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Reviews from nymag.com
Posted by BP on 10/23/2007
I've been to City Crab a quite few times over the last 3 yrs and I never had a bad experience. The service staff is always friendly and they know what they are talking about. The food was always excellent. I usually go for the surf and turf and the steak could not be any better. Some of the famous steak houses cannot keep up with CC. The lobster tail was perfect and they have the best oysters in town. And yes, it's not cheep but the food is worth every penny.
Posted by Anonymous on 08/18/2007
When it was time to give recommendations to the table, our waiter basically recommended everything - everything we asked about was "one of his favorite." I finally asked him if there was anything he wouldn't recommend, he said chicken, which wasn't even on the menu. Then he told us that there were only 2 lobsters left in the entire restaurant so we better put our order in soon. On our way out, there were about half a dozen lobsters still in the tank.... On top of that, the food wasn't very good, edible, but definitely nothing I'd order again.
Posted by husbands fav on 08/01/2007
i have to say i was suprised to read so many bad reveiws. nyc crab is my husbands fav resturant. weve been going there for about 5 yrs. .although the last time our king crab was over cooked the sevice was great. and if we complanned im sure our waitress would of fixed that.but all other times our experance has been wonderful .and you get the amount of food you pay for.
Posted by seafood lover on 06/29/2007
I have eaten here 3 times for business lunches and I have to say, this is not the greatest seafood that I have had. The food was very bland. I mean, it couldn't get any blander than the way the food was prepared. I had the swordfish club on one occasion and then the striped bass on another. It's as if the chef just took the fish and threw it on the grill without adding any value to the flavor of the fish. No herbs, no spices, nothing. Just the taste of the grill. I don't mind spending quality money for quality food, but this is not it.
Posted by Resident in Neighborhood on 05/08/2007
I had dinner at City Crab this past Sunday evening with my wife and a close friend. After having to move tables because of a disturbance at a nearby table we ordered. I had Sea Scallops, my wife had Jumbo Shrimp and my friend had grilled tuna. The shrimp were not Jumbo, the sea scallops were mediocre and the tuna was small and prepared poorly. We have been going to City Crab for 10 years and this maybe the last time. The prices have gone way up and the quality for what you get is not there at all. If you raise your prices you need to make the food you serve worth it otherwise why bother. There have been a number of better restaurants that have closed recently, I would not be shocked if this one follows.
Posted by Noodlie on 05/02/2007
Boy was this place a disappointment. I should've listened to my co-workers who insisted that Red Lobster is even better than City Crab. The entire meal was mediocre at best. Calamari was so-so. My crab legs were just okay, definitely have had better. Roasted potatoes came out warm and quickly turned cold. My boyfriend ordered the $32 seafood "platter" which consisted of three shrimp, one crab cake and two scallops....all of which weren't even tasty! How is this place still up and running?! Do yourself a favor and go someplace else if you're craving seafood. Ick.
Posted by Anonymous on 01/02/2007
Went here for a last meal before some friends went back to CA. It wasn't crowded and the setting was very nice. I enjoyed my dungeonous crab and potatoes. Everyone liked their drinks as well but did not like how slow the food came out. In all faireness we were pretty hungry before we got there. Best seafood I've had so far in NY. I think you could probably get better value somewhere else though.