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54 Carmine St., New York, NY, 10014
at Bedford St.
lunch is a better idea...
By alwayshungry on 10/28/2010
if you don't like being reminded you're running with the herd. the food here is very very good. i still feel the place follows a formula for making customers happy, and the fact that i keep going back is evidence it works. the nighttime crowd there is a little vain, so as with other vain places.. i prefer having lunch there. a mac 'n chi's review has been posted at: http://macnchis.wordpress.com/
Fresh ingredients, great sauces, okay service, high noise level
By ellenchains on 5/23/2010
My party of two went on a Sunday night with a reservation, and the place was packed as always. We ordered a steak and a tuna fillet, with a bottle of rose. The steak was tender and juicy, and the fish tasted like it was fresh out of the water. The sauce was exciting but not overpowering. My friend thought our server had an attitude, and I thought she was not terribly charming, but our orders did come reasonably fast (i.e. she did her job). One word on the ambience: the noise level was too high for conversation. That said, the food alone was enough to make an excellent evening.
The Perfect Bite
By UES1981 on 5/20/2010
The perfect meal to share: Gnocchi to start (both me and my date licked the plate clean with bread) followed by the Pancetta wrapped Beef Tenderloin and the Skate Wing. Both were mouth watering inducing treats. The sauce on the skate was unbelievable. A bottle of red, a side of asparagus, a delicious tart for dessert, impeccable service and a bartender who came out from behind the bar to make sure we had everything we needed for the one minute we waited for our reserved table. It's everything a dining experience in Manhattan should be. Just go and get it done. The place is special, the night was special, it's a must.
Delicious Whole Fish and Friendly Staff
By minidonut on 3/27/2010
I had the whole fish and will be coming back again. The staff is extremely friendly with no attitude.
By isisjune on 9/28/2009
NYC has 35,000 restaurants and bars - and I have decided that there will be no way I could try each and every one of them out during my lifetime. So, I've decided to narrow down my choices by going to spots that are known to have great food AND great service. I've grown tired of fancy, well-known restaurants with pretentious servers. Market Table has great food AND great service. Our server and host were friendly and attentive - but not in an overwhelming manner. I appreciated their patience and their willingness to help us decide on our food. The food was nicely seasoned. Our entrees were huge and delicious; and their sides were to die for - please please PLEASE get their cauliflower, broccoli and sweet corn sides. You will not regret it. My chicken was moist, and my friends' skate wing and arctic char were beautifully prepared. The skate wing was definitely a surprise - the sauce was amazing. I cannot WAIT to go back there again. In fact, I'm going back next Sunday!
No Fuss, Good Food
By skiwi on 8/6/2009
Probably one of my favourite restaurants in the Village. -Atmosphere: laid back and not at all snobby. I liked that the crowd was very mixed: young couples, families, children, 20-something hipsters, etc. -Food: their fish and meat dishes are all perfectly cooked. Some of the dishes were a bit on the salty side but overall, fresh and flavorful dishes, and good sized portions. -Service: the host was really sweet and our waitress was attentive and very kind. the staff makes you feel very comfortable there.
By mistermcgoo on 7/11/2009
I recently had the pleasure of popping into this West Village eatery for a late brunch and boy was I wowed. The restaurant is simply but appealingly decorated with big windows that let in alot of natural light, great for brunch. The staff is very friendly and attentive but le piece de resistance was the delicious cheeseburger I ordered. Top notch sirloin cooked perfectly, topped with white cheddar and caramelized onions with tomato, pickles and lettuce on the side. Since I cant quite describe how juicy it was let me explain it like this...I usually top my burgers with a squirt each of ketchup & mustard. In this case the waiter forgot to bring my condiments so I just started in on it. He later came by to ask me if I wanted Ketchup, I did, but only for my fries! Speaking of the fries, they were really good too, crisp, well salted and topped with fresh herbs, a perfect companion to the burger. I wasn't that hungry when I sat down but I quite literally stuffed myself.
Fantastic Restaurant. A must eat.
By stevenpemberly on 5/23/2009
This is a restaurant that needs to win a James Beard award. Phenomenal food, service and atmosphere. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone who likes to eat. The food is friendly to the average person, but satisfying for a foodie. A true must eat.
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