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Posted by lovin life in NYC on 08/09/2012
My husband and I have been enjoying the bridge for 20 years. The food is always great. The service is just right. The atmosphere is comfortable. This is a great place. The calamari is our favorite.
Posted by Anonymous on 07/17/2012
Whether I'm at the bar alone, or with a date or friends, this is the coziest and highest ranking restaurants in NYC. Sometimes we get really lucky and the owner is behind the bar... That's when we really feel like home and the entertainment is endless. Bravo for such a perfect menu and an elegant, simple and inviting space.
Posted by Hairy Hungry Geek on 05/19/2012
After reading some great reviews, my wife and I decided to give Bridge Cafe a try. I am glad we did. Very small restaurant, quite noisy, with a view of the side of the bridge overpass and construction out the window. But the food was very good. Had the crab/spinach/artichoke appetizer, and it was quite good, although not better than I've had elsewhere. For entrees we had the salmon and the scallops. The salmon was done perfectly, and very nicely flavored with wasabi/ginger/miso, and nice baby greens. The scallops however were a hit out of the park, amongst be best I've ever had, better than at places costing twice as much. Putting them atop the grits was a stroke of genius. Finished with creme brulee and the fresh berry shortcake for desserts. The creme brulee was mediocre, the shortcake was good but not fantastic; don't come here for the desserts. Had the Sly Fox stout, which is excellent beer; they have a nice selection of micro-brews on tap. If you come for that light fake beer sold by the hogshead, they don't have it here (with good reason). Service was mostly good, although a couple of times we waited for what seemed like too long. But the staff was quick and busy; perhaps there were too few of them for a Saturday night crowd. The menu is small, but what we had was very good. We'll be back to try some other things in the future.
Posted by Terri on 02/21/2012
My friend and I have been coming to The Bridge Cafe since 2002. We live in Maryland and make trips to NYC one to three times per year. We always make a point to have dinner there. My favorite dish is the calamari. The wait staff is well trained and efficient and the food and beverages have never disappointed us. We will continue our tradition for years to come!
Posted by Mimi on 09/09/2011
Went there last night. Had a great waitress who recommended a very nice bourbon. Wonderful dinner as well. Very much recommend this place!
Posted by Dave on 08/05/2011
My friends and I stumbled on this place while downtown and boy are we glad we did! The food is great, best soft shell crabs around and the staff is so sweet and friendly. We'll be back for sure.
Posted by Russ on 05/14/2011
My wife and I ate here last weekend and were pleasantly surprised at the neighborhood atmosphere being located in a very developed and commercial part of Manhattan. Any closer to the Brooklyn Bridge and you'ld get hit by a car! Saturday pm 6:00 walk-in no problem for a table even though it's not a very large place. Great crabcakes and sea scallops! The fried calamari needs some help, though...dark brown and oily, not even close to the crisp, light color and well drained style that marks good fried calamari. We would go back here with no second thoughts and recommend. The entrees, BTW, do not come with a side of veggies...five bucks extra. Not the best deal, but the atmosphere and good food outweight the rough spots.