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New Wave Cafe
Posted by NYCya on 09/16/2014
Wandered into this little neighborhood place on a rainy morning for some breakfast. Put in my order- simple enough- Two eggs over, bacon and rye toast. Waitress disappeared, finally brought me scrambled eggs and whole wheat toast. Took them back to the kitchen and brought me my correct order. There were at least seven filled tables in the place and two waitresses. Had to ask for a coffee refill. One of the waitresses decided that this would be a good time to sit down (with a full station) and have her own breakfast. The other one was on her cell phone. Hello??? When the check came, I think they got the amount wrong (in my favor), so I left a good tip. But hey- If I were the manager and saw the customers being ignored like this, someone would be out of a job- or two. That said, atmosphere is great (old UWS) and the food and coffee was good.
Posted by p.holland on 12/06/2011
Looking for a place for a quick bite. Discovered this place by just walking around. Very good food and service.Will be back.
Posted by Anonymous on 02/01/2011
I lived on the UWS for 6 years and this was by far my favorite diner. My boyfriend and I would always go for breakfast feasts and enjoy just sitting in the big booths people watching through the floor to ceiling glass windows/sliding doors (especially nice in summer). Hallah french toast, and breakfast meats are my choice, and they actually have grits...big plus in my book. New wave is one quiet little place that I miss about living there. Oh, the wait staff is usually an older greek guy who is on the slower side, but sweet as can be. So as long as you dont mind sitting and reading your paper its absolutely perfect. Diner wise.
Posted by Samus on 12/11/2009
My friend and I came to New Wave for dinner tonight. The place was practically empty. We were served by the kindest Greek man, who conversed with us briefly and gave us discounts on our food. I had a chicken salad triple-decker club - the chicken salad was fantastic. It's not a gourmet restaurant, but we were both very pleased with the results. I plan on returning frequently.
Posted by Unhappy on 11/02/2009
This is the second and the last time that I order from this place. I never get exactly what I order and they won't correct their error. The food is okay diner food, but go in and get it.
Posted by Mick on 02/26/2009
I had heard great things about New Wave from my girlfriend, so we were excited to order when we both got home from a late night at work. When I called the restaurant and started giving the guy my address, he cut me off and told me that I was really far away (I was 7 streets up Broadway) and that it was getting late (it was 9:30 - they are open until past midnight). When I told him both of these things, he asked me for my order. I then began telling him that I wanted a meatball hero - he interrupted me again to tell me that it has been a busy day and that they were out of bread. At that point, I thanked him for his time and hung up the phone. If this place doesn't value new business, I would suggest plenty of other diners in the upper west side that are much more courteous to their customers. No stars at all on this one.
Posted by Joan The Hard To Please Man on 12/05/2008
I Went Here with My Wife and My Two Kids, We Had Greek Moussaka and Spinach Pie and The Kids Had Chicken Finghers With Sweet Fries. Food Was Great, Price Very Good, Good and Friently Service. Highly Recommended