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Posted by Ernest M. Skinner on 04/14/2007
I'm stunned. Why am I stunned? Because I, Ernest M. Skinner, the curmudgeon of restaurant reviews, can find NOTHING to complain about, and EVERYTHING to say in praise of this restaurant. I just keep going back because the food is perfect, the service is great, the prices are rational, and the experience is ALWAYS gratifying. Another great feature: It's VERY QUIET. I detest noisy restaurants. But here, these intelligent folks have put acoustical tiling on the ceiling, and do NOT play music over speakers, so you don't have to shout to have an adult conversation. If only more restaurants were as wonderful as Gene's. Except then I'd have nothing to whine about...
Posted by Jo on 04/02/2007
We visited Gene's on a trip to NY and had lunch on a Saturday. The restaurant wasn't busy; most customers seemed to be regulars---a good sign. The food was delicious. Huge pork chops, tender veal, tasty clams, and divine chicken marsala. The Italian cheesecake was a bit dry for my taste but flavorful nonetheless. Service was attentive and gracious. Highly recommended.
Posted by Anonymous on 11/28/2006
You may wait after putting your order in (no overdone pasta hanging around in a collander here) Everything is cooked to order. I must have eaten there 20 or 30 times and have NEVER been disappointed..How many restaurants can you say that about (not too many).I hesitate to reccomend a dish BUT I don't hesitate to tell you anything you do order will be excellent..You should take it from me (it's remarkably rare that I'm wrong) !!!! Go and Enjoy !!
Posted by JoAnn, NYC on 11/19/2006
I've lived in the village for 30 yrs, yet have never been in Gene's until I was on jury duty and someone recommended it as being great for lobster etc. So I tried it--and now I am becoming a "regular", along with a friend of mine who travels in from LI and requests to go there! Its like stepping back in time ,where the food comes first and the atmosphere is comforting, cozy, friendly service(if you are sharing with others in your party, they ill divide up for you, which is much appreciated!) and you can actually enjoy your meal in piece, knowing everything was made with fresh ingredients to order! The lobster is excellen and tender, as is the outstanding fried zucchini with yummy marinara sauce. I highly recommend this place any day over the slew of trendy noisy "of the moment" haunts!
Posted by Big Fan on 07/20/2006
Impeccable service in red linen waiter's jackets, serving relish trays and classic cocktails; a menu reminiscent of a half-century ago including such artery-clogging favorites as chicken liver mimosa, pasta ala carbonara and a stuffed veal chop that could feed a Bangladeshi village! Add to this a friendly atmosphere and decor last updated when Eisenhower was a resident of Washington, DC. We've been huge fans of this place since we came across it one evening about 10 years ago -- went in for a drink and essentially haven't left since.
Posted by Michael Hauss on 04/15/2006
I have been going to Gene's resturant for 25 years and the Menu still gets better and better. I also want to add the service is also top notch very friendly waiters. I always enjoy each time when dining at Gene's. I hope you enjoy your time at Gene's.