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379 Greenwich St., New York, NY, 10013
at N. Moore St.
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.
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 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!!
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.
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.
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.
Service with a Middle Finger
By MrFelps88 on 4/6/2010
I expected a lot more from this place. The atmosphere was great, and we even spotted a celebrity (they're here all the time), but the service at the bar and during dinner was a joke. The bartender was super amateur - made our drinks but then set them down to tend to something else - and our waiter was even worse. He came to our table, took 2 out of 6 drink orders, then left. We practically had to hit him with a chair to get his attention. The food was good, but nothing mind-blowing and about what you'd expect from a place that has a better scene than it does food. I didn't have a terrible time, just expected more. Again great atmosphere, perfect for impressing a lady, but for someone looking for awesome food and perfect service, this place is out.
What a Hot Mess!!
By Abbey on 3/3/2010
This place is totally over hyped. Very crowded, uncomfortable seating (felt like I was eating in the middle of the bar). Service was terrible - we attempted to order some crostini while we waiting on the rest of our party and they WOULD NOT LET US! Said we had to order everthing at once - house rules. Okay, we let that go - afterall we heard such great things about this place - but the crostini were meh. Have had so much better elsewhere. The pasta was overcooked. And the special short ribs were such a salt bath it made them inedible. The only redeeming feature of this place (besides a decent decor) is the pastry chef who clearly know what they are doing - desserts were delicious.
Comfort Food....there is no place like Home!
By texasmountaineer on 1/17/2010
The cozy atmosphere was a warm welcome on cold winters night. We sat in the library with nice crackling fire sipping on a good scotch while we waited on our party. Perfect way to start as nice experience. The service was great from the time we darkened the doorstep. The dinning experience was a pleasure from start to finish. The critics may say the food is just ok....but when the overall dinning experience tells you that you are 100% satisfied...this becomes a critics choice,
Roasted Chicken Wizardry
By goldeneats on 11/10/2009
I’m sure a number of chefs have overlooked including a roasted chicken on his or her menu due to a misguided sense of refinement, however, I owe a lot of that resistance – whether the chef will admit to it or not – to fear. I believe that the truest test of any cook’s might is not in the elaborate but in prevailing over this small yet potentially delicious poultry. Rather to excel at roasted chicken it is the ultimate victory, garnering with it both praise and envy. For all of these reasons, including roasted chicken on a menu is one of the cockiest moves any chef could make. Consequently, Andrew Carmellini, executive chef of the Robert DeNiro-owned Locanda Verde in TriBeCa, may just have the biggest ego in the city…and rightly so. Full Review Here: http://tinyurl.com/yjfmz45
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