All Reader Reviews of...
10 Downing St., New York, NY, 10014
at Sixth Ave.
Dorian and Neroni keep up the good work...
By vabjab on 12/3/2008
Awesome food, worth the wait for the grand opening, tempting foods irresistible duck prosciutto, and so many time consuming delicacies pickled to perfection that I can't list just one....molten dark devilish chocolate to die for in a dessert....nothing but style, in a classy dining room setting...kudos...what a great location, can't wait til spring to dine al fresco......on this beautiful city street....what a winning combination Dorian and Neroni..keep up the good work. VAL, Greenpoint
pleasent dining experience
By alexsurtmp on 3/21/2010
walked in at the right time. got packed really quick but we secured a seat at the bar. Female bartender was great, made excellent suggestions. get the carafe of wine, 2 are cheaper than a bottle. had a burger each, one the special lamb burger and one from the regular menu. Fries were excellent and both burgers were too much to eat. would definitely go back, had a great meal.
Great food, very friendly service
By bagelgirl on 11/24/2009
Was keen to try the new chef's menu and it was very good indeed, if not quite as fantastic as last year...I had an amazing prawn risotto with delicious brussel sprouts on the side - the chocolate souffle was fine, but I would have preferred it to be a bit more liquid in the middle. My friend had an excellent value Prix Fixe 3 courses for $25, which she really enjoyed. The waiter was super-helpful and advised on the wine for my friend and even coped with my endless dessert questions... I will definitely be going again.
Silver cutlery with Eggs = oxidation + bad taste !
By antonybcn on 2/4/2010
Our eggs during Sunday brunch were served with silver cutlery leaving a horrible taste... Are we the first customers to notice this? Maybe it is because we are from Europe, but over there it is a generally known concept to never use a silver fork with eggs. A pity because the food would have been delicious. And the service was enjoyably slow to allow all the time needed for a chatty brunch.
Nice brunch in the village
By earvinarp on 3/15/2009
The menu is not extensive but it is comprehensive. Portions are in the smaller side. Price is reasonable. The space is pleasant, the light is nice and there's room to maneuver. I recommend it for weekend brunch, which is the only thing I had there. I have no opinion of it as far as lunch or dinner goes.
dinner time staff need better training... food is good
By ddodo on 8/8/2009
this was our second time at the restaurant but 1st dinner. we waited over an hour to be seated outside but the bartender and the maitre d' were v good about it and service was great. that was the end of the good service. the waiter took our orders and didnt show up once to check on us. we ordered over four bottles of wine and he barely showed up to pour it, we had to call over for him when our glasses ran dry. disappointed in that poor service at our table but the food and bartender made up for it. we will be back but not for dinner, probably for brunch with different staff waiting on us.
Anything worse than mediocrity?
By MrsS on 5/28/2009
I wanted to write a fair and balanced review but I can't seem to get under this ridiculous word limit. 10 Downing is a no go. Average space, average staff, average food. Went in with no expectations walked out with lighter pockets and vows to never again eat somewhere that turns out results less impressive than my kitchen at home. $300 bucks for one bottle of wine, one shared app for the table, three entrees, and three COMPED deserts. I thinks not.
By NUITBERT on 5/13/2012
We went last night after a couple of years of looking for an opportunity to go (we live in a different part of town). We were a party of 4 plus a toddler. I'll give that we were late and arrived at 7:25 for a 7pm reservation. But our dinner took 2 hours and we asked for our food to be expedited a number of times. The waiter was apologetic and the bartender is just a sweetheart, but they couldn't rush the kitchen. About the food... we had the tasting menu and were largely disappointed. The beet tart was 'deconstructed' into a pool of goat cheese and 4-5 raw mini-beets. With some flat bread stuck into the pile. Really? The tartar (both tuna and beef) were good, fresh and well spiced. The filet was tender and juicy. However the gnocchi so recommended by NYMAG tasted at best bland and covered in butter. The sweet shrimp and asparagus didn't feel 'connected' to the dish. just thrown around. To make up for our tired toddler and major delays with food, we got treated to coffee and some deserts as well. Thank you, we reflected our appreciation in our tip, but we won't be coming back.
By rjmwi1060 on 10/8/2011
We were very disappointed with our experience this evening. Our wait person was not well prepared and not once ever placed a drink or plate in front of the correct person. Strangely when I tried to order from the prix fixe menu I was told that unless everyone ordered prix fixe I could not. When I asked why the wait person said it keeps people from ordering and then sharing one meal among others. Only after protesting that two other people at the table were going to order the lobster special and starters that the other person was ordering a full dinner did she say that she would make an exception. ...Never heard of this one before nor do I believe meal sharing is a staple at this restaurant. At least the food was good but hardly made up for the poor service.
By mudd on 3/26/2010
My best friend and I went in February 2010 despite the mixed reviews. I'm sorry to say we should have listened to the bad reviews. It was expensive and the portions were really small. I got the scallop appetizer which was really just one scallop cut into thirds to look like 3 scallops, and was not even seared properly. There was no flavor, and the sauce it came with was too sweet. For main course I got the pork shoulder. It was one of the fattiest pieces of meat (and not in a good way) I have been served in a long time,. The actual meat was not tender, had barely any flavor and may as well have been just a piece of thick cut (fatty) ham. Not enjoyable at all. Luckily we had a great waiter who kept us entertained. But the service won’t be enough to make us go back.
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