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Posted by Steve SZ on 09/07/2010
Sunday September 7th my wife and I went to Andre's and when we arrived there, there were a few empty tables and one large table that was empty and when we wanted to sit there because it is seat yourself service, the waitress said that table was reserved and that we would have to wait for the other big table to get up if we wanted that table. Look that restaurant is small, you have to sit at one of the big tables to feel comfortable. I know she was lying because I have been here before and they like to do that for what ever reason and finally after a 30 mins. waiting we finally sat down and as soon as we sat down the so called reserved table was occupied by 2 people and a baby and we asked them did they reserve that table they said no they just walked in and sat there, but they left because they had no baby seat for the baby. Finally when we wanted service the waitress that was suppose to take of us didn't because she probably knew that she lied to us about the other reserved table so we got served by the other waitress. The food was ok, my veal goulash was a bit burnt, my wifes stuffed cabbage was oily, the goulash soup was luke warm and we didn't get the bread until we got our soups. The desert was great it was a poppy seeds baked into a flakey crusted strudel topped with powder sugar and a side of whip cream.
Posted by GSquared on 06/25/2009
Perhaps it is difficult to find the right ingredients for an authentic Hungarian dish in America, which may explain my disappointment on a recent lunch with the side dish called lecso. In an authentic lecso, the main and dominant ingredient is Hungarian yellow pepper complemented with real pieces of tomato. The dish I had tasted like it was prepared from canned tomato with a couple of slices of green bell peppers added; a far cry from the real thing. However, I also had gulyas soup and palacsinta after, which sort of compensated for my disillusionment. I will have to try something else next time :-)
Posted by anonymous on 06/18/2009
I had a Hungarian gourmet chef grandmother and their food might actually be better than hers (sorry grandma). I go there as often as I can for all of their entrees and I can't get enough of their apple strudel, cherry squares and Rugelach. Even their plain salad and BLT's are amazing. I can't say enough great things about this restaurant. Please don't forget to try their coffee, the best!!! The staff is also amazingly sweet.
Posted by Jack on 05/20/2009
1st time found soup and bread terrible, entrees okay, atmosphere great, and desserts terrific. 2nd time (returned for desserts) soup and entrees were okay; but desserts were terrible (maybe because I had just returned from Paris). They were out of prune danishes, the cherry strudel was dry with unappealing taste and texture, and the napoleons (which I hadn't tried the 1st time) were filled with custard instead of the nice pastry cream.
Posted by Vera on 09/17/2008
I love Andre's Cafe! They have delicious authentic Hungarian pastries and food. The prices are reasonable for the great quality. I have been to Hungary many times and I live in the UES. Therefore, I am very happy that whenever I crave delicious pastries, I have a place to go near home. Also, their cakes are really sublime. I really like their apricot and mocca cake and their cherry cheese danish.
Posted by monika on 07/20/2008
it's like @ home again (I am here >10 years). I love there "palacsinta" , all kinds, but their cakes are FANTASTIC.
Posted by Lover of Hungarian Food on 01/17/2008
We go there regularly. After Mocca closed there was a need for such a place. The food is great, the pastries are first class. The staff is more than pleasant, they really make you feel welcome. It is always a joy eating there. The layered potato, the cholent (sholet) or the wiener shnitzel are not to be missed.The only one needs improvement is the stuffed cabbage. It is too tough. The owner, Andre is a charming young man who takes great pride in this establishment.