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Posted by geo on 10/13/2005
I've eaten here several times for brunch, lunch and dinner. The service is hit or miss, but the food is great. It's true, the coffee is cold - either take out or when they serve it - and things are somewhat overpriced. However, I've also had some fine meals here, and they have a very nice pre fix dinner from 5-6:30p and various specials throughout the week. I would recommend it, but not when you are in a rush. GET THE FRIES and MUSSELS!
Posted by Anonymous on 10/10/2005
Excellent neighborhood restaurant and good cheap Belgian food. Waffles with fruit was an excellent dish.
Posted by Anonymous on 10/03/2005
Not sure why everyone is putting the place down as much. I've only had brunch there. But the food, while not as good as Five Points or other great brunch spots, is not bad either. I never had problems with too cold coffee or food. I'd say the service is a bit hit or miss but I've had friendly staff there, including the hostesses. And things are not usually slow. On the contrary, it was once so fast that it was actually too late for us to cancel something when we changed our minds a few minutes after ordering. They've got a modern wireless system where the waiters enter the order at your table and the kitchen gets the order immediately.
Posted by Neighbor on 09/23/2005
We've tried this restaurant several times because each time we think it will be better, but it never is. First, it is very expensive and portions small. Second, the food is not good, and by time it is served-often times cold. Last, and maybe most unforgiveable, is the coffee is poor. Last time I was there for brunch it was cold, so I asked for a new one. The new one was hotter, but so dark that no amount of milk could have changed the color at all. I am hoping that these reviews will help the owners be interested in shaping this up. Otherwise, they will do well only until more restaurant choices become available on 1st ave, which looks as tho it is happening as we speak...
Posted by Anonymous on 09/15/2005
Just because this place is the only thing close to a restaurant in the barren Stuy Town/Peter Cooper neighborhood is no excuse for their mediocre food and disinterested wait staff. Even if the food is less than stellar, you might go back to a restaurant who's staff welcomes you and makes you feel comfortable and well served. The waitstaff is is not good. We recently had a waiter that started rattling off the specials as he stood about 5feet from our table behind my back. They have poor attitudes. And what is with no air-conditioning even on scorching, humid summer evenings? If you're too cheap to provide airconditioning then at least reflect the savings in the prices.
Posted by Ex-customers on 08/20/2005
Pop quiz. You're the owner/manager. Place is 66-75% empty. Couple comes in. They order 2 appetizers & 2 "mini" dishes. Tab before tax & tip, $28. About the price of 2 entrees. Your cost of ingredients, $4, maybe $7. They want a specific beer, but you're out of it. Do you have the waitress go back and chide them about being cheap? Do you have the "mussels & fries" delivered sans fries, then insist that they pay separately for fries? Answer "yes" to all these and you're qualified to run this place. It's the last they'll see of us. Au revoir.
Posted by Elizabeth on 08/03/2005
I have tried this restaurant a number of times and something has always gone wrong; most recently, I went for brunch and got served my food a full FIFTEEN minutes before my dining companion. After 5 minutes of waiting for his food to come out, my eggs were cold, and I was still done eating before his food even got there. The waiter was unapologetic. What a disappointment for a place that showed such promise considering the lack of restaurants on 1st Ave.