The second main restaurant is just a little better, but not by much.
The second main dining room, Taste, is a lot smaller than the Manhattan Room. The decor is almost the same, with dark wooden chairs and tables covered in white linen, but overall the space is a lot brighter. Only the back of the room is a little different, with white benches and colored windows. Unlike the Manhattan, Taste does not have a stage, but a diner’s-level piano plays every night.
Taste looks a bit like someone’s living room with its white, padded benches and the multicolored windows. The middle of the room, where the piano is located, is separated by white curtains, which give the room an airy feeling, furthered by the benches with high rests. The s-shaped bench by the piano catches the eye, and can also be seen from deck six.
Dinner service at the Taste starts at 5.30 pm.
The Epic offers a lunch menu at Taste, but only on sea days. It’s exactly the same as the one we found on a the Norwegian Dawn during a recent voyage. For starters, there are portabello mushrooms or chicken soup, cob salad and shrimp caesar salad. For the mains: spaghetti, fish n’ chips, and grilled New York strip steak.
In terms of food, the Epic’s main restaurants are a step up from what we found on the Norwegian Dawn, especially when it comes to the presentation and preparation. When we ordered a steak medium rare, we got it medium rare. That’s the best we can say, though.
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