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A Casa Fox
Posted by Vitamin NYC on 06/14/2008
The only saving grace for this restaurant is the fact that it is BYOB. There is no air conditioning so my friends and I were suffering through the sweltering heat. I can only imagine what it would be like on an extremely hot summer day. We ordered a pitcher of mojito which took about 25 minutes to come out and our food about 45 minutes. We asked the waitress about the delay and she told us that the food we ordered was complicated, but the last time I checked, empanadas are typically pre-made at any restaurant. The food was subpar. We ordered mini empanadas and they were burnt and the stuffing inside was dry. The chicken skewers were dry. The salsa was under seasoned. Perhaps the reason why the food took so long to come out is because they spent all that time over cooking the dishes. Not recommended!
Posted by Mr.Dissapointed on 05/09/2008
The food was not a great value. 14 dollars for a small plate of arroz con pollo? This is the lower east side. That dish can be served for 8 dollars that does it alot better. The ribs were like 24? dollars for only 4 small tiny ribs and rice and beans. The food flavor was decent nothing to try twice. Service was slow and my water glass was never filled. For the price you can eat somewhere else with better service and food. Im not saying the food couldnt be eaten, but it wasnt a good value. If you want people to come back you have to make a decent value for the customers with better service.
Posted by locals on 05/08/2008
The bland food, tiny portions, and poor service are not worth the fairly high prices. In fact, they would not be worth cheap prices, either. The small plates are tasteless and literally tiny, the main courses are not as advertised on the menu and served cold, and the wait staff alternated between confrontational and oblivious. The space is nice, and the menu interesting, but you could not pay me to go back there.
Posted by nyc419 on 05/01/2008
I went on the second night, after waiting over an hour, we were finally seated. We were moved twice. A fellow patron opened our bottle of wine for us. The waiter took our order and an hour later only two of the five dishes came and they were cold. The waiter became insistent that we had only ordered two and became quite rude. At that point, we had made friends with fellow tables and were sharing food and wine indiscriminately becasue no one was being served. This place is in dire need of organization and management! We had a good time, because the experience was so ridiculous. But we went to eat and we barely were able to.
Posted by B on 04/30/2008
I know that A Casa Fox has only been open a few weeks but I've already been twice. The atmosphere is great and the food is delicious. We had a bunch of small plates to start and then two main dishes for our main meal. Also had dessert. Everything is amazing and as of right now it's BYOB - can't beat that. Love love love this place and will go back a million more times I'm sure. I also heard that they'll trying out a brunch right now. I'm sure it's amazing!
Posted by Sara P. on 04/29/2008
We were there as well - a table of 6 by the wood burning fireplace - we are not family nor friends, but had a lovely time. Service may have been slow but it was their first night so give 'em a break! By the way, that "rotten black mini potato" was an imported Purple Potato from Peru - we asked! That meal was truly scrumptious.
Posted by Anonymous on 04/14/2008
We went friday night..opening night, with a group of 7 and not only had a blast in this cozy space but had excellent food. The famous empanadas are divine as are many of the tapas (fried manchego ummm!). The braised pork ribs are also unbelieveabley scrumptious. Our friend was from Colombia and said the food reminded him of home. I wish it had been cold that night as there is a working fireplace...hard to beat! A great new addition to the hood.