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Posted by rm on 01/02/2006
I live down the block from this place. it really is a charming spot. Great for a date, great for a group. The weekend music is tremendous. The food is quite good but nothing extraordinary - you really do go there for the atmosphere. The only downside is that the food is quite overpriced.
Posted by sally on 11/09/2005
I have thrown quite a few parties here. It's not about the food which is ok, the specials are always tasty, and the portions are a little on the small side. The drinks are great, the service is very friendly and they have a great, comfortable atmosphere, a cool vibe, and a lovely old time band on friday nights that belts out the ragtime toons.
Posted by RR on 10/09/2005
This charming, cozy and romantic space is relaxing to sit in. Nestled mid-block on Mercer street, it has a large garage-door sized opening. The tables are reasonably spaced and the antique decor is cozy. The noise level was fine - certainly not the roar of some restaurants.The food was tasty, though not especially exotic. The shrimp casserole was great, though the portion was very small for a main course. The Mediterranian Pasta was also good, though the pasta was slightly overcooked. The service was great both in timing and friendliness, without being obtrusive. The prices were par for the course in this area, with some dishes very reasonable, and some over-priced. Two people, 2 Appetizers, 2 Entrees and 4 drinks, with tip was close to $90. Recommended to relax and enjoy someone's company.
Posted by Anonymous on 09/18/2005
I live in the neighborhood and have walked by this place a thousand times and finally went last night with a big group. We had a good time. It is worth checking out for the atmosphere and the food is decent. Those who say that this place is way overpriced don't know what they are talking about and must not go out to eat in SoHo or Tribeca very often. True, it's not really a value, but it's on par with the rest of the neighborhood. Worth checking out.
Anyone in the SoHo/Mercer Street area should definitely check this little place out. I've walked by it many times with its wide, open-air front and have been intrigued by the many "antique" couches, tables, chairs, and lighting inside. So, last night I went here with my girlfriend and it was great! While the appetizers are somewhat overpriced (save for the hummus), the entrees were reasonably priced and well apportioned. I definitely can recommend the Grilled Turkish Meatballs and Seared Tuna Salad that we had. Definitely check it out. This place is a great date spot with its candlelight and great ambience. (Although currently there is a construction site across the street, but if you ignore that, it's a great spot!)
Posted by annonymous on 03/18/2005
I went here with my girlfriend once, and it was beautiful to look at... amazing ambience - but wow, they completely over price the food! Stay clear of the special shrimp - a tiny starter portion for entree prices. Even though the servers were very nice and helpful - the management seemed to have no idea what they were doing. Go for the music, the friendly service, and the ambience - stay clear for the prices, the management, and the food!
Posted by Dissatisfied on 02/27/2005
What to say about this place -- absolutely enchanting from a visual and ambience perspective, but it should not command the prices it does for what amounts to child sized portions of food. Arugala and cheese on a cracker should not cost you $16, by any stretch of the imagination. The food entree took 2 hours to arrive, and the portion sizes (as noted above, were not enough to feed even an Olsen twin). A for effort, D for execution.