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Native Restaurant (CLOSED)

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  • American (Traditional)
  • 161 Lenox Ave, New York NY10026 40.803535 -73.948849
  • (At 118th St)
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  • (212) 665-2525
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User Ratings (Based on 25 reviews)

Food 3.2 Value 3.3
Service 3.3 Atmosphere 3.5

Other Restaurant Info

(212) 665-2525
(212) 665-0149
Visa, MC, AmEx, Disc, DC
Mon-Thu: 1130am-11pm Fri: 11:30am-12am Sat: 11am-12am Sun: 11am-11pm
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Outdoor Dining, Prix Fixe, Delivery, Accepts Credit Cards, Lunch Special, Take Out
Min Delivery:

User Reviews

  • Native Restaurant

    Posted by Shadyra on 06/28/2011

    Best brunch for the price

    This is a really great neighborhood spot. The food is very well done but the services is not the best. They take a long time to even acknowledge you when you walk in and they aren't very accomodating when you are a large party. This could be because the outdoor sitting area is limited but they don't try to solve the problem. I had to take it upon myself to find the right table and make it work but when I got the food and then when I saw the bill I forgave them for the bad customer service. The food is amazing except for the fact that they do not fry eggs but other than that it was delicious and I will be back there again.

  • Native Restaurant

    Posted by Destiny4me on 01/30/2011

    Best drinks around!!

    Best little neighborhood place to dine where you feel like you are right at home!! Good food and service. Staff are very friendly too .

  • Native Restaurant

    Posted by Tamara on 03/27/2010

    go for the drinks

    The food is bland. The drinks are excellent. Stick to drinks only

  • Native Restaurant

    Posted by anonymous on 02/14/2010

    The Bartender is the best

    I have been to the restaurant several times and I will only sit at the bar. I have sat at the tables on a few different occasion but the service is no where near as good. I was taken to this restaurant by a friend who frequents the place often for drinks. I walked in and noticed that it was a cute little spot. We sat at a table the first time I was there and I noticed that the wait staff was none to eager to get us seated even though the place was not crowded at all. When we were finally seated it took, what seemed like forever, for the waiter to come to get us water ( don't go thirsty for water because refills are few and far inbetween). Long story short; we get our food and everything was great minus the service. I am not a fan of poor service but I was convinced to go yet another time by the same friend who informed me that they don't usually sit at the tables; but rather, at the bar. We get there and again the place is cute and we find two seats at the bar. I immediately noticed the striking bartender behind the bar. He was really friendly and even funny. You could tell that he cared about his job because he was very attentive to all of his customers sitting at the bar. He suggested the salmon with spinach and it was cooked to perfection and the cocktails were perfect. That night I decided that I would give the place another shot. I went back another time and sat at the bar and it was the same service. The food is great and reasonably priced and if your looking for good service then I would suggest you sit at the bar.

  • Native Restaurant

    Posted by Maria on 11/12/2009

    Disappointed Once Again - Poor Service

    Decided to give Native another try. This time I was excited to try their burger, since it is char broiled. I asked for it "medium well". My husband ordered the steak "Medium". Well, his steak came out almost well done and my burger came out bordering on "rare". The waitress never came to see if everything was okay. By the time she came to the table, my husband was already done with his steak. I told her the burger was too rare and to just take it off the check since it I didn't feel like eating while my husband was already done. The restaurant was not even crowded, but still the waitress was totally oblivious. Not sure why the owner doesn't seem to care that the food and staff are mediocre. Very disappointing.

  • Native Restaurant

    Posted by anonymous on 07/12/2009

    good food but not so good service

    I live in the neighborhood and have been here many times for dinner, because it's one of the few decent food options around. I have nothing bad to say about the food - it is consistently yummy. Especially the mac and cheese! (By the way, unless you're sharing it, it is too much for an appetizer.) I've had the same waiter a few times, and while he means well and is polite, he has messed up my order on a couple of occasions. The last time I went was the worst... I ordered the rigatoni with sausage and arugula. I got another pasta dish with eggplant. I told him it wasn't what I ordered, and he apologized and brought me back something else fairly quickly. Unfortunately, that was also not what I ordered. It was penne with a tomato meat sauce. Once again I told him it was not what I ordered. This time, he insisted it was. I asked him where the arugula was, and he looked at it, and said he was going to talk to the chef, and took it away. A couple of minutes later, he came back and informed me that the kitchen was out of arugula. (In most places, even if the wait staff is unaware that the kitchen is out of something at the time you place your order, the kitchen will tell the waitstaff when they get the order, and the waitstaff will come and inform you. None of that happened here.) He asked me if I wanted to order something else, but I had to ASK him for the menu. (As if I have the menu memorized?) I asked him how long it would take if ordered the salmon, because at this point, my boyfriend was 75% done with his entree. He said "that depends on how you want it cooked." In my experience, people don't eat salmon rare unless it's sushi. He insisted they do, so I ordered it well done. It came out pretty fast and was really tasty. In the end he did apologize multiple times and he comped our drinks, but it was pretty annoying to have to send back your dinner twice in one night! That said, the brunch is GREAT. I have no complaints about the food or the service, and it's an incredible deal.

  • Native Restaurant

    Posted by K J on 02/07/2009

    great neighborhood brunch

    Neighbors and friends have started a tradition here, Sunday mornings, for slow brunch and great conversation. Often 10 of us. We always have a great spot to sit and sweet staff. Some are picky eaters, and the staff patiently notes however many substitutions, and if ever they get it wrong, they make it right, right away. The brunch menu is very reasonable, $10-15. Food is great, and the atmosphere is warm. love it.

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