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Posted by lovethisspot on 07/23/2007
The food is out of this world. The baked clams are amazing as are the mussels and calamari. I loved the steak and the penne with vodka and shrimp are fabulous too! The place is quaint and has a cozy feel to it. There are 2 servers and being a former server myself, I think they do a great job! In this fast city its nice to go to a place to get great food and not be rushed out!
Posted by Janna on 05/29/2007
Love this place, oysters are great, ceasar salad great, love the dark, quaint, old atmosphere, never had a bad dinner here, always like the music, not a bad thing to say; really do not understand the negative reviews. I used to be a waitress and worked in many restaurants in college, no complaints here with the service or food, and I'm very picky, ask my boyfriend! I've eaten in the best of them, and this place is great and quaint! The staff is always helpful and friendly, food fresh and tasty. As a matter of fact, going there tomorrow night, reserved a table for my birthday!
Posted by Dibob on 05/12/2007
Service was great....atmosphere was great. Food was really disappointing. It's ashame that the "old new york" places are complacent and not trying to at least serve something good. Just because a majority of your patrons are tourists doesn't mean you should serve them sub par food. My husband and I are New Yorkers and are getting upset that New York is becoming a shopping mall...every corner has a Starbucks or chain and it's for this reason...restaraunts that have the potential to hold on to what New York has to offer have fallen into mediocrity resulting in us living in a middle American nightmare.
Posted by Anonymous on 03/04/2007
The seafood was great, our server was arrogant and rude (also served my cousin Bushmills instead of the Jameson she asked for), and the price was decent for being in that area. Probably won't go to again.
Posted by Anonymous on 10/21/2006
This place has such potential, given it's history and location. It was disappointing on almost every level. The staff was very kind but the food was subpar. The seafood didn't seem fresh and the lobster was overcooked. My soda was flat and the garlic bread seemed like the kind you get in the freezer section of the supermarket. If this place had a make-over and got a new chef, maybe I'd go back. But otherwise, they seem to cater to tourists who don't know any better. I don't know if they ever get return customers.
Posted by Anonymous on 07/16/2006
While the bouillabaisse's flavor was decent, most of the mussels were actually empty shells and the lobster was nonexistant. It was just not worth the $30. My boyfriend's chilean sea bass was nothing to get too excited about. Probably wouldnt go back.
Posted by Dan Collins on 11/04/2005
I've eaten at the Famous twice, once as a business dinner and once privately. We had very good service both times and given the small intimate feel to the place, I thought they handled the large business party I had in there with grace and quality. The bouillabaisse was great. I would recommend Famous to friends for a small dinner party. Don't expect complete privacy as it is a small space with a vibrant feel to it at night. You can see the hustle and bustle on the street corner from you table.