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Posted by Dino S on 05/31/2012
Its the second time we visit the restaurant and i can't say anything good about it besides the nice ambience and okay food. The waiter was very rude and even said we now have to get up and go speak to the manager. When the manager came was still unwilling to help us. They both acted like we were outside a popular club and they dont care since they are so busy. I would not recomend this place.
Posted by Food Maven on 02/27/2012
Yes it is difficult to get into to but once you do you won't be disappointed. While I wasn't very impressed the first two times I went there, I have totally turned the corner and would go back in a second. This place just is fun with very good service, a great vibe and delicious food. The ricotta with grilled bread is a must as is the crudo. All of the pastas are winners and a must try. I also really enjoy the scallops and a special snapper dish they had but all the fishes are winners. The desserts are worth the calories. Period. The only downside other than trying to get a reservation is the measuring of the drinks which in a place like this is not necessary.
Posted by Anonymous on 11/13/2011
Loconda Verde is hands down one of the best restaurants in NYC. The food is out of this world. Everything was delicious but the steak tartar appetizer and the duck entree were real standouts. The service was great, attentive but not overbearing. Lively and fun vibe.
Posted by Mari on 10/28/2011
Loved the food and atmosphere, but the staff was quite rude, especially the staff who answered the phones. Just gives an overall bad feel to the restaurant. Unfortunate.
Posted by Jim in Lower Manhattan on 09/29/2011
I've been enjoying Locanda Verde since they opened. Last night I brought a few out of town colleagues to dinner. They made us wait until the 5th person joined and there was no where to stand (it was packed). Finally got to the bar and had a very surly bartender - everyone I was with noticed the poor attitude. Then I waited 10 minutes after the fifth person arrived to be seated. And the hostess asked me three times as I was waiting at the podium if I'd been helped - I said you asked me that 2 minutes ago..... Waiter was friendly but not very attentive or even descriptive of the food. We had to figure out the menu on our own. Luckily I know the menu and helped by colleagues. Top it all off, we tried to split the bill five ways and the waiter said "sorry, 4 credit cards is the limit." Maybe it's because Carmellini is spending more time at The Dutch, maybe it's because Locanda has gotten too popular. But I have to say I was very disappointed...
Posted by Anonymous on 07/26/2011
Amazing food! Service just OK but worth going!
Posted by inboxdiva on 07/19/2011
Andrew Carmellini is one of the highest rated chefs in town and for good reason. Presentation is careful but not fussy, ingredients are excellent, and simply prepared so as to showcase (and not overwhelm) their flavors. Every dish I've ever had here has been at the very least delicious and often exquisite. Highly recommended! Service, however, has suffered of late. It used to be tight. These days, the bar is so sloppy I feel like I'm at a dive bar in the East Village. Bartenders are distracted and so insecure they feel the need to point out everything they're doing wrong (duh, I know what you did wrong - no need to keep bringing it up, just get your act together and make things right!) Not a big deal if you make my drink served on the rocks instead of up as I requested - easy fix - just don't keep saying "wow I'm really ruining your night." Not a big deal if my friend's dish comes out before mine, I can happily wait - just don't keep saying "the kitchen usually brings that dish out so much faster - you must hate me right now." Maybe because we were two gals out on the town, bartender felt the need to impress us, but oh my god it was annoying to the point of insanity. Still a fabulous restaurant with fabulous food. Just don't forget that service counts too...