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253 W. 11th St., New York, NY, 10014
at 4th St.
Lovely little place
By pscarb on 9/8/2010
I've had dinner here now several times, and I've enjoyed each experience. All I can say to the readers of the poorer reviews is - it's a very small byob restaurant that does not take reservations. If it was not a good restaurant, there wouldn't be so many people standing outside in inclement weather waiting for you finish your food and give them your table. The waitresses have all been there for years, are down to earth and do not put up with bullshit or impatient attitudes. However, they will remember you if you've been there before, and the nicer you are the more likely they are to cater to you. A word about some of the dishes that got bad reviews: the chicken pot pie is to die for, so maybe the person who gave it a poor review just had it on an off night. The steak au poivre is incredibly spicy, and I must admit I didn't enjoy it as much as I'd hoped. But there are more good dishes than there are not, and it's byob so bring a great bottle of wine and give it a try!
A true NY experience
By rossbacher on 2/18/2010
Tartine is the kind of place that one only finds in NY - delicious food in a tiny storefront where the customers put up with waits and cramped conditions despite the weather because the food is so good and the staff is so nice. Good french food and service. No wine so bring your own and bring cash. A good time will be had by all.
To set the record straight...
By Sharpster7 on 1/15/2009
This is my absolute favorite place to eat in the whole world. I have had everything on the dinner menu and can say everything is fabulous! (With the exception of the gravlox plate- which I believe they only have as an appetizer for dinner if there's any left from brunch.) the Brunch is good too but if you go for dinner order the Bouchee a La Rein- (chicken pot pie) it is not to be F&%cked with! It's more of a giant pastry volcano filled with creamy chicken and wild mushrooms and erupting these little gnocchi-like dumplings and fresh tomatoes all over my plate! Go for dinner, in the middle of the week when you won't have to wait outside in the cold for a half hour! If you're lucky the Indian Curry Mussels will be on the Special Menu. I don't know what kind of drugs any of the reviewers are taking (or aren't ?) , the girls who work at this restaurant are all wonderful darlings- I know them all by name! Tell Them Sensitive Bobby Sent ya! SB
Worth the wait
By socialista on 10/20/2008
There is often a wait at this restaurant since they do not take reservations, but it is definitely worth it. The waiters are very friendly, the atmosphere is comfortable. The food is great for the price. My recommendation is the lemon sage chicken with french fries, my friends were all eating off my plate.
By kaitsherman on 2/12/2008
great food. great feel. unique. not glitzy but homey and really a find. devoted diner for the past 10 years and will be going for the croque for a very long time. become a regular and beat the line. worth the wait. bring wine a friend or two and enjoy.
By kukla on 4/15/2004
Great neighborhood place! Amazing brunch, dinner and desserts. The only downside is the line that forms outside to wait for the table.
By DHL on 8/23/2010
Best kept secret in NY! Food is consistently good. BYO policy keeps the price down and I have always received good service in the 15-20 times I've eaten there.
Enjoyed brunch, Sat am , short wait
By jhoupert on 4/8/2010
Lucky to have a brief wait for indoor table( too chilly ); charming servers, food was great, especially potatoes on the side...bustling and crowded, my son says Tartine translated is No Elbow Room. Nice visit j
Recommened Weekend Brunch
By earvinarp on 3/15/2009
I have only had brunch here. I have no opinion of lunch or any meal other than brunch. The place is super small but somehow it manages to fit a fairly good amount of people. They have tables outside for when there's good weather. The brunch menu is your standard eggs, pancakes, toasts, coffee... And it is pretty much delicious. The price is fair too.
The Neighbourhood Brunch Place
By ywwan on 11/12/2005
This is a lovely place to have brunch on a nice, sunny summer's day. The restaurant is very small and charming. People often complain about the wait - ignore them. Of course you are going to be grouchy if you wake up late, are starving and have to join a long line. Just go before noon - even if you have to wait, its only 5-10minutes. The food is simple but very satisfying, even when you just have eggs. I prefer to have the more unusual items on the menu, like the apple pancake - you can have eggs anywhere. I've only had dinner there once and thought the food was good but nothing to write home about. Go for brunch.
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