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Posted by Anonymous on 04/01/2008
Was really looking forward to Resto. Got the burger and its was totally disappointing. The rather small meatpatty was overcooked (you can't pick your temperature), the bun was stale and the fries were way too thick.There are many better burgers out there for less money and less hassle - this place is not worth anyone's time or effort. Also had the deviled eggs and they were not goo either - the pork toast they came on was cold . Go elsewhere.
Posted by Belgian Beer Snob on 03/17/2008
I went to NYC for a visit and read NY magazine for some ideas. I like Belgian beer and hamburgers so when I read that Resto had the best burgers in NYC, I had to stop in for a try. I was thoroughly disappointed. The burger was overcooked and was smaller than any burger I've had outside of a chain store. The mussels my friend had were equally small and not very flavorful. If it wasn't for the beer, I would have rated this over priced, under deliver establishment a complete disappointment.
Posted by unsatisfied on 03/05/2008
was totally expecting great things read about the grilled cheese, but it's only served at brunch and lunch. read about the burger, but it came old cold, small, and on a slightly stale bun. mussels were cold, server was overeager... honestly, only saving grace was the beer selection. won't recommend it.
Posted by Anonymous on 02/29/2008
the menu was short and there wasn't much to choose from. the beer selection is good, albeit also overpriced. i have to say, the frites..... not so good. you get the tiniest amount of sauce with them and they just weren't like real belgian fries. i was excited for the lamb chops but when they came there was 3 times as much fat as there was meat. there's better belgian places out there to eat. dont waste your time....
Posted by dumpy on 02/28/2008
Went 2 wks ago on a Sunday. We made a reservation an hr before dinner. I was worried that if a restaurant still takes reservation an hour before the seating, it may not be that good. It turned out it was 80[%] full when we arrived at 6. (Saw a comment below saying they dont take reservation? Maybe they changed their reservation policy.) The atmosphere was perfect. Loved the decor. We had fries, mussels, beef cheeks, devil eggs, and other appertizers. Most are deep fried or very greasy. But well, braised beef cheek is supposed to be greasy. Luckily my dishes weren't dripping oil. Overall I'd say it was an amazing dining experience. Server is friendly and recommended a beer we enjoyed. Price is reasonable. We had a great night. Definitely recommend.
Posted by Anonymous on 02/11/2008
I've really tried to like Resto because I love the formula, but a recent luncheon there will likely be my last trip. Is there such a thing as a too-friendly waiter? We had him. As for food, creative ideas but mediocre execution. Lots of unnecessary grease and where you'd expect outright success - mediocre french fries. Sorry guys.
Posted by FrenchSoireeDotCom on 01/21/2008
I guess I don't get all the hype about Resto. Problem #1: They are into this new thing of not taking reservations for 2. So, in expecting dinner at 8:30, we were not seated until 9:15-20. That can be quite annoying! Problem #2: Its VERY loudway too much for my liking. I would suggest getting there about 9:30-45 when it begins becoming quieter. We had the burgers of which I thought were small in size, (not enough for a growing boy like myself), but quite tasty and delicious! However, the bun appeared as if it were from the local Shop Rite. How "wrong" can you go with steak fries? So no complaints there. I think the $1 charge for the various sauces is more of a marketing thing than a real necessity they should stop charging IMHO. Overall, nothing really bad but nothing really exceptional either. Its a pretty place and a great beer selection. I can picture myself having lunch there, or dinner again, when there is much less of a crowd.