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622 Tenth Ave., New York, NY, 10036
at 44th St.
44 & X Hell's Kitchen
By steveirad14 on 7/7/2009
Just a bunch of superlatives. If you are looking for NYC's best on 10th Avenue and the 40's, the hunt should stop here. The food, service, decor and amenities are like the fab 4. Even the bathroom is amazing. Chloetrees is way off base.
By chloetrees on 3/10/2009
Overpriced. Uncomfortable chairs. Bland grub. Slow service. Don't waste your time or money.
By artsygirl on 2/24/2009
The food, decor, service, crowd; everything about this restaurant is amazing. All though the restaurant is on the small side it gave it a cozy romatic feeling with the dimmed lights and unique chandeliers. I would definitely go back. I recommend the signature vermont mac n cheese. Sounds childish but its delicious. Prepare yourself the portion is very large, its good to split between two or more people.
Heaven in Hells Kitchen!
By Nannoise on 3/17/2008
What a treat to find this restaurant! Food is fabulous, service devine and the chef outstanding. Just the right mix of comfort food and creative genius of a great chef! Two fabulous dinners on a three night stay in NY! A must experience!
By jluce69 on 2/12/2008
Atmosphere, Food and Drink all make for a wonderful dining experience !! Servers are friendly and entertaining ... check it out !!
By jluce69 on 2/12/2008
Atmosphere, food and drink all make for a great dining experience !! Service is great and very entertaining ... check it out !!
great food, "eye-candy" waiters
By girlsnite on 8/3/2007
My friends and I (4 women) try a new restaurant almost every month. Dined here last summer ('06). Had a wonderful meal and lots of fun. Almost considered missing our show! Crab Fritter is heavenly and huge (enough for 2). Sea Bass is cooked to perfection. Chocolate soufle is incredible. Then there are the waiters!!! Four women on girls nite out with the cutest, friendliest waiters and bartenders (especially Tyler, if he's still there). What more could a girl ask for?
By nyathrt on 6/9/2007
went to brunch on sat. afternoon with girlfriends. the food was decent at best. i had huevos rancheros. portion size is good. they must have given me 5 eggs or so. my friends had the eggs benedict and the crabcake. the eggs benedict was nothing to write home about and the crabcake was not tasty. the interior decor is nice but it's quite loud inside. all in all i felt like the food and ambience was that of a scaled-up diner. the most disappointing part of the experience was the service. the busperson spilled water all over the table and didn't give us a napkin to wipe it up (although he should have wiped it up himself). we asked three times and finally got one. water spilled onto our butter so we asked that it be changed. he took the metal jar of butter, shook the water off and placed it back on our table! a celebrity was dining there as well, so all the wait staff grouped together fraternizing and chatting about the actress. rest of the customers seemed peeved also. if the food isn't going to be great at least have decent service.
Decide What You're Gonna Be ... Just Don't Forget Customers!
By GothamDoc on 4/16/2007
One might be lead to think from some of the other reviews that they have had a phenomenal experience at 40&X. Maybe they did. Not so the case with my friends and me. Our waiter and did as little as possible as he could. No introductions, no recommendations, and had to ask about specials. Thank God for an ambitious busperson that refilled our water, got us more bread, and able to get us new fork when one fell. Just so much attitude amongst the waitstaff and idle gossipy chatter (seemingly about the customers), that not worth eating their great food. It was as if they were doing customers a service by taking orders, serving, and cleaning up. Somewhat pricey for view (headlights from gas station across the street). The chairs are artsy but uncomfortable. The nicest thing about place was tasty food, although questionable ingredients. Oh yeah, bathroom was quite elegant. Just don't read health report prior to going! (lotsa droppings).
Too much of a scene, too little substance
By garbanzo on 9/18/2006
Average food, a bit reaching at times. Borders on precious, which may be a good thing for certain diners, but not for this one. Good brunch, however.
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