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Posted by greg on 05/19/2008
i just stopped in for my typical quick bite and a newspaper read. have been going for years. soup, frisee salad, & cranberry juice (w 2 refills). guess how much? $50 bucks. now I know this place is expensive (again, im a regular).. but $4 per juice refill? typically i get my juice refills for free. never have gotten much else. I discreetly brought it up with the new bartender - she said it was resturant policy (which i know is untrue). now just because there is frequent staff turnover - you would think this tenured neighborhood establishment would train their new people how to treat their repeat neighorhood customers. i couldn't engage the bartender further as i knew people at the bar (see being a regular above), so not to embarass myself or anyone else. but I am going back imminently to protest their incivility. which I regret may be my last visit (depending on their response). did i mention that the poached egg was broken in my frisee salad?
Posted by Sharon on 02/16/2008
I had dinner here with my family on Saturday February 2 to celebrate our 35th wedding anniversary. Despite my request when I reserved to be please be placed at a not-so-crowded table, the six of us were jammed in to a tiny corner. The servers were sullen and barely civil. We found out the next day that a bottle of champagne that friends had ordered for us was not delivered to us. The restaurant's reply to my friends when they inquired was, "We dropped the ball." The entry way is narrow and chaotic, the place has an air of frenzy, and although the food is adequate it's unclear to me why people go to a restaurant where the tables are too close together and the wait staff is grumpy.
Posted by Friendly and tasty again on 02/14/2008
I adore this restaurant, it is Upper West Side , on expensive side but friendly, good service and charming enough. We alsways had a good meal and relaxed time. It is crowded and busy, not for everyone.
Posted by Anonymous on 02/04/2008
i was here recently with a friend and we had a great time. the food is delicious.... you must have the hot fudge sundae! we didn't experience the place as snobby at all.... on the contrary, everyone was laid back and warm. i would absolutely recommend going.
Posted by mr martin on 12/24/2007
If you want an overcooked steak, a waiter who could care less about anybody whose name is not Tom Hanks, and an Upper West Side snobfest, dig right in to this overrated sham of a French bistro.
Posted by tastycakes on 01/15/2007
Very tasty food. I particularly recommend the pappardelle. Somewhat expensive, but what can you really expect?
Posted by Anonymous on 11/24/2006
Bottom line--the food and service are good, but the place is expensive and snobby. Try the Luxemburger and the parmesan french fries. Usually you can enjoy this kind of food in a relaxed atmosphere, But, this place has a snob appeal that we Westsiders normally leave to the Eastsiders. So, while the food and service are both good, don't go here to spend a relaxing time with friends. Dress up and hit the ATM before venturing in.