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Posted by Jaci Shiendling on 07/09/2012
My husband insisted on having brunch so he could try the Lemon Curd Pancakes. They were delicious! I, unfortunately, had a much different take on the experience. I ordered the goat cheese and arugula ravioli in a brown butter sauce. When I asked the waitress to describe the dish she said it was, "One large ravioli with a cooked egg inside , among the other listed ingredients." I repeated to her that the egg was cooked, and she said yes. When my dish arrived, the ravioli was appetizer size, not main dish size, and worst of all the egg inside was a runny yoke egg. Apparently, a cooked egg is to be translated as a runny yoke egg. I was not happy because I didn't want a dish with a runny yoke egg, hence why I established the egg would be cooked!! Worse, the damn ravioli cost me $21.00 GROSSLY OVERPRICED. To make my experience even worse, I ordered a diet coke and then a refill and was charged $10.00. REALLY???? I asked the waiter to show me on the menu where the price of sodas is listed; it doesn't exist on the brunch menu. They charge you $5.00 for each bottle of coke and don't bother to tell you that sodas are not from a fountain, therefore, you should expect a higher price for soda and that refills are not automatic. INCREDIBLY DISSAPOINTED I would not recommend this restaurant and was thoroughly aggravated by the misspoken dish and ridiculously expensive sodas.
Posted by anonymous scottish lady on 07/04/2012
The porchetta was exactly two razor thin slices, underneath a couple of bits of onions and cheese.There was more fat than meat, tasteless fat at that. Over-priced and I would recommend anyone intending on going there to give it the old body-swerve.
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...