La Bottega
La Bottega

La Bottega

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.themaritimehotel.com/labottega.php
  • Phone: 2122438400x1
  • Hours of Operation:
    ***TRATTORIA HOURS***

    Breakfast:

    Monday - Friday: 7:00am - 12:00pm

    Saturday - Sunday: 7:00am - 10:00am




    Lunch:

    Monday - Friday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm



    Dinner:

    Monday - Wednesday: 4:00pm - 12:00am

    Thursday - Friday: 4:00pm - 1:00am

    Saturday: 5:00pm - 1:00am

    Sunday: 5:00pm - 12:00am



    Brunch:

    Saturday - Sunday: 10:00am - 5:00pm





    ***CAFFE HOURS***

    Monday – Wednesday: 5:00pm - 12:00am

    Thursday: 5:00pm - 3:00am

    Friday – Saturday: 4:00pm - 4:00am

    Sunday: 4:00pm - 12:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Lucia Piscopo
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Seating for semi-private parties and large party reservations is available in the Trattoria. Prix fixe menus are available.
  • Private Party Contact: Melanie 2122438400x7050
  • Entertainment: We have a live DJ in the Caffe on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights.
  • Special Events: The Cabanas are available for up to 800 guests in 2 private rooms. Contact Melanie Ress at (646)277-3344.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between 16th and 17th Streets
  • Public Transit: ACE & L trains to 14th Street/8th Avenue exit the 16th Street staircase, walk 1 block west on 16th Street to the corner of 9th Avenue
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: A private lot is available on 16th Street and 9th Avenue.
A word from La Bottega
La Bottega is open for breakfast, lunch, dinner, weekend brunch, as well as drinks and appetizers.
The Trattoría, located on the north side of 9th Avenue has a full food and bar menu, and has a wood burning oven for delicious pizzas. The Caffé is located on the south side of 9th Avenue and has an additional bar and Caffé food menu. The outdoor patio has two sections- the Trattoria side for dining, and the Caffé side for drinks and lighter fare. During the colder seasons the perimeter of the patio is enclosed for greenhouse seating.
Reservations are accepted for the indoor dining room. During the summer, the outdoor patio does not accept reservations; walk-in guests are seated.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
La Bottega reviews from OpenTable diners
92 reviews since July 2, 2014
Overall Rating3.7
  • Food3.6
    Service3.3
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
81% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (73)good for groups (46)great for brunch (25)great for lunch (25)neighborhood gem (24)romantic (22)hot spot (20)fit for foodies (15)scenic view (13)special occasion (12)late-night find (11)kid-friendly (9)vibrant bar scene (8)notable wine list (4)Show More
  • Going to miss u
    GlobalDinerVIP
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    This restaurant has always been one of the only affordable choices in MPD. Many fun times and good memories here. The prices are reasonable and very good food and drinks. Service is the one area that they are lax about. But Mario Batali and friends just bought the spot, so say goodby because La Bottega's last day is Dec 31st. When Mario Batali and friends are done with the renovation, say hello to $40 entrees and $21 cocktails just like the rest of MPD.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • La Bottega
    EmilyVIP
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    La Bottega (the restaurant part) is a pretty room. We went Sunday for an early dinner and enjoyed the ambiance. The service was fine as well. We liked the starters (crostini, tomato soup, and farro salad) a lot but the main courses were disappointing. I had black past with an octopus tomato sauce and my friends had veal saltimbocca and ravioli.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great experience
    brooklynsam
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    The space is super cool, perfectly located, and the food and service were great. I'd definitely go back again and again!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • La Bottega is a great date spot.
    MichaelK
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    I came here on a date with my girlfriend. It was a really nice restaurant with great style and atmosphere. The wine list was not extensive, but had some great selections. The food was delicious and the pace of the service was excellent.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ambient morning brunch
    lovedm
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Sunday brunch was serene. Much quieter than a weeknight. I love the ambience here every time I come whether to the bar or restaurant side, out or in... Wonderful people and stunningly serene setting - the hotel lobby makes me feel I've traveled back in time on a ship and the fun food is an adventure.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just right
    Outsidediner
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Just the vibe we were looking for for a birthday celebration. The hostess sat us right away even tho two of us hadn't arrived yet. (because it wasn't crowded and she was super nice to break the rules) The food was good, the weather was perfect for sitting outside, the service was good (but distracted) but it was all fine. I'd for sure go back again and recommend!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love this place
