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Posted by MLC on 05/23/2005
I dined at Negril Village yesterday afternoon w/ my girlfriend. We were greeted by a pleasant gentleman as we ascended the stairs. He escorted us to our table and engaged us in small conversation. After he left us to greet other guests entering the restaurant, we absorbed the lovely decor of Negril Village. The music was great. Not too loud. There was a hum of satisfied diners. Our waiter came by shortly after we were seated and introduced himself and discussed specialty foods/drinks. After he left us to discuss the menu, it took him a long while to come back for drink/appetizer orders (that is my only complaint, but it wasn't enough to keep me away....lol). We ordered the coconut shrimp as an appetizer. It was great, but I've been spoiled by Red Lobster's pineapple dipping sauce. Unfortunately, I had to enjoy the shrimp w/out a dipping sauce, but they were great anyway. My girlfriend ordered curry goat. I ordered the special, stewed chicken breast. I could feel the seasoning dancing in my mouth.....I LOVED THE CHICKEN SOOO MUCH! We both left there w/ a "doggy bag". I can't wait to go back. I enjoyed myself so so much. I implore you to visit this restaurant. I've read the other reviews, some were good some were bad. Fortunately, I had a great experience and I hope you will too. P.S. I've visited Negril Chelsea (W. 23rd) also, back in November '04. It was great, but I liked the ambiance of Negril Village better. It could've been simply the location, but .....GO FOR IT!
Posted by Anonymous on 05/10/2005
Negril definitely has to be one of my favorite places to eat whenever I am in New York. The decor and the tasty cuisine is to die for. It's great for getting together with friends or having a cozy dinner with a loved one. If you haven't checked this place out you should definitely try to.
Posted by Disappointed on 04/11/2005
I had a previous experience at the lounge section that was very impressionable. The food was good and the atmosphere was cool. This influenced my decision to come and eat at the restaurant section for my birthday. However I was very disappointed with the service. They stuck me and my boyfriend at a table in the corner of nowhere, where there was no light save the light coming from the streetlight through the window. They took our order, but brought the wrong thing, twice. So we told them to take it off the check. Then it took them more than 20 min to bring the food and it was luke warm. It was good but the waiting and the temperature of it took away from the experience. Knowing that she messed up our order, we did not see our waitress till it was time to pay the check (from the minute we ordered the food till the end).
Posted by just some girl on 03/10/2005
I was pleasantly surprised by the service and the food at this restaurant. I went on a Saturday night - it was absolutely packed, but that didn't matter. Not one, but two waiters were checking up on us every couple minutes, someone constantly filling up empty glasses, checking to see how we liked the food... The food portions were a little small, but it really didn't matter because the food was absolutely AWESOME! Try the bacon wrapped pork tenderloin... if you could get passed the price for the amount of food you get, I think you'd be pleasantly surprised. I never had a dish quite like it! Their mojitos, however, left much to be desired with me... that's the only problem that I had with this restaurant.
Posted by Disturbed & Disappointed Customer on 03/08/2005
I have the finest taste for caribbean food and I am very particular in the places that I eat with my friends and family especially when I travel. I am from Florida and went to New York for vacation a few weeks ago... I went on menupages.com to find the best rating restaurant.. I found Negril that was rated pretty high on this website. I decided to dine there with my friends family. The services was poor, the music was loud and outrageous and the food did not taste good. I ordered oxtail, and I got 2 pieces of something that looks like elephant feet. We also ordered curried goat which tasted like some other animal, I'm not sure what it was. The atmosphere reminds me of an American restaurant, certainly not a caribbean atmosphere. The waiting was extremely long and the waitresses were unpleasant.
Posted by Anonymous on 02/03/2005
I've been to this restaurant for lunch and dinner -- I have never been disappointed with anything that I ordered. If you want really good carribean food, I would highly recommend it!
Posted by disgustedwithnegril on 10/21/2004
As a person who has had a lot of experience with Carribbean food, I was very disappointed by Negril Village. Before ordering the Jerk Chicken, I asked the waiter for his assessment. He informed me that it was good, but that there was "nothing spectacular" about it. I'd say this was an understatement. However, the macaroni and cheese that came with it was even worse. It was dry, oddly spiced and made with gooey cheese. The poor/unusual taste of all the food was worsened by the fact that it was served cold (lukewarm at best). This was inexplicable, given that my party was alone in the restaurant except for 2 other tables. Finally,the service was also bad, particularly the management. I was "accidentally" charged $9 more for my meal than I should have been. A portion of this was only corrected after I showed the menu to the waiter. When I showed the manager that other items on the bill were not in line with the menu, she conceded that this was true, but reserved the right to price at her own discretion. To top it all off, there was a 20% tip included (for 2 people), which is unacceptable when the food and service is so poor.