners) seamed more concered with gossiping and checking their makeup than with helping us. They messed up one of the drink orders, two of my party's appetizer orders, and had no idea who was to get what. Our water was only filled at the beginning of the meal. We ordered a small bottle of pellegrino (we were charged for two) and a beer which we had to ask for 3 times, and which took 15 minutes to arrive. No one asked us how anything was and, truth be told, while the meal tasted okay, I will _never_ go back again.

0
★☆☆☆☆

I don't believe I've ever experience such a lack of service at a nice restaurant. We ate at 5:30, and I specified when making the reservation that we were attending the theater at 7:00. Our model-wannabe waitresses (7 servers and only 3 tables of diners) seamed more concered with gossiping and checking their makeup than with helping us. They messed up one of the drink orders, two of my party's appetizer orders, and had no idea who was to get what. Our water was only filled at the beginning of the meal. We ordered a small bottle of pellegrino (we were charged for two) and a beer which we had to ask for 3 times, and which took 15 minutes to arrive. No one asked us how anything was and, truth be told, while the meal tasted okay, I will _never_ go back again.

Cons: Bad Service, Noisy

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After seeing a show at Joe's Pub we were pleasantly surprised that Indochine was still open. A friend had recommended it to me, but I had never been there. The room was very busy yet not so busy as to dissuade us from staying. The hostess was very attentive. There was a fifteen minute wait, we ended up having some of their signature drinks at the bar. The hostess came back to seat us, but the bar and lounge area was very comfortable so we decided to dine at the bar. The bouillabaise was excellent as was the vegetarian dish that my friend had. I highly recommend Indochine for drinks (Indochine Martini) and dinner, one of the friendliest staffs that we have come across; the dining room was warm and inviting and the lounge was very cozy.

2
★★★★★

After seeing a show at Joe's Pub we were pleasantly surprised that Indochine was still open. A friend had recommended it to me, but I had never been there. The room was very busy yet not so busy as to dissuade us from staying. The hostess was very attentive. There was a fifteen minute wait, we ended up having some of their signature drinks at the bar. The hostess came back to seat us, but the bar and lounge area was very comfortable so we decided to dine at the bar. The bouillabaise was excellent as was the vegetarian dish that my friend had. I highly recommend Indochine for drinks (Indochine Martini) and dinner, one of the friendliest staffs that we have come across; the dining room was warm and inviting and the lounge was very cozy.

Pros: atmosphere, friendly staff, great food

Cons: busy

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Bridge and tunnel need not apply. The food and service here are absolutely divine. I've been coming here for nearly a decade, and have never had a complaint. If you want delicious food and beautiful staff to serve you, look no further. One of the reasons why New York is still what it is.

2
★★★★★

Bridge and tunnel need not apply. The food and service here are absolutely divine. I've been coming here for nearly a decade, and have never had a complaint. If you want delicious food and beautiful staff to serve you, look no further. One of the reasons why New York is still what it is.

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To start with , the snobbiest service (if u can call that Service) i ever encountered in such "upscale" restarant. I figured the service is bad ,the food must be good........., Wrong!. The duck (and I specilize in duck ) was completly like rubber and dry nothing close to the duck I'm used to.

0
★☆☆☆☆

To start with , the snobbiest service (if u can call that Service) i ever encountered in such "upscale" restarant. I figured the service is bad ,the food must be good........., Wrong!. The duck (and I specilize in duck ) was completly like rubber and dry nothing close to the duck I'm used to.

Pros: location

Cons: service, food

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In Feb I confirmed what the reviews said: excellent food, great ambiance, but that service... especially the hostess. The place is a little loud, but the overall environment is great for any type of occassion, even for the annoying loud people celebrating a b-day on the table next to us. Overall, definitely worth a try.

2
★★★★☆

In Feb I confirmed what the reviews said: excellent food, great ambiance, but that service... especially the hostess. The place is a little loud, but the overall environment is great for any type of occassion, even for the annoying loud people celebrating a b-day on the table next to us. Overall, definitely worth a try.

