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Posted by Danielle Uskovic on 11/26/2013
I read that birerria does delicious pork shoulder and amazing beers. It didn't disappoint. Book early as it gets busy as the night progresses. For starters, the cheeses and the cold meats are a must. I ordered a selection of 5 cheeses and the speck which was delicious and just enough for 2. I had the pork shoulder for main and it was nothing short of amazing. It is basted in beer and apricot and is slightly sweet and succulent. It comes with crisp celery and a sweet apple sauce. Service was really good and all of the staff were super helpful. I would highly recommend coming for dinner.
Posted by EK on 05/02/2013
This is my go-to special occasion lunch spot. It's definitely not cheap but I love the rooftop atmosphere and am a big fan of beer and sausages. The beer is yummy - all micro brews - and the meats are always cooked to perfection. I've always gone with parties no larger than 4 and have found the service good - but sometimes could be a little more attentive.
Posted by KEH on 06/05/2012
A friend and I enjoyed lunch here. We arrived for early lunch...a must...because it does get very busy. Our waiter was very attentive and polite. We had the BEST dirty martinis...EVER. We also tried the Nora beer...excellent. We had the salumi board for two, 3 cheeses, olives and the cabbage, fennel, green apple salad. IT was pricey, but we had no complaints about the food. We even shared the olives with our neighboring table. This is probably not a place for everyone. If you are looking for american bar food, it is definitely not for you.
Posted by ks on 12/30/2011
I was very disappointed. we finished our meal and sat for a half an hour before anyone came by and cleaned the table. We wanted dessert and decided against it. We just wanted our check to get out of there.
Posted by DBG on 12/19/2011
the place was good but i was very turned off by the fact that they would not serve anything for my 2 year old and would not let us go down to the market to get her something. she literally didn't eat and they didn't care. they were trying to convince me to order her things that i knew she wouldn't eat (fish, chicken thighs). ultimately, she ate bread (they wouldn't even give her a pat of butter for the bread) and dessert. it was good for adults. loved the skirt steak and nora beer.
Posted by Ozzie Nelson on 11/26/2011
I went with a large party (ten people). Let me say that getting to it anywhere near lunch hour is difficult. Sort of like shopping Macy's at the holiday time, only more crowded. You have to walk through the enormous gourmet food shopping area on the ground floor and find your way to an elevator to the top floor. Once you are there, I was greeted by friendly staff, but as another reviewer said, no table till all were present. Although we had a reservation, I had to scrounge around for an extra chair or two as the table they sat us at did not have enough and it was a very tight fit to boot. The food was pretty good, but portions not large and it was expensive. I can't say I liked the ambiance... It was too busy and loud for a great dining experience. I did have a good time with my friends though, so it wasn't bad at all. The view was pretty good as well. We had a show to catch, uptown at Radio City, so we didn't want to linger anyway. Perhaps that is the draw to this place. It has a very convenient location. The trip down to the street level and out was much more relaxed and less crowded. I would avoid it during peak times. You will have a better experience that way.
Posted by Layla on 11/10/2011
They sell sausage for $21. That should be enough to stay away but if you need anymore reason it comes in the form of a pushy crowd, undrinkable house brews and none of the communal feel that a "beer garden" is supposed to embrace.