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Posted by joey m on 10/24/2012
I came across this place walking by. they have a nice decor for halloween and they seem to have great specials nearly everyday and happy hour from 12 to 7. they had 5 dollar drinks like wells and beers with a great beer list and wine as well. the food was really good. i had the nachos and buffalo wings to share with my girl, blue moon beers, and she had a cobb salad (great) and i had a burger which was fantastic. i met the chef franco hes very nice and cheery. my waitress was pretty and very attentive and the other waitresses seemed nice as well. the place was semi busy but then again i went early in the day. the special of the day was buy a drink get a free wrap. thats the monday special. i heard they have buffet thurs so i wanna check that out. and during the games they do discounted shots and specials during half time. IM IN!!!
Posted by Anonymous on 09/08/2011
This place recently took on some new management, apparently, because what was originally a menu of upscale Irish fare is now REALLY upscale. They used to have a great beer-and-burger special for around $12. now the cheapest burger they offer is $20. It tasted great, but waaaay too rich for my blood (and based on the location of this place, it's also too rich for the blood of most folks in the area). They also used to have a great staff with friendly, down to earth bartenders. They apparently decided that hiring 22 year olds - with zero knowledge of what customer service means - was somehow an upgrade. Overall this is a beautiful place with good food but its overpriced and the changes that the owners have made recently have been silly.
Posted by Gourmet Wannabe 0904 on 08/04/2011
We visited the Parlour recently. This was my 3rd visit. The last time I was there the menu was tilted more towards pub food [e.g. fish & chips]. The Parlour is in the process of transitioning to a New American / Mediterranean restaurant. That said, I enjoyed everything I had. The one thing that didn't change is their $5 glass of wine for happy hour, which is nice. I paired my chardonnay with seared ahi tuna accompanied by a bed of greens and was given a tapenade for the tuna. Since there is no official dessert menu yet, we asked that the Peanut Butter and Homemade Blueberry Jam Sandwich [with the sides cut off, yes that's how it was written in the menu], be given to us as a dessert. It was absolutely yummy! The Penn Station / Madison Square Garden area does not have a lot of good dining options. The Parlour is a wonderful addition to the neighborhood because both food and service were more than satisfactory.
Posted by anonymous on 07/29/2011
My only problem with Parlour is the service. The food is good, the space is large and has lots of seating, but the waitresses seem to get easily overwhelmed with large crowds. I went here with a group of friends and even with two waitresses coming to our table and taking drink orders, the drinks took a long time to come, or never came at all. After about an hour at the bar, my group gave up and we would get up from our table to go buy our own drinks at the bar. The waitresses lost out on tips and while I'd probably go again with a small group to stand at the bar, I wouldn't bring a large group here again.
Posted by Wendy Goetz on 02/18/2011
So nice to discover an attractive restaurant/ bar close to Madison Square Garden and Penn Station. Friendly atmosphere and good food. Very enjoyable.
Posted by NewYorker on 04/09/2010
wow - what a nice surprise! a great new place in an area in great need of a nice attractive place for a drink or bite. I was walking by saw this place that wasnt there before, walked in and was floored by the impressive double height space with a beautiful bar. The staff was friendly so I stayed for a drink, then had a couple of lamb slidders that where delicious. I will be back soon with friends.