We have been at Crispins the 2nd time with a big group and we where all very satisfied about everything. Delicious authentic it alien food with a twist. Great location for a group to sit together on a long table. We will be back soon in april.
Excellent food, wine and service. Disappointed that there is a huge TV right in the middle of this otherwise cozy, elegant restaurant.
I made a Valentine's Day reservation to come here with my girlfriend after attending the nearby Daily Show studio and it was a great ending to our Valentine's Day. The staff was welcoming and helpful, the environment was cozy and welcoming, not too loud, and the food was very good. Will plan to come back here again.
The service was poor. It was Valentine's Day and I was served my dessert before the waitress realized we had not received our main entrees. I tried to explain to her that we had not received our entrées when she asked for our dessert order and coffee. Instead of checking on entrees she ignored what we said. After all was said and done no entrees had been prepared. Maybe if someone like a manager would have came to the table and said I'm sorry, we made a mistake, have another glass of wine on us while we correct the issue, everything would have been great. But no one ever came to us other than the waitress who barely understood English and she didn't even say sorry, we made a mistake.
I am a very understanding person as I have been in the restaurant industry in the past and understand how busy it probably was because of Valentine's Day but just a little acknowledgment would have been enough.
Third time is a charm. I tried Crispins two other times over the last year (it's one block from my apartment) and was never impressed. However, I had dinner there this week and found a great new menu, a value priced wine list, good food and a welcoming and warm ambience. Give it a try - seems like a turnaround in the making...
Had an awesome friends get together dinner here, and everyone had a great time. The food, drinks, atmosphere, and most of all service were all amazing!!!
I will definitely be coming back!!!!
Subdued atmosphere, very relaxed & intimate. Service left nothing to be desired ... they were great. The food was excellently prepared & presented & absolutely delicious. If you get a chance try the branzino, it was really terrific.
I have been to Crispin's twice so far and wanted to wait until my second time to write a review to make sure I did not have a uniquely pleasant experience the first time I went. In a neighborhood with innumerable places to choose from, this is a stand-out. The service is excellent, the ambience is warm and welcoming and the food is outstanding - a wide selection of expertly prepared dishes with fresh, flavorful ingredients. If an Italian-American friend of mine swoons over a rigatoni dish and says she cannot wait to come back, you know they must be doing something right. I had branzino that was better than at my -so far - favorite place in the neighborhood I live in - melt-in-your mouth tender white flesh under a crispy skin broiled to perfection - and another friend's salmon looked good enough for me to regret I could not order a second entrée (and she confirmed that :) ). Our server was friendly, polite, knowledgeable and very accommodating. I should add that at this second visit we used a groupon ... and you know that you are not always treated like a full-paying customer at some places when you re dining at a significant discount. Not here. Portions, quality and service were as outstanding as the first time I dined here, without a groupon. These people care about their guests. Like my friend, I cannot wait to be back!
Delicious food. Great service . Wonderful stuff. Can't wait to go back again.
Hopefully this was a one-off, but honestly, it was the worst dining experience I've had in 5yr of NYC.
Saturday @ 8pm.
Picked a bottle of wine from the menu. Don't have it. Picked another. Don't have it either.
Chicken was pink and raw in the middle. Two others got sick from the carbonara.
They were friendly but not apologetic. Did not charge us for the chicken. But still,