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199 Prince St., New York, NY, 10012
nr. Sullivan St.
When good service gets ugly
By adequate1 on 12/20/2007
I was so excited to try Shorty's .32 and the experience started so well but finished so poorly. I was met at the door by the very welcoming host, given great drink recommendations by the bartender and then we ended up being harrassed by the waitstaff! The food was average/good and they try to rush you out the door so it was my first and last visit. The decor is lovely and the music was even better though.
By DrunknMonkey on 5/27/2010
I love Shorty's. Great burger, pork belly, and roast chicken. Awesome fries. The service isn't fussy, but it's good. A nice neighborhood spot. Feels like a family-run place. Not crazy about the music, but I'll live.
A Great loss for the Neighborhood
By radbag on 9/16/2011
Walked by Shorty's today and notice it was closed. So sorry to see this gem go. I wish Josh the best and can't wait to find out where and what he's cooking next.
Love. This. Place.
By nkazee on 2/20/2008
This is the best kind of neighborhood place. Lively atmosphere, great, comforting food for less money than you would expect, a staff that remembers you when you return. And they're not kidding when they say they want neighborhood clientele -- we live around the corner and have received the star treatment just for coming back a few times. Apps on the house, greetings from the chef, the whole nine yards. The only regret is that it's so crowded most of the time!
Great Neighborhood Addition
By woostergirl on 2/22/2008
I live in Soho and we've been waiting for a restaurant like Shorty's for a long time. The food is creative and delicious and the atmosphere is warm. The crab sticks and mac and cheese are especially good.
By CAI on 5/22/2008
We ate here last night and had a great experience. The food was lovely and reasonably priced and the staff was super friendly and attentive.
By wine_sear31 on 7/12/2008
We went to Shortys32 on a recommendation from our Blue Ribbon waiter a few months ago. The host and waitress were very good... attentive without imposing; like they were dining alongside us, giving us spot-on advice and suggestions at the best of times. From the cocktails (good mixture of alcohol vs. flavor) to the starter (pork belly with beans cooked to the perfect accompanying texture) to the entrees (we ordered sea bass with toasted quinoa and beautifully colored beets and the pork milanese which was warm and generous with sweet smelling passion fruit seeds and sprouts), everything was nicely seasoned. We then had the warm apple tart and a few cool sorbets for dessert. We will definitely go back.
What more could you want
By pauldonyc on 7/31/2008
The food is consistently great, the people who work there are consistently friendly, and I have met some people from the neighborhood at the bar.
Great place to eat and feel like a Soho local
By woostergirl on 8/13/2009
Shortys is a great place to eat and a neighborhood gem. Antonio the host is very nice and always accomodating. The food is always excellent. The appetizers are especially top notch. Get the crabsticks, beet salad or seared scallops. Yum! I'm not really one to order chicken when I go out, but Shorty's has one of the best roasted chicken ever. Oh, and their bread puddings always hit the spot!
A new day in New York Dining
By Chubzilla on 11/7/2007
Shorty's 32 provided my group with above par Service, Decor and last but not least OUTSTANDING, SPECTACULAR FOOD in a bistro setting. There are other venues where these criteria are met but it never feels like your sitting in the dining room of a friend. Maybe it's the intimate setting where conversations blend into one from table to table, or the hypnotically delicious artichoke soup and crispy crab sticks but it felt like home. The best part of the night was when my group was seated prior to a celebrity group that had arrived just after us. We were treated like stars, we dined like kings and for a night we were Rock Stars. Can't wait to go back and try the rest of the menu.
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