Aretsky's Patroon

4.7
1059 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
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  • Business Meals
  • Notable Wine List
  • Good for a Date
Welcome to Aretsky's Patroon, a classic New York City restaurant, owned by legendary restaurateur Ken Aretsky. Aretsky's Patroon offers superb contemporary American cuisine, warm, polished service and beautiful rooms suitable for a wide range of events. Whether you visit us for drinks and a light bite on our rooftop bar, a power lunch in our festive main dining room, or a discreet business dinner in one of our many private event spaces, we know that you will have a superb experience.

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Mon 5:30PM - 5:30PM 8:00PM - 9:30PM
Tue - Thu 8:00PM - 9:30PM
Fri 5:30PM - 9:30PM

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CE
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food. Tableside preparstion. Tremendous liquor and wine list.,Friendly staff. Been there 3 times. Greeted by owner every time

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t
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

one of the better spots in the City--Mr. Aretsky is a pro.

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N
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food, servers, nice ambiance and friendly all the way around. A tad bit expensive but in its class and in New York by comparison to others price was on par.

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H
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Stephan, Stephan, Stephan, what else can be said of this special man!

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LO
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great experience. Only issue was the noise level - it was very loud. Would definitely return for business or social lunch, or just for a drink.

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S
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

Class act midtown restaurant. Ken Aretsky still takes good care of his guests. Popular place, so Noise level at lunch can be a problem.

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OT
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Exceeded every expectation. My new New York “go to”

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E
New York Area
47 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

The service, from the maitre d' to the bus boy, was outstanding. Everyone was friendly, accommodating, and professional. We were celebrating our wedding anniversary, and the restaurant took appropriate note of it: romantic table, good wishes, and a candlelit dessert. My husband took advantage of the Friday night prix fixe, and we both enjoyed the Friday night jazz. The food was good but not great as one would expect from the prices. The chef seems to decorate every plate with some form of greenery on top of the entree. It fills up the plate yet detracts from the main item. I would have preferred larger portions without green garnishment. Our personal taste is for simple food that is not gussied up with sauces or mixed with other ingredients so that none of them are distinguishable. We had a lovely dinner in a very pleasant atmosphere. We just would not be running back for the food. Give us filet mignon without way too salty bacon, and your nicely crisped duck and wild rice separate from each other, please.

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AE
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Patroon never disappoints. Jim and Katie did a wonderful job tag teaming the service. We wanted for nothing. Jim did a fantastic job with the table side Cesar salad (really the best in the city). Same for deboning the Dover sole tableside. Katie went out of her way to arrange an off menu Milton chocolate cake desert so hats off to her and the pastry chef for going out of her way for us too!

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OT
New York Area
169 reviews
Dined on 11 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great place

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T
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 10 June 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Friends gathering

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h
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It’s always nice to see Mr. Artsky at the restaurant. Friday night jazz was a nice added bonus to our dining experience. My only comment would be that whereas it’s nice to have an attentive staff, it was a little too much. We had 3 different staff members come to our table in 10 min period to ask how we were doing.

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J
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The specials today were fantastic!

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SF
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Noisy at first but got less noisy as tables emptied. Saw Mr. Aretsky, looking very dapper.

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m
Atlantic City
13 reviews
Dined on 4 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Rare find in NYC. Roof top dining and/or drinks. Superb. Pricey, but worth it. Get there on early side for cocktail hour.

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c
Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everything was great. Service was prompt, friendly and helpful. Food was very good and reasonably priced for the area and quality. Setting in both dining room and on the roof deck were great as well. No complaints and would certainly consider going back.

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KA
New York Area
111 reviews
Dined on 29 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We thoroughly enjoyed our evening here. Service was wonderful throughout, food was outstanding, the place was bustling (maybe a bit too much, it was rather loud), the seating and lighting was comfortable...absolutely nothing to criticize. Crab cake appetizer was excellent, the duck entree and my sirloin were both delicious, perfectly prepared, the japanese eggplant side dish was rich with flavor, and we enjoyed beignets for dessert, complimentary as we were celebrating our anniversary. Yum.

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WD
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Best Duck I have had in years.

