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Posted by Anonymous on 09/02/2008
My wife and I found ourselves at Siggy's sidewalk cafe the other day, and we were charmed and delighted by everything we saw and ate. The food is healthy and organic, but not at all what you think of when you hear 'health food.' We started with a salad made of portabello mushrooms and multi-colored tomatoes, then my wife had a pistacio crusted salmon fillet over black rice and I had a lasagna that used eggplant instead of pasta and tofu instead of cheese! Creative, yet simple: this is what all food should be like. The atmosphere is also warm and inviting, the waiters are all smiles and friendly, and you get the feeling that everyone is relaxed and happy to be there. I wish I'd found this place years ago. One delightful caveat: there is a cat on the loose in the restaurant ("he signs our paychecks," quipped the hilarious hippie who served us). I for one am of an Egyptian temperment and find cats enchanting, but if you are a cat hater, be warned.
Posted by Anonymous on 08/31/2008
wow... i never knew a salmon burger could be so tasty. will definitely be back for another!
Posted by Anonymous on 07/22/2008
What a disaster of a restaurant. We ordered lunch from there and they completely botched our order and refused to fix it. And stay away from the salads after explicitly asking whether they were were substantial enough for a lunch, I proceeded to get charged 10 bucks for a pile of lettuce with one piece of avocado. Avoid this place at all costs.
Posted by Brooklyn Slim on 06/20/2008
Ugh! It's sooooooo frustrating sometimes. All I want to do is eat healthy, but you go there dying of thirst and the waitress takes 25 minutes to bring water. Then you order a smoothie and it never comes. And a healthy restaurant doesn't know the diff between balsamic vinaigrette and balsamic vinegar? Give me an effin break. The food here is debatably the best in Brooklyn Heights- definitely top five, and the most original, but the crappy service makes me not want to deal.
Posted by Anonymous on 06/15/2008
I really like Siggy's. That is I really want to like Siggy's. I appreciate that this restaurant is trying to help out those of us who want to eat healthy. The problem is that the food is sometimes awesome and then just bad. I love their veggie burger but sometimes when I order it the bread is stale or the burger is dry. Eating here can feel like somewhat of a gamble. But I would say that 7 times out of ten they get it right. So I keep going back. Its worth a shot.
Posted by Karyn on 05/19/2008
My husband and I were regulars at Siggy's, since the food is healthy and quite good, and the service is generally decent. Imagine our surprise when we brought another couple with us at 3:45 on a Sunday afternoon and were rudely turned awaydespite several empty tablesbecause we were queried about whether we were ordering "drinks or dinner", we said "drinks". My interpretation of "drinks" was a bottle of wine and some appetizers. The hostess evidentially interpreted it as "a cup of coffee each". Rather than argue with her, we went to a nearby pub, where we spent $70, including the tip. An hour and a half later, as we left the pub, we saw that Siggy's was completely empty. We went back in and told the hostess that we were really surprised by her behavior towards us, since we go in there frequently, and also mentioned that she really embarrassed us in front of our friends. She was very stubborn and kept saying that the place was too small to accommodate people who were not going to order a meal. I asked her if she filled the 4-top in our absence and she said yesbut if that was the case, why was the restaurant completely empty? She also implied that it was our responsibility to communicate with her the amount of money that we were planning to spend before she would allow us to sit down, after I pointed out to her that we spent $70 elsewhere. The overall attitude was that she preferred to alienate regular customers than admit that she was wrong.
Posted by Allison on 04/18/2008
I've eaten here twice, with the same pleasing experience each time. Siggy's is a warm, charming, friendly place to dine. Their menu accommodates various healthy lifestyles, ranging from vegan-live food to organic free-range meat. The waitstaff are friendly, available and accessible. I'm not such a fan of their hummus, but different strokes for different folks (I personally haven't found a hummus that compares to Sahadi's). Be aware that there's an upcharge for all additions - this includes cheese on the veggie burger - which can add up on your bill. But definitely check out Siggy's if you're looking for a healthy, hearty, inspiring meal.