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284 W. 12th St., New York, NY, 10014
at 4th St.
Very bad experience (sorry to say)
By tristan45 on 2/20/2011
The experience was unfortunately very poor. They wouldn't give the individual small table to 2 people who got there first but instead put the small tables together to sit the large group that came in later. And they did it TWICE by adding two large groups in front of us after we've waited for 45 mins. This is very inappropriate given the place doesn't accept reservation. Once we asked (nicely), the manager (who voluntarily told us his is the MANAGER) was very rude to us. He also clearly told us that he doesn't care our concerns and we don't need to stay as there are plenty people waiting - this is after we waited for 45 mins and consumed 4 drinks standing at their bar area!! Given how popular the place is, the owner of the restaurant deserves a much experienced, better mannered and amiable manager. Peter, if he is truly the manager, are too focusing on exercising his seating 'power' and flashing his title (manager), then protecting the brand value of the restaurant. By the way, I had to rating all category '1' as after the unpleasant experience, it was impossible to enjoy the food and appreciate the decor.
Pas mal du tout.....!! Not bad at all !!
By seb4u on 8/20/2010
A nice and cosy atmosphere, to have a brunch with friends after shopping or like me, just to relax, have a book with a coffee (a good coffee !) I will definitely come back ! SÃ©bastien, Paris (FRANCE).
DMANBURGER " Cafe Cluny"
By DMANBURGER on 4/30/2010
The Cafe Cluny burger came out rather quick which I was happy about, open faced on the plate with a mass of herb seasoned French fries, crispy bacon, creamy Gruyere and a plump slightly toasted sesame seed bun. My first bite was Smokey and deep in flavor, I still remember it being a lasting flavor that was repeated with every savored bite. I ordered my burger medium and it was exceptionally conceived with those exact requirements, the Cluny burger was a great, solid, full flavored example of how a bistro style burger should be. I don't claim to be a burger expert, but The Cluny burger stimulated my taste buds beyond belief and for an unexpected visit that day, my stomach thought Christmas had come again.
Heavy, fatty and greasy
By Tribeca123 on 11/9/2009
Not sure what they are using on the grill but food was dripping in grease from the hash to the hamburger. Crowded, noisy and not a pleasant spot for a Saturday brunch-not sure why the crowd.
By margott1212 on 6/15/2009
A little pretentious but the food was great
By ellen5181 on 10/5/2008
I thought the hostess seemed a bit pretentious about seating us when the restaurant was only 20% full upon arrival, but it did fill up. Food was great and our server was very attentive. I had the fig and arugula salad to start, and for some reason it was really salty. I asked the server and he immediately replaced it. For the main I had the short ribs. Very good, not fatty, and the foie gras was cooked to perfection. For dessert, had the berries and marscapone cream, which were the perfect ending. I would go back.
Lovely atmosphere, Curt staff
By christinah on 7/24/2008
Throughly enjoyed cocktails and dessert, even though the bartender was a bit abrasive
By Mushy32 on 5/9/2007
Love it, love it, love it! Love everything about it!
Best French Toast in Town!!!
By Shasea on 4/15/2007
Hands down this is the best French Toast in town!! Moist and addicting! Great service too!
By ciannarone on 1/25/2007
Great food and great location
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