Pros: Food, Setting, Vietnamese beer

Cons: Hostess, Loud

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I know places can be a little crazy during restaurant week. I went there with a few friends during restaurant week, and found the service to be extremely slow. The menu was very interesting, but I felt as if my dish was drenched in a sauce that was a little too overpowering. The ambiance is nice though... I think I will give this place another go. I think I was there at the wrong time (AVOID RESTAURANT WEEK!).

1
★★★☆☆

I know places can be a little crazy during restaurant week. I went there with a few friends during restaurant week, and found the service to be extremely slow. The menu was very interesting, but I felt as if my dish was drenched in a sauce that was a little too overpowering. The ambiance is nice though... I think I will give this place another go. I think I was there at the wrong time (AVOID RESTAURANT WEEK!).

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I was shocked about the amount of choices for Restaurant Week. Indochine has something for everyone (even vegetarians). The food was phenomenal (probably one of the best meals I've had in NYC). The service was slow, but is understandable considering how crowded the restaurant was. I will definitely return!

2
★★★★★

I was shocked about the amount of choices for Restaurant Week. Indochine has something for everyone (even vegetarians). The food was phenomenal (probably one of the best meals I've had in NYC). The service was slow, but is understandable considering how crowded the restaurant was. I will definitely return!

Pros: Food, Ambience

Cons: Slow service

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This place has a great vibe: romantic, trendy & chic. Went here with a group of 7 - including one veggie-tarian. We shared numerous appitizers (crab cakes and ribs were tasty!), two bottles of wine (Malbec), we each ordered mains and shared a few desserts. Everything was full of flavor yet not overpowering. Its priced average for a NYC restaurant & reasonably for a NYC trend spot. Would def recommend and visit again.

2
★★★★☆

This place has a great vibe: romantic, trendy & chic. Went here with a group of 7 - including one veggie-tarian. We shared numerous appitizers (crab cakes and ribs were tasty!), two bottles of wine (Malbec), we each ordered mains and shared a few desserts. Everything was full of flavor yet not overpowering. Its priced average for a NYC restaurant & reasonably for a NYC trend spot. Would def recommend and visit again.

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Went for my 2 year anniversary and was pleasantly surprised by the experience. Although this resturant has been around since the 80's it still has it's grooving, sexy, vibe. Tasteful dishes were enjoyed with a delicous bottel of wine and topped with a romantic desert. Will defintely go back to enjoy more occasions!

2
★★★★★

Went for my 2 year anniversary and was pleasantly surprised by the experience. Although this resturant has been around since the 80's it still has it's grooving, sexy, vibe. Tasteful dishes were enjoyed with a delicous bottel of wine and topped with a romantic desert. Will defintely go back to enjoy more occasions!

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maybe this place used to be cool back in the studio 54 days but it completely sucks now. the food is so awful and overpriced, the decor totally dated, and the staff are wannabe models that you feel bad for since they're obviously never going to make it. Not to mention the drinks are things you'd order in LA circa 1992 like lychee martinis. sure, they're tasty, but no need to act like they're some sort of super innovative retro drink that is the "new" thing. i can't even believe i'm wasting so much time on this place

0
★☆☆☆☆

maybe this place used to be cool back in the studio 54 days but it completely sucks now. the food is so awful and overpriced, the decor totally dated, and the staff are wannabe models that you feel bad for since they're obviously never going to make it. Not to mention the drinks are things you'd order in LA circa 1992 like lychee martinis. sure, they're tasty, but no need to act like they're some sort of super innovative retro drink that is the "new" thing. i can't even believe i'm wasting so much time on this place

Pros: not crowded

Cons: food is bad, decor is bad, overpriced

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This place has been around forever and its still as good as its always been. Good food (small portions however), good service (cute waitresses all around) and a nice ambience with good looking people matching the background. Great place for a date and to take friends for a nice dinner!

2
★★★★★

This place has been around forever and its still as good as its always been. Good food (small portions however), good service (cute waitresses all around) and a nice ambience with good looking people matching the background. Great place for a date and to take friends for a nice dinner!

Pros: Ambiance, Service, Food quality

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Have been coming here for many years & has yet to disappoint. Lychee Martini is addictive and the food is amazing. A little pricey but worth it. Mixed crowd but never tacky. Seating on the banquette is preferable.

