Aretsky's Patroon

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1121 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
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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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
Food
4.8
Service
4.7
Ambience
4.3
Value
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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New York Area
18 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Food is outstanding just missed out on having a drink in the library room (used to do it years ago)

OT
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a fantastic dinner with work friends at Aretsky's. Quality of the food and its presentation were outstanding. The service attentive and helpful. The evening was made even more special by the visit to each table by the owner who introduced himself to each of us with a warm handshake and inquiry as to whether there was anything he could do for us. Thanks for a great evening!

H
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on 12 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding as always.
Appreciated Ken and Diane Aretsky stopping by our table!

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 11 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

Service slow last night at our table not up to Patroons usual standards....which are very high!

Aretsky's Patroon
Responded on 12 February 2020

We are so sorry last night was not perfect. Please come back soon and let us try again.

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OT
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on 6 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Great dinner experience...

S
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 6 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Went for a business lunch. Expect to have the midtown “suits” crowd. Food was delicious. Staff were attentive, even Mr. Aretsky came over to say hello. A little pricey but is to be expected for a restaurant like this. Overall, I liked my first meal experience here and would recommend for weekday business lunch. Can’t wait for their rooftop season to open.

1
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on 3 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding food. Oysters were amazing, fried chicken a treat. Excellent service on a very busy night.

CM
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely one of the best dinners ever-

OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The staff were so welcoming and knowledgable in their menu! It made the night extra fun and enjoyable ¨̮

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 23 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Probably one of my favorite restaurant week meals I’ve ever had. Definitely coming back here as a regular!

TJ
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on 23 January 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

Customer for many years. One of the few business luncheon venues in NYC with a good menu and where one can carry on a conversation.

i
New York Area
210 reviews
Dined on 20 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was fabulous. Comfy seating ina beautiful room. Amazing service. The fresh warm rolls, oysters, crab cake, octopus, brick chicken were delicious. The duck was spectacular with table side service , as was the wonderful baked Alaska. Wish they were open in weekends

l
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Top notch in every way! Would recommend it for dinner or even apps and cocktails in the heated roof top bar

M
New York Area
57 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Patroon is a very beautiful midtown restaurant. The food is very good as is the service. The one complaint I have is when you are seated near the kitchen, the noise from the staff is too loud. I found it disturbing at times while I was doing business which from my standpoint is a reflection of poor management. I would go again but ask to sit away from the kitchen only.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2020
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience3

This restaurant was recommended to me by a colleague, and I chose it for its atmosphere. The food was alright - not fantastic, not bad. We had a late reservation and waited an hour for our entrees after finishing our appetizers. Then the staff started trying to rush us because they wanted to close - which would have been fine, except we were still eating because it took so long to get our food! Because of this, I wasn't able to treat my clients to dessert! I won't go back.

Aretsky's Patroon
Responded on 23 January 2020

Thank you for joining us the other night and for your feedback. Our most sincere apologies, as this does not meet our high standards of service. We hope you will be amenable to give us another chance sometime in the future. We look forward to the chance to serve you again.

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OT
London
7 reviews
Dined on 15 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and service

T
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

As always, Stefano make this place a wonderful place to be!!

PB
Philadelphia
46 reviews
Dined on 17 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Superb service. Delicious food prepared perfectly. Wonderful wine list.

M
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Keep this a secret. It’s just perfect. Haven’t been in years but I’m definitely making this a regular on my list of favorites. Service, quality and ambiance are just perfect.

H
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always excellent service and food. Love Stephane, Jody, and Jim.

f
New York Area
67 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

everything its reputation suggests-- phenomenal food and service. The service level is just right without being overbearing or stuffy. We felt welcomed , appreciated and cared for. so much more on the menu we'd like to try; am sure we'll be back. highly recommend.

J
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on 19 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

From a world class Caesar Salad made table side, to a menu of imaginative and generous dishes from Halibut to the best Rib-eye and Roast Chicken in the City, and of course the omnipresence of owner Ken Aretsky, Patroon is as good as it gets. Expensive for sure, but the food, vibe and service is so damn good, one almost doesn't mind. Wine list is terrific, though a few bottle under $100 might make some folks happier.

M
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 18 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I have been a fan of Ken Aretsky’s Patroon for many years! The food, service, and ambiance are second to none!

DL
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Great ambiance, food and service. Very expensive though.

h
New York Area
85 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Patroon is always good. It is my go to place in NYC where I know I will always feel welcome. The service is always perfect without being affected, and of course the food is superb.

TG
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 5 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience2

Excellent experience. Service was top shelf. Food exemplary.

CE
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Food & service 1st rate. Good value. Owner stops at every table everyday to just say “Hi.”
Great presentation of food, simply prepared
Outstanding liquor selection at better prices than most other upscale places

OE
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This restaurant is absolutely incredible on every level. And, because they have several different levels inside the restaurant, including the best upscale rooftop in midtown, you can literally go here for any occasion. My favorite quiet night may be dining st the bar, my favorite fun night may be up on the rooftop, and the dining room is outstanding for business or personal events. Table side Caesar is a favorite and still feels special. Wine selection is varied and reasonable but some total gems on the list. Service is impeccable and gracious, you can tell that everyone enjoys working here. Highly recommend.

BE
Atlantic City
6 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful experience all around. We started at the 3rd floor "rooftop" and finished in the dining room.

BW
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My favorite NYC restaurant!

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WT
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding food, warm decor, attentive service. Uncharacteristically loud on this particular occasion, unfortunately.

H
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful as always. Thank you Stephane!

OT
Atlantic City
5 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The waiter Stephane was great

TP
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A contemporary, yet cozy classic. Refined, professional, cheerful and efficient service delivers spectacular presentations and distinctive flavors. Terrific hospitality from start to finish in a handsome setting.

OT
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Hadn’t been in ages (decade?). Classic. Every item was perfect.

VM
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, came quickly. Staff very friendly and professional.

DM
Philadelphia
49 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Good food, nice atmosphere and friendly service.

J
New England
4 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great gastronomy and atmosphere

JG
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had an outstanding lunch. Crab cakes, cob salad & green salad & a very nice wine recommended by their staff. Quiet, beautiful interior, service spot-on. We will definitely go again

EM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Have the Lobster it was delicious as was the tuna tartare!