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Posted by An Other Greek on 02/06/2010
The food was really lovely, a great amuse bouche to start, and then another of butternut squash truffle yogurt soup in a shot glass... Eccentric uptight servers that ultimately loosened up... I really liked my meal, and the value for restaurant week was great... Worst thing? Poor decor (my friend said it looked like un upscale diner) and lack of upkeep: Crooked sconces AND artwork, dirty walls, dusty surfaces (!!!), wires hanging, place was dirty and made me feel of a restaurant in decline... Maybe if the place wasn't so bright I would have noticed less? Really liked the food though... Would I go back without the value of restaurant week? Not sure...
Posted by foodienyc7830 on 01/29/2010
Had dinner at Anthos last night. I walked in with a friend without a reservation only to find out it was restaurant week. The woman at the door said it was not a problem and she'd be happy to take us. Ended up sitting upstairs, because the downstairs was full. The room was small but cozy. We ended up ordering off of the regular menu and were really surprised at how much we enjoyed the food. My friend had dumplings with lobster that were so good we ordered a second portion!! I ordered the chicken, which I would definitely go back for. Throughout the meal, the server checked on us and made sure we had everything we needed. I would definitely go back!!
Posted by Ed on 12/29/2009
Had dinner here last night. Food was decent but not worthy of the price tag that accompanied it. Food was cooked properly and had many flavor components, but just didnt seem to come togther all that well. Cheapest bottle of wine was $60. Service was friendly and informed. I feel there are too many better restaurants around that have better food for the money. Might explain why the restaurant unfortunetly was half empty.
Posted by Anonymous on 06/30/2009
I love checking out well reviewed resturants and I have heard nothing but good things about Anthos. So I reserved a table of 8 guests and we were set out to have the ultimate Anthos Experience. However, upon eating there we found out that we were not crazy about it some of the dishes were good the food is very fresh thats the only upside but the service was lousy and they overcharged us, also i believe the food was overrated. I brought in a cake because it was my boyfriends b-day and they charged me $80 just to cut the damn cake which in my mind is the most crazy thing I have ever heard considering I have eaten at some of NYC's best resturants I will never ever go back they just lost a great customer and a major foodie
Posted by Anonymous on 04/27/2009
If you're hungry don't visit this restaurant! I had to get something to eat after I left. Haven't they heard about the economic crisis and the fact that customers want value for their money?
Posted by G on 04/01/2009
Had lunch there yesterday for the first time. Simply said, one of the better meals midtown has to offer. Elegantly prepared food. The smoked octopus was one of the best appetizers I have ever tasted. Will definatley be back for the lamb burger.
Posted by Anonymous on 03/27/2009
I recently had some friends in town from CA and decided to take them here on a whim. My wife and I had dinner at Kefi recently and had a great experience, so we decided to go more upscale. They (Anthos) had introduced a more moderately priced 4-course tasting for $65, so we all decided to go that route. We were not disappointed. All of the food was delicious and inventive yet straightforward. The only complaint I had was that the potato soup shooter (a freebie) was a bit salty. But the rest of the food was really excellent. Lentil soup, smoked octopus, pasta with chicken liver, braised oxtail, lamb saddle... it was all perfectly balanced and more complex than I can describe here. The service is professional but friendly as well. In short, Anthos deserves the praise it has been getting. I will agree with a prior reviewer who said the place is somewhat lacking in atmostphere; however I think this is more a function of being in midtown on the weekend during these economic times. But I would heartily recommend this restaurant to anyone who wants great food.