    Stefz
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    I've been coming to La Bottega for ten amazing years. Heard they are closing at the end of the year and I hope that this won't happen! I intend to eat there as much as possible until then!! Amazing artichoke salad, beet salad, all pizzas and they even had gluten free!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outdoor Dining is the Strong Suit
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    This restaurant offers indoor and outdoor dining, and the outdoor area is what makes this restaurant special. The food is average, although the salads are particularly delicious. I had a quinoa salad with a lemon vinaigrette that was absolutely delicious. The outdoor atmosphere is lovely; the inside is a bit dark. They bring out tap water for the table but it's just barely room temperature, bordering on warm. They offered no ice - we had to request it. The wait staff is satisfactory - nothing special but not bad either. If you are going to the Hi Line this is a PERFECT lunch place for you, as the entrance to the Hi Line is across the street. I recommend it on a nice outdoors kind of day!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect on a nice night
    Emmy
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Was a great spot for a night with the girls! Delicious bread and great wine with great service. Wonderful vibe, not too loud. Will be back soon!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Quality Meal
    middleterranean
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Good italian food, overall not too expensive for what you get. Nothing insanely inventive or special but overall a great dining experience. Sit outside in the summer if you can.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Pizza Heaven
    Lewi
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Returned from Italy where I only had pizza twice so I asked a friend to join me so I could make a comparison. I'd definitely return to this appealing restaurant and even go beyond pizza, which was great! Very pleasant and attentive service.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • rclark
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    brunch on the patio is a summer favorite The service staff is excellent.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Easy Brunch Spot
    laklausnerVIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Beautiful outdoor patio and good brunch place for a low key sunday.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good, but it has been better
    HobokenFoodie
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    I never have had good service here, but I go for the atmosphere and food. However, the pizzas used to be so much better. I feel like they have lost something over the years. The Robiola pizza did not have enough white truffle oil and the Pizza Margherita was bland. I was with a group of 5, and for the most part everything was very good. We shared the ravioli, which was delicious. As was the Burrata Caprese. The beet salad and frito misto were also very good. The wine list had some nicely priced bottles. We had the Verdicchio, which was excellent. I love going here and sitting on the patio this time of year.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food, Nice Space, Fair Price
    Ocho
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    The patio is sizable, so even while active it wasn't too loud and offered a very nice ambience. The food was tasty and I thought priced reasonably given the location at the edge of trending Meatpacking District and the outdoor seating capacity.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great atmosphere, poor service
    ajb123VIP
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Have been to La Bottega several times. It's a great spot w/ wonderful outdoor seating and a fun crowd. Food is good, not superb. Service remains mediocre at best but they have great cocktails and a great vibe that makes up for it.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    MissGiGi
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    Would recommend the risotto, the linguine Neri, the linguine alle Vongole and the rigatoni. The pollo al Mattone is also delicious. Service was great, as well as the cocktails.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • amgsVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    This place has really fallen in my point of view. Although the manager did a good job of seating us (we had a lot of problems with the amount of people and indoor/outdoor seating), I was overall disappointed with my trip to La Bottega. The food used to be better and the service is generally poor - we had a large party and our waitress was ill-equipped for it. Drinks took an enormous amount of time to be brought, things were forgotten and worst of all, despite splitting the check with cash and credit, one of the credit cards was charged the full amount of the bill which is unacceptable. While this used to be one of my favorite places, it may be a while before we return.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Smoking is digusting
    EatMe
