All Reader Reviews of...
29 Union Sq. West, New York, NY, 10003
at 16th St.
din & out
By jb73200 on 9/6/2008
Went with six friends on a Friday night, made reservations and immediately seated. Not very crowded, but a good amount of people in the place. Drinks took a very long time to come, as did the food. Our female, non-model waitress, (the group was 6 girls) bordered on rude. The food was fine, mildly creative menu and good value for the price. The drinks were flavorful but not very alcoholic. On my next trip, I will stick to wine/beer. This is a fun place to go with a few friends for dinner and drinks. Don't expect and intimate meal, the place gets a bit loud, and without a doubt it's an attractive crowd.
By NYerfromtheD on 1/13/2009
This place is totally useless. The food is 'meh' and overpriced, the service is terrible, it's full of model-wannabe douchebags, and if you're not pretty, everyone--the staff in particular--could care less about you and will make it known. It's the type of place that stays in business simply because certain "popular kids" say it's cool. It's not. You'd be better off at the Olive Garden.
So worth it!
By niknak99 on 3/11/2009
I spent almost one meal a week at coffee shop this summer. The food is definitely diner-y. But can you beat the deal considering the view? Amazing people watching in an awesome part of town, with a really good turkey burger or a bangin' cobb salad, pao de quiejo, and perfect mojitos. And the waitstaff is not nearly as bad as EVERYONE seems to think! I've always had nice, friendly, servers, who were personable and cheerful. Really nice people. Bottom line: Great expectations, great disappointments. Expect a chill time, with relatively cheap food, and a great view.
This place isn't that good
By chileandime on 6/8/2009
I've been going to this place for a while and I thought it was great.. sunday night (6/7/09) there was a rude manager who i thought was a regular employee with issues.. He was sooo rude to us (a group of 4)... He didnt know about c. service and I really think he messed up the restaurant.. everyone else was sooo niceee.. I believe he needs some education and good manners
kid-friendly?! humor me
By carina_uhc on 7/29/2009
Their service is disgusting, starting by the futile crew of waitresses. Who the hell do they think they are?! Why is this place described as 'kid-friendly' if their slow staff look at your kids with annoyance? The food is not impressive, and it might arrive to your table already cold. They also took 20 min to bring 3 scoops of ice cream in the end. How useless those employees can be?! Don't bring your kids, they'll be upset. Don't bring another people, they'll be annoyed and you'll be embarrassed. Go to Casa if you are looking for Brazilian food.
hot waitress, warm food
By yougotjohn on 8/14/2009
I used to go there all the time... and if any reader can remind or inform me as to the last name of a beautiful korean waitress named "Katherine"; I would be grateful:) She worked there '92-94... long silky hair and very nice person. anyway, i was just remembering my trips there... met one of my girlfriends there... over all it's a chic place, food is ok, and yes, beautiful people serve food. what's not to like wrapped up in a convenient location? you could do worse...
By starfish38 on 2/24/2010
I was in the coffee shop this past weekend and was pleasantly surprised that I could sit outside in the cafe, it was a beautiful day and OMG the eggs benedict were yummy and my mimosa hit the spot. I tried to figure out why people say so many bad things about the service, our waitress was so great she even gave us suggestions on where to go for drinks that night. Love this place now and we will return.
By gjl137 on 2/26/2010
The Coffee Shop is an overpriced diner in my opinion. I've come here a couple times for lunch and I thought a burger would be a safe bet. Sadly, the burgers taste like frozen burgers you can buy at Food Emporium. Everything on the menu is overpriced. The one redeeming factor is on the weekends the bar has a decent clientele. I would possibly come back for HH but not for lunch/dinner.
what a great night
By prettyu on 4/1/2010
I went to the coffee shop on Tuesday for a business lunch, what an amazing meal we had! I was enjoying my Brazilian stew so much that my client and I barely spoke! I told our waitress this was the best dish I have had since I was in Brazil last year! She recommended we have the banana cream pie for dessert...whoa! It was so good I took a piece to go for my daughter who LOVES banana cream pie. I will be back with my family for dinner this weekend. The server was great but the food OMG !!
By nevadadream on 5/11/2010
I heard about the place being known for bad service and so-so food. I also wanted to add that they are rude as well. All and all it was a terrible experience for me and my family visiting New York for the first time.
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