Another great time at Monument
Another great time at Monument Lane - our group of 5 sharing and eating slowly was accommodated perfectly!!
3/13/2013 5:00:00 PM
We can't wait to go back.
We can't wait to go back. Favorite dish: Fish and seafood soup is off the hook
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
Attentive but not intrusive
Attentive but not intrusive service. Interesting menu with slight variations on traditional recipes to create delightful new dishes. New favorite restaurant.
3/23/2013 5:00:00 PM
This place is great! Everything
This place is great! Everything that comes out of the kitchen is nothing like you've ever had before. I travel from East 87th street to get to the restaurant and worth the trip every time.
3/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
Dependably excellent service
I've already written a review for Monument Lane, but wanted to add one observation. When we dine there (which is every other week or so), we know we'll have a good meal, but just as important, we feel that we are recognized and we always get excellent service. We're greeted warmly, and the wait staff remember us, what we drink, and what we like. That's not such a common thing in NYC, and we really appreciate it.
4/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
This restaurant came recommended,
This restaurant came recommended, and did not disappoint! My husband said that his breakfast was the best breakfast he had ever had, and maybe the best meal he had ever had. The atmosphere is pleasing, and the staff were great.
4/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had a wonderful experience at Monument Lane. Our waiter was very nice, helpful, patient and accommodating. I had the trout with fiddlehead ferns, spring greens, and a side of mashed turnips (which were delicious!). Everything was fresh, well prepared, and delicious. Can't wait to go back!
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Had a lovely date here. Perfect
Had a lovely date here. Perfect for an intimate conversation without feeling forced romantic; friendly staff are attentive but not overbearing. Food is delicious. Couldn't recommend more!
4/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Had not been in two years
Had not been in two years but food and service were again very good. Beers are always changing but enough of a variety to pick a good one.
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Trendy West Village Spot
The crowd is definitely dominated by a younger set. Food and Vibe are both very good, service was a little haphazard but should not deter a visit.
5/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great brunch offering
Standout dishes included the buttermilk fried chicken, grilled ham and fontina and sausage gravy and fried eggs for brunch. Wonderfully attentive service and beautiful dining room rounded out the experience.
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food, service not exceptional
We loved the food...relatively straightforward, but delicious nonetheless. I tried to get a glass of wine at the bar before my friend arrived, but I couldn't get the bartender's attention as he was very busy flirting with someone a few feet away, and wouldn't look over at me. The table service was much better...pleasant and helpful staff. I would say it was a little overly aggressive, in that we were being frequently interrupted by multiple staff members checking on whether we were ok, clear plates, etc. Overall, good experience and would go back.
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
very pleasant surprise
i needed a place for 8 people in a specific neighborhood and this restaurant came up as available. i read a few professional reviews and figured it was worth a try. it far exceeded my expectations. everyone loved everything they ordered, from appetizers, right through the desert. Monument Lane is basically a farm to table restaurant and every dish was extremely fresh testing and innovative. the wine list is just ok, but don't let that stop you from enjoying an otherwise great meal.
5/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
So good I am going back for lunch
Can't wait to go back for lunch. The food was remarkable. Our server so knowledgeable and accommodating. Could not have been a more fun evening...going back this week for lunch.
5/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Can not say enough good things about this place. Fabulous food great service....will be back again and again
5/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious Drinks and Local Produce
Cocktails are phenomenal. Well balanced with interesting combinations such as elderflower liqueur, lemon and sage. Some of the best produce I've had in New York City.
Make sure you leave plenty of time. The restaurant prides itself in slow eating. Our meal with appetizer, entree, and dessert lasted two hours.
5/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
great restaurant all around
highly recommend this place - we randomly picked it one night for dinner and were more than pleasantly surprised - the food is outstanding from taste to presentation to portion size
5/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
It would have been 5 star
It would have been 5 star experience if we hadn't had to ask for salt 5 times...but other than that great night....
6/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was delicious and the
Food was delicious and the staff very friendly. I had the fish stew and I thought that , although very tasty, it needed more fish. It may be ok if you have an appetizer first, but on this day I only ordered a main dish.
6/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great neighborhood spot
I have been many times for dinner, and was pleased that brunch was also excellent. Friendly service and great atmosphere. Great food and casual atmosphere.
6/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Super Sunsay Supper
Loved the Sunday Supper they offer. Wonderfully fresh ingredients expertly prepared.
6/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great find in the West Village
Monument Lane is a hip restaurant with attentive service and great food. Lively crowd (beware of the noise level) and fun scene.
6/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful neighborhood restaurant
Met our niece and nephew in what was his "old neighborhood", the West Village. Dinner was very tasty, portions ample and even my vegetarian niece was happy with her entree.
6/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
The staff made our visit outstandin
The staff made our visit outstanding -- wait staff provided great service, bartender was engaging and a gifted mixologist. Fried chicken was perfect for brunch. We'll be back!
