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Posted by not happy on 05/13/2010
Food was decent. BUT the servce is so poor! The lady told me I had to take sunglasses off from atop my head, told my friend to take his cell phone off the table, told my other friend he could not share his side order of fries with anybody then refused to give us change to leave a non-deserving tip. Loosen up! eating there is not worth the attitude!
Posted by YOOJ on 02/20/2010
We love Nectar! We have been dining here--both in restaurant and via delivery--for years, and are consistently pleased with their food and value. It may look like a coffee shop, but their food is consistently way above typical coffee shop fare both in creativity and quality. Their cooks are as good as those in many higher end restaurants, both in taste, presentation and creativity. Portions are always very generous, which may account for what a few reviewers consider to be high end pricing, and entrees generally include fresh and decently sized side salads, freshly baked bread, etc. Few may know that they bake their own cakes, pies and desserts, and make their own salad dressings, jams and other items that most restaurants and coffee shops outsource. Daily specials are first rate, as are the more routine dishes such as burgers, salads, and omelets. We consider Nectar to be our kitchen away from home when we are too lazy to cook and want reliable, tasty and appealing meals. From breakfast, through lunch and dinner, Nectar is always on point.
Posted by Camila Melo on 02/04/2010
I must agree with most reviews. The food is excelent, but it´s very hard to eat in peace.
Posted by Lily on 01/11/2010
I stop in this restaurant nearly every time after I go to the Met. I am not extremely fond of this restaurant; I come to it out of habit. However, I do enjoy their french onion soup and their fries. I love the old-fashioned diner feel of the restaurant and the awesome cafe bar. My only disinclination and perversion to this restaurant is the service; they need to change their waitresses and hostesses - they are all disappointing to have and are not too concerned about the comfort and satisfaction of customers. Their food may be ridiculously overpriced (relatively), but their large proportions do more than make up for it.
Posted by Anonymous on 01/02/2010
The food was decent, but a little overpriced. The service was OK, but I could tell that the owner and wait-staff are far too obsessive about seating and the amount of time people occupy tables. Really, folks. You need to relax. Their are *many* better places to eat in the upper east side, and the quality of the establishment does not justify such a fastidious "seating policy." Get over yourself.
Posted by a local mom on 10/29/2009
I love the staff here. Granted, we're regulars. But pleeeease tourists, you must understand that this is a BUSY place! This is not the coffee shop where you can just sit at a huge table and have one coffee - especially if it's busy. This coffee shop has such good food that many come and will shell out the big bucks for lunch, so I'm sorry Mr. Tourist, but your one coffee order is not as tempting to them as a $100 order for four. I have always had a pleasant time at Nectar; the staff has ALWAYS been understanding when my two and three year old boys misbehave. Next time you go in, smile, be polite and patient, and you'll get treated the same way.
Posted by Vi on 05/05/2009
My daughter & I stopped in for a light bite after a visit to the Met. We were not too hungry and just ordered muffins and coffee. It was pretty empty and a bit before lunch time, but the waiter could not have been more annoyed by our order. He scowled, "that's it?" and stamped away. No one ever came back to ask if we wanted more coffee. Don't bother!