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Posted by Henri on 05/22/2006
Entering this place, a "brasserie", you know what will happen: excellent service combined with good food. Belgian Beer is famous and is creating the atmosphere. I come back.
Posted by Brit in NY on 03/27/2006
We used to live in the city and came here a few times. It's a great venue for brunch to meet friends and we always had good food and service. Now we live out of town we almost always come here if in town for brunch. Relatively easy to park and still good atmosphere, service and food. We book ahead but not essential for small parties (I think). Special mention should be made for the french bread. Having spent much time in France appreciating 'real' French bread, this is the only place I've found in the city that can compare. Being Belgian, though, I assume Markt is offering authentic Belgian baguettes, not French! Anyway, it's great and we keep coming back...
Posted by joyba on 01/22/2006
We arrived very early on a Sunday morning; therefore, we were seated right away and didn't have to wait more than 2 seconds to be approached by our server. The homemade waffle with fruit and whipped cream is to die for! The best waffle I have ever tasted. The bread basket and omelets were equally as good. However, the one downfall to Markt was the lousy coffee but the amazing food made up for it.
Posted by tsk on 12/18/2005
This is a great place for lunch before you head to Chelsea Market. Mussels and Frites are excellent, 6 different kinds. Fun city atmosphere, and our service was great. Pastis is right down the street, but did not miss it a bit. I've read other poor reviews about the service, but maybe they have a problem at dinner. It was packed for lunch and we never had to wait for anything!
Posted by Randuwa on 10/23/2005
I have to admit, after reading previous reviews, I was VERY hesitant about this invitation to dine at Markt while visiting NYC. I arrived early on a Saturday evening and made an "in person" reservation for 7pm for three ---- @ 6:30pm.... It was accommodated and from that point forward EVERYTHING was simply first class. My guests and I were seated upon their arrival at 7pm, and in the midst of a crowded and happily noisy venue, we were treated like singular guests. The food was wonderful, from salads to entrees, with our desserts standing out over the rest. I have already sent recommendations for Markt to everyone I know. Bon Apetite!
Posted by RFSJNY on 10/22/2005
My friends and I enjoyed our dinner. We checked in at 6:30 and the maitre 'd said we could have a table at 7 PM but they needed it again at 8:30, which was fine with us. The place was full at 7 when we got there. The service was prompt at all times - bread appeared immediately, and we got our drink orders in quickly as well. The busboys were very attentive. My friend's cold duck salad appeared quickyl and he was pleased with it. I had a chicken "stew" in a light cream souace with vegetables - hot and very flavorful. My boyfriend had the tomatos stuffed with shrimp salad, and he liked it as well. Our desserts were also unique - I had a chocalate "bomb" and my friend had the lemon tartlett with a beer sorbet. The desserts plates were highly decorated with different dessert sauces - pretty enough to take pictures of. Service was extremely promot throughout - maybe because they wanted the talbe. My only complaint was that my coffee (presented in a french press) could have been hotter. Other than that, it was a fine experience!
Posted by anonymous on 09/25/2005
The food is fine at Markt, but equally good fare and much better service can (and should) be had at one of a zillion other local spots. When your service makes even Pastis seem like an attitude-free zone, you know you need an adjustment. Slow, inattentive staff each time I've been, whether for lunch or dinner, regardless of how crowded they are. One server had the nerve to be rude, then changed his tune when he realized we were a table of "VIP"s (his unseemly term, not ours). Suddenly, we were offered desserts and drinks on the house when all we wanted was decent service in the first place. How tacky and fitting for the meatpacking district.