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Lord know why this place allows any smoking at all in their outdoor table area, or how that's even legal in NYC. I had read a few reviews warning of this so I added a note to my OT res that said "no where near smoking". Well that did nothing because our party of 7 was in the middle of the smoking section. I was busy entertaining my party to realize this before we ordered apps & a new 2 top was added less than 1 foot away and lit up like Xmas trees. When I realized we were in this God awful scenario it seemed too late to move a large group. I was especially mortified because my mother was visiting from out of town and suffers from COPD. Thankfully we only had to suffer through 3 encounters, but I put the blame on the restaurant.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • NO SERVICE
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    The restaurant was practically empty but after being seated we were never acknowledged again while the wait staff just fooled around with each other. Waited almost 20 minutes before leaving.
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  • not worth the bad service
    rs45VIP
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    Awful service! I have eaten here regularly since it opened and I have never been treated so poorly by a manager. I've actually never been treated so poorly at any of the vast number of restaurants I frequent in NYC or around the world. Our entrees never showed up. We waited for over 40 minutes. Finally the manager came by and said it would be just 5 minutes more. No reason given. About 10 minutes later we asked for our check. And when the manager finally brought it, he couldn't have been more rude. We told him we were very disappointed, as we've been going here for years. He got very angry and then stormed off. We never said a word until we had waited 40 minutes! This man shouldn't be managing anything other than his anger.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Mediocre Food, Good Outdoor Dining
    Shu1050
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    The food was so-so. Arugula and quinoa salad were good. Linguine with clams were cold and just okay. The outdoor space is nice. The service was slow.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Trendy NY Spot With Great Food
    JayT
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    I have eaten at La Bottega over the years, and it is always on point. The menu is not very large, but every item is delicious. The prices are actually very reasonable, given the ambiance and trendy nature of the restaurant. The tables can be a bit crammed, but this is NY, so that is not atypical. Sitting outside is also the move, so make sure to request outdoor dining!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • la bottega
    Kate
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    This restaurant was great, the food and the ambience was amazing. I am a vegetarian and they offer a great selection for me. Def going back!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • La Bottega....Smoking???
    cher
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    Smoking allowed in the outside seating area....isn't that illegal in NYC? Unfriendly hostess Good Food Good Service
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great birthday brunch
    foodoni
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    I came here on a Saturday afternoon for a birthday brunch on the earlier side of brunch time and had a great time. The service was great, the food was delicious, and the weather was beautiful, allowing us to enjoy the outdoor seating. I got the baked eggs and they were absolutely delicious, along with the various pizzas we ordered for appetizers. The ricotta cheesecake was also delicious! I would recommend La Bottega for brunch, and definitely for groups -- we were about 10 people and all the orders came out in a timely manner. Loved it!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 66 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 2, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.8
    • Food3.7
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service3.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 387 reviews are from the La Bottega reviews archive.
  • Ginafam
    ggfamily
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    We enjoyed the restaurant and the service was very good. We picked it specifically for the outdoor dining but they could not accommodate a party of 6 without sitting us near the smoking section and that was the main reason we chose the eat there in the first place . Other than that it was fine.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food
    roegee
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    Great outdoor space and the food does not disappoint at all.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Shockingly bad service
    SSNYCVIP
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    I normally don't post reviews, but I have to say that I dine here frequently as it close to my apartment and for the outdoor seating. But recently I have noticed the service slipping. But during Sunday brunch, it goes down as the worst service I have received in memory. It felt literally as if we were intentionally being ignored and had to ask for the basics 4 times just to get our food. Not sure I can go back, which is unfortunate.
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  • amgsVIP
