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Posted by Disappointed on 08/31/2008
We tried Big Daddy's for dinner tonight and while we found the service to be acceptable, the food was very mediocre. Our burgers were bland and the buns were dry and tasted stale. The fries were too salty and over cooked. Would I go back? With so many other choices for burger fare in the neighborhood, I doubt it.
Posted by Liz Eats on 08/18/2008
Sure the atmosphere was funky but the food was tasteless and overpriced and the service was unfriendly and slow. I will not go back. Be warned, even though the menu looks good with funny names of dishes, it is overall not a good place to eat.
Posted by Randy on 08/06/2008
This is a roomy place which would be great if I had my kids in strollers, but that's all that I can say on the positive side. Very high prices for mediocre food. I wouldn't return.
Posted by Anonymous on 08/03/2008
I went to brunch this Sunday morning with my husband and a few other friendsit was the last time I will return. The food is actually pretty good (especially the breakfast food), but the service is horrendous what's worse, though, is that the management's attitude is just as bad - and that's where the problem really lies. Our waiter hurried us to order (despite there not being any wait for tables), and was, overall, way below average. When ordering, my husband clearly pointed to "Apple Jacks" pancakes on the menu as the server took down his order. When our food came out, the server brought a bowl of Apple Jacks cereal! (Why would you EVER purposely put two items on the menu with the same name?) While this mistake could have been rectified if the server quickly placed the right order, and promptly sent out the pancakes, it took 20 minutes for my husband's food to come back out. For pancakes!! At the end of the meal, we asked the waiter if we could get the "Apple Jacks" taken off the bill, given the mix-up and the fact that it took an extremely long time to get the right food. The waiter went and checked with the manager, and he came back and said it "wasn't possible" to take the pancakes off the bill. But the server DID take the time to point out that the apple jacks CEREAL was not on the bill. Thanks so much! "Not possible"?? Any restaurant that has that attitude is not one that I need to frequentwhat the manager should have known is that taking off a lousy $9 meal was a lot less expensive than losing 5 diners in the future, which is exactly what he did. There are tons of cute brunch/dinner places on the Upper East Side - definitely skip Big Daddy's if you want to avoid aggravation and terrible customer service.
Posted by Marissa on 07/27/2008
I came here for breakfast on Sunday morning. We were seated right away, however the waitress did not come by for at least 10 minutes. We have ordered coffee and orange juice but then that did not come for another 5 minutes. When we ordered it took about 45 minutes to get our food and all we ordered was scrambled eggs and pancakes. When the food came , after countless people seated after me had gotten their food, there was no butter, syrup, sugar, and the waitress.... no where in sight. The food was good but the experience overall was disheartening.
Posted by eatz on 07/20/2008
The food here is just okay. The place is so cute - its hard not to want to try it. The major problem with the whole place is the food is waaaaay overpriced for dinner food with nothing special.
Posted by Second Timer on 07/08/2008
Okay, so I was walking down 2nd ave and the lights spoke to me again and although I had tried it once and hated it (I wrote the very fist review for this location) I thought I'd give it another shot. I mean everyone wants a second chance. So this experience was a little different but highlighted another hole in the Big Daddy franchise. The food. Thankfully, the service was actually quite good. The waitress was a little over the top eager and happy which was okay because she got us what we needed in a timely manner and was just pleasant in general. Unfortunately, the food was pretty horrible. I guess I didn't really realize just how bad the food was bc the service was so bad the time before, but it really is just plain awful. And it is overpriced. Now I can say with certainty that I will absolutely positively not return because one should go to a restaurant because of the food first, service second, and decor third. In a nutshell, food is bad and expensive. Don't go. And as a point of reference, I had a thai chicken salad for $14 and my buddy had a turkey sandwich which was $11. My salad was bad, his turkey sandwich was straight amateur. We are talking two pieces of cheese and a couple pieces of turkey. No sauce, rye bread. Okay thats it. Thanks for reading.