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Suba

109 Ludlow St., New York, NY, 10002
nr. Delancey St.
212-982-5714

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7
Food: 7
Service: 7
Décor: 8
"Recommended"

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60% would go back.

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Manager drunk, rude and would not give back our coats.

By th4213 on 11/30/2008

  • Overall Rating: 4
  • Food: 6
  • Service: 1
  • Décor: 6
  • No, I would not go back!

This turns into a club so the music in the dining room is so loud you cannot carry out a conversation. All portions with meat we ordered had really little meat even for a tapas portion size. We had checked our coats and as we were leaving we handed our tickets to the coat check. After they looked for quite awhile, they informed us that they had lost our coats. We asked for the manager . On his way over, he stopped at the bar to have two shots with the bartender right across from us. Not a huge deal, except for the fact that he did nothing. We had the tickets, we described our coats, but he would not help and yelled at us. We ended up calling the police before they finally gave us our coats back. The manager and the coat check people are incompetent and rude.

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65 out of 130 people found this review helpful.

Puts the "Su" in Superb

By nylon on 7/10/2008

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 9
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 9
  • Yes, I would go back!

Went there last nigh, it was a very late plan, we (about 3 of us) happened to be on the L.E.S and you can't walk around there without finding a spot to eat. So we decided to go to Suba, first time, and were impressed by the service. The servers are actually happy to help you, very well mannered. The food is amazing (we went with the classic paella). The atmosphere is very much a treat, lighting and seating, not to mention the pool. We're definitely going back there soon, highly recommended if you're looking to enjoy a night out with friends, and just relax.

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58 out of 133 people found this review helpful.

All about the atmosphere

By dwallack79 on 2/11/2008

  • Overall Rating: 8
  • Food: 8
  • Service: 7
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

This review may be a little out of date. It appears that in the time since I have been to Suba, they have changed the decor and chef a bit. I must say that when I did go, the downstairs grotto was THE most amazing dining atmosphere I have been in to date. the low lighting and water and simple brick walls made you feel like a sexy pair of young city folk doing exactly what makes people from all over the world want to live in NYC. The food was good, nothing particularly memorable or fantastic, but definitely not bad. I've seen pictures of the new grotto and it looks pretty awful. Since they change this so often you may want to wait until they wise up and undo the mess they made.

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132 out of 263 people found this review helpful.

Nightmare on Ludlow Street....

By girl on 10/11/2007

  • Overall Rating: 4
  • Food: 3
  • Service: 8
  • Décor: 1
  • No, I would not go back!

The latest remodeling is atrocious. I ate there last year and the downstairs area was a warm pumpkin color with great lighting and fun decor. Now it is reminiscent of what my grandma's dining room would look like if it were flooded. The lighting is unflattering and unappetizing, the walls and furniture are boring white and the water looks severely out of place. The food was pretty good on the way down, but it made me sick and was not as near as tasty the second time around. I will say that the beer sangria was original and very good. Save your money and your time and wait for the sixth chef to come around...

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245 out of 475 people found this review helpful.

Simply Delicious

By JaneInTheJungle on 8/10/2007

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 9
  • Décor: 9
  • Yes, I would go back!

Finally an elegant and sophisticated Spanish Restaurant in New York! My husband and I dined here on a Saturday evening and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The decor is simple but appropriate and the food is fantastic. Don't mind the mentions of small plates. Tapas are not meant to be large. In addition to the tapas section of the menu there are plenty of large dishes to satisfy your hunger. Our personal favorite is the Arroz al Horno!

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254 out of 498 people found this review helpful.

Something Different

By JennyNY72 on 7/27/2007

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 9
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

Awesome atmosphere and creative food. You really can't find Spanish food like this anywhere in the city. They've taken all the ingredients you love and dressed them up to the nines! I would highly recommend Suba!

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255 out of 481 people found this review helpful.

Unfortunately not a good choice

By evkdutch4 on 6/22/2007

  • Overall Rating: 5
  • Food: 3
  • Service: 8
  • Décor: 8
  • No, I would not go back!

Suba has a great decor. Eating over a pool with white Brick walls surrounding you was impressive - Something you would never find where I live in San Francisco. For a Thursday night the bar was dead and the restruant was somewhat full but the 3 dining rooms are all seperated. So you feel as if the place is dead. And you are unable to people watch. NOT THE SCENE I was expecting and looking for. The service and servers were great. Very helpful with the wine menu and attending to our needs (not that we had many, but still). The food menu is limited. There seemed to be nothing "Spanish" about these Tapas. We were only able to pick 4 dishes out of all offered. The food was served undercooked and that was after I asked for the Cod dish cooked "all the way through". Very small portions! We left hungry & wanting a slice of pizza! We were all B-day girls so they did present us each a glass of Champaagne......with our bill. Very nice touch. ...If you're looking for a hot spot......try some place else!

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261 out of 613 people found this review helpful.

Poor Value

By jaydub9 on 6/16/2007

  • Overall Rating: 5
  • Food: 7
  • Service: 3
  • Décor: 5
  • No, I would not go back!

The food is the only good thing about Suba. The drinks, service, and price all convinced me never to go back. Ever.

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332 out of 648 people found this review helpful.

Decent Food, Overpriced

By amouchinski2 on 6/15/2007

  • Overall Rating: 5
  • Food: 7
  • Service: 3
  • Décor: 5
  • No, I would not go back!

Went here recently with a group of friends. First it was a 20 min wait for a cocktail at the bar. That was followed by some incredibly sour sangaria (don't get the "iced tea" version). Then we ordered some plates that were supposed to be tapas, but a priced more like entrees. The food was good, kudos to the chef, the value was not. Bottom line--there are too many other places worth going to in the LES, don't waste your time.

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266 out of 562 people found this review helpful.

The Emperor has no Food

By ponzischeme on 6/2/2007

  • Overall Rating: 5
  • Food: 7
  • Service: 1
  • Décor: 5
  • No, I would not go back!

Pretentious portions, pretentious service. The scallop dish had literally one scallop. The lamb had 6 tiny pieces and two were all fat. The pulpo was three skinny tenticles and no vegetables or anything to cover the plate. After dinner we hadn't even dirtied our plates. We told the server we were unhappy and he had the audacity to try to explain to us the concept of tapas: order a variety of dishes and everyone shares. How do you share one scallop? Thanks, but we've all been to Spain and we know the difference between tapas and getting ripped off.

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