Joe & The Misses Are Rocking It
We were sad to see the former Joe Doe shutter, because we loved it. But the replacement, Joe & MissesDoe, is great. Same energy and creativity in the kitchen from Joe, at a lower price point and with a more casual menu. But, casual does not mean lower quality -- the food rocks. Highlights were the dumplings, warm romaine salad, baked clams (nary a breadcrumb in these bad-boys -- they tasted like the sea--awesome), hangar steak, hot dipped chicken, and the beer-braised shellfish. Nibbles to start are great --crispy duck skins might send you to an early grave if you eat them daily, but every once in a while -- sublime. Pickles are excellent, as are the deviled eggs and the bone marrow toast. And, Jill's cocktails are as good as ever. Go!
9/19/2013 5:00:00 PM
Nothing else like it in Manhattan!
Joe & MissesDoe has a small menu (changed regularly), very few seats, and gets really noisy when it's full. And you'd be hard pressed to find a better spot in the East Village.
Everything is done in house (i.e. pickles, nuts) and the food is clever (chili with burn ends? WOW!), as is the terrific chef and everyone who works there.
It's a beautiful place with character in everything, from the art on the wall to benches on which you sit. Do. Not. Miss.
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
As a fan of the former JoeDoe I was bummed to hear it was closing and reinventing itself. I am relieved and happy to report that the food is still fantastic, the drinks are still tight and the vibe is actualy better than it was before. A bit more low-key and the staff were fantastic. one of the only knocks on the old space was that it would sometimes feel a bit pretensious, for which I mostly blamed the host/staff. Not sure if these are new faces or just a new attitude but now the place is the full package. We went with a bunch of shares. French dip dumplings, shellfish, wings, mac n cheese, chili... all great.
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love this place!
If you crave comfort food with a modern twist, this is the place for you. Every meal we tried was prepared perfectly. Highly recommend the hangar steak with homemade 57 sauce and the fish burrito. Incredibly tasty and satisfying. Also love the cocktails for two - super tasty and super fun.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Friendly Food Find
From the moment we entered this cozy, and warm space we were greeted by smiles, friendly conversation, and helpful explanations about the food, drinks, neighborhood, and so on.
The four of us shared the spectacular chicken wings, toasted spicy hazelnuts, grits and collard greens, and the marrow butter. I would have preferred more marrow flavor, but it and all the rest of the items we ordered were excellent, including the beet salad, hangar steak, and so on. Loved the chocolate mousse cake.
The service is top shelf. The restaurant immaculate, and the two women in our party of four both commented on the quality of the ladies room.
As we left, we experienced the same sincere smiles and words of thanks from the waitress and bartender.
10/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great small place
I love this place because it's so small, and the food is good, and the service is good. It's almost like American tapas; you just get a bunch of whatever you want and share it with the table. The *only* thing I didn't like is, the bar got really crowded and, since the place is so small, the people at the bar were basically standing on top of us and the servers couldn't even get through the crowd. However, it was Saturday night, so this maybe isn't a problem during the rest of the week.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
We went at 7 on a Friday and the wait staff was really attentive and helpful. The menu was a little heavy on hot sauces and sriracha but that's just not my taste. The drinks were fun and inventive. The room is very small but not crowded. Better for small parties. We really loved it.
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
A must stop
Fun food, fun little place that I always go to when In NYC.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
This place is tiny, but the
This place is tiny, but the food is delicious! I recommend the beer cheese, sticky wings, french dip dumplings, and the grits. This is a great spot for delicious, reasonably priced food - which, from my experience, can be a little tough to find in NYC. We ate an outrageous amount of food, all for under $100. I can't remember the last time I've been able to say that...
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food and service!
Interesting spicy drinks. Interesting snacks and entrees. Definitely would recommend to anyone who enjoys a little heat in their food.
11/30/2013 4:00:00 PM