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Posted by D. Expert on 02/24/2007
I live downtown so the Viand is a bit out of the way for me. Having said that, I've been here more than twenty times over the past couple of years and can honestly say that I've never ordered anything that was sub-par. I try to mix it up when I come up there so I've tried the steak, the club sandwiches, the fish, et al. The NY strip steak is the best I've ever had from a diner in the city. To boot, the place is extremely clean (something I'm always conscious about wherever I eat) and the staff is excellent. Friendly, warm service makes me feel right at home. I realize this may sound cheesy, but it is true. The only downside I can think of are the prices. All in all, though, you definitely do get what you pay for, and in my humble opinion the West Side Viand is the best casual dining experience I've had in this city.
Posted by Anonymous on 02/11/2007
Go there all the time because it's perfect for any type of casual gathering...the food is awesome, the service is good, and it's totally worth your while.
Posted by all nighter on 02/01/2007
Have to things to say. 1) Not open 24 hours. Called at 1 and was told that they just closed. 2) The food is good. Better (and more expensive) then Utopia. But that isn't much of a feat in and of itself. It's not really worth the money (I got a grilled cheese, no fries, a milkshake and some pie and it ran me about 20 bucks)- but in this neighborhood, what other choice do you have?
Posted by Jennifer on 01/29/2007
We stay at the Beacon when we visited NY from Australia over xmas 05/06. We couldn't go past the Viand Cafe for it's food, value for money and service. We ate there for at least one meal a day, either breakfast or dinner. The staff got to know us over the eight days and always gave us the same table as there was 7 of us. They were always friendly and the service fast and attentive. It's great to know when you are in another country and city that you can rely on finding a place like Viand Cafe to get good quality food and service. We'll be back xmas 08/09 and I can't wait to visit the Viand again!
Posted by Anonymous on 01/12/2007
It was a great experience dining at the Viand Cafe after the theater show I've been to. My friends and I enjoyed our dinner,it was delicious and the service was excellent. The atmosphere of the Viand is warm, friendly, and particularly one of its host's by the name of George is so friendly that he makes you feel right at home. He takes excellent care of us every time we visit which is very often. Their delivery staff is quick and kind...but most importantly Viand provides the customer with delicious food.
Posted by Anonymous on 01/03/2007
I figured it was about time we wrote our words of praise. Its been about 2 years since we discovered this place. The food is always fresh, fast, large portions, and great service. We have been for breakfast, lunch, and dinner and have yet to be let down.
Posted by Ronnie on 12/12/2006
Always delicious. Larger portions. Great delivery service. Friendly wait staff. Overall my fave place to eat on the UWS.