134 First Ave., New York, NY, 10009
at St. Marks Pl.
By Rosegarden on 6/3/2011
Knowing, things might get mixed up in that place, while ordering my sandwich, I also pointed out what I wanted on the menu. Not only it came 30 mins late it also came wrong. I called the waitress again to tell her, this is not what I ordered. She said "no you ordered this" After trying to tell her so many times, this is not it, I gave up. I said please take this and I don't want to order anything else. I would be fine if she asked me what I actually ordered and I would be fine to wait another 30 mins. But she was extremely rude. I wanted to talk to a manager, they all said they don't have a manager but I could talk to them. I told them what happened, none of them seemed to know how to say sorry. Just a simple sorry would be fine! Not going there again for general principals!
By IronDown on 11/16/2010
Intense decor. Best hostess in the L.E.S. Friendliest, eclectic service. If you're looking for strong drinks, great espresso, a staff representing multiple nationalities from around the globe, and a beautiful crowd of regulars, go here. Get the hummus plate, the most recent chardonnay, newly introduced tapas, or a not-too icy caipirinha, and enjoy yourself.
By aloveletter on 10/21/2010
My boyfriend and I went to Simone's for his birthday yesterday. I love the decor there: so funky, yet very cozy with its warm red baroque notes (ask to be seated in the couch-filled lounge area-left inside!). Our waitress was friendly and served us promptly. Everything we had was tasty- -with Israeli and European influences. And the music was mellow but definitely not for the geriatric crowd. After dinner, the waitress and the bartender came to our table and sang a cute and mostly off-key Happy Birthday! Overall a great experience and highly recommended!
By michaeldutoit on 6/19/2010
My wife and I went in for a Cocktail and at about $11 a cocktail one thought you would get something decent. It was seriously worse than something I could throw together at home. The waitress also had the audacity to ask me in a condescending way if there was something wrong with the service because I gave less than 10% tip. I know it is the norm in New York to tip but don't ask me infront of everyone why I did not give you more than 10%.
By shlush3 on 5/27/2010
When I visit NY every few months I always try to go out at least once to Simone. The decor is absolutely amazing and different from what I've seen in different places around the world. G-R-E-A-T coffee! the people and the vibe in this place all make it a fun place to meet friends and enjoy the evening.
By Charlie99 on 5/14/2009
Loved it!!! My favourite spot in the E.V. Great service martinis/cocktails and food... a MUST!
By xiaolinpanda on 5/12/2009
Simone is my favorite place in the East Village. First, they make the very best espresso martini in the City. If that's not enough, the bartenders and waitstaff are cool, attentive, and very friendly. The decor is different, and there are NO TV's! I always ask people to "meet me at Simone", when we have "first" meetings. The crowd that hangs there is interesting and quite eclectic; It's a great place to take friends or make new ones.
By mingin45 on 5/12/2009
Simone's is definitely one of the few remaining gems in the East Village. The decor is fantastic, very rich colors with lots of different animal prints. They have an excellent cocktail & wine list and the food is also top notch. The staff are really cool, attentive and very personable. Sometimes when my friends and I are hanging in the EV one of us often suggests trying somewhere new but we always end up back at Simone. This is our spot and we love it !!
By mgollery on 3/13/2009
I love this cute classy place!! It's soo classy with it's decor of chandeliers and relaxed vibe... the tiramisu is absolutely AMAZING!! Check it out!!
By 007_ug on 1/25/2009
Not everyday is the same in this place. Good Idea, bad influence! But that's the idea (I think)... From Uganda, a New Yorker with real knowledge of this place. It's the place you will only know by going back the 3rd time.
Picnics with a view, roller-skating nostalgia, and a party for gay headbangers.