146 Essex St., New York, NY, 10002
nr. Stanton St.
By Nicholaskk on 2/5/2012
We recently went for dinner. Fun place. Really nice inside except for the necklaces all over the walls. The drinks were very good. The music was too loud. The food was ok. We had the bone marrow. Amazing. The bacon dumplings were kinda bland. The steak was over seasoned. Very salty. The staff was rude and inattentive at times. We probably won't be going back anytime soon.
By Becky_Smith on 9/6/2011
The place is absolutely amazing! I've never had a better time with friends on the lower east side. The food is the major draw with atmostphere coming in a close second. The dishes are family style so everyone should have (somewhat) similar tastes. There are plenty of food choices for everyone and each person should order 3-4 dishes to feel satisfied. It's a great place to have a good, lively and exclusive time with friends. Go there if you can get in!
By michelledsylvester on 7/6/2011
Be prepared to wait for a table, but once you are sat, you are in for a treat. There are tables both upstairs and downstairs, with bars on both levels as well. The food is scrumptious - lobster tacos, short rib tamales, beef carpaccio and their oysters are big winners. the chicken meatballs sound amazing, but both times I had them they just didnt settle well. They are completely cooked, but their consistency feels a bit raw and definitely is a turn off. Their wine list is really great, cocktails are awesome and the wait staff (although busy) is very attentive. Take a group of friends, guys/girls night out - it is not a romantic spot! its loud, fun, and a total scene once inside the very clever and very NY Pawn Shop entrance. I have brought out of towners both times- they love it!
By Pefac on 4/14/2011
I went here last night for my sister's 20th birtday party. Now I cant say it was the best restaurant I've ever eaten at, but the food was quite tasty. I especially liked the Truffle chicken meatballs, the Sirloin, and the side of hominy. The salt and vinegar fries were tasty, but you can only have a few as there is A LOT of a salt. Their signature dish the lobster tacos were probably my least favorite, save the money on that dish and get an extra cocktail or a bottle of wine (which the selection of both are great, i had a cocktail with habanero infused tequila, house made pomegranate grenadine, cilantro, and lime) It's spicy but really tasty. Ambience itself was great. Unfortunately I dont remember the waitresses name, but she was wonderful, very friendly and knowledgable and fun to talk to. If you want a fun night at a trendy celeb spotting location definately go here. Just don't expect Daniel Boulud or Jean-George cusine, that's not what they aim for anyway.