Brasserie of Tenafly
I reserved a table for Monday, September 30 at 5:30 pm. I received a Reservation Confirmation and confirmation #17827. Upon our arrival we found the doors closed and lights out. There was a sign on the door, Closed for Rosh Hashanah. This was very disappointing and disturbing. We had tickets for the theater at 7:15 and no DINNER. This was unacceptable and poor business service. Please fix your Open Table service for your next random closing!
Inattentive server. Never asked if we wanted dessert. Never came for coffee order until flagged down. Chicken not as expected and dry. Very disappointed.
Food is consistently good and appropriately priced.
Catching up with friends we had not seen in a while caused us to be still sitting in a booth at 9:12. Another booth was also still occupied by a family. The staff put all the lights on suddenly....”last call” I guess. Perhaps a gentle request to finish up would have been far less rude.
Service was exceptional but food was a bit tasteless. I ordered tuna tartar and Bronzino Was not enough flavor.
Good but not outstanding. The salads are very fresh but the tuna is not sushi grade. It tastes like it's been refrigerated for days. Wait staff are young and do not check in often enough. My friend's glass was without water for far too long. On another occasion when I was there the young waiter was excellent and very on top of things so there is clearly some inconsistency. Burgers are good.
No one at front to greet you on Tuesday night even with reservation. Good initial contact for seating, water & wine glasses for BYOB good but wait staff listless, no energy or good service. All of them clustered at back of restaurant in their cells. Food good but overpriced. Branzino with spinach had no taste or interest. Friend had shrimp with asparagus good. For both $55. Not worth it.
The menu is varied and creative. Nice presentation, delicious food. Our server was excellent.