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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
"Mixed Reviews"

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54% would go back.

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fun menu, mediocre food, lovely server

By EatingNick on 12/12/2012

  • Overall Rating: 5
  • Food: 3
  • Service: 8
  • Décor: 6
  • Yes, I would go back!

I was excited about this menu as I am Brazilian and there's a lot of Brazilian stuff there. Unfortunately the food was pretty bland and far from satisfying. Ceviche was decent, but the Moqueca Stew wasn't as spicy as it should be - not just in terms of being hot, it's just that it's supposed to be succulent, bursting with flavor, and in some cases on the spicy side. This one was simply bland, I suspect some key ingredients just weren't in there. Same goes for the Shrimp Baiano, not just flavor but also the shrimp was overcooked (too stiff and chewy). For regular diner prices would have been semi-decent, but for $100 dinner for two (2 drinks, an appetizer, and two entrees, + 18% tip), it was kind of a stab and left us both bitter and disappointed. At least the service was fast and efficient and I saw one of the prettiest servers I've yet to see in Manhattan, might go back then to try something different on the menu ;-)

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41 out of 82 people found this review helpful.

I Love this Place!

By Skye22 on 8/12/2012

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

This was my second time going to the Coffee Shop since 3 years ago. The place is very mellow and I thought it was a cool spot to go on a first date, which my "date" loved and said he would go back again. I had the delicious Grilled Chicken Quesadilla with a lovely Mojito drink...hmmmm yummy is all I can say! Overall, we enjoyed ourselves, the food, and the people. By the way...the service was excellent, we were seated immediately at the bar (our choice) and our bartender was pleasant. Not to mention, our food were served to us in literally 10-15 mins. I can't wait to go back!

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41 out of 77 people found this review helpful.

Worst Waitress I've Ever Had

By audreyNYC on 4/15/2012

  • Overall Rating: 4
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 1
  • Décor: 5
  • Yes, I would go back!

My friend and I came here after a day of shopping and going to the spa. So we were in a fairly good mood. The hostess mumbled for us to follow her. Our waitress 'Jessie' was not even dressed like one. Not that that's super important but it just added to her whole "I don't give a f*ck" attitude. All this girl had to do was take our order, bring drinks, and our check. She barely spoke, I had to ask for silverware because there was only one set on the table. My friend wanted to know if they had something on the menu and after the waitress went and asked someone she said (as she walked by without stopping) "Yeah we don't have that anymore." She didn't ask if we were ready to order or anything. After our food came she never asked how it was. I mean this girl could care less, and had no personality. She also did not tell us mimosa's were $11, which I found a bit pricey for OJ and cheap champagne. Anyway, I didn't leave her a tip, which I have NEVER done in my life. I was a waitress and a hostess before and I've lived in the city before and I've never seen such behavior. She got 10% and that's only because my friend left her a tip. I would go back to the lounge because I have been there before and it was nice. However, I would not return here for food.

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51 out of 106 people found this review helpful.

Terrible

By Zbren on 3/18/2012

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

My boyfriend and I sat down after a few minute wait. We were not approached for at least half an hour, and even then it was because we asked to speak with our waitress twice. She came over and she was completely rude, when the food came the order was completely wrong. The waitress did not come over and ask if we needed anything. Food was not worth the cost, portions were small and dishes that were supposed to be hot were cold. Will not be a frequent customer... Stay away.

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57 out of 126 people found this review helpful.

Goodnight in yhr city

By lourdesbernardez on 7/17/2011

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 9
  • Service: 9
  • Décor: 9
  • Yes, I would go back!

The whole atmosphere was really nice my waitress was on point. The food was most of the conversation the drinks had taste .The clean up crew were fast all and all we liked it.

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64 out of 139 people found this review helpful.

delish!

By 140188 on 8/8/2010

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

Delish! LOVE this place. I only discovered it about a year or so ago but it is now my favorite restaurant in NYC. The Brazilian stew(moqueca) is out of this world amazing, the feijoada on sundays is SOOO so good, the brazilian steak sandwich, and pao the queijo appetizer...whoa! I could go on forever. A caipirinha with my meal always hits the spot. It's like a taste of Brazil right here in the city. Very authentic. Really, give it a try. You're in for a real treat!!!

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97 out of 195 people found this review helpful.

horrible experience

By nevadadream on 5/11/2010

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

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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127 out of 244 people found this review helpful.

what a great night

By prettyu on 4/1/2010

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 9
  • Décor: 6
  • Yes, I would go back!

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 !!

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119 out of 242 people found this review helpful.

Overpriced Diner

By gjl137 on 2/26/2010

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

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.

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143 out of 292 people found this review helpful.

yummy brunch

By starfish38 on 2/24/2010

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

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.

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131 out of 267 people found this review helpful.

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