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Posted by LynnMD on 07/15/2011
Ok...yes this is a theme type restaurant so I was expecting it to be a slightly on the pricey side....BUT... Our 1st greeting was by a employee out front who told us about the $2.00 per person charge for entering the restaurant and that there was a 4 minute movie to watch 1st. This employee had about as much personality as a wet mop! He was mumbling so much I could barely make out what he was saying. After our movie we were told where to go to get to the restaurant....you have to go along a winding path past the bar and arcade...then down a set of stars that are made to look like rock on the planet Mars...which is great as long as you are steady on your feet. Our server had about as much personality and enthusiasm as the employee out front. The inside of the whole place is somewhat dark and red to again resemble the planet Mars. That's great until you want to read the menu or eat your food. I could literally not see what was on my plate. The food was mediocre at best. The pricing I felt was pretty high considering the $2.00 entry plus the cost of the food. Lunch for 3 people (1 being a 5 year old who ordered from the kids menu) cost $58.00 with no alcohol. My 5 year old thought this place was great. However, even with a child there are many other restaurants....themed or otherwise....that you can visit in NYC with a child and have a much much much better time, experience and meal.
Posted by Very upset customer on 07/07/2011
We were put off by the $2 admission but that was not as bad as the rest of the experience. The only thing that was worth it was the food which was good. The service was subpar as our food order was taken by a girl with no personality, service was extremely slow (brought coffee but no cream, then asked if customer wanted cream, and the coffee was cold when she returned with the cream). The waitress did not ever come back to ask if we wanted anything else or if our food was good. The very expensive drink was not even in the range of tasty (I thought creamsicle tasted like orange but there was no orange flavor or alcohol anywhere in the drink). Do not waste your time at this restaurant. I know we won't be back.
Posted by Dani on 06/17/2011
The only positive thing I can say about this place is the kids got balloons and the place looked pretty cool. Two of my sons ordered a blt and burger. The bacon on both was raw and could not be eaten. My daughter's pasta was hard and not completely cooked. We sent back 3 out of 7 meals (the corn dogs were actually edible so one child even got to eat). 2 adults ordered extremely expensive adult beverages which the bartender was unable to make palatable in any way. However, my pepsi was completely drinkable. For this wonderful experience, we had the bargain price of 148.00. Which, even after reminding the manager that 3 meals were inedible, did not get lowered in any way. The four ones that were actually partially eaten, were not caviar or filet mignon. This place is not only a complete rip off, but the management is incompetent, obnoxious, and has no people skills whatsoever. I have never been so unimpressed with a restaurant in my life. I am hoping none of my children will contract food poisoning from this incredibly repulsive experience. I am actually tempted to stand outside with a sign warning off any unwary tourists who might think that this would be a good place to eat. If all you want is to look at some cool walls...this is the place for you!!! If you actually want to eat.....you're better off at a fast food joint...at least the lousy food there is cheap.
Posted by ARW on 04/05/2011
I was on a tour with my daughter's band so there was no choice in going here. The staff is excellent and very helpful. But the food was terrible I hate dark places where you can't see your food. I understand the MARS thing, but come on. The chairs we sat in where from a dollar store wire, hard. The ride was "broke" the game room was dirty. The downstairs restroom smelled terrible. Yuck.
Posted by Anonymous on 02/22/2011
I was on a group excursion and unfortunately had no choice in lunch reservations, if I did Mars 2112 would NOT have bee the place I'd eaten at. The food was alright, nothing special--except it was overpriced. The atmosphere was cool, characters and staff were great, but that's it. The ride simulator wasn't working, and service was slow, the game room was dirty.. thank god for excellent customer service! It's a cute place...but so is Dave and Busters..
Posted by J. Gourmande on 02/04/2011
Oh the noise! Oh the noise! Oh the noise, noise, noise, noise! It's all the food quality of Cuck E. Cheese for a LOT more money. Last time we went the ride that gets you to Mars was broken, but they wanted the cover charge anyway! The arcade was unclean, expensive and deafening. If you are over 6 years old, you would probably be better off having a freeze dried dinner pouch from the NASA surplus store. Too bad such a cool idea and good set is wasted on a dismal restaurant.
Posted by c. blakey on 01/09/2011
This is not a place to enjoy food. Get something that does not sound like it's from mars... you can't really mess up chicken fingers and milk shakes. The atmosphere is amazing... This is the ONLY reason we come here. The staff is amazing, they are good at what they do... They know how to get into and stay into character to make things "real" . We always have a good time. As expected, the arcade will have a few broken games (when have you ever visited an arcade that doesn't? The ship worked fine last time I was there... It is a spaceship simulation... If you do not have an imagination, don't go... that's what this place is about... Kids, who haven't had their imagination ruined love it... it's fun. I'm going again soon... for milk shakes only.