Betony, 41 West 57th Street New York, NY 10019
Pete Wells, a restaurant critic for The New York Times, had recommend me this restaurant back in 2013 and when we were in New York for Christmas and New Year, we decided to go there for New Year Eve.
The staff were very helpful making a reservation for us.
New Years Eve is the safest time of the year being a tourist in NYC. We had to pass 8 or 9 check-points going five blocks from Times Square (corner of 7th and w51st street) to W57th street ! Remember to bring your reservation on paper to show at the check-points.
Betony, is a beautiful restaurant.
So we started with a glass of wine and I had a beer. I was recommended a Lemon beer
Great taste – good idea for a starter.
This dish was more the the eye and it looked fantastic !
Too little caviar to really taste more than the apple.
I think mine was a little too raw for my taste, and it did not taste of much either.
Nice surprise – we have only had sea urchin once before at Minibar in DC. This dish tasted great !
Very nice dish and very special tomato wine – nice pairing !
Also a succes – tasted great.
One more dish which looked and tasted great.
Also great beef. Nice and tender.
Really nice dish. Fresh smell of hay and mild, creamy cheese.
It came too late and it was again too little caviar !
The winemenu was fantastic. Each wine were very well paired to the dish. All in all a lot of nice dishes (but we did not get them all)
Now sitting and reading the menu, which we first got after paying for two persons, USD 1.235 including tip, and were on our way out – I can now see, that we DID NOT GET the Grapefruit with cashew and yoghurt nor the glass of Kruger-Rumpf, Scheurebe Spätlese, Nane, Germany 2014 OR the Chocolate AND Cascara, Meringue and House-Made Bourbon Café, but we got the champagne Ring Pop and a glass of marmelade.
Just now checking the bill, I can also see that we wrongfully were charged for 2 glasses of champagne, which were included in the tasting menu and I can see, that I got the most expensive bottle of beer ever – USD 18,- !
Missing two desserts in an expensive five star restaurant ? They should at least have told us, before leaving the restaurant !