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Posted by Anonymous on 01/30/2004
I have lived in NYC most of my life. My wife and I eat out often. We have been to all the great restaurants. This restaurant is good. The waiters are obnoxious however. I was asked if I would like some prosciutto (sp). Sure, I said. I'll have some, why not. This was prior to our ordering. Later that evening, when the check came, there was a charge for $70 for prosciutto! There were 6 in our party. Six slices of prosciutto that I naively believed were on the house were $70! Average dishes are $40. Appetizers are high teens to over $20. A good dinner should be $100-$150 in my opinion., This was over $200 per couple with drinks. Not worth it.
Posted by Sarah on 11/24/2003
For all the hype, great reveiws, this place was terrible. Not only do they cram you in, they turn up the heat, and the food is completely overpriced for what it is. What a dissapointing joint, and the customers are all cheesy snobs. What a waste.....
Posted by Marty on 08/14/2003
You walk down a flight of stairs and enter a charming old-world style restaurant. The simple decor is beautiful and conducive towards a pleasant dining experience. A word of caution: if you sit against the far wall ( away from the stairs) you will have constant traffic to and from the kitchen; the tables are squeezed together enough that you will get jostled regularly. The food is terrific; four of us had fish, steak, and pasta, and loved every bite. The service is attentive, and it was a very enjoyable dining experience. However, the real bite comes if you order from the specials which are orally presented by your waiter. I've lived in NY my whole life and I understand inflated NYC prices, but I almost fell off my chair when I saw the charge for the buffalo mozzarella appetizer, which was four quarter-inch thick slices, each about 2 inches in diameter with a few greens and olive oil...$24.95! The next shock was the fish special one of us ordered....$39.95! The final straw, and the reason I will not go back (even though the food was great) was the price of the drinks. The waiter had suggested a Bellini, which is a flute of champagne with a peach accent and a small peach slice. Three of us got that, the fourth got a screwdriver. The four drinks cost.....$70.00! This experience was like watching your mother-in-law drive your brand new Mercedes off a cliff; you don't know whether to be happy or sad about it.