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Posted by Sandy on 08/28/2008
My daughters and I went here a couple of months ago just because we were in the neighborhood. We really loved the food. the salads large and the French fries fantastic the only spoiler was the bill. 3 of us ate on the light side and we still came up with a bill over $60.00. The tip is included which I prefer it not be. The service though was fine maybe because it wasn't busy. Anyway, my daughters can't wait to go back: French fries for my 10 year old and creme brulee for my sophisticated 15 year old. Oh, and the place is cute. blue and white if I can remember it correctly.
Posted by Tracy on 05/11/2008
My daughter and I ate at Cafe Bari. I thought it was overpriced for what we ordered but we were hungry so we stood to eat. I had a breakfast wrap, a cup of coffee and water. My daughter had a Belgiun waffle and a glass of orange juice and our bill till was all said and done was close to $40. The glass of orange juice was $5 alone I could have purchased a whole gallon at that price. Then when I used my visa is seen gratuity was tacked on but still a space to leave a tip-not sure what was up with that. The food was good but I am sure there is somewhere else just as good and cheaper. And never once did the servers come to ask us how everything was or if we needed anything. Not very good service.
Posted by Anonymous on 05/05/2008
My three girfriends and I stopped for a late lunch around 2, while shopping in SOHO. We were seated right away, and were literally sharing the space with the people seated next to us. It took 25 minutes to get our drinks, which came out one at a time. One of us didn't even get out drink- and the margarita was horrible, as well as one of the mixed drinks. The Pom martini was tasty. Waitress forgot about our appetizer, which we didn't get, and the bus boy actually delivered our entrees to us. Food was really really good. Margherita pizza, cheese ravioli, chicken wrap, and moz sandwich. We called the manager over, as the drink and appetizer that we never received were on the bill , as well as a 20% tip. He removed all discrepencies, and we only tipped 10%. The waitress was not good - and to use the excuse that they are busy- didn't work for us, it was 2pm on a Friday. Get better servers!
Posted by Anonymous on 03/01/2008
I visited Cafe Bari on a visit to NYC in January. After a long search for decent vegetarian options near my midtown hotel, and living off of Starbucks for the past two days, myself and a friend ended up here for dinner by chance on our way back from shopping. I was very impressed with the options available to me- the menu offers two add on options for many of the meals- one vegetarian, one not. I had a great salad with red wine marinated pears and avocado as the vegetarian add on. It was one of the best salads I have had at a restaurant and only $13. My friend had the Penne with a vodka sauce which was also very good. Serving sizes for both were well worth the price, though not too large. I was very filled by the salad. For dessert, we split a Creme Brulee which was exquisite, and nicely presented on a larger plate drizzled with chocolate. The atmosphere was very nice and trendy- only disrupted by a noisy family at the next table- this is NOT a kid friendly atmosphere. The crowd catered to is more of a small, trendy group, not a family dinner. Though the staff were accommodating to the loud children, I would have rathered that they had not set me so near them and I would have requested moving upstairs had I been aware of the seating there. I think I would enjoy it much more going back with no children in sight. In all, I really enjoyed my experience there and staff cannot control the obnoxious people who may choose to bring children that will not stay seated. I have marinated my own pears and I am attempting to re the salad tomorrow night.
Posted by Anonymous on 01/04/2008
This was very disappointing. I had a tuna and mozzeralla wrap which was utterly tasteless for $13.95. My friend had a dried out chicken wrap for $14.95. There's a convienience store a few doors down that makes a far better wrap. They make up for poor quality with large portions. This place is obviously not relying on repeat customers and is simply taking advantage of the tourists who don't know that you can get great food at reasonable prices in NY.
Posted by Delightful on 12/30/2007
I went their once and I've been searching highs and lows to find the address,...good thing I did. The food may be a little bit pricey, but it's DEFINATELY worth it,...you can count on it...I'm going back.
Posted by Anonymous on 11/12/2007
Food was average. But from the time we ordered until when food reached the table was 50 minutes. This was for lunch. And an automatic tip is included in the bill, but of course the servers don't tell you that. If the service was quick, it might be worth your while. Otherwise, you have many other better options in the neighborhood.