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“Cigars, cigarettes, pretty good food, exceptional service”
Review of Club Macanudo

Club Macanudo
Ranked #1,957 of 14,520 Restaurants in New York City
Price range: US$41 - US$80
Cuisines: American, International
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Good for: Groups
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Upper East Side
Reviewed 3 March 2009

Friday, dinner 2/20/09 -Thus far, the best martini we've had in NYC. There was a $20/person cover charge, even though we were eating, but I didn't care because it was cold and I wanted to enjoy my cigarette between courses.

Terrific wine list and Stags Leap is a treat for us. We ordered the demi bottle at $165 (full bottle is $300). They were out of the demi bottle, we ordered something else that was forgettable.

We shared the crabcake appetizer and although we didn't care much for crabcake, the salad that came with it was pretty tasty. Nice touch that the forks accompanying the appetizer were chilled for the salad.

We each ordered the Grilled Havana ribeye with escabeche sauce. It is the chef's signature dish so we figured we couldn't go wrong. They also have daily specials. Both of our steaks were perfectly done to order, one rare, one medium rare, both with a nice char on the outside. I felt like mine (med. rare) tasted salty, I might be wrong, maybe they don't season at all so perhaps it was the extra time on the grill to achieve med. rare. Nothing special about the veg and mashed potatoes that accompanied the food.

The service was outstanding, friendly, professional - I could on and on but you get the idea. If a patron dropped a napkin or utensil, it wasn't on the ground for long as the servers all worked together to make sure every patron had a pleasing experience. We did.

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Reviewed 5 February 2009

Recently enjoyed this wonderful lounge while on vacation in New York City. It was fairly easy to find the place and we were able to get a table inside. Very nice and not too smoky. There is a $20 minimum per person charge with $10 from a cigar going towards this. Very nice selection of cigars and drinks. Very enjoyable, it was quite an experience!

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Reviewed 10 November 2008

Very old-world classy meets modern chic. Love it!

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Reviewed 20 May 2003

I travel to Club Macanudo each week to enjoy a marvelous time in the city. The club offers a great atmoshphere, great food, and a crowd that knows how to have a great time. Johnny is spectacular and provides the personal touches with any request. If you like to have a cigar with a great dinner, this is the place for you and that special person for the special evening......Louie K.

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