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Posted by Anonymous on 04/10/2008
I checked this place out with a couple of lady friends after work and was very impressed. While the hostest and bartender made no effort to be out BFF, they were very attentive and polite. Our waiter was also extremely attentive and very patient. All of us being vegetarians, he willingly explained the entire menu, and he was a good sport about picking the cheeses for our cheese plate. All the food we ordered was absolutely amazing, and the wine by the glass list pushed past the standard chianti and montepulciano into more interesting varietys. Definately not a cheap, but worth the $$$ and great for a date or just drinks after work.
Posted by ryan on 03/10/2008
Went for breakfast on a sunday at noon - not overly crowded, amazing food, great service and pottery barn'esq decor. Will def. become a regular.
Posted by Jeanne on 11/13/2007
I went in a group of four for a dinner tonight at inoteca and I don't normally write reveiws but felt compelled this evening because I have truly never encountered such hostile, passive aggressive service in New York City in my life. Our wine steward was reasonable and tried his best but the hostess and some of the other staff were quite condescending and impolite beyond description here. Our food was good and some of the dishes were more than palatable but, it was truly one those rare occasions that an otherwise boisterous evening was dampened by some unkindly and inattentive wait staff. Normally, I feel I am reasonably sympathetic to servers as they have to deal with so many difficult and picky New Yorkers, but it should be noted that this kind of service will only drive business away. I could not in good conscience recommend this place to any of my friends.
Posted by James on 10/24/2007
I hadn't enjoyed a glass of Nero D'Avola in a while, so I was pleased to find this deliciously fruity Sicilian red on the menu at 'inoteca. Our waitress was friendly and funny. We sat outside and enjoyed the view of Ludlow and Rivington passers-by, er, passing by. We didn't order food because we went somewhere else for dinner, but the cheese list looks phenomenal so I hope to do some sampling next time.
Posted by Anonymous on 07/07/2007
I love inoteca and the food is always phenomenal, but service is lacking. A bartender should be friendly and not act as is if its an inconvenience to talk to customers. I'll definitely, but I'll wait for a table next time.
Posted by anonymous on 05/10/2007
Had a great experience at 'inoteca. Only 1 complaint - we had a much longer wait than originally told, but it didn't matter - we got wine at the bar and had good conversation with friends. It's a small, crowded NYC restaurant after all. Food was excellent, waiter really knew his stuff. We ordered a meat plate & cheese plate, and had him pick some of the selection - we had a great variety of both. You absolutely positively must order the Truffle Egg Toast as an appetizer!! We all were extremely happy with our meals (and stuffed) and had a great time. Hostess was nice, waiter was nice, great food/wine, great atmosphere. Music wasn't so loud you couldn't hear conversation. Will definitely go back & recommend it.
Posted by nbxnw on 04/16/2007
Went here the other night. Great food and wine.