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Posted by John C. on 07/10/2014
I remember this place was quite the spot when it first opened in the early 2000s--you couldn't buy a seat. The constant hubbub kept me away for a while, but I recently dined here for the first time. I must say, either the quality has gone markedly downhill, or it was never that great to begin with & people were only fighting to get in because it was a celebrity hotspot. The atmosphere seemed more bridge and tunnel than Shubert Alley, with matinee ladies from Jersey and Long Island hobbling in on canes and walkers and barking orders at the friendly but overwhelmed staff. I actually saw an older woman snap her fingers at a waiter--I can't remember the last time I witnessed that, and thank god I wasn't the one who was being snapped at, or those fingers would be broken. My companion and I were seated immediately, but a good five minutes passed before anyone approached our table to take a drink order. I'm not a penny-pincher, but my Bloody Mary was small for its price ($10 and served in what resembled an old-fashioned juice glass). I ordered fish and chips, which came soggy rather than crisp. My companion said that his hamburger was nothing special. The décor was pleasant, but I wouldn't say there was much atmosphere. I don't think I'll be returning.
Posted by Lynn on 07/09/2012
We're New Yorkers and were trying to have dinner after work and without a reservation before going to theater. We were so lucky..found this place by accident. The food was very good, the service was outstanding, there was no loud music and the atmosphere was quite nice. We couldn't have been more pleased and would definitely recommend it as well as go back ourselves.
Posted by anonymous on 01/25/2012
We experienced a huge gust of cold air every time the door was opened. The salmon was dry, the pasta overcooked and the overpriced fruit plate had apples, grapes, a few pieces of melon and a few pieces of pineapple. I wouldn't go back for free.
Posted by Nancy on 03/14/2011
We were there on Saturday night after seeing Phantom and doing some sightseeing. What a great way to end our day! Everything was delicious. We all ordered something different (chicken, steak, pork & fish) and tasted everything. Each meal had different sides and lots of attention is paid to all of them by the chef. The desserts looked amazing, but we were too full to order anything. Our waitress was very friendly and the service was great. Prices are very reasonable and portions are very generous. We will definitely be back!
Posted by BriNan on 11/14/2010
We ate here after a matinee show. Had reservations but arrived early and the staff was very friendly and accommodated us with a wonderful table on the third floor. Our server Samantha was very personable and helped us make great selections. We started with drinks and the Mixed Seafood Platter which was fresh and delicious. I had the Vietnamese Salad with grilled Andouille Sausage and my husband had the Korean BBQ Spare Ribs. Both dishes were wonderful! We ended with the Chocolate Rice Crispy Cream Pie which was rich and perfect to share. We had a relaxed and enjoyable dinner although when the room is full it does get a bit noisy with all the people, but that was easy to overlook when everything else was just perfect!
Posted by Highness on 02/12/2010
My inlaws, my husband and I randomly stopped here while walking around the city. The server was not as friendly as I like but the food was excellent. The mussels in white wine sauce was to die for. My husband and in laws had the red snapper which they loved and I had the mushroom lasanga which was an amazing blend if mushrooms and not over the top. The restaurant was small but quaint and nice. It did appear the servers wanted you out quick and would not change any meal on the menu (ie add pasta instead of potato). All in all it was well worth it!
Posted by bigboymom on 11/09/2009
Pre-show reservation, table of 5, seated promptly. We opted for light meal - soups, salads and desserts. They're used to turning tables pre-show, so service was quick but robotic, no personality. Feed 'em and move 'em out.