Loved the chef's table. Interesting
Loved the chef's table. Interesting spot in the restaurant with tasty and interesting food. Good chat with servers and other diners. Good music and atmosphere in the restaurant.
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
Terrific food as always from
Terrific food as always from Danny Mena's creative and delicious tasting menu. It's a pleasure to be able to watch the team preparing meals while you eat, and service is very attentive.
4/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always a pleasure to watch
Always a pleasure to watch Chef Mena and the kitchen staff cook, and the food is terrific! A sophisticated take on traditional Mexican cuisine, in a series of small plates.
5/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
one of the best mexican expiriences
Amazing mexican food. In front of a platoon of outstanding and tough guys preparing all the delicious food (that's entertainment!!), you will get one of the most tasteful and creative menu a Mexican restaurant can offer in NY. On top of it, chef compliments were very good (pork belly, ceviche…) Service is a bit disorganized but nice and gentle. Great!!
5/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Go to Hecho en Dumbo and sit at the Chef's Table. One great course after another, plus unique drinks and great service.
5/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Had a fantastic meal at the Chef's table. Food was fresh and inventive, and we enjoyed watching how calmly and expeditiously the meals were served. They also give you 2-3 additional amuse bouche sized bites in addition to the menu. Enjoyed a couple of their delicious cocktails. Highly recommend it.
6/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
A great night out
The Chef's Table was a great experience and the food was fantastic. In addition to the menu there were three other courses. There was one miss but everything else was super delicious. The Chef's Table is much quieter than the from of the restaurant which lends itself to conversation. It is an incredible value for such sophisticated food. I highly recommend it. I look forward to going back.
6/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
A new New York favourite
We went on a Sunday night and sat at the Chef's Table. Was not sure what to expect, given some of the mixed reviews on here. We are both SERIOUS foodies and have dined frequently at some of the finest restaurants in Manhattan, and this little gem absolutely BLEW our minds. It was beyond incredible. The food was wonderfully simple, yet bursting with some of the most complex flavour combinations I have ever experienced in my life. Everything was fresh and delicious. Do NOT believe a word from the naysayers. This place is TOP NOTCH. Truly one of the finest dining experiences I have had in NYC. To me, it was as good as many of the Michelin-starred restaurants we have been to. Way to go, Hecho en Dumbo. You guys totally ROCKED our world. Kudos.
6/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Chefs table is great
Food and service was excellent. Fun to watch chefs making everything. The tasting started with a corn "salad" that was spicy (for me not my husband) and very flavorful. Next was a lobster broth w oysters that was interesting but my least favorite of the night. Then they seved some mini tacos that were excellent. Then a light and delicious fish ( sea bass?) and then a tender and delicious bit of lamb with home made tortillas. The dessert was excellent. Very reasonable at 60.00
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
I have eaten at the "chef's
I have eaten at the "chef's table" twice. The chef's table is really just a counter in the kitchen with a predetermined menu. The food is excellent and inventive. The first time I went the service was slow (surprising given that we were seated in the kitchen) and some of the food was room temperature and not hot. The second time I went the service was better and the waiter much more friendly and informative. The advantage of sitting at the chef's table is the lower noise level. The main room is deafening. The kitchen staff does not interact with you at all which is unfortunate. No hello and no good-bye. Overall, though, I will go back because the food is interesting and well-prepared. The cocktails are excellent.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was our second dinner
This was our second dinner at this restaurant, and even without the surprise factor we had on our first visit, the food remains excellent. The is Mexican food that you cannot easily obtain in New York. Be aware that you will be sitting in the kitchen, at a counter, and on chairs that are not particularly comfortable. Otherwise, however, the experience is wonderful. The staff are attentive and pleasant, and the counter itself is not particularly crowded. The food, though, is the main attraction and it is well worth the trip.
9/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
A gourmet, eating experience
The chefs table was a fine dining, gourmet culinary experience a la Mexico. The kitchen is an open and bustling laboratory, and the chef micromanages each plate with attentive care. There is no mediocre serving at the chefs table, and the complimentary, off-the-menu items in between plates will keep you guessing. A fit for foodies, wonderful dining experience.
10/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best bang for the buck on a tasting menu. The food is superb and as a bonus you can try some of their tequila flights that go down pretty easy with the cuisine. The staff other than the chefs are very pleasant. the seats are rough on the back but at least you have one unlike some of the restaurant kitchen bars.Don't miss this bargain at $60 not including the booze.
10/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had been wanting to go for a while, and saw the food rating on opentable being a 4.8 out of 5 - shame on anyone who didn't give this place a 5. Easily one of the best meals we've ever had, and we've been to a lot of places. Fantastic flavors, excellent preparation, really unique, and then we were blown away by the value. Compares really well to other prix fixes at Torrisi, 11EMP, Momofuku Ko, even Atera and Per Se (with fewer courses). The seats are not as uncomfortable as advertised here (comparable to Atera) and the chef table area in the back is definitely quieter than the front room. It's not white glove service, but if you like amazing food and don't need all the frills, decor and ambience, it's worth the trip.
10/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Chef's table Halloween special
Went with gf for a nice din. We wanted to try the Halloween "scary menu" which was composed of 4 different plates including sweet bread, bone marrow and blood sausage. The food was fantastic. I reserved the "chefs table" as a romantic gesture, good thing I went with my gf and not as a first date because, damn was it hot back there! I guess I should have expected that though... Continously dabbing the sweat off my forward was worth the food, and after some delicious margaritas it became unnoticeable. I do think the servers could have been on top of things a bit more, also I understand it was a special menu, but they should be aware of what the main courses actually entail. Great experience overall though.
10/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
This was a fantastic meal
This was a fantastic meal and experience from start to finish!
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Super chill, super food
My wife and I loved the tasting menu at Chef's Table. Consistently delicious -- my favorite was probably the sweetbreads brought out between courses. It was a fantastic experience to enjoy Mexican food with of this quality. Excellent, creative margaritas as well.
11/16/2013 4:00:00 PM