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Posted by Anonymous on 03/23/2011
As someone who works in the DUMBO neighbothood I was so thrilled when Choice opened. It would be a new place to grab breakfast or lunch. While they make a damn good latte, that is about all that is good about choice. You wait and wait and wait and wait some more when you go to Choice even when you have just ordered a cup of coffee. I really don't know what it is that takes so long because there always seems to be a lot of employees milling around doing nothing at all. They seem to be quite the lazy bunch! In addition, I have ordered lunch from Choice on several occasions and found the food sub par at best. Tacked on to that is the fact that the people answering the phone can't seem to handle a simple request such as "I want my burger cooked medium." Today's burger was well done and rubbery served with a very soggy side order of fries. I think I've given Choice enough chances and will taking advantage of other take out options in the hood....bye bye Choice...from me and many of my co-workers....maybe if you get it together in the future we'll be back.
Posted by Anneran on 03/06/2011
My fiance and I popped into here this morning for the first time hoping for a quick, economical breakfast. The restaurant was fairy empty, three other occupied tables besides ours (with one family spread out over two tables.) There were no less than four employees milling about on the floor. We gave our server our drink order: two black coffees. Fifteen minutes later...no coffee. No anything. We sat at the table sipping our water, watching our server fully service the table behind us (take their drink order, bring them their drinks, take their food order, key their order into the computer, come back and recheck food order a second time...) Two different servers approached our tables and asked, "have you been helped?" We told both, "We put our order in for coffee about __ min ago but haven't received them yet." Both times are reply was met with, "oh, okay." Aaaand...nothing. No, 'oh! let me get that for you.' No, "let me check with your server." Nothing. After fifteen minutes of waiting for coffee, we gave up, left, and went somewhere else. We will never go back.
Posted by DUMBO veteran on 12/31/2010
I've lived in DUMBO since 84, and have seen the expansion of our local food options. We've needed a diner or something like that for a long long time, but the fact that "Choice" is essentially a glorified college dining hall is somewhat offensive. The food is passable, the prices range from acceptable to borderline rip-off, and the staff are the current day equivalent of 90's video rental clerks. Essentially, lazy overeducated white people. The worst part, is that they are only open to 10 during weekdays, and 3pm during weekends. A diner, this is not.
Posted by Elizabeth on 11/30/2010
Recently tasted the delicious muffins and breakfast items and am delighted. Can't wait to come back and have a burger or taste the other items on the menu. A great addition to our neighborhood!
Posted by Anonymous on 08/03/2010
Posted by Anonymous on 06/29/2010
Great place to stop in for a quick bite on a Saturday afternoon.
Posted by chooseyourchoice on 06/28/2010
This place is really a kaleidoscope of poor management. I would describe most of the food as adequate. The baked goods look like those gigantic Voila! bodega croissants, though they admittedly taste better. Baked goods once were half price come early afternoon. That was pushed back to 5PM, then 5:30, then 7:00 in the span of a week or two. Printed and hand-written signs cover every conceivable surface of the restaurant, advertising a dizzying mix of specials and policies. Plain black coffee orders (the kind you merely pump from a thermos into a cup) either remain unfilled, sit unserved atop the back counter, or take an inordinate amount of time. Faces are changing all the time, which leaves one wondering how employees must be treated. On the way to the restroom, you notice a hand-written badge on the door to the office: "Gone Dreaming..." ...which might just explain it all.