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Posted by Montgomery on 03/24/2009
Native New Yorkers who attend the theatre regularly know they can get a simple, reliable meal at Cafe Un Deux Trois with excellent service and still get to the theatre on time. Though we usually allow more than an hour, we have gotten there at 7:20, had two courses and coffee, and easily made our 8:00 curtain. Escargots, roast chicken, steak frites, salade nicoise, profiteroles -- all the brasserie classics are perfectly good. Are there better restaurants in New York? Of course! But where else can busy New Yorkers run into old friends, bring picky young theatre-goers, and eat and move on with so little fuss? Out-of-towners, stop complaining and get to your seats on time to turn off your cell phones and zip your lips before the curtain goes up. People might mistake you for natives.
Posted by port on 12/20/2008
Very disappointed. The restaurant was incredibly loud and the waiting staff kept mishearing our orders and bringing us the wrong things. Additionally, three of the people with me got undercook meat, two of which were eating chicken. My girlfriend received cold and amazingly tiny crabcakes for twenty dollars. The waitstaff, tried to be friendly but repeatedly got orders wrong and forgot to bring us water. I got the white bean stew which was pretty good but a little overly salty.In conclusion, I would not recommend this restaurant.
Posted by digby on 11/18/2008
The service is by far the best thing about this restaurant - it is not five star but it is attentive and accomodating and everyone from the waiter to the busboy is working hard to please. The decor is cavernous and tired french bistro. When it is half-empty it is a bit depressing. The food is generally poor, and priced in range with the city's much better bistro- options. My pate was a very thin slice of cheap pate that was obviously not wrapped air tight before being stored. My mashed potatos came in the shape of the cafeteria ice cream scooper and were clearly powdered. Entree's were $30 and unimpressive across the board. I feel bad for toursits who wind up here because it is near their hotel.
Posted by Anonymous on 07/29/2008
I go to Cafe Un Deux Trois a few times each year, and I've never been disappointed . The service is very professional, the escargot is my favorite ANYWHERE, and the special Thanksgiving menu is better than anything anyone's mom would ever cook. I highly recommend the place!
Posted by Anonymous on 05/08/2008
I went here with my school recently, and I wasn't impressed at all. My trout had no flavor at all, the mashed potatoes were processed-tasting, and the cheesecake was the worst I've ever had. The waiter admitted at least three things were not made at the restaurant. My friend told me that the wine had barely cooked off his beef entree. The service was great for a large group, however, and the atmosphere was excellent.
Posted by ze Long Islander on 10/21/2007
Je l'ai aime beaucoup! La nourriture etait tres bien aussi! (I loved it a lot! The food was very good also) The pricing was not too expensive, and the food was delicious. As far as service is concerned, the waiters/waitresses were polite and attentive. I'd highly recommend this to anyone who likes French food with a reasonable price.
Posted by Fred on 10/19/2007
I really do not recommend this restaurant for the food. The restaurant has a nice "French Brasserie" feel but without the good food. This what I call a "tourist trap". I ordered a salade nicoise (and I know what a salad nicoise is since I am from France, and have a Culinary education). the salad was just bad, dressing was bad, tomateos not ripe and I could go on forever... Tuna from a can ...$7 for a bottle of perrier... over $15 for the salad... no thanks. Do not get "trapped".