Crown Shy

4.8
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$31 to $50
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American
Crown Shy is a New York restaurant and bar from Chef James Kent and Jeff Katz in a landmark Art Deco tower in the Financial District.
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
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4.6
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4.6
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4.3
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FY
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience4

We had two vegans in our party. We gave them advanced notice - when making our reservation AND the day prior when we called them to confirm they were a aware of it. We were told it wouldn’t be an issue and we would still have 3-5 options to pick from.
Our server was flummoxed when we reminded her we had vegan diners in our party. It took her 10 minutes to come back and tell us they could adapt two entrees (two salads) by leaving the animal proteins off the dish. The salads did taste good but without the animal proteins the dishes were so small that we were still famished when we left the restaurant. We appreciate they were able to leave the animal proteins off. It seems excessive that they still charged us the same amount for those dishes though.
Our omnivore diners really enjoyed their dishes and were stuffed by their two entrees and selection of breads.

I
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Pear salad and short ribs were excellent. Service was spot on. I would definitely return.

AK
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful service, very careful to explain everything, and the server was friendly.
The food was smashing! While some of it sounded a bit twee, everything was fresh, delicious and beautifully presented. The person I was eating with (lunch) felt the portions were a bit small but it was more than enough for me.
There are several options for non-alcohlic cocktails.

SK
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service

m
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Impeccable service and inventive fare. The price fix midweek lunch was surprisingly inexpensive. Perfect for a corporate lunch.

c
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super! Totally great vibe with outstanding food and service. Will definitely be back. Outstanding addition to the Financial District food scene.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the 3 course price fixed lunch. The ambiance is beautiful, service excellent and food sublime. Will definitely be returning again soon.

JN
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding experience all around. Prix Fixe lunch was an excellent value for very high end food and service.

LM
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great space and delicious food. Went for Brunch and enjoyed everything!

LG
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The experience there is heavenly, from the staff to the food it’s high marks on ALL aspects. I’ve been there for lunch, dinner and Brunch and the consistency of terrific service never disappoints! Cassidy my last waitress when I was there for brunch was super friendly and added to the wonderful experience that is eating at Crown Shy.Theirs now my fav resto in NY

c
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall2food3service4ambience3

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.

p
New York Area
116 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

OT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat at the bar, the best choice for us. More ambient, bartenders were super nice people! The food was amazing!!

ES
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I LOVE IT HERE! By far my favorite restaurant in nyc

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

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

S
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

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!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Email sent to Leigh Erin in private events

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience2

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!

n
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

EXCELLENT, CREATIVE AND PROFESSIONAL DISH !

OT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

69th birthday. Traditional birthday dinner with another couple at a highly recommended restaurant.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience3

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.

P
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall3food5service1ambience5

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.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Horrible in every respect.

JG
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I ate at the bar and the bartender / server was great.

OT
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect place perfect foods

PP
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

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.

LG
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal cocktails and food. The staff is very attentive and the ambience is beautiful. Great restaurant. Would definitely go back.

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

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.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I want to come back soon!

OT
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything is awesome...

T
London
6 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was fantastic

J
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service ... food was tremendous; great addition to the downtown scene

f
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

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.

TL
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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!”

c
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

FE
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere, the deserts in particular were amazing

i
London
59 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing!!!!

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KR
Calgary
11 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food is good and service was fine. I did prefer the energy of the bar though

HM
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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