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Posted by downtowner on 04/18/2012
Went for lunch. The ham, pretzel, jam and butter was a great starter. The highly touted fried chicken was way overcooked, dry and very dark colored. The accompanying cornbread was dry,hard and toasted to dark brown. We had the ribs which were greasy and very unappealing visually. They tasted like yesterdays leftovers reheated. The $3 potato chips tasted like they came from a plastic bag. If you are going to be open for lunch prepare fresh food for customers-not leftovers! Incidentally, the place was not very busy so maybe the word is out.
Posted by ft on 11/13/2011
Walked in at 915 with a 945 reservation (we wanted to be seated earlier)- the hostess graciously seated us immediately. Lucky break! The service at Fatty Cue was exceptional all evening. Food was wonderful- highly recommend the kale salad, buttermilk papardelle, and lamb shoulder. Loved every bite and wouldn't hesitate to come back. Fun atmosphere and great food, but be prepared to spend if you want to really enjoy the menu and do a proper tasting of lots of things.
Posted by pork fan on 10/03/2011
Really had a great meal here at fatty cue on carmine street. The cocktails, especially the smokin bone, were all great. we had the lamb shoulder, the deep fried bacon, and the ribs. would get all again. they were fantastic. i really liked the interior as well, between food, drink and atmosphere it was a great place and we will be back soon!
Posted by dexter on 10/01/2011
Went here last weekend, and the restaurant has an exciting, new feel to it, and we had a great meal. The place has a very "it" feel to it and the cocktails are A+. The table side bottle service makes fr a fun place to take friends. We ordered the rum punch, which for 80$ lasted us the entire night for four people and was great to go with such fun and interesting food. The deep fried bacon was a huge favorite of the table, it's not how it sounds, all I can say is :try it, and thank me later. The lamb shoulder is just as excellent as the brooklyn venue and ditto the ribs if they have them in. The clams and bacon was extremely tasty, the smoky of the bacon and the chili peppers all add to the clams for a great burst of flavor. I'd aslo recommend the kale ceasar salad. Pretty much everything we tried was great. Oh yeah we started off with corn and caviar, a great treat to start the meal. The service is about what you'd expect from one of these places, decent, but not overbearing, and generally on top of things. sometimes they might come across as a little aloof. I'd call it fairly priced for this type of a meal in manhattan, not a bargain, but not going to break the bank. i actually think that if 4 people can drink for an entire meal as we did with the table side punch, thats good value these days.
Posted by Lorrie Stuart on 09/15/2011
...at least that's what our waiter said when we asked last night about how things had been going since the restaurant opened 2 weeks ago. And tinkering is definitely needed. The food is pretty good, though not yet as excellent as the Manhattan "Crabs." The pork ribs were excellent: sweet, hot and funky. And our dessert -- a blue cheese with crispy brioche and jackfruit parfait -- was astounding. But our clams and bacon were amazingly tame , as was the late summer tomato dish, which approached boring. The place is certainly more attractive than other Pelaccio locations: dark and intimate. But the noise: the head-splitting, ear-bleeding noise! (We arrived early to relative peace at 6:00, but by the time we left at 7:30, it was unbearable.) Have these people never heard of acoustical tiles? The wait staff is lovely: attentive, informative and smiling. But at these prices, they should be. After 3 "small plates" and a dessert, the two of us were not starving, but also not stuffed, and the bill was hefty.