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What Happens When

25 Cleveland Pl., New York, NY, 10012
nr. Kenmare St.
212-925-8310

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3
Food: 2
Service: 5
Décor: 4
"Not Recommended"

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By jlj29 on 5/24/2011

  • Overall Rating: 2
  • Food: 1
  • Service: 3
  • Décor: 5
  • No, I would not go back!

I am a New Yorker. I eat everywhere, high brow and low. Love trying new things, and I admire those who launch them. I know it's not easy. But if it's at all in question (as this is), don't charge $60 for it. Terrible meal. Terrible. Sadly, a chef I like (Amanda Freitag) was one of the chefs in the kitchen and is probably responsible for the cold, tough as nails, flavor-free roasted duck I received. And I won't go into the out-of-the-can liver pate amuse or the beefaroni version of smoked salmon spaetzle. Oh, and "trifle' of chocolate and lemon.....no, lemon pudding barely layered with dry to the bone brownie chunks. Yuk. All of it. The menu looked interesting, the food was not. I'm very upset that they had the nerve to charge $60 + tax, on top of the shaker style eating arrangement (forks and knives in a rickety drawer under a cheap table...but hard to see so you have to ask). And on top of it all, they weren't kind enough to tell us when we reserved that they were forbidden to serve alcohol and couldn't even host a byob!!! If we ever needed alcohol, it was tonight. Don't go to this. It can't possibly be worth it. It won't feel new or nouveau or experimental in the least little bit. You will get at best a good meal at a normal high price, but with sloppy service that makes you feel like you are in a cafeteria. Sorry John. Admire the effort, but really, with no heads up on the alcohol issue and such a terrible quality of food, I have to rant and say "really?"

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...When you pretend and you are Pseudo Cool

By ImmanuelDeRothschild on 4/29/2011

  • Overall Rating: 3
  • Food: 2
  • Service: 6
  • Décor: 3
  • Yes, I would go back!

A young crowd with a non selective palate, enjoy happily this on the edge of a pseudo restaurant, we should never forget, restaurants should serve not good but amazing food, this is not the case, a prix fix menu with simple choices without hesitation I am telling you this restaurant has nothing to bring to the cuisine, for some reason that I still do not know which one it is they claim an innovative restaurant, I found a really boring pretentious menu with ingredients that never match together and for sure do not impress or at least comfort your palate, a boring tasteless rabbit phyllo, a juicy chicken breast with a pretty presentation but salty, boring tastes. The citrus tart was too sweet and of course boring, I believe this food it is a mix of Scandinavian Cuisine with some Nordic accents really bad done. The whole thing about improvising a restaurant that changes every 9 months is compelling, not executed at this "restaurant" in the other hand it is pretentious an cheezy, just like a reality show.

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