235 Park Ave. South, New York, NY, 10003
at 19th St.
By Chubby_Restaurant_Goer on 3/28/2012
Fuhgetaboutit. Service is non-existent. The bartenders rather chit-chat with the regulars than serve you. It was as if their job is to idle-chat with the regulars and nothing more. Serve you beer? Fuhgetaboutit. Their knowledge of beer and liquor is a joke.
By Scottkk on 2/1/2012
Happy hour. Quite empty. 2 bartenders, not really doing anything. 15 minutes, no service, not even a Hi. Walked out with my wife. Most likely will not be back, too many places with good food AND good service.
By cocochicette on 1/6/2011
Unfortunately, I left feeling very underwhelmed. My wedge salad was decent, if not a little sparse on the bacon. The balsamic vinaigrette was kind of on the acidic side, I like mine to be flavored with garlic or shallots to round out the flavor. The New England clam chowder was awful, the flavor all wrong. Who puts chives and lemon juice in clam chowder?! The texture of the clams was not good either, perhaps from being cooked improperly or simply from not being fresh. My lobster roll was extremely bland and the roll not buttery or soft at all. The main flavor I got once again was lemon, where was the mayo and more importantly the salt??? On top of this, I got a bite of shell, which luckily I caught before it became lodged in my throat. Our waiter was attentive, my Toasted Coconut cocktail yummy, and the decor pleasant, but of course this did not make up for the mediocre food. The flavors were just not there for me.
By gjl137 on 1/21/2010
I've went to CC a couple times for lunch. The service is quick and courteous filling my ice tea without even having to ask. CC has a great lunch special for $17 which affords you to a soup/salad and a chef special entree. I went with the lobster bisque and the blackened scallop salad. The lobster bisque has wonderful chunks of lobster and the salad had large scallops the size of a fist. Quite content from this restaurant experience.
By richardsr on 2/15/2009
We went on the afternoon of Valentine's Day at about 3 PM. We were seated quickly with a nice upstairs table overlooking the Jazz trio. Nice table, nice music. The restaurant was not crowded, only about half the tables were taken. It took about 25 minutes for Jack L, our waiter to show. He apologized for taking so long, We placed or full order with appetizers, drinks and dinner. Appetizers were the popcorn scallops and the buffalo shrimp. Brought by in decent time, but not by Jack. There was no bread at our table, but others had it, not a big deal. The main meal came, crusted horseradish salmon and rock shrimp with spinach and penne. Delicious food. The only time I saw Jack again was after I put my credit card on the table before getting the bill. I was tired of waiting for Jack. Food was great, Jack sucked. He never checked on us or took a second drink order.
By Henry22 on 12/21/2008
Yeah, I have to agree with the previous reviewers. The food was just so-so, certainly not worth what they're charging. The service was terrible as well. Do yourself a favor and walk to Union Square to eat.
By catherine26 on 6/15/2008
I went here on Saturday night with my boyfriend only to have a horrible experience. The mussel appetizer was fishy tasting, the crab cake tasted like there was no crab. My salmon was raw in the middle - not the way a salmon filet should be served. Just bad food all around. Would not tell anyone to go here.
By martin_chamois on 5/15/2007
This South Park Avenue seafood establishment has many positives: decor; value and overall food. The crabcakes are as close to real Maryland carbcakes as one can achive. Unfortunately the service does not match the other positives.
By PBRocks on 4/2/2007
When my friend suggested going to City Crab for a $19.99 lobster bake special I was kind of hesitant. I was pleasantly surprised to have a 1 1/2 lobster with clams, mussels, potatoes, and corn for less than twenty bucks. We ordered fantastic bloody marys and dessert was really good. Prices are comprable to Red-Lobster, without the freezerburn aftertaste and the franchise cheesie-ness. We enjoyed our dinner thoroughly and I'll certainly be back there in the future.
By tommaso on 3/7/2005
The place is nice, went there a few pmonths ago and was OK. Last week it was terrible, over $100 per head for a siple so so meal with little wine. It is the most outrageous price value ratio. Never again.