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The Musket Room
New Zealand Restaurant$$
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265 Elizabeth St New York, NY 10012
265 Elizabeth StreetUSNew YorkNew York10012
(212) 219-0764themusketroom.com
$$New Zealand RestaurantToday 6–10PM
Monday 6–10PMTuesday 6–11PMWednesday 6–11PMThursday 6–11PMFriday 6PM–12AMSaturday 6PM–12AMSunday 6–10PM
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The Musket Room brings the spirit of New Zealand and the country’s diverse cuisine to Manhattan’s Nolita neighborhood.
Chef and owner Matt Lambert (AvroKO) brought on general manager Nathan Wooden (Per Se, Restaurant Eugene in Atlanta) to lead the service team.
Lambert, a New Zealand native, created a menu that charts the evolution of New Zealand cuisine, from the country’s Old World traditions and Asian influences to its modern day dedication to local and seasonal offerings.
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Modern takes on homestyle New Zealand cooking served in rustic-chic environs with a backyard garden.- Google
"Gracious host and delicious food with thoughtful wine list."
"Good price for a michelin star."
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Ilun H
a month ago
They have the fanciest vegetarian price fix you'll find in NYC at a reasonable price, we got the 10 course for $145; definitely some creative standouts such as a glass mason cup of mushroom mousse topped with whiskey gelee, tofu gnocchi, and a tasty and refreshing passion fruit sorbet dessert. The food was on the rich side, so we recommend going with the smaller tasting menu for the health conscious.
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Anthony Muljadi
3 weeks ago
Pretty disappointed relative to my expectations. The five course tasting menu left me wanting more. Great service though.
Response from the owner - 3 weeks ago
Hi Anthony please contact us info@musketroom.com we would love to resolve this situation. And do what we strive to do every day. Make people happy.
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seen jee
2 months ago
Every time I come to New York, and my friends and I decide on Dim Sum...we choose this place. The space transports me back to Hong Kong - even the random mall-like space downstairs looks/feels like HK. Awesome. The Dim Sum is ok. This is NOT going to be the best dim sum you've had. BUT, the price is always right. Average tab I've had here tends to be under $10 a person. Awesome. The first time I was here, I caught up with some friends - we sat around for about 3 hours, and tab was $8 a person. Again, awesome. I did come on Lunar New Year (please, don't call it Chinese New Years. I know my peoples are the most populous of those celebrating, but there ARE people who celebrate it too, ya know!). I though the place might be terribly packed - which it was. But the line wasn't longer than 20 minute wait, and things were quick. Add entertainment of the lion dancers, and 20 minutes don't seem long.
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Response from the owner - 2 months ago
Hi This review is great but I'm pretty sure there is a mix up with the location.
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Sev Barrister
2 months ago
Being from out of town, we had no prior knowledge about the Musket Room. We were coming in to New York from abroad to get married and this was one of the many restaurants we wrote to inquiring whether or not they could host us afterwards for supper. the restaurant wrote back to us almost immediately with detailed information and questions of their own. They were very amenable and understanding since we would be a small party of no more than 10 people whose final tally couldn't even be confirmed 2 days prior to the supper itself. Every interaction with them via email was answered within 24 hours. On the day of, we were running late due to traffic and trying to get a taxi from our hotel. We called the restaurant to let them know of our situation. "No problem." They kept the table for us, nonetheless. We arrived and we were promptly seated. The waiting staff were wonderful and charming to us and willing to indulge our requests for Shirley Temples that they improvised on the spot with the ingredients they had at the bar. (Hey, don't knock it till you try it. One of us ordered a second one for himself, it was so good). You could throw your napkin down and walk to the washroom and the staff wouldn't miss a beat to re-fold it and place it for you. It was almost eerie the synchronization the staff had. All plates were brought out together and placed as one before us simultaneously; no one had to wait to dig in and enjoy the delicious food. Even better, they gave us an extra entrée on the house! We chose the "Tasting" menu, and were not dissapointed whatsoever. Bread was generously served between each course with 2 types of butter, one home-made and the other from bone marrow. The vegetarian menu left my friend who is a very picky eater speechless. "Oh, that's good!" was her refrain throughout the night. Not only that, the kitchen was extremely accomodating with the allergies some of our party and had and promptly altered the menu on the spot for us. The food comes in small portions, but extremely filling. With 6 courses to go through, take the time to enjoy each dish as they're brought out. When all was said and done, we weren't rushed out the door and the waiting staff kept filling our water glasses as the night went on. Mind you, we we went on a Monday night. Perhaps the experience would be different on a Friday or Saturday, but that was how we were treated. I would gladly go back again and do not hesitate in recommending it friends and strangers, alike. On a more humorous note, well endowed men might struggle on the rather small toilet they have in the men's washroom. The toilet itself is clean, which is very comforting when your tip dips into the cool water. John Holmes types beware.
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Serena Facchinetti
2 months ago
Worth every penny! We really enjoyed dining at this place suggested by friends. Food was great. We especially liked the mushroom soup and the pork belly - but watch out: I've been told that menu changes quite often in this restaurant. :)
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Dave Fan
3 weeks ago
Terrific prix fixe. Brilliant decor, food, and staff makes you feel like you're in New Zealand. You can tell they care about every little detail.
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Peter Kim
2 months ago
Excellent service! Good price for a michelin star. Presentation and food reminds you of outdoors, and some items are a bit more on "experimental" side, but overall very good. Highly recommend the berkshire pork!
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Cha Diva
5 months ago
I wish it was possible to give 0 stars to this horrid place. Big mistake picking this place for a very, very special occasion. Booked a table for 7 over a month ago for the 9pm seating at the Garden Room. I even asked the entire group to be there for 8:45 (which was a feat in itself!) to be courteous to the restaurant so they can seat us altogether on time. Unfortunately, this restaurant did not share the same sentiment when it came to timeliness and courteousness. Our Garden Room table was not ready and they tried to pull a fast one on us and tried seat us at the front of the restaurant which we did not find acceptable. They said that they did not want to kick out the party before us who was there since 6pm and was clearly overstaying! They went as far to say that they will kick them out if I asked them to! Clearly they do not know how to manage their tables and timing. We finally got seated at 9:30pm. I had a holiday party afterwards which I missed because we were still there close to 1am. I can't say much about ambience when you are the only ones left eating at a place! The food was mediocre at best and does not deserve even a shadow of Michelin star. The portions were tiny (I must have eaten 5 pieces of bread to keep myself from fainting) and the taste and texture was not impressive by any means whatsoever. The price tag definitely did not justify such poor cuisine and service. I deeply regret hosting a special occasion at this mismanaged, poor excuse of an establishment. Don't make the same mistake and do spend your precious time and money elsewhere of a higher caliber.
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