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Posted by Manhattan Writer on 04/25/2008
I have been going to 7A for over a decade. Here's the rundown: Fantastic: burgers/fries and breakfast. Pretty good: brunch. Fish surprisingly good as well. Not great: wine (cheap and acidic) and coffee (also acidic and overdone). Poor: plain steamed vegetables and tasteless mashed potatoes, long waits at brunch. Also, I never had a dessert that was anything but lousy here. Still, overall, if you order the right foods, you'll get a great meal at a great price. Service is indifferent, but not nasty.
Posted by Foobahr on 04/04/2008
Well, the fish I had was terrific. I'm used to 7A's excellent burgers, salads and such... I, like perhaps many East Villagers, know better than to order Italian food - at other than an Italian restaurant... My wife, maybe not. She ordered the ravioli and was not pleased. The waiter brought out a very large plate/bowl with what looked like about three-quarters of a can of ravioli. She counted exactly ten small-sized pieces... So... caveat emptor on the ravioli. Stick with burgers, chili, fish. Becco it ain't.
Posted by ms. soho on 03/20/2008
Came here with my boyfriend and we both absolutely love 7A. If you're a big fan of brunch food and don't want to pay a fortune, this lively, bustlin gplace is the right place to be with its homey breakfast foods and friendly chatter all around you. Drawback is that it IS crowded so get there with time to spare! You might have to wait in line.
Posted by CODDY on 03/20/2008
Simple and great. I love the California Burger. They have awesome martinis too. Four of us ate and I thought the bill would be so much more. Definitley go here if your from the area. One thing though.. the place is in a seriouse need of a face lift. the colors on the walls are so 1982... otherwise it's a great place.
Posted by overmedium on 03/17/2008
Just to clarify, i'm a big breakfast guy -breakfast is one of my favorite meals. Their dine-in breakfast special is tough to top - lot's of tasty food prepared right and ridiculously inexpensive. I have eaten there many times over the last number of years and have rarely been disappointed. Until today, when i ordered delivery for the first time. For starters they only deliver bottled goods, no fresh coffee, tea, or juice, so right out of the gate breakfast is not complete. It took a long time for my food to get to me (45-50 minutes, and i'm two short blocks and one long block away). As i unpacked it, i couldn't help but notice that my toast was a bit 'over done', but there was no butter or jam to 'save' the now cool and slightly burnt toast. The croissant i ordered had a fridge-like aftertaste from the one bite i took. The now room temp bacon was 'eh', and all of these things have led me to repack my breakfast to find a suitable home for it for one of the street folk and to order from another restaurant that i know delivers fast and delivers coffee! Let me stress, dining-in at this happenin, lively restaurant is fine, and I definitely will keep eating in (hence the good ratings), but forget delivery!
Posted by Adrian on 01/30/2008
My husband and I ate here four times in one trip to NYC. We couldn't fault the food at any time and the staff were fine friendly and helpful. We recommend the brunch menu. A brunch-time screwdriver is just what you need to set up the leisurely weekend!
Posted by Anonymous on 01/24/2008
Without a doubt, the best value in the whole East Village. This neighborhood favorite carries a full menu 24/7. The waitors and bartenders are so friendly and the food is amazing! I usually hit this place up for the after-clubbing munchies and then again for Sunday brunch! In all seriousness, you'll love this place. ~Don't forget to try the chicken cutlet club. It's the best!