7/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
I just will never understand
I just will never understand why this great restaurant has not caught on....the food and service are exceptional.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
they always have a creative
they always have a creative menu that strives to use locally sourced food
8/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
delicious night out
We ordered the sausage with cheddar cheese and pesto. It was delicious! I also had a whole fish that had a bbq-style dry rub on it. Melt in your mouth.
This place is delicious start to finish. And if you go with $35 nightly special, you can also go for the $20 pitcher of beer. How often do you get to order a nice pitcher of beer at a relaxing upscale restaurant? It was perfect.
8/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always great food and great service
My friend and I went for dinner with our dogs. Kyle was our server-he is always very nice, courteous, checks in just the right amount of times to make sure we have everything we need. My friend suggested that the peanut butter cup needs more crunch, and he brought out more caramel popcorn, which was very kind. I love going there with my dogs. They always get a ton of attention from the passers by and have a nice time. My sister frequents Monument Lane very often as well-this is our favorite restaurant near where we live in Union Square (where it's lacking for cute neighborhood places like the Village). I hope this place never changes in service and food quality!
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
I went for the Wednesday night "summer special" which was absolutely delicious. They even threw in an extra course (soup) as it was my friend's birthday. From beginning to end, the service was friendly and efficient, the food was absolutely fresh and delicious, and the price was more than reasonable. I would highly recommend this restaurant!
8/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful evening. Food was
Wonderful evening. Food was great, service could not be better. Will definitely return (soon).
9/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Attractive West Village Spot
This was our second visit for dinner and we enjoyed it at least as much as the first visit. The place has a nice vibe but the key really is the food which is very well prepared and with some clever, innovative twists. Service can be a bit sloppy but doesn't really get in the way of a very good dinner experience
9/12/2013 5:00:00 PM
Smart (and delicious) takes
Smart (and delicious) takes on traditional American cuisine. Interesting and novel cocktails. A real gem.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Terrific, generous service - warm, inviting atmosphere. Very good food. Complimentary amuse bouche to start; 4 free (and unexpected) glasses of champagne in honor of our birthday guest; our server, Benjamin, deducted the cost of a side dish because it came late to the table. He happily wrapped up the teeniest portion of choc-peanut butter dessert to go. Crusty bread refills, constantly refilled water.
Food is very good except for the pork tenderloin ($28) that two people in our party ordered. They found it dry.The house gladly supplied a sauce upon request. Excellent mac and cheese accompaniment.
Must haves: corn risotto, squid salad, brandade, pan-roasted hake.
With a $55 bottle of wine, the bill added up quickly. Well worth it.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
There are many superlatives to describe Monument Lane, but the most sufficient is to say that it simply is my favorite restaurant in the neighborhood, if not NYC. Living in the Village allows me access to some of the best dining experiences in one of the best dining cities in the world, and I've been supporting ML since their opening day because the food is always the pinnacle of fresh and executed with finesse and restraint. I keep coming back because the service is friendly, personal, and feels like you're at a friend's house. The staff is attentive without being hovering; they are always able to make educated suggestions and recommendations. It's my favorite place to take visitors; just so warm and yummy. (And the food's not bad either!)
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Perfect for any occasion.
The food, service and room are amazing.
Although not a vegetarian restaurant the
vegetables are the real treat here.
10/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food at a salt lick
Presentation and taste of food was excellent. Ambience excellent. Nice control of noise-makers (music etc). Interesting and some unusual wince choices. One service portion undercooked. rest just fine, especially the small plates and appetizers. But all of us about 2 hours later had our tongues to the roof of our mouths. WAAAY too much salt.
10/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Convenient spot to go to after a workout at Equinox.
11/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great neighborhood find
I live a few blocks from Monument Lane and simply love this restaurant. The food is great (the fried chickpeas are to die for), the environment is relaxed and casual, and the cocktail list is imaginative and varied. A great place to meet friends and actually have a chance to talk and be heard. Very friendly and attentive wait staff who never rush you and let you enjoy your meal. All in all, one of my favorites.
11/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food and service
Incredibly friendly staff, charming atmosphere and delicious food in a great 'hood. Perfect.
11/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Thanksgiving at Monument Lane
Our dinner was delicious and the choices for Thanksgiving were excellent, the service was impeccable and I would definitely go back again and recommend it to others.
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fantastic Neighborhood Gem
We have the good fortune to only live two blocks away from Monument Lane. We have been numerous times for brunch and have been very pleasantly surprised every time. The meal and service are always fantastic. The restaurant has a mildly rustic look, with great wooden beams but it is not country in any way. It is homey and comfortable. The food is always delicious. They take somewhat traditional food and put a modern spin on it. Not so much so that it is unrecognizable but it keeps the familiarity that you love and makes it even more delicious. We truly love it and it is one of our favorite restaurants.
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good wine selection. Pork
Good wine selection. Pork schnitzel is quite good as are the oysters. Overall a bit pricey but the sparkling water is complementary and ambience is great.
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM