Always a great experience here - from the bar to the service to the food, the parlor always exceeds expectations. A neighborhood gem indeed...
The end of an era!
Thy are closing today 1/29 and moving into their other restaurant the Writing Room.
We wanted quality food and drinks, at a nice restaurant where we could chat easily. This was the perfect place for all these things - wonderful waitstaff and experience.
It is a shame to see this place closing, victim of some landlord speculation. Hope to see this team back soon in some new place. Best restaurant in the area
My fave!!! Always a great meal and the service is always wonderful I can't say enough good things
Ambiance,service and food all perfect for a quiet dinner for two. We’ll be back.
The food, from appetizers through dessert, was excellent - as it always is. My only criticism is that it took a little bit longer for us to get our food than we would have liked; the kitchen was a bit slow on Monday evening.
Had an amazing dinner!!! Waitress Gabriella was excellent, very attentive and helpful. She had our steak sliced for us without having to ask which was a wonderful surprise. Hostess Josie had our table ready and was able to accommodate our request. Wonderful dining experience!
Don’t sit by the enclosed street side - not insulated
My wife and I enjoyed the fresh food; oysters, grilled fish, lush salad, excellent wine, delicious digestives! The service was really good, we will most likely go back and enjoy this place!
So sad to hear you're closing its one of the only two great restaurants in the neighborhood I will miss it terribly!
The writing room is ok but not as good or classy as parlor
Its a big loss!
I made reservations for a party of 4 as a treat to them. They were told they had no reservations. Altho they were given a table , it out them in an awkward situation. I had to apologize to them. I will not book here again
Food and drink was outstanding. It is not your typical steak place but very comfortable and pleasing atmosphere.
Really enjoyable experience. Delicious food, nice drinks selection and great setting. Definitely will return
This is our go to place when on the Upper East side. The food and service are top notch and never disappoint. We always have the oysters which are fresh and served nicely. We tried the shrimp sushi and it was very good. We always have the filet mignon and was served as we asked: medium rare. The crime brûlée was delightful. Another really lovely dinner!
Poor food, poor service, overpriced and end witnTepid coffee. A waste of good money
I think this is the best sports bar in New York city. It is light and bright and clean. The food is delicious and the brunch deal is attractive
Food, atmosphere and wait staff are marvelous. Restaurant manager is argumentative .... needs to find a new occupation
The menu was limited and unimaginative - and WAY too expensive for what was being offered. My wife's Atlantic Salmon was approximately 1 inch wide, which is basically a sliver. Twelve ounce steaks were priced at what other quality restaurants charge for 16 oz. It makes a difference when you get 2/3 of an order and pay for more than a full order on everything on the menu. The Hamachi tuna appetizer was pathetically skimpy. My guess is, the landlord is charging too much rent and the restaurant needs to skimp on food costs while passing it on to their customers. I recall them being much busier also.
Great brunch deal- very good food
We've been to Parlor several times. After the waiter brought us wine, he said he'd get us bread. He came back and took our order and said he'd go get the bread. I mentioned to my wife, the bread would come just after our appitzers. Sure enough, one of the servers brought our apps, I asked that For bread, again.
My wife had the lobster roll and I had a filet - both excellent.
Went to pay the check, gave our waiter a credit card and a minute later he brought back the wallet, I looked at it, and it wasn't mine! I called him back before he got too far away and he was able to find my credit card, and our check. No harm, but ...
He could not have been more dis interested in being there and waiting table that night.
Amazing how something like that can effect your evening.
Great restaurant on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. I was in Manhattan one night ahead of my colleagues and my hotel did not have a restaurant. I made a reservation for one and the hostess asked if I wanted to sit at the bar - which I jumped on. Billng itself as casual dinning (but on the Upper East Side of Manhattan), I found the menu fairly creative, the food exceptional, the wine list varied and reasonable - and the service top rate.
love it here.
It was just perfect for Thanksgiving! Food was delicious.
I am a regular. The steak has dropped in size and quality significantly over the last few months. It was previously a very different quality food that was served
We gave very specific dietary needs while making the on-line reservation as well as reviewing with waitress. Had to send one entree back as a result . To their credit a manager came over apologized and provided complimentary desserts. Will give them another try .
Great find! Though NOT a kid's restaurant, I took four 9-year-old girls here for a birthday dinner and they all loved it and ordered off the kids' menu. Better yet, I loved it too and was able to enjoy an adult meal in a nice setting. Everyone was happy! Great waiter and also I was running late and called and they very nicely held the table even though I was 1/2 hour late!
I went for brunch and it was great! For $35, had 5 drinks and a delicious meal. Coffee was separate, but worth getting as well.
Nice ambiance and great menu, but the service was really poor - we waited more than 15 minutes after being seated for a drink order, and had to walk up to the host stand to ask that someone be sent to our table for one. We were assured the manager would take care of it, and waited another 10 minutes before the hostess herself came to take our order. She was perfectly pleasant, but offered no apology for the wait and (not her fault) was clearly unfamiliar with the menu. The service did not improve the whole time we were there. No visits to check on us or see if we wanted additional drinks, we had to ask twice for everything, food was routinely placed before the wrong person. Also, while the food was very tasty, fish entree portions were exceedingly small for the price - really, no bigger than our appetizers. Extremely disappointing, especially given what could be with the ambiance and variety found on the menu.
A good friend and I had a great dinner at Parlor. Diverse menu. Lots to choose from. Our dinners were great. Felicious!! Top notch service.
Too noisy. Food was good but fried onions too greasy.
3 month anniversary.
It was my birthday.
Great meal but portions were small. I’d still definitely come back. My steak and eggs were great as well as all the brunch drinks
Its not bad, just not as good as the prices would leave one to expect.
Pros -- great fresh cocktail list, really good Beet Buratta salad. My wife liked her pork tenderloin.
Cons -- the fish entree was very sub-par. I had dorade and my son had the swordfish, but grilled. Both were way overcooked, tough, bland and fishy-tasting. I thought more akin to what you'd get from fish in a diner, not something you pay nearly $40 for. Also, i opted for the glass of Chardonnay that was $15 (instead of the $30 one), and it was metallic tasting and not good.
Desserts were ok and cappuccino was barely luke-warm.
In all, if it had been half the $350 (this without a bottle of wine) I would've been fine with it (but still wouldn't return), but bottom line is this place thinks its a star or two higher than it is.
Room, atmosphere and service pleasant enough. We were not particularly hungry (and that turned out to be a good thing) so we just ordered salad wedges and appetizers. Baked Clams were uninspired and tiny. Sashimi appetizer slices were so thin you could see through them. Would not return based on what we ate.
Raw bar and salads were fantastic. Cocktails were great! Rib eye was average for NYC. Dorade was quite a small serving on a massive platter. Overall enjoyed dinner but would try different items next visit!
Food and prices were good. Service on the other hand was horrible. Probably won't repeat.
The meal was pretty good, but we were treated very poorly. I took my grandparents to dinner. We ordered drinks, appetizers, entrees and dessert. They forgot our drink orders, mixed up the side order with dinner, and once we finished dessert, they cleared the plates and told us they needed to sit the next party. It had been 80 minutes. Completely unacceptable. I did not want to stress my grandparents so i swiftly departed, but for a 3 course meal at a theoretically moderately upscale restaurant, they should not tell you to leave on that timeframe. We have a 645 reservation and were told to leave at 810.