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HK
San Francisco
29 reviews
Dined on 23 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

What a great find! I can’t wait till we get back to New York to dine here again.

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TO
Austin
7 reviews
Dined on 23 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and service

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H
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on 22 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Stephan and Jody always make dining at Aretsky's special. Thanks for this memorable evening.

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OT
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 2

The food has gone way downhill. The staff is sub par. We will likely not go back, which is a shame because it was a good option in the neighborhood at one point.

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LP
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 16 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

One of the best! From the warm personal way you are treated to the fabulous food, Patroon is truly a gem in the city. The halibut is my favorite.

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AS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 15 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Sorry for the delay in writing this review… We had just left their roof top terrace after a PlumpJack wine tasting (very nice up there). We were a little early, but were seated quickly. The staff was attentive from the start. The food recommendations were spot on and the sommelier’s wine recommendation (I was a little concerned going in) was on point. I have added that wine to my favorites (sure I went out and purchased a few bottles). The owner even came around and introduced himself to a number of patrons. While you will spend a few dollars, you will be happy when you walk out. Everyone was focused on our food, drink and experience. Well done! Thanks!!

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s
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on 14 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food — lamb was perfectly cooked. Service was extremely attentive. Great venue for business dinner as well.

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CM
1 review
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fabulous food, first class service and a wonderful experience. Thank you Stefano for a perfect evening.

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L
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I absolutely recommend Aretsky's Patroon. I have been going here for years and the food has always been extraordinary. The menu is varied enough to entice all foodies, and everything is fresh and delicious. The grilled salmon is delicious with an outstanding yogurt sauce. A vegan friend had a tofu dish and said it was the best she had ever tasted. Ambience is lovely, the service is wonderful, and the restaurant boasts an excellent wine cellar.

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DH
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Consistent fantastic experience. Food, service, ambiance all terrific. Also, excellent drink value and outstanding wine list.

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AM
1 review
Dined on 7 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The duck was amazing and diced tableside. Staff was great and the owner personally introduced himself to us and made us feel welcome. Great place for entertaining clients.

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CB
London
12 reviews
Dined on 2 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Superb meal and service. Nice to be able to hear ourselves think and talk. Wonderful traditional surroundings.

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FL
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on 2 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great dining experience. Very special sitting on the rooftop bar.

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DV
1 review
Dined on 1 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious food, lovely surroundings and staff that treats you like the regulars you hope to become. Expensive but worth it.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 29 April 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Professional. Food well prepared. Classic fare

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MM
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 29 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The new pastrami spice rubbed ribeye (for two) with pickles and poutine on the side is a dream. Eat of it gently and take much home where its flavors will deepen each day.

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SM
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I was lucky to have found this place a number of years ago and used it as my wedding venue. Every time I am in NYC I make it a point to come back. It’s nice to see some familiar faces, as well as some new ones. The quality of food and the service of the staffs at Patroon trains fantastic

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C
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

We loved this place! Out of the way location, wonderful decor, incredible attentive service, and everything was well prepared and delicious. The rack of lamb was especially notable. Perfectly prepared and beautifully plated. We will look forward to coming again!

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DF
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

As my daughter and I were celebrating her birthday at Aretsky's Patroon, I looked around at other tables where diners were enjoying their dinners. It was hardly an accident. The place could not bee better run add delivers superb food at absolutely fair prices. Memories are great and Aretsky's Patroon is now creating its own. I know that in years my kids and I hope grandkids will speak of Aretsky's Patroon with the same reverence that we used to speak of Christ Cella's, which previously occupied this space. The world has improved a lot since then and dining at Aretsky's Patroon reflects the improvements of noiseless air travel over a rail travel without sacrificing any of the charm.

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SC
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on 18 April 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

An oasis of calm in east midtown, a great spot for a business lunch. The bar is the secret spot, unless you're there to notice or be noticed.

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R
Pittsburgh
6 reviews
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Incredible restaurant and staff in a city filled with great restaurants. Trust me, you will not be disappointed. Great food, great staff, great ambience!

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 11 April 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Excellent food and service. Seating a little tight and noisy.

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