2
★★★★★

Have been coming here for many years & has yet to disappoint. Lychee Martini is addictive and the food is amazing. A little pricey but worth it. Mixed crowd but never tacky. Seating on the banquette is preferable.

Pros: good food, great location, cool environment

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This place has the most amazing food. The staff is beautiful and courteous. Feels like I've entered some classy restaurant nestled cozily in the middle of a jungle.
The ravioli is my favorite dish, try it!!!

2
★★★★★

This place has the most amazing food. The staff is beautiful and courteous. Feels like I've entered some classy restaurant nestled cozily in the middle of a jungle.
The ravioli is my favorite dish, try it!!!

Pros: people watching, amazing food, delicious food

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After some friends had recommended Indochine I checked it out on citysearch and decided do go with some girlfriends for a girls night out.
The hostess war a little impatient and did show a some attitude but the wait staff made more than up for it. True the waitresses are beautiful but also warm, sweet, helpful and professional. The food was basic but very good. I'll definatly be back.

2
★★★★☆

After some friends had recommended Indochine I checked it out on citysearch and decided do go with some girlfriends for a girls night out.
The hostess war a little impatient and did show a some attitude but the wait staff made more than up for it. True the waitresses are beautiful but also warm, sweet, helpful and professional. The food was basic but very good. I'll definatly be back.

Pros: great service, exotic decor

Cons: crowded, rude hostess

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Trendy food but colourless. Great deserts, though.
Good staff.
Superficial and noisy place.

2
★★★★☆

Trendy food but colourless. Great deserts, though.
Good staff.
Superficial and noisy place.

Pros: deserts

Cons: noisy, superficial place, colourless food

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I went to Indochine with family and friends, and had a wonderful time. Beforehand I checked out the other reviews and did not find any of the cons to be the case during my visit. The waitstaff was more than competent and friendly to boot. I liked the decor, and thought the palm fronds were fun and inviting. It wasn't stuffy at all, and the food tasted delicious. A+ for presentation. I would definitely recommend it - especially for that price!

2
★★★★★

I went to Indochine with family and friends, and had a wonderful time. Beforehand I checked out the other reviews and did not find any of the cons to be the case during my visit. The waitstaff was more than competent and friendly to boot. I liked the decor, and thought the palm fronds were fun and inviting. It wasn't stuffy at all, and the food tasted delicious. A+ for presentation. I would definitely recommend it - especially for that price!

Pros: good presentation, good food, friendly staff

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The staff here is wonderful, really nice, don't know what the other reviews were talking about. The food was great, was sitting next to a huge designer. what more can i say

2
★★★★★

The staff here is wonderful, really nice, don't know what the other reviews were talking about. The food was great, was sitting next to a huge designer. what more can i say

Pros: service, staff, food

Cons: walking into plants

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I have heard that young models work at that place as waitresses. It seems to be true. They are young and skinny, basically Kate Moss looking. Food was good, but I think that there are better places to dine in NY.

2
★★★★☆

I have heard that young models work at that place as waitresses. It seems to be true. They are young and skinny, basically Kate Moss looking. Food was good, but I think that there are better places to dine in NY.

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Indochine was o-kay. The hostess was very rude from the beginning after she realized that she had taken the wrong time for my reservation. The service was unfriendly and we were pressured to leave at a certain time. The food was fine but since the service was terrible, I wouldn't recommend this restaurant to anyone. I wouldn't go back there myself.

1
★★★☆☆

Indochine was o-kay. The hostess was very rude from the beginning after she realized that she had taken the wrong time for my reservation. The service was unfriendly and we were pressured to leave at a certain time. The food was fine but since the service was terrible, I wouldn't recommend this restaurant to anyone. I wouldn't go back there myself.

Pros: decent food, good location

Cons: rude hostess, not worth the money

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fresh, delicious, unusual food in an elegant atmosphere. Oh and the coffee and desserts are wonderful!! Really really nice, would definitely go again.

2
★★★★☆

fresh, delicious, unusual food in an elegant atmosphere. Oh and the coffee and desserts are wonderful!! Really really nice, would definitely go again.

