All Reader Reviews of...
156 Tenth Ave., New York, NY, 10011
at 20th St.
By Theoriginalboyabouttown on 4/7/2010
1. The Service was lousy. 2. Decor is Diner Worthy. 3. I had something that was allegedly a pate but had the consistency and tasted more like scraps. 4. However the Bloody Mary was good. 5. Also the wait was not worth it even though we had reservations we had to wait for too long.
By Van2000 on 7/3/2010
Horrible RUDE service. The waitstaff rude for absolutely no reason, they just seemed to enjoy putting down customers. The manager was even worse and acted as if we were just lucky to be there so we should just shut up.
By poppy2009 on 11/10/2009
Stay away from the suckling pig! One of my favorite guilty pleasures is the tasty, tender meat of suckling pig. ("guilty" because the animal is slaughtered so young). At Cookshop, they ruined this dish and serve only the guilt. We tried different bites and had to spit it out every time. Had a mushy, raw-like texture and zero flavor. When the waiter asked us how our food was, we politely gave him our candid impression. He seemed understanding and apologetic. The funnel cake we ordered for desert was free...but still had to pay $26 for an inedible entree and left hungry. Thanks.
Not a good night
By Riley1 on 11/14/2008
We were at Cookshop early this fall on a Sunday night. Noise level was awful. The service was just poor. They really did not know what they were doing. The food at best was fair for the price. This was not a good night
Wait staff Awful
By briet on 11/8/2009
The food is good, very over hyped for what you get. The place is very noisy and the wait staff is unprofessional.
waiter added an extra tip
By sherry_ on 10/15/2008
i went to the restaurant weeks ago for dinner with a friend. Everything went okay--no long wait, decent food and service, etc. After a couple of days, when i checked my credit card account, i noticed that my bill was $2 extra...??!!! I called cookshop to check with them (hell...i did bother!) but they never got back to me.
Food is delicious, but our waitress was awful
By natm41 on 6/10/2007
Tonight, I went to Cookshop for my 2nd time. The first time I went, our waiter was a bit MIA now & again, but he was great, friendly, and very helpful. However, this evening, our waitress was AWFUL. She seemed to be nice enough at first, but would come tell us some little tidbit about the menu or the specials and then run away while our mouths were left open, hoping to ask a question. Whenever I made eye contact with her, she would run away again, and when bringing the next set of silverware to the table, she reached across the table while we were mid-conversation to hand my steak knife to me directly rather than stepping a few feet over to put it down herself. While I might expect rude & unpleasant service at a fast food restaurant, I'd really like to think that one could expect more from a place like this. If it weren't for the awful service, the experience would have been great.
Good enough, but not a good value
By billiebob on 8/6/2007
This restaurant is unique in that the service is very good and the food is 100% American style. This kind of "good food and casual elegance" atmosphere is rare in NY and very common in California, Arizona, Washington, basically anywhere out west. Service at CookShop was good, especially for real knowledge of USA wine. Aside from the really fun corn-nuts, however, the food just could not approach what I'm come to expect in a $30 entree in the city. It was OK I suppose , but $30 is the price threshold where I've come to expect excellent food, not "Suckling Pig" over baked beans that is literally 75% rolled up skin and fat. The sea bass was better, but nothing special. There were only 6 entrees +1 special on the menu, so I felt a little limited in choosing as well. I would be less negative if the prices were 30% lower, but they aren't, and the competition simply outdoes CookShop.
Was hoping for better
By exciteme on 7/13/2007
I think this restaurant is a bit over-hyped. The food was good, but nothing to write home about. I think what makes this restaurant stand out is the quality of their ingredients. You can taste the freshness. Otherwise, there was a lack of seasoning when needed and the sauces were a bit over-powering.
By ezrachica on 11/10/2007
I was excited to try Cookshop but it was really just okay. Service was good, not fabulous, and food was pretty mediocre. Not bad, but not great.
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