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The Park

118 Tenth Ave., New York, NY, 10011
nr. 17th St.
212-352-3313

Avg. Rating

5
Food: 5
Service: 4
Décor: 8
"Mixed Reviews"

Average Reader Rating on a Scale of 10.

41% would go back.

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Forget it if you're on your own

By Expatscot on 5/16/2010

  • Overall Rating: 1
  • Food: 1
  • Service: 1
  • Décor: 1
  • No, I would not go back!

Looked great from the outside - particularly the outdoor courtyard with many empty tables. As a sole diner, the only table offered was inside along a long empty wall. I declined. Not good.Needless to say me and friends not be coming back ...

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134 out of 272 people found this review helpful.

ohhh NO!

By rubystarr on 6/4/2010

  • Overall Rating: 1
  • Food: 1
  • Service: 1
  • Décor: 3
  • No, I would not go back!

Well, I reserved at the park for myself and 5 friends to have brunch, as the menu really did look lovely! We all arrived ontime to an overcrowded lobby of sticky, screaming children in strollers or just wandering around. We checked in and waited, waited waited for our table (about 40 min.). When we finally sat, our waitress was very nice, but our food came out a good hour later, and we had this hour in which to take in the atmosphere (which would have been nice if the floors hadn't been so dirty, the bussers hadn't been so dirty (ew!) and there had not been two roaches in the ladies restroom)! Perhaps the Park began with good intentions, but something has DEFINITELY gone amiss. Too bad!

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128 out of 251 people found this review helpful.

Very negative food experience

By ericamattellone on 4/7/2009

  • Overall Rating: 2
  • Food: 2
  • Service: 2
  • Décor: 5
  • No, I would not go back!

The web-site of the restaurant makes it quite appealing and modern. When you actually go there, it is far less shiny and attractive. Tables are old and chairs are uncomfortable. We were a group of nine and they sit us around a round and square table put together! It was impossible to have a conversation with the other side of the table. In addition, the music is so loud that you cannot speak. Food is worse than McDonald! Same quality, smaller portions. I had a food poisoning after dining at The Park. I order salmon and it was not cooked at all! Raw fish, and you are not even in a Japanese restaurant! Drinks are terrible, and the wine selection is poor! If you want to organize a cheap party, do something at home instead. Your guest are going to be happier (and healthier)!

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60 out of 117 people found this review helpful.

awful service, awful food

By jihyun_lee on 8/24/2009

  • Overall Rating: 2
  • Food: 2
  • Service: 1
  • Décor: 4
  • No, I would not go back!

I went to out to eat here with a group of 8 other friends. It was an unpleasant surprise when we met our waiter who was extremely rude and unresponsive; he seemed annoyed when we asked what certain foods on the menu were. The interior is not very impressive either. The website is extremely misleading; the actual restaurant doesn't look have as chic or comfortable as it is portrayed online. The chairs are uncomfortable and the tables are uneven and they rock back and forth.The food was awful; the meat in my dish was dry and flavorless. It was a waste of time and money and most of us were in a bad mood after eating there.

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53 out of 111 people found this review helpful.

horrible food, slow service

By detroit1 on 9/3/2009

  • Overall Rating: 2
  • Food: 1
  • Service: 3
  • Décor: 8
  • No, I would not go back!

ordered some catfish and it was not like a meal and not cooked well.

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63 out of 119 people found this review helpful.

A more aesthetically pleasing TGI Fridays

By luv2eat47 on 3/8/2009

  • Overall Rating: 3
  • Food: 2
  • Service: 4
  • Décor: 7
  • No, I would not go back!

I went here for dinner and was extremely disappointed. Food was terrible, even the drinks! The sangria came in a pint glass and looked and tasted like it was made from a bottled mix. My boyfriend ordered a coke and it came in a 4 oz. juice glass. Salmon was bland and vegetables extremely oversalted. Filet mignon was just terrible (looking and tasting.) Overall the food tasted like the entrees you would get from a Fridays or Applebees except $20 more. The atmosphere, however, is quite pleasing. The Park = nice to look at, bad to eat at.

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75 out of 125 people found this review helpful.

WARNING: OVERCHARGES ON CREDIT CARD BILLS!!!

By wanderlustnyc on 10/25/2009

  • Overall Rating: 3
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 1
  • Décor: 7
  • No, I would not go back!

Didn't have a problem with the restaurant until I received my credit card statement. Basically, the statement showed an overcharge tip of $25 for a $40 brunch meal. Called the credit card company immediately & they informed me that it's the restaurant that actually inputs this info. Left a message with the restaurant & still waiting for a return call...very disappointing. I wanted to go back to try their dinner but since they couldn't even bother to call to apologize, it only proves to me they could care less and at this point, I won't be returning. It's a shame that they practice such unethical behavior and don't even take the initiative to quickly remedy the problem. *** Just found other customer reviews on Citysearch who have had similar experiences of being cheated on their bills!!! Clearly this is common unethical practice at this establishment!!!

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108 out of 175 people found this review helpful.

Rude, Unprofessional, Treated me and my 11 guests like garbage on my birthday. Humiliating.

By jessinboots on 5/7/2010

  • Overall Rating: 3
  • Food: 3
  • Service: 1
  • Décor: 7
  • No, I would not go back!

i already wrote quite the long review on menupages, so i'll bullet this review in chronological order to keep things simple. 1. made my 11 guests and i wait 40 minutes (with reservation) before seating 2. seated us in wrong room 3. ignored us for 15 minutes until i had to get up and ask the manager for water, a waitress and menus 4. waitress watches my bf put down empty drink during appetizers. proceeds to not ask if we want another round the whole rest of the meal. 5. manager asks "what do you want me to do" when at the end of the meal i said the poor service was surprising.... then walks away from me as i'm mid-sentence responding. Congratulations to The Park for turning the city's prettiest outdoor seating restaurant into my worst birthday dinner ever. You win with flying colors!!

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70 out of 119 people found this review helpful.

one of the most horrible service and the manager, well she should be fired!

By fjv on 1/16/2011

  • Overall Rating: 3
  • Food: 3
  • Service: 1
  • Décor: 7
  • No, I would not go back!

I called in and got the run around. i wanted to teach the manager some proper phone skills because she talked to me like I was a kid. I wanted to do something nice for my sisters birthday party and got insulted. It was sending flowers. anyway the food was horrible I couldn't finish it. Getting a drink was impossible. Its was such a waste of money and a big mistake going there.

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124 out of 262 people found this review helpful.

Great Bar Atmosphere, Disappointing Meal.

By ElizabethJane on 1/14/2012

  • Overall Rating: 3
  • Food: 2
  • Service: 3
  • Décor: 7
  • No, I would not go back!

At first glance I was highly impressed by The Park. An open and warm space complete with a fireplace, white lights, and attractive green leather booths. I was drawn to the Hendricks Mash cocktail because of my love of gin and it was a crisp and delicious. Well worth the $12. Unfortunately the meal should have stopped there. I ordered the Butternut Squash Ravioli with Baby Spinach and Toasted Pumpkin Seeds with a side of the Park French Fries. The ravioli was undercooked and the filling was bland. It sat in a sauce which had a texture similar to a gazpacho topped with chunks of awkward squash and chewy pumpkin seeds. While the fries were moderately priced for the portion, they was clearly freshly frozen out of the bag. If you are coming to town with a large group of people and are in the mood for fun cocktails then I highly recommend The Park but strongly discourage the food.

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202 out of 624 people found this review helpful.

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