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Posted by Carol on 07/20/2011
We were there last night for a birthday party. Very fun place and excellent deal with free live jazz. Drinks great and food good. Way better than normal bar food. Service is friendly and nice. I keep going back!
Posted by sassafrass on 05/01/2011
So. All my girlfriends and I wanted after a long, dumb weekend was a nice brunch outside. We somehow found ourselves at "rue b". We looked at the restaurant next door which looked like it had better food, and better atmosphere and for some reason still chose to go eat inside of "rue b" because there was room in the "back garden". Let me paint a picture of this " back garden" for you...it was reminiscent of an outdoor prison cell in rural mexico. There were 2 rogue tables, both empty of course, and an old dirty dentists chair with a year old cigarette butt on it. the kitchen was in clear view but the wait staff was very slow and negligent. my other friend had an unfortunate experience with the ketchup bottle they gave us which threw us all over the edge. we definitely will not be back to rue b anytime soon.
Posted by anonymous on 11/21/2010
Brunch is not bad here and the bar snacks are okay but don't come to Rue B looking for East Village cool or Manhattan sophistication. The crowd is strictly bridge & tunnel (New Jersey, Long Island, Ohio even) and is heavy on that living-in-Mommy's-basement vibe. If there are 200 bars in the East Village, at least 195 of them are more fun than this sorry old joint.
Posted by Shawn Chittle on 11/17/2010
Unpretentious upscale 1940's hotel bar, with beautiful vintage black & white photography adorned everywhere. Instead of $25 for a classy martini-glass cocktail, they're only $10 here. Although I prefer the basic Stella myself. Food is fantastic. The bacon pizza is a favorite, as is the Jiffy Pop, but it's off the menu so ask for it by name. The live jazz every night at 9PM is just what I need after long days. This place is just a jewel.
Posted by Pete & R on 11/07/2010
Having lived in the neighborhood for 15 years and probably walking by a thousand times, we finally went in and had brunch. It is without a doubt the best brunch on the lower east side. The value was unbelievable, I would have paid triple the price for what we had. The omlets were excellent and potatoes seasoned and cooked just right. The side of bacon was larger than expected for the money. The ambiance is excellent with an old time barber's chair and nostolgic pictures on the wall. Run don't walt to this lower east side jem.
Posted by Anonymous on 10/24/2009
I stumbled upon this place while walking around my neighborhood. I am a huge fan of pre-fix brunches and the special here was great! Drink, coffee/tea, and various French-style entrees to choose from. I got something with asparagus and eggs and it was delicious. The atmosphere was really welcoming and our server was extremely attentive. I just couldn't understand why there weren't more people there!
Posted by Olive Twist on 07/14/2009
What I remembered as a cute small jazz bar with okay small plates was on my last visit a typical college town dump with commercial "classic rock" radio at happy hour (The Doors, Eagles...), slow service, and a cheese and charcuterie plate that could have been bought at the Boar's Head counter. The drinks were good, that's about it. Oh, and the comments here about the crowd are spot-on. The usual collegiate kids who seem to be everywhere.