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Posted by Former Regular on 02/04/2008
I used to go to this restaurant several times a week. I gave it three chances since the remodeling and was sorely disappointed. The atmosphere is zoo like, incredibly loud with the tables too close together.The food is good but the service is horrible. The last time I was there, the stack of high chairs fell on top of me and the waiter was annoyed to have to deal with it, with no apology. The manager had to get me coffee, I guess my waitress didn't like single tables. Hence, I stopped going in. I have now ordered three times and every time my order has come terribly incorrect and cold. Sadly, I will no longer be a customer, I used to love to go there and read the papers and relax. TexMex is dead on target with her review.
Posted by Esteban on 02/03/2008
I love going to The Mansion. The food is delicious and the atmosphere makes me feel very comfortable. The boss ,managers, employees everyone is so polite. No other restaurant can compare to The Mansion. Its a great place to sit back relax and enjoy a good meal.
Posted by nyc ues on 01/17/2008
my roommate and i go here often, and the food is fine. nothing spectacular, just good solid diner food. i just ordered delivery. the turkey burger wasn't cooked through, and the side was wrong. wasn't too happy.
Posted by TexMex chic on 10/21/2007
Receiving another cold burger and fries has compelled me to write this review. I have ordered or dined in at the Mansion at least once a week since 1995, except during vacations and holidays. Their good, well-priced comfort food kept drawing me back, from their burgers and salads, to their brunch food and chicken soups, and has allowed me to nurse many a cold and host many a brunch date. I love their host and wait staff, and see them as long standbys in the neighborhood. When they shut down for renovations, I felt deprived and looked forward to their return as a staple in the area (and in my diet). Their food is still of the same quality, and I'm glad they've returned. The prices are considerably higher, with some items 20-30% higher, but I assumed this would happen when I learned the place would be upgraded, and it seems inevitable that the best deal in the area wouldn't remain so. But the re-opening has presented new challenges, namely of finding a way to enjoy the food while it's still hot in a decent setting. The restaurant looks nicer, but it is really noisy, unlike before. I dined in a few times and decided to relegate my former fave to a delivery vendor. This is an even worse option. I've ordered eggs at 9 am on a weekend, burgers at dinnertime, and now burgers again at 10:30. I've ordered from them at least a half dozen times in the last 3 months. The food has arrived colder than lukewarm, nearly dead cold. Given the long waiting time (45 minutes for a 3-block delivery), I would guess their staff is delivery too many orders at once. They've delivered cold eggs to me a few times over the years, but not every single time and only during prime brunch hours. These days, I prefer the wordless efficiency and $6 breakfast specials at Jackson Hole (91st/Madison) and the expensive but perfect egg plates at the Barking Dog. I still recommend the Mansion but with big reservations -- I want them to tweak some things and bring back my fave!
Posted by Gastrognome on 09/29/2007
...than it was before the former owner/operator took it back. I can only speak to breakfast and the delivery service: they consistently have delicious home fries that are reason alone to order there. Delivery is snappy. Also, and in greatest contrast to afore, if there is even a suggestion of a mistake, they will graciously make it right.
Posted by Mike Casper on 09/01/2007
Little is left of my "Town", The "Mansion" part of my life from way back when... Food is great, prices are too cheap. How ya doin Phil!
Posted by GG on 06/25/2007
I am on a very strict diet and was worried about eating greasy diner food. However, this restaurant accomodated my every request. The mediterranean omelette made with egg whites, red peppers and zucchini, was absolutely delicious with a side of fresh fruit. Not greasy at all.