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Posted by k long island on 12/23/2007
The food was very good, we went for brunch. Our waiter was rude and very unfriendly making the dining expirence uncomfortable. The decor was very nice. However, we had a $32.00 pre fix brunch and coffee and tea was not included, one little cup of coffee was $5.00 I think that is crazy even for nyc. Would't go again!
Posted by foodie baby on 12/21/2007
The food and atmosphere was wonderful, but it was spoiled by the service. We were very rushed to order and the waiter plopped the check down along with our dessert. And then he and the busboys continued to circle our table like hungry sharks. The waiter picked up the check before we even looked at it. There were other available tables so we didn't feel like we were depriving another party of their seat. Finally, we had to tell him that we didn't appreciate being rushed and he blamed the manager! So we told the manager and he murmured a week apology. It's a shame because we would return for the the food, but were so put off by the service we doubt we'll go back.
Posted by Keira on 11/10/2007
I really never get uptown anymore but I was invited to go to dinner at Park Avenue. I decided to make the trek because I remember a good review in the Times. I'm glad I went because we had a terrific time and the food was fantastic! We ordered a bunch of apps and shared. I loved the Autumn Haystack salad with shrimp and the Agnolotti pasta. We also shared the Procuitto and Figs which was amazing. My Veal Chop with Chanterelles was cooked perfectly. I didn't think I would finish it because it was huge but I did! I had some of my friends Quail and it was very tasty. I never had quail before but I definitely will be back for that. I didn't get to try my other friend's Chicken with Pumpkin, but I assume she loved it since she didn't leave anything on the plate. Oh I almost forgot, we also got the Fois Gras with apricot and tiny croutons, that was also very good. We did not expect the portions to be so generous so we didn't get any dessert but vowed to come back before it changed to Winter. The place is not cheap, but you get what you pay for. The place was quite packed but a very eclectic mix, serious Eastside money and Downtown foodies. I am more of a true food lover when it comes to eating out; I'm not so impressed by hype, decor, or how cool the crowd is, if the food is good, I'm there. And Park Avenue hit all the marks, so I'm definitely there.
Posted by oscareats on 11/07/2007
When it comes to fine dining in the City, the autumn season is definitley my favorite, and this restaurant in all its seasonal glory is, well, good though far from great. There are so many better restaurants in the City that serve more oustanding dishes with creative touches with the added benefit of great service. This restaurant needs to overhaul its staff, especially the hosts as others have already commented. Park Avenue (Season) can't stand alone on its gimmick & eye-catching decor with good, not great, food when the service needs to be more courteous. If you're not over 50 yrs. old in a tweed blazer, beware of the front desk service.
Posted by tambourine on 11/06/2007
I decided to give it a try having gone to the old Park Avenue Cafe before it closed. As I stepped into the door, it was as if stepping into a brand new restaurant, from the food, atmosphere, service it was a restaurant makeover on every aspect. The menu is seasonal and creative with thoughful presentation. The service is attentive and efficient every time. (I've been there 3 times now!) Yes it is pricey but its well worth it for the quality of food and service that you get here. I can honestly say they are doing everything right, as the restaurant is always busy and everyone from the staff to the customers all seem to be excited to be there. I've been for Summer and Autumn and can't wait for Winter to come!
Posted by cesarny on 11/05/2007
After reading several reviews about the restaurant and hearing all the buzz about the new makeover for the fall season, I had reasonably high expectations for this place. Although the place itself is visually stunning, the food is less than stellar and does not justify the prices befitting of a fine restaurant. I agree with the other reviewer that the dishes sound wonderful on the menu but for some reason, they won’t overwhelm you at all. Seriously, anyone can throw a few apples in with some brussels sprouts. Our waiter was very attentive and professional, but the clubby music detracted from the overall experience. I would definitely wait to read the reviews before making a reservation for Park Avenue Winter later this month.
Posted by Ben on 11/05/2007
The food was great. The hostess was not. She wouldn't take coats, she sat us at a terrible table in a near empty restaurant, right by the service station. They were like a ship lost at sea, a deer in headlights, a chicken with its head cut off. The service needs alot of work, but go for the food.