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Posted by Anonymous on 06/10/2009
I enjoyed the company of my friends and the excellently prepared dirty martinis (the bartender knows his stuff). I did not enjoy watching the teeny tiny entrees that were delivered or the flighty waitress who came by for our orders a half a dozen times (we were a party of 6 trying to catch up over dinner). I recommend going to Resto for some frits and good drinks (even brunch) –but don’t waste your time or money (it’s not cheap) on the entrees. Particular warning about the veal dish, which was approximately two bites and accompanied by tree sprigs of arugula. Tasty yes, but there was a definite need for late night Chipotle run to fill up after that dish.
Posted by j-reviewer on 05/18/2009
Terrible burger. When I asked for it medium-rare the bartender said "the kitchen doesn't cook to a specific temperature." I got an overcooked, dry burger. How could anyone say this is an excellent burger? To make up for it, the fries were undercooked. Big selection of belgian beers, but skip the burger and fries.
Posted by Anonymous on 04/17/2009
We were a group of three and ordered lots of plates to share: the tete de cochon (pig's head) sounded intimidating but was our best choice by far: with its sriracha and carrots it was like a pulled-pork banh mi served on toast. Frites with sauce gribiche were fantastic. The burger knocked it out of the park: a real punch of flavor and a lingering meaty taste. There were some weak spots. Deviled eggs served on squares of fried pork sound brilliant but just taste like the fryer. A side of escarole was floppy and overcooked and completely not worth the $6 price tag. In fact, everything on the menu feels like it's priced two or three dollars higher than it should be -- but this is the best restaurant in what's otherwise a wasteland of a neighborhood, and the service is great, so I'll keep coming back.
Posted by J on 03/30/2009
The quality of food was not worth the amount I paid. The best thing about the restaurant is their beer selection.
Posted by anonymous on 02/23/2009
my experience here was absolutely amazing. not only was the sommelier ruggedly good looking but the bottle of wine he suggested (a super tuscan) was the best thing i had in my mouth in weeks. I would definately come back and this handsome young man can suggest a bottle of wine for me any time. and i mean any time.....
Posted by altecopper on 01/30/2009
I don't often agree with the Times but this time I do. Quite simply, this is one of the best neighborhood restaurants in Manhattan. The fries, in my view, are the tastiest in the city. Apps-wise, I love the lamb ribs. My favorite entree is the carbonnade although the poularde is surprisingly good as well. Everyone raves about the burger (and rightfully so) but why not be different and order something else? Known for beer but there is an extensive wine list as well. Make sure to save room for a chocolate sampler for dessert. Excuse my pun but Resto is the besto.
Posted by Anonymous on 01/28/2009
Went to Resto the other night for the third time. I always get the burger because it never dissappoints! The wine list is amazing and the restaurant has a great vibe. Perfect find in the neighborhood.