AOA Bar & Grill
AOA Bar & Grill is a restaurant and bar that offers patrons a cozy and comfortable environment. The restaurant offers a variety of alcoholic beverages and cocktails which are infused with flavor through fruits, lemon, mint, peppercorn, cucumber among others. The appetizers at the AOA Bar & Grill include Middle Eastern and American cuisine such as homemade hummus, sliders, fried shrimp, nachos and wings while the main course include a range of pizzas, sandwiches and burgers.
AOA Bar & Grill�s AOA burger is a favorite among regulars, but the restaurant also offers veggie options for vegans. Pizzas can be customized according to the toppings needed and the soup of the day can be ordered on request. The restaurant also offers favorite main dishes such as the classic fish and chips, New York Strip Steak, wild salmon and barbecue ribs that can be ordered with appropriate sides.
We needed a spot in TriBeCa for an early dinner before a screening. This fit the bill just fine. It was a sports bar but not too crazy with a good variety of food.
If you love beer this is a great affordable place to go to in the Tribeca area. Plus if you love sports this a great place to go whether its just 2 people or 20 people.
I can't comment on lunch and dinner, which is when this restaurant must do the bulk of its business, but the breakfast was terrible. First, it was buffet only, which the restaurant did not disclose. When we got there the buffet had been out for at least an hour and there was only one person on service staff who was not replenishing the food. We got coffee and then thought better about eating there because the food looked so bad. I asked for the check and they wanted to charge us the full $16 buffet price for a cup of coffee!!! Fortunately we got a manager who was most helpful, but I could not recommend this restaurant to anyone.
The food was great, and I would definitely want to go back. However it took 15 minutes before anyone even came to our table to give us water. It then took and 10 more minutes before we got our drink order in. A typical lunch took nearly 2 hours, half of which was waiting for our server. But the food was surprisingly great!
I went here for a birthday dinner with my friends. They easily accommodated 8 of us. We ordered wings and spinach dip for apps and both were delicious. A couple of us ordered pizzas which were also tasty. Service was OK. We sat for empty drinks for a while each time we were done and were given a bit of an attitude when we asked for water as the waitress didn't explain at the beginning that someone was going to come around with a water pitcher.
Food was good - service was good - all around not in any way disappointing. Don't go to have intimate conversations - you'll be shouting!
I made a last minute reservation for 15 through OpenTable and AOA was able to accommodate my requests. The atmosphere was perfect for a client happy hour, and the area we had reserved was very spacious, allowing for great mingling. The bartender was responsive and checked in with me frequently to ensure we had everything we needed.
food was fair and expensive, service was poor
The food was pretty awful here - they managed to somehow make yogurt with granola inedible.
Serve was rude and sarcastic, arrived with a party of 10 who did not enjoy the food. And another patron who was intoxicated was being an extreme pest. I would not return.
Great beer selection. Food was delicious. This is a sports bar with good food - not a restaurant with a good bar. Enjoyed it for a quick bite.
A very good restaurant to watch sports -- particularly for those who do not like traditional sports bars. And what's not to like: a gazillion screens, and where else can you get coal oven pizza while watching the game?
Our server, Bar, was very accommodating --- even for a very large group
The food was good but the service was very slow.
Service was awful. Wine took forever to come and food was slow and undercooked.
Bar food--pizza, wings, salads, etc. edible, but undistinguished. Menu similar to a Duffy's in variety, meatiness and limited inspiration, but apparently unable to hone the recipes or their preparation. Half empty on Friday night. To be fair, I understand the place to be relatively new, so perhaps by the time you read this, they will have pulled their socks up.
I made a reservation, and when we got there they were still not open...so I called and cancelled our reservation. When I cancelled - I even said I made my reservation thru Open Table.
Was very pleasantly surprized at how open the space was, well designed, attractive and friendly.