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109 Ludlow St., New York, NY, 10002
nr. Delancey St.
Manager drunk, rude and would not give back our coats.
By th4213 on 11/30/2008
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.
Puts the "Su" in Superb
By nylon on 7/10/2008
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.
All about the atmosphere
By dwallack79 on 2/11/2008
This review may be a little out of date.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.
Nightmare on Ludlow Street....
By girl on 10/11/2007
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...
By JaneInTheJungle on 8/10/2007
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!
By JennyNY72 on 7/27/2007
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!
Unfortunately not a good choice
By evkdutch4 on 6/22/2007
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!
By jaydub9 on 6/16/2007
The food is the only good thing about Suba. The drinks, service, and price all convinced me never to go back. Ever.
Decent Food, Overpriced
By amouchinski2 on 6/15/2007
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.
The Emperor has no Food
By ponzischeme on 6/2/2007
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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