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The Dutch

131 Sullivan St., New York, NY, 10012
nr. Prince St.
212-677-6200

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5
Food: 5
Service: 5
Décor: 6
"Mixed Reviews"

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29% would go back.

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Walked out; poor service

By JohnBrooklyn on 8/19/2011

  • Overall Rating: 2
  • Food: 2
  • Service: 2
  • Décor: 5
  • No, I would not go back!

Came for solo lunch on a busy Friday, eager to try this place out. Never ended up eating anything. Was seated at bar where bartender mumbled something about it being busy and a "changeover" when I asked for a menu. 10 minutes later without a menu and anyone checking back with me, I walked out.

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53 out of 106 people found this review helpful.

Horrible breads and desserts -

By redtwizzlers on 8/18/2011

  • Overall Rating: 3
  • Food: 2
  • Service: 5
  • Décor: 4
  • No, I would not go back!

Went twice, brunch and dinner. No different from any other NY restaurant. Breads and desserts were nothing to speak of. Cornbread. Yech.

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51 out of 103 people found this review helpful.

Delicious. Beautiful. Fun.

By davidtrahan on 8/3/2011

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

I was lucky enough to be invited for friends & family preview night, and had about 40-50% of the things on the menu. Everything was delicious. This type of food is not as high in flavor as Laconda is, but is rich and delicious in it's own right. The rabbit pot pie melts in your mouth, the sliders are to die for, and the drinks are deliciously creative. It might not be the best meal you ever had, but it's definitely worth the hype and price. *bonus* you're not rushed to order, eat, and leave like most NY restaurants, so the service may seem slow, but it's purposeful.

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37 out of 74 people found this review helpful.

nothing new, but no complaints

By Molly_Anne on 7/30/2011

  • Overall Rating: 8
  • Food: 7
  • Service: 9
  • Décor: 6
  • Yes, I would go back!

Like the review said, The Dutch is very on trend with new American comfort food. Even the decor triggers some deja vu. "Is it just me, or does it look like...most restaurants in New York in here?," I asked. The room was noisy and crowded (we sat near the bar), but our servers were still friendly, helpful, and attentive. We started with the little oyster sandwiches. These are a must! The oysters are fried lightly enough - it doesn't take away from the juicy meat inside. They aren't overdressed and the sesame buns don't overpower the fillings like some sliders. The Blue Point oysters were also excellent. I'm from SC and our local oysters are less beefy, so it was nice change. The dressed crab appetizer was beautiful and refreshing. I had the seafood pot pie (a special), and my companions had the duck and swordfish. My friend said the duck was the best she's had - it's sweet and filling, but not overly fatty. The swordfish wasn't bad, but a forgettable item amid much more interesting things on the menu. The pot pie, however, was excellent. Don't be intimidated by how huge they look! The crust is tall and wafery, keeping a wonderful stew hot underneath. For dessert we split both pies of the day - salted lime with coconut sorbet and peach with lemon sherbert. The pies here are delicious! Skip the regular dessert menu. The salted lime was the better of the two - better than anything in the South, and we're known for our key lime pie.

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37 out of 73 people found this review helpful.

very disappointing

By tylerramos on 7/29/2011

  • Overall Rating: 5
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 8
  • Décor: 5
  • No, I would not go back!

went twice, for dinner and brunch, and the food is just not good enough. service was good though

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35 out of 75 people found this review helpful.

why all the hype

By ccec on 6/27/2011

  • Overall Rating: 3
  • Food: 3
  • Service: 3
  • Décor: 6
  • No, I would not go back!

So after trying three times to get a reservation I finally succeeded and went there tonight with high expectations....only to find kinda mediocre service and food. Front desk fine, server - so-so, noise level - really loud! The lamb was touted as one of the best entrees by our server. I should have known not to follow her lead given her lack of knowledge about wine service.... but I love lamb and thought it all sounded so yummy. I found it ill conceived. Spanish style, mole sauce, rice, tortilla. Yuck. Fatty lamb neck. Still not sure how I was supposed to hack the lamb off the bone and then try to wrap it in a tortilla? I missed something there. Definitely not at the level I expected which makes me wonder what happened tonight??? was it the server? the kitchen? Who knows...

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49 out of 88 people found this review helpful.

Europeans visited The Dutch twice in a couple of days

By henrikvonarnold on 6/26/2011

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

We (two Austrians, one Spanish and a Swede) visited the Dutch last week..twice. What an experience!! We had the best oysters ever (and we have good ones in Sweden), amazing lamb and veal, great selection of wines and champagne.and met with wonderful, interested and skilled staff. Just go there...and enjoy! Rosa, Ivo, Ulrike & Henrik

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