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Emporio

231 Mott St., New York, NY, 10012
nr. Prince St.
212-966-1234

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7
Food: 7
Service: 7
Décor: 8
"Recommended"

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64% would go back.

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Cheap for SoHo, but completely forgettable

By r3a35mm on 5/26/2009

  • Overall Rating: 7
  • Food: 7
  • Service: 6
  • Décor: 6
  • No, I would not go back!

My two main critiques: 1. Why serve a mint/bean salad with stems so long and branch-like that they are impossible to eat with a fork? Maybe if you're a donkey or chewing it in the middle of a field it's more fun, but not in a restaurant. The salads that came with the panini sandwiches were tired and damp. The panini´s were ok, but too much crusty bread ruins the experience. 2. I was with a friend, who paid for the meal. He left a large bill on the check plate, expecting change to be brought back to the table. No one returned. Why would anyone take for granted a tip amount? Here´s a novel and polite idea: Let the customer decide. The baked egg and sausage brunch dish was pretty good. Service besides the check incident was otherwise fine.

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