Have wanted to try this place for a while. Yes it’s all over Instagram and looked amazing. We had the prix fixe lunch for 45 dollars and added on an entreé (the lasagnette!) because I wanted to try so much. I understand what this restaurant wants to be but it fell short of what I had envisioned. My escarole salad was good but nothing to write home about. The short rib sandwich was less then exciting. It was tasty but I wanted a big hit of amazing flavor like you would except from he hype surrounding this restaurant. Honestly it was thinly sliced dry brisket with aioli. Maybe their dinner is amazing (lunch is a more recent addition to service) but I don’t think I would make the trek back downtown to try it.
Impressive space, thoughtful service, excellent prix fixe menu for a fun birthday lunch with out of town guests. We liked the beautiful building and the quality of the preparation. It’s lively without being overwhelming. The signature chicken dish was delicious and substantial. The appetizers were great. Dessert is varied ice cream dishes.
We sat at the bar, the best choice for us. More ambient, bartenders were super nice people! The food was amazing!!
I LOVE IT HERE! By far my favorite restaurant in nyc
I think it was their first day doing brunch. Service was a little slow. I’m sure they’ll iron out the kinks with time
Everything was great but the courses took a very long time to come out! We ordered within 15 minutes of being seated and were still waiting on our entree 2 hours later. I would go back but make sure you don’t have a tight schedule if you go for dinner!
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Me and my friend went there for lunch, both of us couldn’t believe this restaurant got a Michelin one star. Bad food presentation, very coarse taste-my salad was too oily and his was too salty. The main course was okay-just okay! And the service is even worse! The servant didn’t come to check and even forgot which course we’ve finished. And what was the purpose of to-go dessert?? Horrible experience! We will never go back again!
EXCELLENT, CREATIVE AND PROFESSIONAL DISH !
69th birthday. Traditional birthday dinner with another couple at a highly recommended restaurant.
I wouldn’t go back. Not worth the hype or the price. The best part of the meal was the bread they served. The candied cauliflower was too sweet and too coated with the candy stuff. The chicken came with no sides just a giant piece of chicken. It was good but nothing special and the serving was too big. If all I wanted to eat was bread and chicken I would have gone to the grocery store. They should have made it a third the size portion and added a few sides to it. And leaving the chicken foot on it seemed gimmicky. My dinner partner felt the same way about her branzino and salad. Nyc has a thousand other restaurants that are way better.
I was expecting a lot bc finally I got there. Foods looked amazing and was tasty. But I didn’t like a waiter to take our order...never smiled.., looked in bad mood... I guessed he was a kitchen staff. Eventually a different person served each meal. I don’t wanna come back for a while.
Horrible in every respect.
I ate at the bar and the bartender / server was great.
Perfect place perfect foods
Too much sophistication in food which hampers substance. It used to be better when it opened. Dishes are really a fusion of lots of things which in the end does not deliver the end experience. Service has deteriorated.
Phenomenal cocktails and food. The staff is very attentive and the ambience is beautiful. Great restaurant. Would definitely go back.
Truly excellent food though they must eliminate the plastic. If someone prefers to take out their dessert, they can ask for a take-out container.
I want to come back soon!
Everything is awesome...
Food was fantastic
Excellent service ... food was tremendous; great addition to the downtown scene
The wines by the glass were a little disappointing in our view. That said, the food was outstanding as was the service. The space with its vaulted ceilings make for a beautiful dining experience.
I love CS. This was my 2nd visit, and was lucky to sit near the open kitchen so I could see all the action. “Oui!”
Complimentary house bread was good and so was the puffed bread with white bean hummus and Gruyère fritters. Chicken main course was juicy and tender with crispy skin. Cheesecake was good. Great wine choices.
Great food and atmosphere, the deserts in particular were amazing
My husband and I were celebrating our anniversary and Crown Shy was the perfect place to celebrate! The space is beautiful and the service was perfect. Our server was great at helping us select the perfect cocktails and dishes. We had a few small dishes which were delicious and then we shared the chicken for our entree. It was so moist and flavorful!! For dessert we were unsure about the sticky caramel but our waiter convinced us and it did not disappoint. The perfect ending to a perfect meal.
We can’t wait to go back and sit near the open kitchen and watch all the action!
Food is good and service was fine. I did prefer the energy of the bar though
Service was excellent David made a great wine recommendation. Incredible. The whole staff mad my wife feel special for her bday. It was a great experience. Will be back soon
Our wait staff was great but service lacked in a number of areas (bartender gave our drinks to somebody else while we were waiting for our table, serving staff spilled drinks on us and our table but we were still charged for drinks, etc.).
Food was overall good but not sure its a fair value proposition.
Best restaurant I’ve been to NYC in a while.
All I can say is WOW! Chef Kent has done it again, this time in his own location. Everything was perfection from the moment we walked in the door till the moment we left! One of the best meals of my life, in a stunning, mellow space with with amazing vibes and unpretentious, top-notch service. Favorites for our group included the olive bread, cauliflower, gruyere fritters, tomato and peach with feta, charred carrots, caramelle, short rib and satsuma orange ice cream. Every cocktail we tried was a hit. To top it off, we expected the bill to be much higher given the caliber of our experience. Very fairly priced; would do it again in a heartbeat. Thank you to Chef Kent, Jared, and all the staff who made my birthday dinner one I’ll always remember. We can’t wait to return for another amazing experience!
Service is mediocre (our server didnt even bother to stop by and explain any of the food served) food was okay and noise coming from the bar area was load.
Absolutely lovely! To our server who sadly had a boot on his foot- you rock. Hope your foot heals! Best date night.
Was pretty great! I went there for dinner and again for lunch. Gracie the host is pretty awesome and the food there is beyond delicious! Can’t wait to go back already
Really fantastic service all around. Food is great but portions are small, especially the short ribs. Ordered 8 dishes and two dessert for 4 people. Had a slice of pizza on the way home.
So good! Everything was so delicious. Amazing experience. And quite a nice space
Overall food was good, pasta main was a bit bland. Prices were a bit high. Great service and attention to detail.
Can't wait to go back! Every dish was really excellent.