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Reviews from nymag.com
Posted by Lisa in Bklyn on 12/28/2010
We had high hopes for this cute Fort Greene restaurant. The atmosphere is great and the service is good, but unfortunately the rave reviews end there. Our drinks were paltry and overpriced and the food was sub-par. Salty and fried, not what you would expect from a high-end Brooklyn eatery. If they are to stay open, I hope they re-think their menu--and love of sodium.
Posted by st james place on 12/12/2010
I felt compelled to write this review after a few consistently bad experiences and I sincerely hope that the owners/chefs actually take time to read these reviews and learn from them because No. 7 was actually pretty good when it opened and now it is just terrible. First of all, it always smells like cleaning products. Rancid, strong, disgusting cleaning products with just a dash of wet sponge aroma thrown in for good measure. Maybe the staff is there all the time that they don't notice how bad it is. I'm not saying it has to smell like fresh baked bread or mulled apple cider, but I would also prefer not to gag when I'm contemplating what I want to eat for brunch. The last time we went there I ordered this chicken broccoli enchilada. I guess it's my own fault for ordering something that didn't sound so great, but when I got it, I was so confused that someone could have thought of this concoction and thought it sounded good - it was like, a Chinese/Mexican abomination on a plate. The flavors were just so incongruous and weird that I was wondering who even in their most experimental would think this is a good idea. I got a few bites in and just could not go on - it was that bad. They were nice enough to serve me something else, but still - ick. This morning, my husband's pancakes were extremely undercooked. There were only a few other diners there, and we hadn't been waiting long - it would have been no big deal at ALL to wait an extra three minutes for the dish to actually be cooked properly - what is the rush people? How about a little QC? We told the waitress about this because I was concerned about my husband eating undercooked eggs, but the waitress just shrugged it off and was generally pretty dismissive about the whole thing. In addition to the terrible smell, awful food and abysmal service, the music made me feel like I was standing in a frat house basement in 2003. I don't want to hear Naughty By Nature and Foreigner at 11:30 on a Sunday morning. I think these guys have gotten a little too cocky and comfortable and I for one will never go back, they had their chance and they blew it.
Posted by anonymous on 12/06/2010
I went to No. 7 since it was suggested by a friend as a great post-BAM dinner spot, and she was right! My sister and I are both vegetarians, and we agree that their tofu dish is one of the best (if not the best!) tofu dish in this city. The atmosphere was swanky, and our server was nice enough. I would highly recommend this restaurant!
Posted by jeetjet on 11/20/2009
Two visits to No 7, and we plan on many more. Once you get through the bar at the front, you sit in a very open area with 15-20 tables. The windows on either side open up for an excellent breeze (in summer) and good light (in winter). The menu is short, but is different each time we go. The meals are fairly priced, well portioned, and extremely tasty. The fried chicken "croquettes" were amazing. My wife says that some of her dishes have been a bit spicy, but I wasn't bothered by it. Service is pleasant. This place is highly recommended for a delicious, relaxed meal.
Posted by dikamba on 08/12/2009
i came here because of the kimchee dumplings but i will return here because of the divine steak.. dumplings where just that...not spicy kimchee enough for me...was a bit hot when i went here with my hubbie and service awas ok... i was not to into their decor... but the steak was melt in your mouth flavored and cooked perfection..truly impressive!
Posted by Matthew on 02/24/2009
When I lived in Fort Greene I wanted nothing more then a place I could go after work for a glass of wine, or a delicious dinner, and brunch on the weekend and this place is all of those. Great atmosphere, nice staff, outstanding food and wine selection. Just your all around great restaurant. Check it out.
Posted by sabina on 02/14/2009
We finally tried the restaurant last night and it was wonderful. The roast chicken was unlike anything I've eaten (as far as I can tell, they take white meat, wrap dark meat around it, chicken skin with spices around all and roast it). Everything is a bit weird, but works really well.