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We were seated relatively promptly and enjoyed the food, drinks, and atmosphere, but before we had even finished eating, staff were coming to the table, trying to clear our plates and asking us if we would leave within 30 minutes. We had only been at the restaurant for 1 hour. Our plates were taken before we finished eating and our waitress sent the hostess to tell us we had to leave to make room for the next table and that we had to pay before we left. This was extremely unprofessional and highly insulting. To insinuate patrons would leave without paying before the check was even delivered was extremely rude. This is a great restaurant wasted by rude, unprofessional staff. If we ever eat there again we will make areservations based upon the stipulation that we will not be rushed out and insulted just because they overbooked the restaurant.

1
★★★☆☆

We were seated relatively promptly and enjoyed the food, drinks, and atmosphere, but before we had even finished eating, staff were coming to the table, trying to clear our plates and asking us if we would leave within 30 minutes. We had only been at the restaurant for 1 hour. Our plates were taken before we finished eating and our waitress sent the hostess to tell us we had to leave to make room for the next table and that we had to pay before we left. This was extremely unprofessional and highly insulting. To insinuate patrons would leave without paying before the check was even delivered was extremely rude. This is a great restaurant wasted by rude, unprofessional staff. If we ever eat there again we will make areservations based upon the stipulation that we will not be rushed out and insulted just because they overbooked the restaurant.

Pros: Inexpensive, Great drinks, Good food

Cons: Rushed us out, Rude servers, Overbooked

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Granted, it's not in the broadway theatre district but it is opposite the Public Theatre! Indochine is a very convenient, very chic, very good pre-theatre place. The service was pleasant, the ambience comfortable and the food very good!! Spring rolls were extremely tasty and the duck and the spicy chicken breast were outstanding!!

2
★★★★☆

Granted, it's not in the broadway theatre district but it is opposite the Public Theatre! Indochine is a very convenient, very chic, very good pre-theatre place. The service was pleasant, the ambience comfortable and the food very good!! Spring rolls were extremely tasty and the duck and the spicy chicken breast were outstanding!!

Pros: Pretty plam trees, Comfortable room, Great service

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Food was bland - eg. a pho soup that honestly was tasteless. The place is also deafeningly noisy, so much so that it was hard to hold a conversation. However, the service was great - responsive, friendly, quick. Our server spilled a drink on the table cloth and it was cleaned up in an instant, no mess, free drinks to compensate, and left us impressed at how seamlessly this was fixed. Food is overpriced for the quality you get. If they could fix that, it would be good.

1
★★☆☆☆

Food was bland - eg. a pho soup that honestly was tasteless. The place is also deafeningly noisy, so much so that it was hard to hold a conversation. However, the service was great - responsive, friendly, quick. Our server spilled a drink on the table cloth and it was cleaned up in an instant, no mess, free drinks to compensate, and left us impressed at how seamlessly this was fixed. Food is overpriced for the quality you get. If they could fix that, it would be good.

Pros: Great service, Beautiful people

Cons: Food bland, Deafeningly noisy

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Having chosen to take some distinguished guests to dinner at Indochine came as a result of so many positive reviews. Our reservation was for 9, didn't get seated until 9:20 with no acknowledgment by the staff of the delay. Once at the table our waitress managed on two occasions to take 15 minutes bringing drinks to our table, our plates sat uncleared on the table for just as long. Fortunately for Indochine, the food is excellent and the ambience energetic and beautiful. Get rid of the models and do yourself well by employing 'real' waitstaff. Oh, and skip the mojito you'll find much better elsewhere.

2
★★★★☆

Having chosen to take some distinguished guests to dinner at Indochine came as a result of so many positive reviews. Our reservation was for 9, didn't get seated until 9:20 with no acknowledgment by the staff of the delay. Once at the table our waitress managed on two occasions to take 15 minutes bringing drinks to our table, our plates sat uncleared on the table for just as long. Fortunately for Indochine, the food is excellent and the ambience energetic and beautiful. Get rid of the models and do yourself well by employing 'real' waitstaff. Oh, and skip the mojito you'll find much better elsewhere.

Pros: food, decor

Cons: service, service, service

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This theatrically exotic setting features enough palm fronds---real, and painted on the walls---to thatch several tropical huts. The see-and-be-seen dining room features clubby, dark-green banquettes and colorful tropical flowers. For…

 

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