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Posted by Kathy on 11/12/2011
Used to be a reliable, if overpriced, neighborhood standby, but quality has gone down based on a recent visit. Ambiance is nice, were seated and served quickly, they got a drink order wrong but that happens. I ordered soup, after asking it was meatle was told yes. I was then served the wrong soup -- they brought me the vegetable w/pork soup special. Sent it back, got the bean one that I ordered (took 10-15 min), and that turned out to be the same vegetable soup w/some beans in it. Butter for bread was stale. Not worth the money.
Posted by Max on 08/13/2011
Atmosphere and service were OK but food is absolutely not fresh! You can't even eat the bread, we left after appetizer and canceled the rest. Maybe it was good before, but not anymore !
Posted by Anonymous on 03/31/2011
Have not been in a while and stopped in for cocktails and appetizers...$8.00 for a tiny dish of marinated olives? Are these people nuts?? Some restaurants put olives on the table simply for sitting down. I found this offensive and will not return...lots of Carnegie Hill overpayers anyway. So many better places close by too
Posted by Best Island Fan Ever!.... on 06/01/2010
Island has one of the best dishes in the city.... Food usually arrives to the table in 15 minutes but some 20-30 moins. Due to crowdedness.... service overall is great.... great for small parties... specially BDay party... or friends night or day out... I would recommend this to anyone. So ENJOY!
Posted by aks on 04/12/2010
I've lived two blocks from Island for 15 years now, and it's one of my favorites. The staff are charming, the ambience is relaxed and sophisticated, and the food is always first-rate. No, it's not cheap, but remember that Carnegie Hill is the City's most affluent per-capita neighborhood and it starts to make sense. Investment bank CEOs stop by here for a simple dinner with their families (I've seen them). The menu is varied, and always includes the burger, one of the best in the city IMHO. The waiters know me and my wife and greet us like long lost friends when we drop by. What more could you ask for?
Posted by neighborhood family on 03/21/2010
quick lunch. their famous popovers were cold and dryish. never brought butter. the pancakes were dry/leaden sent them back. cobb salad ok and chicken curry salad chicken was dry and tastelesss. maybe the McLaughlin's should eat here sometine. please fix it. it's been a main stay for our family since it opened.
Posted by Gregoire on 01/06/2009
Large portions and delicious food make this my favorite weeknight spot on the upper east side. Enjoy mingling with carnagie hill's elite and dont forget to order the ice cream sandwich for desert.