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Reviews from nymag.com
Posted by Anonymous on 05/11/2013
The service was really bad ...the staff here have a real attitude problem ask them which wine would complement the food and the answer we got was sorry I don't drink wine !!! With regards to the food I am sure you can find someplace else as the whole experience is nothing great . Also if you have a sweet tooth it is going to be dissapointing as they don't have any desserts to offer !!! So I strongly recommend some place else where with food hospitality also is a concern ...
Posted by Patricia on 03/22/2012
We went back with memories of great food. Sorely dissapointed. My husband ordered Doro Wat and what a disaster. The chicken was pure rubber.could not take a bite without losing teeth. When we brought it to the attention of the waitresses, they couldn't have caref less. She nodded her head and went about her business and charged us in full although it was obviously unpalatable and uneaten. I ordered mesit wat and it was nothing like the dish should be. What a dissapointment.
Posted by Alan H on 08/04/2011
After being shuttered for a while it was open when I went back a few days ago. It seems to have a new name -- Meske Ethiopian Restaurant on a new business card and a new phone number: 212.399.1949. New owners? I got two vegtable lunch special combinations to go. The taste was much better than recent years and the portions were quite ample. New chef? Will be going back soon try some other the other dishes I uses to get.
Posted by anonymous on 01/06/2011
[After posting a review last year saying that midtown Meskerem's portions got smaller, I wanted to give an update.] I went back recently for the lunch special and was pleasantly surprised to see that the portions were back to normal.
Posted by anonymous on 11/05/2010
I have been to Meskerem twice now... the first time with a friend who wanted to introduce me to Ethopian and the second to introduce the food to someone else. Both times we had good service and great food. I don't know what people are saying about portion size because both times we couldn't finish our food because there was so much. Fantastic flavors and friendly staff. I can't wait to go back again. It's truly one of my new favortie places because the food is so good. The atmosphere isn't much, but who cares when the food is delicious.
Posted by anonymous on 08/10/2010
We were 4 adults and a kid visiting this restaurant for first time. We thought we would order 1 appetizer, 2 entrees and then order more depending on if we like the food. We were told, we were occupying space and if we do not order minimum 5 entrees we cannot eat there. In other words we were asked to leave. We were so upset, we just left and went to another restaurant next door - "Queen of Sheba". No such rule there, ended up liking the food there and ordering worth $50. Meskerem lost to us because of there incredibly poor customer service, very rude attitude and this rule for minimum ordering. I am never going there ever again and would not recomment it to anyone.
Posted by cami on 06/30/2010
This is my new go to Ethiopian place because it's in Midtown and has delicious combos. The portions are moderately priced, but they are small, so we have to order two combos and add a side; for the price I wish I could get more. It's just so good.