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The Coffee Shop

29 Union Sq. West, New York, NY, 10003
at 16th St.
212-243-7969

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5
Food: 5
Service: 4
Décor: 5
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54% would go back.

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horrible service and food

By eunsh on 8/27/2005

  • Overall Rating: 1
  • Food: 1
  • Service: 1
  • Décor: 1
  • No, I would not go back!

We went here for brunch. It took a while to get a hostess to seat us, even though there was no one else waiting and it was not crowded at all. We wanted a table in the front of the restaurant (there were three tables open), but the hostess told us that the tables were reserved. She lied to us because they don't even take reservations for brunch. She sat us all the way in the back of the restaurant where the music was blasting so loud that we could not hear each other. The food was horrible and over-priced. We could have gone to a typical diner for better food and cheaper price. The home fries were so salty. I had to rub off the salt. My toasts were burnt. They didn't even have whole grain toast.

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Pretty sad

By doctore on 5/20/2005

  • Overall Rating: 1
  • Food: 1
  • Service: 1
  • Décor: 2
  • No, I would not go back!

How do you offer a shrimp with salad dish and only include 3 shrimp??? Furthermore, the rest of the dish was entirely inedible WEEDS. When I had finished my 3 shrimp and left my weeds untouched, I then had to order a real meal to satisfy my appetite. What's worse is that the waitress actually admitted taht the salad was just a bunch of weeds. Couldn't she have told me that Before I wasted $12 on 3 shrimp and a bunch of weeds? I don't recommend the food here. Stick to the bar scene and people watching.

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357 out of 800 people found this review helpful.

flip-flop

By Graciefully_Me on 4/25/2005

  • Overall Rating: 5
  • Food: 6
  • Service: 4
  • Décor: 7
  • Yes, I would go back!

I went a while back, and had a great time, kicked back in the corner and it was a very pleasant experience. I've gone back every once in awhile, and though I enjoy their brunch, I can't say that I think anything fabulous of it. I hate the waitstaff, and avoid them as muchas I can, this includes the hosts/hostesses and just about everybody else. Not pleasant anymore.

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426 out of 871 people found this review helpful.

Worst Experience Ever!!!

By thejanius on 5/3/2004

  • Overall Rating: 3
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 1
  • Décor: 2
  • No, I would not go back!

The "Super model waitstaff" has the worst service in NYC! They either forget that you exist at that table (even when its not busy) and forget about even being nice to them because they don't really care about the people they are serving. They just care about how good they look. And forget about the drinks! They don't know how to make a decent martini! Its not worth it! Don't go!

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365 out of 752 people found this review helpful.

Wonderful Waiter, Horrible Host

By DrMikeP on 4/1/2004

  • Overall Rating: 4
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 1
  • Décor: 7
  • No, I would not go back!

Been going to Coffee Shop on ocassion since around 1989. After winding through the "usual suspects" milling about, had a nice drink from a friendly bartender with a small group of friends. Cut to the chase: flagrantly rude and just plain nasty host (dark curly-haired guy, 30-ish). We had reservations, werent pushy but poor thing is still looking, I guess, for his "big break" that never came. Even the co-hostess that sat us spontaneously apologized. Server was wonderful but we cut the evening there short, phoned ahead to a group that was meeting us for drinks, and headed elsewhere. It's a shame that 1 person can have so much influence on how an evening turns out. Since there are many other similar, fun places around NYC, think twice about going to Coffee Shop unless you like that sort of thing.

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392 out of 808 people found this review helpful.

Workplace for models

By Marchie2003 on 9/26/2003

  • Overall Rating: 6
  • Food: 6
  • Service: 6
  • Décor: 7
  • Yes, I would go back!

Coffee Shop is known to house the most beatiful women trying to break it in the world of top model, but that's not why this place urks me. It's a little too pretentious. The woman who stand at the front, waiting to seet you, look dreadfully bored. Like they should be sipping mojito's on a photo shoot in Miami, not "acting" like a hostess at a coffee shop in New York. At night this place gets packed with the young, hip and trendy city dwellers. During the day it's a mix of tourists and business people. I've gone there to eat for lunch only. It was decent food, like an upscale diner. Nothin' special, expect for the 6 foot, Niaomi Campbell look a like who politley served us our lunch.

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