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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED The Tonic

108 W. 18th St. (Sixth & Seventh Aves.) Send to Phone
212-929-9755

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Lunch & Dinner Mon.-Sat., Brunch Sat.
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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED The Tonic Restaurant Review

: Two seemingly incongruous rooms---a tavernlike front one with dark wood paneling and a magnificent carved wood bar and an airy, feminine dining room with exquisite flower arrangements---make up this contemporary restaurant. The place is the creation of Scott Carney, ex-general manager of the Gotham Bar & Grill and Chris Gesulaldi, ex-chef of Montrachet. The tavern serves simple, traditional fare that is often embellished with creative twists like crisp fish and chips. In the dining room, the offerings are more sophisticated---think truffle-crusted salmon and Parmesan-crusted Chilean sea bass. Service is solicitous---almost to the point of distraction, at times---but servers are knowledgeable.
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