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Momofuku Milk Bar
Posted by Jenny on 07/19/2009
Check out the cinnamon bun pie for something creative and new, or the compost cookie for a unique twist on an old classic. Everything goes down better with a glass of milk, the cookies are actually very fairly priced, and the rest of the food, while not priced low, is still very affordable, and the unique offerings make every penny worth it. Would definitely go back for more!!
Posted by anonymous on 07/11/2009
The below comparison to Le Cirque / Masa is quite silly. This is a countertop that serves cookies and cake, not an establishment with world-class food and service. The service and design have improved since the opening of this place, but it's still lacking compared to other dessert establishments. Many of the items are too salty, as noted in a review below, and they're often (if not usually) out of their most popular items. I'd consider stopping by if I was in the neighborhood but would never come from elsewhere in the city, because there's a good chance they won't have what I want. There's no phone number, so there's no way to find out what they have at the moment. Generally, I like the cookies and some of the cakes/pies. I dislike the ice cream and the "milks." An entire serving of ice cream is enough for approximately 4 people- yes, it is "interesting," but a sample is about as much as I'd want to eat at a time. I would not order the milks again, they are a waste of money.
Posted by rica on 06/02/2009
I also don't understand why ppl give this place bad reviews. It's pricey but you get quality and innovative stuff! If you want cheap dessert, just go to Associated Supermarket and buy a pie there... Maybe it's because I've gone when it hasn't been crowded, but I thought the service was very good. I ordered a banana-curry loaf, and I tipped the guy a buck - I got a complimentary slice of the dulce de lece cake! Granted, it was a very skinny slice, but still, that's pretty damn nice. And I don't know what the reviewer was talking about, with cold coffee. They have hot coffee there. Its in a thermos. You ask for coffee, they give you a cup, and then you fill it yourself with that thermos. Anyway, I think the dessert is pretty amazing. Don't let ppl hype things up or down for you, just try the food and rate it for what it is!!
Posted by heysb on 03/24/2009
I'm so surprised at the less-than-great reviews on this site. I went to the Milk Bar last night and had an amazing experience. It was crowded but not ridiculously so. There were 2 girls behind the counter and they were both extremely helpful and nice. I ordered the cornflake-marshmallow cookie, crack pie, and cereal milk. The cookie was reasonably priced at $1.75 as soon as my friend and I had a bit, we looked at each other and said "Oh wow!!" It was like eating cornflake heaven. The pie ($6) got an even better reaction from us. The flavor came in layers... a true experience. The cereal milk ($4) was like a taste of childhood. It was as if a truckload of ever-so-slightly-sweet cornflakes had been soaked in milk for days, then chilled. This was a fantastic flavor experience! We didn't finish everything, and I must say my day is a little brighter knowing that I have some Milk Bar leftovers in my kitchen!
Posted by harvey on 03/21/2009
Cool to say you've been, but not particularly good in any way. About the same price per person as the movie too.
Posted by Anonymous on 02/21/2009
I'm annoyed by the awful reviews.. yes, this place is expensive. Aren't Masa and Le Cirque too? That doesn't keep some people away, while it does others. Get over the prices or go somewhere else .. there will be less people in line. The cookies, pies, and ice cream are amazing. Personal favorite: Blueberry cookies. The cereal milk is the perfect way to wash it down.
Posted by Anonymous on 02/06/2009
In these economic times, the prices at Milk Bark are out of line. It's a "milk bar," not a four-star restaurant. They don't even have tables, yet they have the cojones to charge $8 for a Blue Point beer? Give me a break.