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Croton Reservoir Tavern
Posted by Noel E. on 11/27/2014
Visiting from out of town. Thanksgiving dinner was very disappointing at this restaurant. The server seemed very annoyed and unaccommodating. My wife's turkey dinner had a lot of dry end pieces and he begrudgingly replaced it. I would not recommend this place because of the poor service and more importantly bad attitude.
Posted by Chris C on 09/12/2014
Just ate one of the best steak sandwiches I've ever had. It's not a wiz one, it's just a legit skirt steak, great bread, sauce, etc. Ate at the bar, medium-crowded but very nice and attentive bartender/waitress (pretty cute too). I work above it and never tried it... very glad I did!
Posted by Rob on 02/11/2014
Maybe it was just the night I was there, but the man behind the bar had the attitude that he was doing me the world's biggest favor by serving me and that he could make his own rules as he went. He brought me a drink I didn't order simply because I had inquired about it, then gave me a nasty look when I implied that I might not want it. He added a 20% service charge to the check without mentioning it, and seemed angry when I pointed it out. Some restaurants do that with large parties, but they tell you in advance that they're doing it. I was alone and I don't think he was legally allowed to do that without mentioning it. I guess he figured that a lot of people might not notice and would give him an additional tip on top of the twenty per cent. Basically, the bartender helped himself to a five dollar tip for putting a plate of food and a drink I didn't order down in front of me and giving me a nasty attitude. There are two hundred friendly places to get pub food in midtown Manhattan. I would avoid this one, at least until they get a new bartender.
Posted by Krista on 05/19/2012
My co workers and I go here all the time for after work drinks. Fridays are the best when they have a dj and sometimes live music downstairs. I love their chocolate cake with espresso ice cream dessert. Never had a disappointing experience here although it can be packed and I highly suggest reserving a table on Friday nights.
Posted by S.C. on 05/15/2012
This place is an overall disappointment. I've been a few times for work happy hours, and their drink specials downstairs are very decent ($6 wells, select bottles and drafts $4-$5). Their margarita looks and tastes like lime dish soap. I've heard the martinis are decent. Bar snacks are meh - the pizza and chicken poppers are the best of the lot. The hummus and calamari are bland. The house chips are good. I recently went for lunch and had the blackened chicken rosemary focaccia sandwich. The chicken wasn't blackened, it had a coating of Chachere's or similar cajun seasoning but still managed to be bland. The bread had a couple flecks of rosemary, also flavorless. A huge lump of rubbery mozzarella and some sundried tomatoes, which was all you could taste bc the tomatoes were there only thing with flavor. Service is lacking. The bartenders sometimes act hassled, and the waiter at my lunch was efficient but not at all warm. I once tipped the gentleman clearing our table at happy hour and he made we walk with him to the bartenders to show them. It was super peculiar. The happy hour DJ plays an odd assortment of music, I guess to please a wide audience. I could do without it. I'll be back for post-work drinks, but never again for food.
Posted by Bill on 04/29/2012
Service sickeningly slow. Food below expectations.
Posted by disappointed and disrespected on 11/28/2011
I order dinner at least 3x a week from this establishment for myself and coworkers. If I have to already be working late at least 3X a week, I at least want to enjoy a nice meal and have it promptly delivered and correct. I am very upset about my most recent order. It came in and was wrong. On top of starving to death and waiting for the correct meal to be delivered, I was charged again for the meal that should have been delivered to me in the first place. This is highly erroneous and not good restaurant etiquette. I had to waste even more time arguing with the delivery person and calling back the god damn restaurant. I have major deadlines to finish and I don't want to deal with this. Especially since I'm sure that I have charged at least $800 to this place in the last 2 weeks. Also, food has lately sub par. This is unacceptable considering the price that I am willing to pay for skirt steaks and scallops. I may sound extremely bitter, and you are correct. I am pissed that I am expending further energy writing this god damn review as I NEVER write reviews. But this is just ridiculous and has to be mentioned. For people who want retarded service and sub par expensive food, you've come to the right place.