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Posted by ues food critic on 07/19/2010
i shop at eli's on 3rd and admit it is absurdly overpriced..more than double the other upscale markets...once in a while i splurge and it's ok.. but eli, why do u have to kill your tuna,chicken and egg salads with SO much mayo??? oy
Posted by asdfghkl on 05/09/2010
I'll admit my matzah ball soup was pretty edible, but for 12 dollars... not worth it. The chefs seemed unexperienced and the bathroom resembled a gas station bathroom a bit. If your going to pay about 30 dollars for a simple sandwhich lunch... youd expect better chefs, restaraunt cleanliness, and overall a more attractive place. The place is cramped and the food is overpriced. If EAT is going to charge so much shouldnt they hire better chefs that serve fancier food? Yes, they have to charge for the madison ave rent but still they should give you more than a bowl of soup for 12 dollars.
Posted by Rufus on 05/04/2010
I was not expecting much when I went to E.A.T. for lunch today, especially after reading the reviews here and based on what I read, I decided on take away. The grilled cheese was delicious and the Tuscan wedding soup was everything Ina Garten said it would be. Was it worth it? No, I slapped down $29 for a grilled cheese, quart of soup, 1 meringue cookie and a Limonata. Why does Mr. Zabar charge so much? Location. You've got tourists and rich people, so he can get away with it and can you really blame him? We do live in a Capitalist society that is what business people do.
Posted by dudelebowski on 01/23/2010
$16.00 for two pieces of sourdough bread and some Gruyere cheese....seriously, are you kidding me. There are great restaurants in the city that are pricey yet you have a chef in the kitchen who has spent years honing his craft so I see great value in the price....not here. There are no Mario Batalis or Bobby Flays in this kitchen I can assure you. "But it's Zabar's, its so good.. ..", stop drinking the lemonade people. This place is way overpriced.
Posted by Anonymous on 01/16/2010
Incredibly tasty grilled cheese sandwich -- highly recommended!
Posted by yup on 11/11/2009
Definitely the best $15 grilled cheese in the city!
Posted by Alison on 03/06/2009
I've lived in NYC for 6 years and I have never seen such an overpriced establishment. Sure, there are plenty of pricey restaurants in Manhattan, but usually there is some rhyme or reason to the pricing, and you can understand that you're paying more for the food, service or ambiance... This must be a tourist trap, or maybe there is gold in Chicken Salad-either way don't waste your time. The food is mediocre at best, and the ambiance is right on par with your neighborhood diner. Don't even get me started on the bathrooms......