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10 Downing Food & Wine

10 Downing St., New York, NY, 10014
at Sixth Ave.
212-255-0300

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6
Food: 6
Service: 6
Décor: 7
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40% would go back.

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Dorian and Neroni keep up the good work...

By vabjab on 12/3/2008

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

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

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60 out of 146 people found this review helpful.

Horrible Service

By allikaat on 3/11/2009

  • Overall Rating: 4
  • Food: 6
  • Service: 1
  • Décor: 5
  • No, I would not go back!

If you've been to any of the countless Modern American restaurants (Perilla, Little Owl, The Harrison, etc) in NYC, the menu at 10 Downing doesn't offer anything new. As for the service, it was embarrassingly bad. My boyfriend and I waited around an hour for our appetizers. To top it off, before we ordered dessert we were asked to switch tables, so that a larger group could take our table. Our waiter neither apologized for the switch nor comped our dessert. On our way out we complained to the manager who apologized and told me to get in contact with her so that "she could take care of us". My boyfriend called her the next week on the cell # she provided and never heard back. Needless to say, I suggest you skip 10 Downing.

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55 out of 103 people found this review helpful.

Nice brunch in the village

By earvinarp on 3/15/2009

  • Overall Rating: 8
  • Food: 8
  • Service: 8
  • Décor: 8
  • Yes, I would go back!

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.

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89 out of 180 people found this review helpful.

Anything worse than mediocrity?

By MrsS on 5/28/2009

  • Overall Rating: 6
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 7
  • Décor: 6
  • No, I would not go back!

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.

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95 out of 208 people found this review helpful.

dinner time staff need better training... food is good

By ddodo on 8/8/2009

  • Overall Rating: 7
  • Food: 8
  • Service: 5
  • Décor: 6
  • Yes, I would go back!

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.

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85 out of 186 people found this review helpful.

10 Downer

By aaxxx777 on 9/16/2009

  • Overall Rating: 5
  • Food: 3
  • Service: 7
  • Décor: 7
  • No, I would not go back!

excellent service, excellent wine/beer list, excellnt atmosphere. food, not so excellent. every single one of our dishes had a strange aftertaste, or was obscenely bland with no flavor, particularly the parmesan crisps on the tomato salad, and the patatas bravas with aïoli, also which was undercooked. someone needs to taste the food before it goes out. maybe the kitchen was having a bad night. either way, 120+ was way too much for two people when most of the meal was inedible and we were contemplating a second dinner.

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131 out of 242 people found this review helpful.

10 Downing is a Downer.

By jdjilani on 10/31/2009

  • Overall Rating: 2
  • Food: 2
  • Service: 1
  • Décor: 6
  • No, I would not go back!

I never write these reviews but my terrible experience last night merits one. We waited over an hour for a 10 pm reservation and then was not even seated at the table that was promised to us; the menu was sparse, and they ran out of the pork belly - the only dish that actually looked interesting. We waited over an hour to get our food, due to a "large party" of 6 slowing down the kitchen, and when the food finally came, it was bland and unsatisfying. The desert menu looked good but we were so pissed we didn't bother to stay and find out. Spend your money elsewhere.

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120 out of 245 people found this review helpful.

Underwhelming experience

By monibri on 11/24/2009

  • Overall Rating: 5
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 6
  • Décor: 7
  • No, I would not go back!

I have to say the best thing about 10 Downing is the name. I really wanted to love this place..but the food was bland and nothing special. The wine was just as mediocre. Save yourself the trip.

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106 out of 217 people found this review helpful.

Great food, very friendly service

By bagelgirl on 11/24/2009

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 9
  • Service: 9
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

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.

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116 out of 222 people found this review helpful.

Silver cutlery with Eggs = oxidation + bad taste !

By antonybcn on 2/4/2010

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 9
  • Service: 8
  • Décor: 9
  • Yes, I would go back!

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.

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