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1 Little W. 12th St., New York, NY, 10014
nr. Ninth Ave.
Worst brunch I ever experienced
By cassandra0524 on 9/13/2013
To provide a vivid account of my experience at Bagatelle, I wrote this email to the GM. No response yet... Nicholas: When my party and I checked in on Saturday, we were given menus, but no water and no waiter for almost 15 minutes. Finally, our waiter came to our table, but did not bother to fill our water glasses, and, rather, bullied us to order alcohol first instead. When we simply asked for water, the waiter seemed displeased and annoyed that we would ask for such a outlandish request. Afterwards, he kept coming back in 5 minute intervals asking for our drink orders, as if he was rushed to serve us (even though there were only 3 tables filled and had not come to our table for 15 min after being seated). There were so many points in which I felt our waiter was being very rude and simply discourteous to us. For example, I asked if Bagatelle had mimosas, and he responded "OF COURSE - you have to order champagne first". When he came back to our table with the champagne, he started filling our wine glasses. When I asked for champagne glasses, again, totally annoyed that I would request that. Finally, the coup de grace - after ordering 4 bottles of champagne, shots for the table, and dessert (which we were still eating), the "manager" came to our table and, in his words, "politely asked that we move to the bar". We were still finishing our champagne and eating our dessert-not just sitting around drinking water. I will never recommend this restaurant to anyone.
By londonbenjaminmarco on 5/31/2010
This was a suggestion from my friend L, who had been there before. It was Sunday, and of course, we were aching for champagne. The decor, is amazing. If you need to feel like royalty ever, just sitting there alone makes you feel that way. Now the food, we all got different things so we can pick at each others food. I got the pancakes, my friend got french toast and L got Le Croque Madame. Delicious, delicious. We even "celebrated" my birthday! Let's not forget that pesky and dangerous bottle service, champagne was flowing like it was water. The staff was very very friendly. Everyone was so nice and we even partied with us. we had so much fun dancing on top of chairs n etc. best brunch I HAVE EVER had. DEF. recommend this place to everyone here!
Great food and atmosphere
By park24 on 6/4/2009
If you're looking for a place that offers both great food and ambience then come to Bagatelle. The decor is very romantic and lit by candlelight and crystal chandeliers. The food is delicious and melts in your mouth with every bite. The cocktails are marvelous and let's not forget the handsome bartenders that make them, specially that cute Italian by the name of Giuseppe. The staff offers outstanding service. As the night progresses, the music gets louder and the bar gets more crowded, making it a fun experience while you enjoy your meal.
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