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Posted by Anonymous on 11/26/2011
Unfortunately, we were immediately disappointed when we saw that the whipped potatoes are now mixed with goat cheese, which we abhor. Our waiter, again disappointingly, said that it was impossible to get them w/o the goat cheese. Then we learned that the mushrooms and gravy, another favorite of ours, had been changed too--wild mushrooms, no gravy. We ordered them, but found them not so good. Then my wife ordered a Jack Daniels and was served something that obviously wasn't. The waiter more or less shrugged. Too bad, because his tip suffered later. (He also took a long time to bring coffee, etc.) The steak was as good as ever, and so was the crab cake, but in a place that charges what this one does, you expect a little better service. We'll think about Wolfgang's the next time we crave steak.
Posted by FineDiner on 09/10/2011
After reading the reviews i didn't expect too much. but my birthday dinner there was exceptional. The clams casino were scrumptious and the filet served 'Oscar Style' was amazing! And the Key Lime pie was almost sinful. Wouldn't even hesitate if someone asked me to go again. A definite yes :)
Posted by Bernard Dworkin on 08/12/2011
Arrived close to 2 pm thinking it would not be crowded. In fact, it was just oozing out its lunch crowd so I waited a bit at the bar, Martini $14. Got a table and the noise and raucous laughter from drunk patrons (fat guys from the financial markets) was annoying. The steak seemed to be good but there's no way you can enjoy it in this atmosphere of disrespect for other diners. For the price, $75, McDoanld's (godforbid) is a better value.
Posted by aks on 07/31/2011
I went here last night; have been meaning to go for years, has always seemed one of those must-go Manhattan places, and then after Sam Sifton's positive review in the Times this past week I was really looking forward to it. It was actually one of the worst meals I've ever had. Nothing was good about it, and plenty bad. We ordered the $95 lobster special for two, which included a salad and two sides. Having recently steamed fresh live lobster I had a vivid memory of what good lobster can be, every bite full of wonderful flavor. This insipid thing had literally no flavor in all but a couple of bites of claw meat; the tail was tasteless. The meat seemed tough and old, like the poor creature had been sitting in the tank all week. Then the sides: the massive platter of french fries were soggy with grease, a sorry-looking mass of unappetizingness. I am not exaggerating to say that you could get far better fries at McDonald's, not to mention dozens of less expensive bistros around town. The creamed spinach was also a massive portion, gooey with cream and butter. It was maybe the most carefully prepared item on the table but that's not saying much. Not even their fabled cocktails measured up. I ordered an extra-dry Beefeater martini up with olives -- what could be more classic than that? It was not particularly cold or refreshing, just a jigger of gin dumped in a glass. The service was not objectionable, gruff as expected but in a friendly enough sort of way. At least they seemed to take pride in their profession, which was definitely not the case in the kitchen. My first time and last time.
Posted by JAN on 07/14/2011
Had the "Business Lunch" prix fixe. The food was fine - not amazing. The bread basket was the highlight of the meal. That said, however, I must admit that the key lime pie was outstanding, and the cheesecake was the best I've ever had. I made my friend swap with me so I could finish his! The service wass practically flawless. I would go again just for that.
Posted by Disappointed on 03/27/2011
Took advantage of the Custom 4 course dinner promotion at $49.50. Three of us chose the new trio of Filet mignon with Lobster and Crab. Menu said "served with crabmeat and asparagus,oven dried tomatoes with fried onions, and butter poached nova scotia lobster au poivre." This is the actual quote. We did receive 3 generous filets and plenty of fried onions. However, a search for the lobster yielded one tidbit the size of my thumbnail, a few shreds of crab also the size of a small thumbnail and 3 pieces of green stem that were probably asparagus although at first glance I thought they were beans (no asparagus tips were present). No, we were not expecting a whole or even a half lobster, crab etc. Nevertheless, I believe based on the description, we should have received pieces that were recognizable and representative of the species. In this case, we felt rather cheated. Most odd, as the remaining items of our dinner were served in generous amounts. Lobster and crab should have just been omitted entirely or mentioned as merely a garnish. We were so disappointed!
Posted by Don Mcgillicutty on 01/23/2011
Super loud (to the point where you're screaming at each other), poor service, dry tuna appetizer with odd garnishes, good portion size of steak, but all you tasted was the char (we ordered the filet and the ny strip). Hash browns were pretty good. Service was terrible. Waited 30 minutes for our table (which was reserved a week prior), took 20 minutes for the waiter to take our order, another 20 for our drinks to arrive (at one point, he shouted acroos the dining room and asked us what we ordered again), asked for water 3 times. And expensive! Thank goodness I had a gift card.