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Posted by AbsolutG on 06/15/2011
One must stop at order-desk to place order. Met with quite an attitude...no acknowledgement, no words, no direction. Just half-looks. We each ordered a chicken & avocado sandwich, and were given a number to take to our table. After almost 20 minutes, I went back to the order-desk. Another person was there and I asked what happened to our chicken sandwiches...that we've been waiting so long. He asked if they were heated or cold, and I told him I didn't know we could get them heated. He then reached into basket of sandwiches on the counter, and handed the 2 sandwiches to me! and we waited for this? Add insult to injury...the sandwiches were too cold from the refrigerator and thus tasteless. We just gave up!
Posted by Danny on 03/10/2011
I used to LOVE this place but lately they keep doing me wrong... 1. They were supposed to be open one Sunday and were randomly closed without warning before I arrived. 2. They are supposed to serve breakfast until Noon on weekends and refused to serve it at 11:15am offering the explanation "we just do that sometimes" 3. As my girlfriend and I are ordering two items off the grill menu, they close to clean (at 11:15am) for 30 minutes and tell us to buy their pre-made cold sandwiches or salads. 4. We asked for water and they charged us each a $0.25 cup fee. My girlfriend and I are posting this hoping management will change the way they're running things.
Posted by Ribo on 08/19/2010
The selection was a little sparse but then again this was not a full restaraunt. It was more of a cafe type of atmosphere. The people at the counter were pleasant, the first girl at the register was a little sluggish. However, the second guy was helpful. Nice atmosphere inside of the cafeteria, it reminded me of a country lodge. The prices were posted at a reasonable level but if you want to add-on a cookie, fries, and a soda to your order it will put you in the $12 - $15 range. It's not obvious from the street, you have to go in through the YMCA entrance on 63rd. However, there are little chalkboard signs on the sidewalk to let you know it's there.
Posted by joel on 06/03/2010
If you are going to Lincoln Center, this is right on 63rd Street, towards Central Park, tucked inside the Y. Yes, the Y. It is a beautiful landmark building, that has some meticulous renovations. Anyway, great fresh cobb salad for 7.95, and they make their own dressings. I am glad to have tried Stumptown Coffee, since I have read so much about it. Excellent. I had a mini rasberry brownie too, cute and small; perfect. My pick for the area.
Posted by TLL on 05/04/2010
I recently travelled to NY for a class , and chose to stay at the Westside Y - located just one from Central Park and two blocks from Trump Tower. To me the Westside Y is the NY's best kept secret - with quick access to million dollar views and amenities that even a college student can afford. Just outside the lobby is 63 Bites - an old-world cafe with a large sitting area, wireless internet access and the charm & history of a large european school house. This is due, in part, to the many visitors from abroad who stay at the Y and frequent 63 Bites. This alone made my visists enjoyable. What surprised me most, however, was the quality of the food at the price point offered. For instance: I just enjoyed a ham, egg and cheese on ciabatta breakfast, a fresh squeezed, 16 oz orange juice and an extra strong cappuccino for the mere price of $10.80 US. What's more, the staff at 63 Bites consistently went the extra mile in delivering my food, picking up the tray and checking-in on my experience. 63 Bites also has a pantry full of fresh fruit and a variety of drinks for when you're in a hurry and just need an apple & coffee to go. Oh! And the background music - great! In fact it was the conversation starter between myself and a Sweedish business woman who was singing along yesterday. For a tasty breakfast or lunch - and an atmosphere that no Starbucks or diner can touch, 63 Bites is worth biting into.
Posted by JJ on 03/29/2010
The Y is a low key family oriented,tourist destination. The bacon & eggs,hot ,fresh brewd ,coffee,and homefries being made before when the former operator was there was so appealing! This is a big waste of time ! This yuppified type of venue just does not fit! Its like a square peg in a round whole. The $8.95 sandwich the $7.95 salads are Whole foods prices. Who are they trying to kid? I heard the owner is of Alice's tea cup. Wake up Alice,These are middle class working people who want a value for their money,a hearty breakfast & hot brewed coffee (not something from a thermos that is sitting there) One more thing, There used to be a line every morning afternoon and even sometimes at night. I am at the Y every day . The only thing I see is the faces of a very few disapointed people coming out of this tourist trap wondering what happend to the great and inexpensive value and substancial meals I used to get in this space? What a shame, I give it another 6 months ! Unless they wake up and give the people what they want . Goodbye Alice.And Good ridence. I know so many friend and neighboors who wont step into this place. I for one wont step foot in there ever again.
Posted by Nycgourmet on 03/27/2010
an attempt to yuppify the 63rd st. y. doesn't seem they even prepare anything there. just take out from other known places plus a few extras. pricey though not horrible if you are already in the building.