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72 Nassau St., New York, NY, 10038
at John St.

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Food: 9
Service: 6
Décor: 7

Average Reader Rating on a Scale of 10.

75% would go back.

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Our Favorite Place in the Financial District

By catre on 11/14/2011

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 9
  • Décor: 9
  • Yes, I would go back!

The burgers are fantastic. I recommend going with someone else, each getting a sirloin burger and splitting a salad and mixed fries. They recently started offering homemade chocolate chip cookies. It's strange to say, but I think this burger joint is one of the healthiest options for dinner in the Financial District. They serve very high quality food (grass fed beef, organic greens, freshest ingredients) and it's totally worth the money. My husband and I often say we don't know what we would do if this place was not a short walk from our apartment. The excellent evening service is a better than the daytime service, probably because they are super busy with delivery orders during the day.

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91 out of 209 people found this review helpful.

Try them for breakfast, too.

By leanneo1 on 10/29/2010

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

The egg sandwiches (I like mine with bacon) are unbelievable. At about $6 per sandwhich, it's more expensive than a McMuffin. But wow, they are tasty. And large!

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102 out of 206 people found this review helpful.

Customer Service

By Dannel on 12/22/2009

  • Overall Rating: 5
  • Food: 7
  • Service: 1
  • Décor: 5
  • No, I would not go back!

I remember this restaurant when it first started out. They were willing to sell a cup of coffee for a sale, and when they did and saw my color, the look on the owner's face resembled the look you see in movies when someone discovers in the spur of the moment that their respiratory system has shut down and they're about to leave this life. Thereafter, their dealings with me were quite strained. They treated a friend of mine similarly until they cold seize the opportunity to tell him that they didn't want his business because their employee was noticeably and repetitvely incompetent in deliveries. So no matter the taste of their food, I'd never celebrate zeitzeff. CAUSE , FAIR CUSTOMER SERVICE IS JUST AS IMPORTANT!

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146 out of 338 people found this review helpful.

Delicious, albeit a bit expensive

By dfwnyc on 6/12/2008

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

Zaitzeff, though not exactly "inexpensive," still delivers a quality meal for a fair price. Their sirloin burgers are heavenly--opt for cheese and marvel at the way it melts into the grilled onions which come standard on every burger. I got a "small mixed greens" salad to balance the burger, but was very disappointed. I imagine Zaitzeff's other salads are quite good, but the mixed greens salad contained way too many herbs--I was hard pressed to find the greens in the salad for all of the dill and other herbs. Nevertheless, if you're looking for a gourmet burger (and you don't mind spending over 10 bucks for it when you add sides and a drink) Zaitzeff is a great place with a pleasant atmosphere and high quality ingredients.

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