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Posted by RF on 12/01/2011
The atmosphere is standard after-work bar. The kangaroo brochettes were rather chewy and not marinated so even with the dipping sauce, there was not much flavour to them. The date pudding was generously proportioned but very, very sweet. The service was average; she took a good while to deal with me even though the place was not at full capacity. Price-wise, it was decent but only because I had a Scoutmob deal. I think I'd rather the Sunburnt Cow the next time I feel like Aussie fare.
Posted by izabella on 06/30/2011
We ate at this restaurant for the first time.The food was good(main course and starter),but desert was way too sweet.for main course I had Roasted Kangaroo Loin and my boyfriend had Rack of Aussi lamb and both were delicious.The date pie we got for desert was overly too sweet.The prices are high, the atmosphere was very simple.it was a nice expirience,because we wanted to try Australian food,but I don't think we will go back there.But if you want to try something new it worth going there once.
Posted by anonymous on 03/13/2011
We ordered the artichoke and sweet potato fries as an appetizer, and we split the salmon special for our entree. Everything was fantastic! The artichoke was my favorite. The portion sizes for the appetizers were huge and we could have just had the 1/2 artichoke and the salmon between the two of us and it would have been enough. Our waiter was fantastic! He was attentive and friendly. And our meal, including a drink for each of us was around $60 (including tip)! The only con is that the restaurant is tiny and the tables are extremely close together. It was hard to ignore the conversations happening around us, especially since we happened to sit next to a very loud couple. But all in all, it was great and I'd definitely go back!
Posted by Chiara on 11/07/2009
My husband and I were as tourists in New York (we are Italian) and we wanted to eat in an Australian restaurant: so we decided to try this one, basing on the reviews we read on this site. And so, here is our (wonderful) experience. It was a terrible day, it was raining cats and dogs and ... at last we found this place (we went there by subway from the Metropolitan Museum). But an evil demon seemed conjuring against us - the restaurant was closed! I must confess that I did not keep in mind that it is open only for dinner. While we were turning our steps back, regretting that we had to renounce to our Australian lunch, the door opened and the patron - a young, friendly person - invited us to enter and to sit. He had mercy of the two dripping wet foreign people! He told us that he was preparing for dinner, but nonetheless he accepted to serve us as well. Unfortunately we could not eat kangaroo as we wanted, because, the patron told us, he had no kangaroo; but instead we had emu and barramundi (not to mention a beef steak). As Italians, we appreciated also the bread and olive oil, served as appetizer. A large selection of Australian and New Zealand wines were available. The dessert too deserves a particular mention (date pudding, served with ginger ice-cream) and a fine Australian porto. All the food was special, as it was the wine. We enjoyed a very good time and, luckily, when we finished eating, the weather had been turned to be much better ... Before concluding, we would like to give public reward to the kindness and thoughtfulness of the patron, who received us with open arms, in spite of the restaurant was closed, entarteined us in speaking about Australia and Italy, and prodigated himself to let us have a pleasant stay (for example, he went out to buy some bread, notwithstanding the rain!). If we come again to New York we'll surely visit again Eight Mile Creek - remembering the opening time! In the meantime, I recommend this place to everyone wants to try new tastes and to experience the pleasure of an inspiring ambience, with the friendly liveliness of the owner!
Posted by David on 12/19/2007
As and Aussie living in the USA, have always been looking for a place like this to feel at home. This week I entertained a number of our clients from NY and they all thoroughly enjoyed the experience and are already making plans to return again. The Roo was special, the lamb was great, and the desserts, sticky date(just like my wife makes) were all great. I would recommend this to anyone who wants to try some genuine Australian Hospitality.
Posted by Debbie, Stephen & Devan on 10/31/2007
We live near this casual restaurant that serves amazingly top notch food, and we've tried everything on the menu. The combinations of flavors is artistic yet not so unfamiliar. If you are the meat and potato type, with a glass of shiraz, it's beyond....If you're into salads or light fare, there's something for you, too. We've gotten to know the staff well and they are hardworking cheerful folk that make you feel like you've stumbled into a quaint place in Australia unknown to foreigners. It's a small space and sometimes a bit loud during soccer season. Other than that, we keep coming back for the great food and attentive staff. My son thinks the burgers are the best in New York. And you'll certainly have to wander off the diet for a bit of sticky date pudding for dessert. We never imagined when we moved to Little Italy that our favorite place would be....Australian!
Posted by MEL on 07/02/2007
I was once there. I received lunch/brunch menu and ordered something from it but I don't remember name of the dish. It was passable but nothing spectacular. The service was poor. Waitress appeared about once per half an hour and behaved as she was doing me a great favor. To make matter worse I was seated in the garden with a very noisy cattle at the next table. So I'm not impressed. It was my first and last visit there.