All Reader Reviews of...
379 Greenwich St., New York, NY, 10013
at N. Moore St.
Worth a trip
By Michael Silberman (NY MAG) on 4/25/2010
Delicious, simple food. Good service. Warm atmosphere. It smells great when you walk in. Go at lunch and you won't have to reserve weeks in advance.
Great food; weirdly pricey
By helenr on 4/25/2010
After multiple visits, I've tried nearly everything on the menu, and it's all spectacular (particularly trancscendent: the rock shrimp and clam fritto misto, and the steak tartare). That said, and I'm generally not one to harp on bites-per-dollar, My Grandma's Ravioli is $18 for fewer than a dozen meagerly stuffed inch-square ravioli, and the garlic chicken (great as it is) comes out to $42 - highway robbery as far as roast chicken is concerned. But if someone else is paying the bill, it's a perfect ten.
service just horrendous
By imelda45 on 5/10/2010
We had a 5:30 reservation. The hostesses at the door were gracious and very welcoming, all four of them. Since we had arrived 10 minutes before our scheduled reservation, we were asked to wait at the bar. No problem here. When we were finally seated, we barely had time to get settled that the menu was promptly placed infront of us and from that moment on both waiter and busboys were literally breathing on our back, no sooner had we consumed the last morsel that the plate was yanked away and the next course was right there. While enjoying my main course I literally had to hold on to my plate while telling the server that I was not done yet. The final insult was when we finished our dessert, the plate was removed when our forks reached for the final morsel and the check placed in front of us. Food was outstanding, service shameful. We were out of there in one hour. Also, the chairs must have been designed by a sadist.
By OlgaD on 6/20/2010
I love this place! I had dinner and it was amazing. After every course they wiped the table clean.. the food was amazing fresh and yummy.. I love the location and our waitress was cute, friendly and very good in what she was doing!! The wine she recommended was exactly what I expected!! wow!!! All in all a great experience in NYC!!
By upidstae on 8/15/2010
the place is beautifully done. we had the pastry misti, uovo modenese, the polenta waffle, and enjoyed it all. would definitely recommend to anyone for brunch.
By boomeranian on 4/16/2011
I mistakenly thought I would be the first to give this place a bad review, but shame on me for not reading up on the real story from all of you who already wrote about how disappointing this place is. I hate that I wasted my night out with friends I don't see very often by being rushed to place my order, rushed to eat it and then ushered from my table to the drawing room (aka hotel lobby) where another bitchy person begrudgingly brought us a round of "we-just-kicked-you-out-of-your-table-because-the-next-party-is-way-more-important-than-you" drinks. Only 80% of our food was delicious, (mushroom crostini, wax beans, and dessert), and not being able to spend time enjoying it due to Miss Pushy coming around every 2 minutes, followed by Mr. Skinny Tie kicking us out of our table has made my decision not to go back a no-brainer.
Go for the food!
By Mercy on 6/20/2011
Let me begin by saying that the food is delicious. I had the Casarecce (pasta with shellfish in a garlic lemon sauce) and my boyfriend had the Fennel Glazed Duck paired with cherries (brilliant). Both were finger licking good (but don't do that in this restaurant or you'll be frowned upon). On another note, the service probably is as bad as people say. Talk about making you feel like you're not worthy of being there. The waiter offered very little help with choosing a wine and did not let us taste it first either. He seemed annoyed that we did not want an appetizer or salad. I ordered my pasta first and when my boyfriend ordered the duck after, the waiter expressed surprise. He said he assumed he'd also be ordering pasta. Perhaps he felt we could not afford a duck dish? I didn't feel rushed, but I did feel an air of self righteousness on his part. Quite pretentious, but if you can get past that, you'll enjoy an absolutely amazing meal. And the hostess really is lovely. Someone please train these people to be cordial or even (gasp) kind.
By marcibutler on 10/24/2011
If you are looking for a restaurant with excellent food, a lively but homey atmosphere and an occasional star sighting, Locanda Verde is it. The ricotta is to die for. My swordfish with white bean entree was delicious. The prices are incredibly reasonable, especially for NY. As for star sightings, a Friends star and a Good Wife star were chatting with one another two feet from my chair!
noisy, salty and sullen
By TorontoFoody on 4/12/2012
Trendy but noisy, hard to have a conversation without yelling. the promise of fine food was overshadowed by excessive amounts of salt. Our waitress was neither nice nor mean. She did us a favor serving us.
Rude employees including managers
By Stavroun on 5/31/2012
Its the second time we visit the restaurant and i can't say anything good about it besides the nice ambience and okay food. The waiter was very rude and even said we now have to get up and go speak to the manager. When the manager came was still unwilling to help us. They both acted like we were outside a popular club and they dont care since they are so busy. I would not recomend this place.
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