IS Varietal is setting the bench mark for fine dining in New York City. There servers undergo extensive training on wine throughout the world. A specialty of the IS Varietal is their "growers champagne", " identified that way on a special matte card, which conveys the odd impression that sparkling wine is a crop, like soybeans"
Challengeâ€? The restaurant only received 1 star, which according to the New York times means "good". The reporter did not go into detail on why it received the lowest rating.
Comparison: The New York Times reported that the dĂ©cor is" a minimalist wonderland of white and more white, as if only a canvas this pristine could do justice to the kitchenâ€™s brushstrokes".
Opinion: It was difficult to get an understanding of the restaurant. The decor was very plain but the reporter mentioned that the food was terrific and the wine list is second to none, yet the restaurant only received one star. This was an unsuccessful review.