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Posted by EvaRich on 01/08/2010
We're regulars at this healthy haven in Hudson Heights. The food is consistently good and the staff always efficient and friendly. Some reviewers state the food is high-priced - we beg to differ. Next Door is one of the best restaruants in Hudson Heights and, comparatively, one of the best deals. You get what you pay for. On December 23rd, in the midst of pre-Xmas stress, and after having an inexcusibly humiliating experience at their sister restaurant, 107 West (see our review of that restaurant for details) we dined at Next Door. We arrived feeling upset and our mood had been squashed by the rude person who so arrogantly forgot that we are the customer and a big part of his role is to make us comfortable. Next Door was packed to capacity and the only staff, tending both tables and bar, was a woman who we do not know. Despite the madness of the evening, she maintained her cool and was never once rude. The ambiance and her "energy" allowed us to relax and forget, for a few hours, the abuse we had just been subjected to. We were quite impressed by her ability to juggle so much under pressure without getting flustered and without losing her patience. Our experience that night keeps Next Door on our list of Hudson Heights favorites. We recognized that the restaurant was understaffed because of the holiday (food service staff are people) and she was, under the circumstances, she did an excellent job at attending to guests. To expect anything else is just unreasonable and unrealistic.
Posted by anonymous on 12/23/2009
I've been coming to Next Door since it was Healthy Habits. The food is great but a bit overpriced for what it is. I love the sushi and some of the vegetable dishes. The only bad thing is the service. There is one waitress at Next Door that has a serious attitude. She is consistently rude, sluggish and unfriendly. How has she kept her job for so long? Otherwise, I love this place. Wish it was cheaper so I could eat there more often.
Posted by Anonymous on 12/05/2009
I ordered three small dishes, each and every one of them tasted mushy, poor taste, inconsistency -- echh. The two people I was with were not impressed with their food either -- they said it was okay, not great, and basically bla. Would NOT recommend.
Posted by Sam the Man on 11/22/2009
I can't stop telling everyone about this place. I moved to this area a year ago and I've been to ND at least twice a month. Service is always great, the drinks are always big and not stingy on the booze and the new sushi items are AMAZING. Try the Cosmorita when you go. My waitress wouldn't stop talking about it, so we ordered a round and became total converts. Best drink in NYC as far as I'm concerned. Support our local businesses and keep ND around!
Posted by annie on 09/24/2009
I find myself usually getting the bento box because it offers such a fun variety of sushi & sashimi with some nice surprises. And so filling! A really good value for the money. The wait staff is very pleasant and attentive without being intrusive, and the space is quiet and just the right size.
Posted by anon on 06/14/2009
Love this place, and it's continuing to get better and better. The sushi is by far the best in the neighborhood - definitely check out the bento box for a good sampling of everything - and drink specials are great. Half price bottles of wine? Awesome! The waiters are really fun and friendly, consistantly good service. Love it!
Posted by happyheights on 04/01/2009
This is by FAR the best restaurant in the area. The sushi is fabulous, the pasta delicious, the portions generous, and the prices great for the amount that you get. They have a nice wine list with many organic wines and half-price bottles on Thursday nights! Their mixed drinks and martinis are creative and delicious. The one downfall of this place is that it sometimes gets so busy that the food takes a while, but it is worth the wait! To avoid crowds come early or on weeknights. Next Door is a true neighborhood find, and the servers and bartenders will treat you like family! Can't say enough about this wonderful little place!