About Picholine

Picholine offers contemporary French-Mediterranean cuisine in both it's elegant dining rooms and casual, n reservation cheese and wine bar. A new menu de econmie offered in the cheese and wine bar includes tasting plates for twenty and expanded selection of tasting flights (three for $20), and sixty bottles of wine under $60. Perhaps best knwn for introducing the European cheese cart to discerning American diners, Chef Brennan also specializes in Wild Game and innvative contemporary Mediterranean dishes. The restaurant received a James Beard Foundation nmination for the countrys outstanding restaurant in 2007, and was awarded two stars in both the 2008 and 2009 editions of Michelin Guide New York City.

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User Reviews for Picholine

All Reviews for Picholine

food
  • The wait staff was friendly, efficient and knowledgeable without being pretensious. The food was exceptional...
  • There was absolutely no warmth or sense of connection. The food was mediocre and didn't come close to making up for the terrible service...
  • This is a very lovely, special, restaurant. But hey, you (don't) get what you pay for...
  • One of my vices in life is that I eat way too fast. Eating at Picholine rectified this problem, in the best way possible: I wanted to savor every bite...
ambiance
  • For the first time in my life, I feel compelled to write a restaurant review. I took my mom to Picholine the week before Christmas...
  • We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner at Picholine. From our first hello to the cheerful goodbye the staff was courteous and professional...
  • A fantastic NYC dining experience. From the food to the service to the ambiance, the dcor, we could not find a single fault...
  • Clearly one of the best continental style places in NY. Beautiful presentation, well designed interesting dishes, although not always absolutely perfec...
service
  • The service was cold and completely inattentive. We waited at least a half hour to be approached after we were seated, at which point we were asked if...
  • Picholine certainly lives up to its reputation. The food was fabulous, the ambience very romantic, and the service sophisticated, but friendly...
  • Just not sure those two flavors go well together. Only thing holding back from five stars was the service...
  • Everything was perfect. The food was amazing, and the service flawless...
  • But each meal came in too small a portion for the price. Overall it is an elegant experience in a nice ambience and excellent service...
value
  • I assume because our reservations were for 5:45, the staff asked if we had theatre tickets and, if so, our curtain time. We did, indeed, have theatre t...
  • We particularly enjoyed the risotto flecked with duck crackle and my sirloin was perfec. The prix fixe is an excellent value for such an elegant place...
  • We went for Restaurant Week menu and were very happy with our lunch...
  • I went to Picholine for my 1 year anniversary. It's a quiet, soothing atmosphere with excellent service...
  • Exquisite, sometimes too extravagant, food are such as sea urchin with caviar and divers sea scallops with fois gras was on the sweet side and almost too precious...
restaurant
  • Sommelier provided incredible wine pairings. Best restaurant experience we've had in a while...
  • Eating at Picholine rect. Came here for restaurant week and ordered the kabocha (Japanese pumpkin) soup, mushroom risotto (divine!), and apple confit...
  • I went last night with a friend. This is a first class restaurant...
  • Excellent- best on upper-Westside. The food is great, the service is as good as it gets and the room is lovely...
menu
  • We were not offered the tasting menu because per the waiter our reservations were too early (5:30) and they don't offer the tasting until 8PM (as he offered it to the next table at 6PM)...
  • Service was informative (gave detai. The tasting menu was well-paced (allowed us a comfortable exit as opposed to the usual painful roll out the door)...
  • great tasting menu for lunch. 7 courses...
  • Half the gr. The servers probably weren't terribly excited about this, but they were subsequently rather impatient as we ordered from the special menu...
  • If you got the lamb at a food cart on 6th and 39th, it would be called souvlaki and at 1/10 the price. Other menu items were portion challenged...
meal
  • Only the salad left a bit to be desired, although, to be fair, this is strictly in comparison to the rest of the meal: compared to the universe of restaurant salads, the salad at Picholine is better than average...
  • That's the only conclusion I can draw after our depressing experience there last night. The service was cold and completely inattentive...
  • The olive bread, olive oll and little chocolates were excellent. But each meal came in too small a portion for the price...
  • Emma Evans

    Food

    10

    Decor

    9

    Service

    8

    All the dishes here are served and presented pretty well! This is one of the most restaurant I love. They serve not just delicious but fresh dishes. It was my friends birthday and she decided that the four of us circle friends to eat there. That was really a nice treat! Fantastic!

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    Overall Rating

    9.3

    "Perfect"

  • Terri G

    Food

    10

    Decor

    9

    Service

    9

    If you like to put your money where your mouth is, then Picholine is the place to go. Extraordinary cuisine in the Lincoln Square area that caters to the hotshot locals that go to the opera or shop there. Easy to get to by the 1 train. Service is impeccable. Avoid dinner menu unless you like to spend $100 for your meal. Prix-Fixe lunch is the way to go, as it brings your bill slightly under $60. Enjoy the best French food on the West side!

    I Ate:

    • Prix-Fixe Lunch: 3 course; amazing. ($58)

    Overall Rating

    9.5

    "Perfect"

  • Abigail Brooks

    Food

    8

    Decor

    7

    Service

    7

    Food was great and delicious. Services is in high quality. Stunning decor and overwhelming employees. The sea urching panna cotta is sooo delicious. Everything is such in place, such a great and cozy place to stay with friends. Great place!

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    Overall Rating

    7.5

    "Great"