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Posted by joz on 01/10/2010
the compost cookie & crack pie were delicious, the cereal milk was decent. good concept, but slightly overpriced.
Posted by ERD on 01/06/2010
the soft serve, cookies and pies I've tried are pretty good if a bit overpriced. Ditto for the pork buns.
Posted by Anonymous on 12/19/2009
David Chang should leave desserts alone. The cookies are good but the cakes are atrocious. The flavors definitely don't work well together and the simplicity, originality and technique we see in his savory food is definitely lost at milkbar.
Posted by Thom on 10/23/2009
Sounds like most of the reviewers here have shown up late at night on the weekend looking for sweets. I came by on an uncrowded weekday midmorning looking for a late breakfast. I had the coffee milk, which was not too sweet and was sufficiently strong and flavorful. And I had the one signature menu item that apparently none of the other reviewers tried: the pork and egg bun. A soft, chewy Chinese bun daubed with hoisin sauce and herbs containing a warm over-easy egg and about 4-6 oz of hot, delicious pancetta. I had to stop myself from wolfing it down in order to properly enjoy it. For $9, the bun was not a bad deal. Try buying that much pancetta at Whole Foods - probably close to the same price. The woman behind the register was prompt and friendly and the woman at the grill who prepared the bun seemed surprised that I bothered to thank her - maybe the complaints about the service are in direct proportion to the courtesy extended by the patrons. Excellent meal, good service, decent value for a very trendy corner of Manhattan.
Posted by E.B. on 09/26/2009
I'd heard rave reviews about this place, and I love Saam Bar, so I wanted to give this a try. Got the Dulce de Leche cake. It looked amazing, but it's really not good at all. The cake was dry and tasteless and the filling is just ok. The cookies are soft, chewy, and pretty good, but you can get cookies of that quality anywhere in NYC - hell, Peperidge Farm makes cookies just as good. The ice cream was very good, but that's all that stands out. This was a real disappointment overall and definitely not worth what you pay. They're operating on the reputation of their Momofuku name and that's what you're paying for.
Posted by anonymous on 09/19/2009
I'm a dessert person. It's my favorite part of any meal. So after reading/hearing all the hype, I had to check out the sweets for myself. I went on a sat night, which was a mistake. The place was so unpleasantly packed that it was hard to get a good look at the treats in the display. We chose to take our desserts to go, since there was no place to eat. We ordered a bunch of different desserts to try and each one was underwhelming. The flavors lacked nuance. Everything was either too sweet or too salty and overall kind of repulsive. After just a few bites I ended up with a bellyache. The ideas here are clever but they aren't well executed. It's not worth the long lines when there are so many wonderful sweets to be had in NYC. The name David Chang and Momofuku drew me to the bakery, but a lack of yummy treats keeps me from going back.
Posted by Price Count on 07/29/2009
I have nothing bad to say about the dessert at the Milk Bar, it's great and creative, but why don't they post the price on Menupages to make it convenient instead of going all the way into their website. Great desserts, expensive whole cakes!