The intimate neighborhood restaurant offers two dining rooms, one featuring a large open kitchen and chef counter, the other overlooking a charming private garden, allowing for al fresco dining in warmer months.
Sunday to Thursday Dinner 5:30pm to 10:00pm (last Terrace seating at 830pm)
Friday and Saturday Dinner 5:30pm to 11:00pm (last Terrace seating at 830pm)
We had a reservation for 4 people made well in advance for Sunday brunch.
We were seated at a table closest to the kitchen.
I suppose we were either too old, not hip enough and only women.
The food and service were fine, however the choice to seat a table of older women as far from the window as possible was obvious.
I will think twice before returning
I have been to this restuarant a number of times and love it. Great outdoor seating, great ambiance. I was a bit disappointed by the new menu and the food. Too much vinegar flavor in my beef tartare and salad. Not the usual variety sauces/preparations on the menu. That said, excellent food quality, service and evening.
Highlights were mushroom pasta, Parker house roll and cocktail
Impeccable service and beautiful flavorful food in a trendy atmosphere.
Really warm and wonderful vibe. Came for my mom’s birthday and enjoyed a delicious brunch! Will definitely come again on a date or with my girls.
Waiter was rude and did not pour real glasses of wine
Service was terrible, they messed up several items on our order. The waiter was rude.
Got busier around 7 but would suggest waiting to dine until then for any ambiance
Food, ambiance (outside garden) and service, including sommelier excellent.
We celebrated my birthday here with our tween/teen daughters. It was a wonderful evening. We dined al fresco on their terrace. The beets were divine. My daughter had the blue crab and was hesitant to share. Hubby loved the burrata. Dinner was great as well. The duck is listed on the top 15 list for NYC - it was very good - would have liked just a little more flavor and a little more rare - but all around very well done. Hubby add scallops to a mushroom pasta dish and was very happy. Very nice selection of wines by the glass so I paired my courses and was very pleased.
Food was awesome!!!
usually love this place. this time it was not great. they were out of cinnamin buns (not kidding this is a key reason we come) and the service was terrible. friends were asking why I had insisted on coming here. not a great showing Narcissa...
I've never tasted vegetarian dishes taste so extraordinary! The cocktails and food were outstanding, and space was beautiful. Absolutely will return. To this diner, worth the expense. Perfect.
This place used to be a lot better. Tuna and fluke appetizers were bland and the mains were okay but just wasn’t nearly as good as I remembered. Probably wont go back unless something changes.
Delicious food and the host vas great. We got there 15 minutes before our reservation and the restaurant opening and he has happy to seat us.
It was restaurant week. Appetizers very good. Main was not. Server very responsive. Gave us different one which was improved but not really great. We appreciated his attentiveness.
Terrible service. Food undercooked. Surprised and disappointed.
The food was very good however the cocktails were expensive considering they were pre-made.
Came here for restaurant week. Liked the ambience. Our server was friendly but we felt we were pushed into giving our food order even though we told him that we wanted to have our drinks first and needed a little time. He spaced out our order though so everything worked out well. The food was ok though I wouldn't go out of my way for it in the future.
It is a nice restaurant that offers great ambiance and quality food, so a good choice for social activities (gatherings, date, etc). We like how it takes on a more refreshing approach to the standard dishes; however, it remains at the level of well-executed standard and lacks the "wow" moment (except for the rice pudding which takes credit for the extra star).
The food was good but the restaurant week portions were so small!!!
Very nice outdoor dining and some really good food.
Food ok. Service needs to be improved. Felt like a beach side snack bar.
Wanted to try and visited during restaurant week. Ordered the Branzino and Skirt Steak. The portions were on the slim side and both were just “okay”. The overall dining atmosphere was nothing special. The service, specialty cocktails, food and food presentation was mediocre. My guest and I left quickly as neither were impressed. Too many really good and noteable NYC restaurants to warrant a return visit.
