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Posted by Abe on 03/22/2013
The food is excellent. The lines are long and the service is poor. The restaurant staff has no idea what customer service is, they have a "devil may care" attitude. Also, the owners have a disclaimer posted on the wall "that they are not responsible if all of your paid order is not in your bag & to check your bag before you exit the restaurant". So, in other words, if their incompetent staff leaves one of your paid side orders out of your bag, you have no recourse, but to suck it up. Shouldn't the staff verify that you have your complete order bagged for takeout. If you are having a bad day, stay away from a Taste of Seafood, they will "make you go there".
Posted by EbbieEyez85 on 03/02/2012
If you just want a simple whiting fried fish sandwhich this is the spot. I can't comment on the atmosphere...it's a fast food spot and is always busy and the service I can't say because I didn't order the food. I will be returning!
Posted by anonymous on 08/14/2011
I remember the days when there was a line plus a long wait to obtain your order. Today that is not the case. I have not eaten there in a long time. I return early June, to horrible service and horrible food. Tried again yesterday, and food and service just as bad. A waste of money, I make better seafood.
Posted by Uptownundertaker on 06/09/2010
I was in the mood for some seafood and didn't feel like driving to city island. Coworkers suggested Taste of Seafood. It was in the afternoon and there weren't any long lines or a crowds yet when we placed our order. The disconnected dude behind the counter had a lot of attitude. We are professionals in the service business and we tried being pleasant. Sadly one of my coworkers couldn't take it anymore and unleashed her "tude" on the poor soul. Besides the unnecessary attitude, the food was excellent.
Posted by Rboss on 05/02/2010
We arrived at 12:30, waited in line for 30 mins to place an order and waited another 30 minutes for food. The young boy at the counter, offered very poor customer service and with each dish I ordered that was not available, he was never forthcoming with any other recommendations! "You have corn nibblers?", "No" was his flat response. You have iced tea? "No" was his response. "You have this or that? Another flat no, until I finally asked well what do you have? He pointed mutely to the menu. Frustating to say the least, we had to ask if our food was ready only to find out it had been sitting behind the counter for almost 30 minutes. The fried fish, shrimp, and okra were good but overrated and too expensive for the poor service! Of all the shrimp and chip joints in Harlem, A Taste of Seafood will never have to worry about my money again!
Posted by Melly on 11/23/2009
I went to ATOS this weekend after reading the glowing reviews on this site. I've always wanted to taste their food but was always discouraged by the long lines (when it was a take out only restaurant). The new restaurant made me excited to try it, an happy about the possibility of sitting and dining in. I was surprised to see it almost empty on a weekend afternoon, but after my visit I understood why. The restaurant itself is pleasant looking, but upon entering there was an annoying odor that was not only fishy (a fish joint should smell a little fishy), but also reeked of stale food. I still wanted to taste the fried fish everyone was talking about so I decided to ignore the smell and order anyway. My mistake. When I got to the counter the young man who looked like he should be taking orders looked at me stupidly and acted like he was so busy with a phone order and a conversation with one his other (4) co workers. Even when he got off the phone ther was no "hello, may I help you," no "Hi, what would you like today?" So of course, I just told him what I wanted. The food was pricey, I wasnt offered any lemon juice to put on the fish, and when I asked one of the young men for some he made a face (as though I asked for some grey poupon or caviar or something) and said "no, we dont have none." Annoying. I ordered 4 pieces of fish with a side of mac and cheese and collards. The mac and cheese was very tasty and the fish was good as well. The collard greens were too vinegary and not good at all. I didn't eat my entire meal, and threw alot out. I didn't enjoy dining in at this restaurant at all. To top it off the bathroom was not clean, and was a funky mess. Always a bad sign. Will not be returning to this restaurant. They have some serious game stepping up to do.
Posted by Miss Blue on 09/16/2009
I've been curious about A Taste of Seafood since my friend came from there one day with these giant size shrimp. I've been reading the reviews on menu pages for a month now and yesterday was the first time I went and OMG!! I had the catfish and candied yams. I am in love. I am going back today and everyday!