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253 W. 11th St., New York, NY, 10014
at 4th St.
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.
Great sidewalk spot, shame about the staff
By Joandhamish on 8/14/2004
Shame about the surly staff, we have almost stopped going because of the rude staff and ridiculous rules, ie. no coffees and coissants after 11am, no breakfast before...bla bla, no you can't just have a coffee at 2pm on a wednesday afternoon. Fries are great...although I feel the place is losing its charm.
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.
Bad Food Great View
By HeatherKim on 9/3/2007
I was really looking forward to this restaurant. The view is great on an outside street and my friend and I brought a bottle of Bordoeaux '03. Unfortunately, the food was terrible. I ordered the steak au poivre which came out overcooked and tasteless even though I ordered medium rare. On top of that the "au poivre" was a dried out pepper concoction. Yuck! The dessert was a stale macaron chocolate mixture. And, while the view is great, you wind up with hovering, hungry guests wanting your seat. Not exactly relaxing. With all the other choices of restaurants nearby, I'd definitely choose elsewhere.
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.
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.
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
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.
A little crowded but nice...
By tiffcal on 5/4/2009
Tartine definitely lives up to its expectations in terms of waiting on the street for a table and you will be crowded. Once you get over the fact they don't take reservations and the waitresses are a little overwhelmed with how busy it is, you'll understand why the wait is worth it. The atmosphere is very nice and you definitely can enjoy the french vibe. The food is reasonably priced and quite enjoyable. I wouldn't recommend eating outside as you will have people staring at you eating and praying you get up soon. I did enjoy the Beef Mignonette but expect the food to be simple yet yummy. Their desserts looked AMAZING... unfortunately I was too full to have one.
Do not order the steak au poivre
By foodie101 on 5/26/2009
I was excited to take my wife to this restaurant. There are a few positive things to say about it - the waitresses hustled and were friendly, the appetizers and the dessert were good, however I ordered the steak au poivre as my entree and I could not eat it because it was bland and tasted like it was a poor cut of meat. I got the impression they were trying to cut corners where they could. I was very disappointed and would not go back there.
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