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Caffe Buon Gusto
Posted by DB Southern IN on 11/08/2007
I flew into NY to visit with my daughter. We came across the Brooklyn Bridge looking for a dinner place, she wanted me to enjoy my first meal in Brooklyn. We stopped at this very quaint place called Cafe Buon Gusto. The place brought back memories of my childhood in the enviornment I was brought up in. We started with an Appetizer - Bresaola Roll - The taste was one I had never had before!! That was the best appetizer I had ever had in all my life!! The Gnocchi's, well, they were mushy, either not enough flour or cooked too long. The service was good. I rate this resturant a 5. ( not everyone can make gnocci's, it's something that has been passed along to get the right texture and taste) bresaola roll I could eat all day! My hate is off to you. I will return again when I come to NY.
Posted by UES on 10/03/2007
Okay. So on one hand, this place looks, and is, incredibly charming--whether you are eating on the front porch, the warm dining room, or the lovely back garden. The appetizers were very good, as was the wine we ordered. However, we had to wait 20 minutes before our waiter acknowledged us. This wasn't a huge problem because we weren't starving and had a lot to talk about. But I still am not sure if we had a waiter, or three busboys. The service took a really long time. My entree was very good, but not worth waiting an hour for, and my boyfriend's entree was pretty tasteless. The atmosphere was great--we ate in the back garden, there were lots of candles, it was calm, almost like you weren't in Manhattan. But we left feeling like somehow we should've had an excellent experience, but only had an average one.
Posted by babs on 09/03/2007
If you are looking for a quaint Italian restaurant , this is the place with welcoming staff and great food from the tomato focaccia bread to the grilled calarmari appetizer onto the delicious entree of orecchitettea with sausage. It's a must try and absolutely delicious. Can't wait to go back and try the other entrees.
Posted by we go back again and again on 08/26/2007
This restaurant is a tiny space, and they pack the patrons in! But if you don't need a lot of elbow room, then I highly recommend it. Although the food isn't always consistent (we had overcooked gnocchi once), it's become one of our neighborhood standards for special occasions. Love the focaccia!
Posted by Anonymous on 08/13/2007
My friends and I were craving old-school, simple Italian for dinner on Sunday night- we didn't want to spend a fortune, need a reservation or get dressed up. Caffe Buon Gusto hit the spot! They have everything you could possibly crave as far as old stand-by dishes go (great linguini w/white clam sauce), as well as some more creative dishes. Everything we had (from olive oil and bread to dessert) was great. The service was helpful, attentive and friendly. We sat inside so I cannot comment on the garden, but it is a pleasant, comfortable room- would be fine for a date or with parents. Cute front patio too.
Posted by Anonymous on 08/08/2007
Let me start by saying that I LOVED the garden. It was cute and cozy and not too crowded on the Thursday night I was there. I had such high expectations as we sat down! Things first started to go downhill with the wine. I had a glass of white, my boyfriend a glass of red and they both tasted incredibly cheap. And they were served in tiny little wine glasses (I have a pet peeve about that). Next was the bread. It was unexciting, but worse was that it was served with oil - just regular vegetable oil that had a few olives plopped in it. It was awful. Finally we got the pasta meals we had ordered. They were ok... ok in the $7.95 takeout way. My bf's "pancetta" just looked like small cubes of deli ham. While the prices here are decent, I would certainly expect more.
Posted by Ohioans on 07/13/2007
My parents were in town for the week, so we decided to go to a recommended resturant on the UES. So let me begin with the good news. The garden in the back of the restaurant had a wonderful atmosphere. We ordered the mozzarella and tomato salad, which was very good. Okay, the the bad news. The waiter come to our table twice. To take our order, and to get us more water, which we had to request. The menu was 6 dollars more, on average then advertised in the UES resturant guide "We Deliver." The guy who brought out the food took our food to the wrong table, and we proceded to tell him that it was our dish, but he disagreed. Then after consulting with our (what we will claim to be) our waitress, he determined that the food was after all our food. So, he went back to the kitchen and retrieved my husband, mom and my dinner....and then went over to the other table and asked if the guy had eaten any of it yet and brought the plate over to my dad!!!! Not wanting to make a scene we let it slide, and continued with a sub-par dinner experience. The pasta was gummy, the sauce was a disaster and the chicken was dry. The Alfredo sauce had NO taste. The pasta was supposed to be "homemade" but it came right from the box.