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856 Ninth Ave., New York, NY, 10019
nr. 56th St.
Great food, probably the worst service in all of NYC
By CHACMOOL on 7/13/2010
The food is great and prices are reasonable. You cannot miss ordering a fondue and I would highly recommend trying the walnut pepper spread which is unusual and out of this world. Now comes the sad part, the service, specifically the "host" - and I use the term lightly, has to be the rudest, nastiest person on earth. We were a party of three and came expecting to wait because they do not take reservations but for two hours we watched as he seated numerous parties that had come in after us. Other people that were waiting were offered a menu to order a glass of wine but we had to flag him down to do the same. He never once checked in on us or apologized to us for the wait or kept us informed of how much longer until we would be seated. Finally when a table became free you would think that after watching us stand for two hours he would at least seat us quickly? No, good readers! The sadist kept us waiting another 10 minutes. Truly unbelievable.
Hit or miss, worth a go
By FatBastard on 9/18/2008
The cramped space can nonetheless make for an intimate, enjoyable night with loved ones or friends because it just feels right. Classic, simple atmosphere. Unassuming, reasonably priced wines (poured generously if by the glass, I might add). "Misses" include a bland but monstrous cheese plate (kashkaval is reminiscent of Velveeta) and a small piece of glass found in our tapenade. Go for the basic fondue -- always a crowd-pleaser -- and virtually any of the small plates.
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