We went for Sunday brunch before a show at the Public Theater. Very disappointed with the food and his biggest pet peeve: tables for 2 being on top of each other. I could sneeze into my neighbor's avocado toast with little effort. Noise level was not an issue since the place was half empty at 12:15pm. No problem getting this reservation the night before either btw. Service was swift.
The meal: I got the lobster soft scrambled, which, while cooked perfectly, only provided texture. He got the huevos rancheros which was an underwhelming 'steak and eggs', not the savory skillet breakfast as the title would dictate. I hoped the French toast bites would fill the satiated void but no such luck. It had none of the flavor or airiness you'd expect from any play on french toast. Tho I will say the lemon curd dip was the perfect vehicle for it!
$86 for two drinks, 2 dishes and an appy for brunch? I don't see us returning.
Terrible service; took 20 minutes to get food; waitress never checked table to see if we need anything nor did she care. Very “whatever”. Food awful; French toast bites a thick grey soggy mess. Shiitake burger even worse: a mush of grossness. Plates just have food dumped on it. Avocado toast terrible old bread w avocado just dumped on it sloppily. Poached eggs super cold. Only thing good are the French fries. I took my 2 grandsons for brunch before we saw blue mans group. Go anyplace else but here.
Wonderful atmosphere, especially in the outdoor space. Food was great.
Excellen ambience great for drinks food was ok but not outstanding.
A bit expensive!!! But really good
The beets and the curry fish are spactacular. Don’t forget to get the Mille fuille
Great experience dining in the beautiful garden. In terms of the foos — The carrot fries were bland and the desert was so so. Everything else was great.
The air conditioning was not on and it was a very hot day.
Food was good though
Items I’d ordered before were over cooked, didn’t come out with the meal, and incorrectly made
This had been one of our favorite restaurants, which is why we decided to come here on Father’s Day. This was one major mistake. First of all, the Sous Chef was on duty and he clearly is not up to the job. Their famous duck dish was a huge disappointment. The service was almost inept and definitely inattentive. Finally, they decided to charge my credit card with someone else’s bill. Luckily I had been notified online and got a message on my phone before they brought me the correct check. All in all, a huge fall from grace. So very disappointing. Plus, the manager suggested that we come back and it would be better the next time. Well he is probably correct, it would be hard to make it much worse. But, that is just so unlikely to happen.
Delicious food in pretty surroundings
The food here was non-descript, unimaginative and not very tasty, or to be recommended. It was also crazily overpriced. The server was fantastic, and I very much enjoyed the setting. However, I cannot recommend the food. The carrot Wellington, for example, was nothing more than a circular grouping of carrots within a thin pastry crust. It was so lacking that my date and I laughed for a good while over dinner--which made for a funny evening.
Honestly, I am not exaggerating.
Hope you save your money and choose to go elsewhere and take advantage of the wonderful restaurants in NYC.
The service was wonderful our waitress was efficient and fun. The fun was perfect. We sat outside in the garden is was extremely peaceful.
Service and food was Fabulous!
The food, as usual, was excellent – flavorful, balanced, imaginatively conceived without being overdone. The New Zealand female server was attentive, but was shouldering too much of the responsibility for the rest of the service staff who repeatedly interrupted us to remove dishes we were still enjoying. This was disappointing as it happened several times in a row; rather than feeling like attentive service, it felt like a shared failure to notice what other staff had done, and the "vibe" at our table. Waitstaff should also be trained not to put food on the table without looking at the table while serving, as happened when the bread and the salad course were placed – food was dropped on table, but the server's head was turned elsewhere. This rudeness of manners significantly takes away from the dining experience.
The worst service we have ever had, and the manager blew us off. Nothing came out until we asked for it three times, and then it came out wrong and in the wrong order. The female manager on staff couldn’t have been ruder about it, barely apologized, and did nothing about the transgressions. We spoke to the other manager at the end of the meal and he was very kind and attentive, but overall this was a horrible experience. Don’t eat here.