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    I've been here a bunch of times and always love it but this time it fell short. They had run out of the one dish I wanted, the service was very slow and everyone seemed a bit distracted. I guess everyone has off nights.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Had a great brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Met 2 girlfriends for Saturday brunch. We all loved our meals - faro salad, quionoa salad and protein omelette. Server was lovely. Sat outside, a little noisy but it was Manhattan on a beautiful spring afternoon so it was to be expected. Reasonably priced, great location for Chelsea Market and High Line.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • old standby
    jewlb123VIP
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    This place is great for groups. Good food, ambiance and service.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Attitude, Less than Avg Food
    nikoedo
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    The hostess seated us right next to where the servers were dumping dirty dishes, very loud and unsettling. We asked to be moved - after some annoyed looks from the hostess we were moved to a table under the blazing sun with no umbrella for shade. We were concerned with the heat but she said the sun will move and will be better, barely even looking at us as she walked away. Sure enough after 5 min we were getting burnt, asked the server if we can move inside or to a shaded area, another numerous annoyed looks were given. We understand that's it's nuisance so we were very polite about it but my patience was running low. Finally seated, the food served was less than mediocre and servers all looked like they were hungover. Bad experience.
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  • VERY DISSAPOINTING
    theatergoerVIP
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    The food was mediocre and the service was worse. It's a shame because it is a beautiful space both inside and out. But it is totally wasted.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pizza Gone Soggy
    NYCFoodie
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    For years, La Bottega served wonderful thin, crispy crust pizzas with great toppings. No more. This past Sunday (Memorial Day weekend) I had one of the worst pizzas ever. The crust was wet and soggy. The toppings were disgusting, the artichoke hearts, in particular. They weren't drained, and all of that artichoke liquid only added to the underdone, limp, and soggy crust. The taste was gross and completely off putting. Make no mistake, this wasn't an off night for the pizza chef. A friend of mine who had a pizza there a week earlier, had the same awful pizza -- disgusting, soggy dough.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • When the service is good...
    diego175VIP
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    This place is fabulous when the service is good. 80% of the time the service is fine. However, the rest of the time it can be horrible. I don't know if they're short staffed or what. But there are times (we go there all the time) when the waitperson disappears and you are basically left to fend for yourself. This time it was good but the time before that was horrible. No service. Cold food! We always hope for the best and usually get it!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Comforting
    AnnaVIP
    Dined on 5/20/2014
    I've been here a few times, haven't been disappointed. It's not exquisite food, but it's a sort of I'm gonna come home and eat some food type of food. Not too expensive either. It's a good place to meet with friends and drink wine and eat food. Service can be a little slow sometimes though.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing!!!
    omgfoodiemark
    Dined on 5/14/2014
    At first I was a little upset to hear that during the time, their brick oven was not working and pizza was not being served that evening. However, my girlfriend and I ended up ordering the steak and the veal with an appetizer of ravioli. Everything was AMAZING! After eating the flavorful appetizer we knew the main course was going to be amazing. AND IT WAS! I would definitely go again because of the service, ambience, and great food. 5/5
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Don't go on a Holiday!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    I frequent this restaurant quite often and it's usually pretty good. This Mother's Day I came with my mother and grandmother and the service was absolutely horrible. The waitress disappeared for a half hour at a time, got the order wrong and was just generally inhospitable. If you are going to be open on Mother's Day you can't just use the holiday as an excuse for poor service and expect your guests to understand. Very disappointed.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Absolutely horrible service
    AlexVIP
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    The lovely outdoor patio with trees, plants and birds was a beautiful setting for Mothers' Day brunch. Unfortunately, the wait staff was one of the worst I've ever experienced in the city. We were seated quickly, and then ignored for 10 minutes before they brought over 2 menus (for a party of 4). We were then ignored for another 5 minutes until the waiter came over to take our order, with 2 people still not having menus. Requests for syrup, pepper, and butter were accomplished by walking up to the hostess stand and waiting until a server finally paid attention. While the brunch dishes were satisfactory, we will never ever recommend this establishment to friends after this abysmal experience.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate