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Posted by Hannah on 09/26/2010
I want to love this place. It's across the street from me, it's very cute inside and out, the service is great, I love the name, but... the food just isn't as good as I expected. I've done brunch here twice, and I would call both meals "heavy." Big on flavor and high in rich ingredients. Not bad, but for me, too heavy for an early-in-the-day meal. I had dinner here last night (the pork chop), and was really disappointed. Everything on my plate was over-salted. The flavors didn't mix well, and it really didn't seem worth the $30 I paid for the entree. I really do love the look of this place, and I've had nothing but good service - the food doesn't match the ambiance, though.
Posted by John from Chelsea on 08/19/2010
Being from the neighborhood, I finally tried Tipsy Parsons last night with a friend. I always wondered what all the crowds were about every time I passed. I am still wondering! Although the service was friendly and efficient, the food and the value left much to be desired. The $30 pork chop was fatty. Entrees came with no veggies and a side of sugar snap peas (small portion) was $8. The total bill for the two of us was $120 (one beer, one iced tea, no dessert). The portions of food were small for the price. Anyhow, it would be helpful if you were tipsy to go here (better yet, totally drunk)!
Posted by NYC-er on 08/06/2010
Still shell shocked on how one could charge $25 for fried chicken that rivals a chain restaurant in taste.Anyway, went there with my friend. My friend got the red snapper around $25; another complete and utter disaster The good: the place and décor and quite nice , the staff is nice The bad: way , way , way overpriced food that tastes like diner food; service is absolutely super slow (restaurant was 1/3 full and it took 15 min to get me a beer (I am not kidding !) I am giving it a one star just because it is just so far off what it tries to be
Posted by anonymous on 08/01/2010
Went for brunch and was disappointed. There seemed to be empty tables but we had to wait at least 30 minutes to be seated. We were put at a communal table right next to a group which included 2 typical New York bratty kids who could do no wrong according to their parents. It is amazing to me that people bring children to expensive restaurants and let them spoil the meal for others. The food was average, rather small portions for the price. No bread or anything to munch on for the long wait for the food to arrive. Would not go back as there are dozens of places better than this in the area.
Posted by Annie on 05/04/2010
I've been her 5 times (I loive in the nabe( and I love this place. So many levels above the average. Great ideas professionally executed. Yes, it is southern style rather than textbook, but I admire a place which can move beyond the classic. There's a thinking brain in the kitchen and I am always amazed by the new combinations and preparations which seem so simple but are so good. It's expensive--that's the only reason I don't go more often. But you could also come in for a non-alky drink and a plate of devilled eggs at 3 PM, and be dazzled for less than ten bucks. Tipsy Parson is the best.
Posted by Still Hungry on 03/23/2010
Went for brunch this Sunday, party of 2. We waited at the bar for a few minutes to be seated, but that was no problem. We were seated in the quaint & pretty back room which was great. After that it was kind of downhill.. waited approximately 10+ minutes for the waiter to come over and greet us and/or take a drink order. Once we ordered, we split the pecan sticky bun to start (was as delicious as it sounds); I had the baked eggs and my sister had the Catfish Po' Boy with a side of mac & cheese (with bacon (of course)). After we split the sticky bun we waited for our entrees for what seemed like... FOREVER! Then another waiter/busboy brought what we *thought* was our food til we noticed my order was completely wrong, and then with the help of the next table (mere inches away), realized it was THEIR entrees, so... we passed 'em over. OOPS. When ours finally did come we were underwhelmed. My baked eggs were pretty good, but the "grilled cornbread" I was so looking forward to for a place that lauds its on site baking.. was hard and mealy and not tasty. The eggs were fine, but nothing to write home about nor particularly worth $15, and my sister's sandwich was apparently OK. The mac & cheese was also ok except it was VERY al dente. So many great looking things on the menu, I'll have to give it another try... but was very disappointed.
Posted by Since 1952 on 03/11/2010
The food was delicious. The kitchen as slow as molasses. It is a shame such an adorable place with really good food just does not have it down pat. I really wanted to love this place. If you want to go take a patience pill first. However everything is really tasty. Try the pickle plate, buttermilk biscuit. kale salad. The deserts looked outrageous.