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Posted by jay on 08/01/2008
I visited Nook last night after making a birthday reservation for 2. From the very start, the service was extremely attentive and genuine. The waitress was quick to uncork our wine and explain questions we had about the menu. She even recommended the lamb (a very tasty suggestion with delicious braised cabbage and fluffy chive potatoes) and was at hand consistently to ensure that everything was going well, including water and wine refills. My partner greatly enjoyed the mushroom cigars and the peppered tuna for his entree. Towards the end of the meal, the chef/owner came from the kitchen and checked on tables, asking "How is it? Is everything good?" of his customers. From my own point of view, Nook was a delightful experience and I would gladly return to sample more of the offerings. Every restaurant is bound to have its off nights and hopefully the not-so-great reviews only reflect that occurrence and not the restaurant at large.
Posted by Not going back on 05/31/2008
I have been to Nook a few times, but I will not be going back again. The food is good, but everything else is not. We made 8:00 reservations for Friday night, got there at 7:55, and were told there would be a 15 minute wait. No problem. 50 minutes later, we were seated. We had to ask for menu's, water, forks, the check, and and to order. Like I said, the food is pretty good, but its not good enough to overlook some of the worst service in Hells Kitchen.
Posted by Anonymous on 01/07/2008
we happened upon this place and had a wonderful, delicious, and relaxing lunch. The place is very small and it felt as if we were in the middle of a European city. The food was definitely excellent. We had the burger, soup of the day, and turkey sandwich. The only odd thing was that the door to the kitchen was open so we could see them making the whole meal. However, we were able to see how fresh the food was prepared. I will definitely come back again.
Posted by kurt on 12/18/2007
Good food, good prices. BYOB which is nice. Very small, with the kitchen door constantly open it impugns on the atmosphere a little, plus the constant traffic in and out the front door made it sporadically cold in the dining area. One of those canvas false vestibules would make a big difference.
Posted by Brunello97 on 11/26/2007
We really enjoyed our meal at Nook. Food was done well. Steak Frites ($18) was very good with steak cooked perfectly. Stuffed chicken breast ($14) was tasty and above average. BYOB policy allowed us to bring in our 2005 Robert Biale Zin which would have been $60+ on any wine list. Our total bill for 2 was just a little over $40 (+$35 our cost for wine). This meal would have been well over $125 anywhere else - but worth it. Service was competent but not in your face. Atmosphere was more casual than the food but the combo worked well. "Nook" fits this place perfectly. Go, go go!
Posted by tntnyc on 10/18/2007
I wanted to like this place so much. We had to wait for thirty minutes past our reservation time to be seated. It was very cramped, but not cozy. Even though there were only 8 tables, the volume was wasy too loud. All could be forgiven for an excellent meal, but it was just average - the goulash and the filet mignon. Now it is cheap - our bill was only $35 - but unfortunately not really an enjoyable experience.
Posted by Foodie on 10/04/2007
Went here with a couple of friends before the theater and we had a fantastic meal. Two of us had the rack of lamb and the other had sea scallops. Excellent. Yes, it's tiny but it's very reasonable and the BYOB (no corkage fee) really makes it a deal. (The menu prices are a few dollars higher than what's listed on this website.) I believe the owner was the person who took the orders and served us. Nice guy. The night we were there (on a Tuesday), it wasn't packed but we were gone by 7:30 so I'm guessing it filled up later.