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The Manhattan Inn
Posted by Marie on 01/13/2011
Drinks and Atmosphere: Top notch! I've had some really good times out with friends here. The place is designed and decorated with recycled materials like old school desk tops, the lighting is dim and the tables are made of wood. I'm a fan of wooden table tops. The back room is a cozy spot with a piano player in the middle playing saloon type music from old western movies. On one occasion I saw a bar fight break out and the piano man just kept playing as the two punched it out. Its really not that sort of joint, but it was entertaining and comical to witness :) FOOD - Ok... I've ordered a few items from the menu and haven't been that impressed for what you pay. It's not awful, just not great.
Posted by Anonymous on 08/15/2010
The bartender was rude. The decor is nice, but not worth putting up with the horrible service and terrible people who frequent this place.
Posted by sarah on 07/14/2010
I love it here! really you can get better ambience than this in Greenpoint. You can take your parents here for a low key classy dinner in a huge candlelit room with a pianist on a white baby grand. OR you can come and dance yr pants off on one of their many late nite dj nights. I've done both! AHHH so much fun! the seared scallops on prosciutto and the grilled octopus w/ kim chee was awesome. dad had super juicy ribs; but needed more napkins sooner than later. my mom was impressed with the quality of the wines. personally try the warsaw mermaid -- green tea vodka and sake yum.
Posted by anonymous on 06/29/2010
I had been by the bar before for drinks one evening, and thought i'd give the brunch a try. I'm thinking the place has ironed out some service issues since some of these other reviewers posted... we had no problems whatsoever. But the best part has to be their prix fixe offering; for $15 you get a choice of brunch entree, a side salad, your choice of side (we had organic bacon and hash browns, both well above average) and unlimited rum punch (delightful!) or coffee. Not only that, its a lovely atmosphere; skylight is huge but its nice and cool on a hot summer day. I think its probably a great place for bringing out of towners.
Posted by anonymous on 03/31/2010
So, I love the feel of the place. Possibly a little bit overboard for some, but I found it warm, quaint and cozy. I had really high hopes after setting foot in the door. The food and cocktails were fine, if it hadn't taken an hour and a half (I'm not kidding) for them to arrive at our table. We were there for 2.5 hours, because the kitchen "lost our order." A couple of the drinks were comped, but our server's completely confused and oblivious nature was a turn-off. It was a Friday night, and I'm going to give the service the benefit of the doubt and give the place another go. We'll see....
Posted by jeep on 02/15/2010
This place just set the NYC record for fastest from cool and promising to lame and avoidable. The death knell was reading a three page spread with pictures in the NEW YORK POST entertainment pull-out section of all the tasteless media in the city about how cool and hipstery piano bars are making a comeback. Seriously, if I owned this place and the NY Post, or any other publication with NY in the title for that matter, came a knockin I would throw them right out of the place. The drinks here are OK despite a very limited cocktail list. I think mmost people like having more than four choices of cocktail. The food is laughable, they have 4 things on the menu and are always out of at least two of them. The crowd is typical for what the neighborhood has become, bunch of transplanted youngins' fakin some type of look. But at least it was cool for month.
Posted by jolo on 02/06/2010
The food here is great. i love a place where i can feel at home.