Located on 46th Street between Lexington and Third Avenues stands a low-level white brownstone amidst a sea of skyscrapers in New York's Midtown Manhattan. Emblazoned on the front of the brownstone are the words "Aretsky's Patroon" illuminated elegantly from above. Along with those words, a flag at the far end of the restaurant indicates your arrival, just in case you've walked past the beautiful foliage and the several textured windows, which are framed in black and help differentiate the building from the others on the street around it. Open the door and you'll enter what's not merely a vestibule, but rather a full-fledged room, prior to entering the main dining room. Toward the left is the hostess station and toward the right the coat check. Past the coat check are stairs leading to the upstairs private dining rooms and the roof. The reception area has two comfortable, cream-colored armless chairs -- which are made of chrome and upholstered in leather -- surrounding a vase filled with a tall arrangement of flowers and greenery. Opaque domes provide muted light that highlights impressive photographs (described in more detail in our Appealing Highlights section) while more black-framed windows offer a glimpse into the main dining room.