We stumbled across The Quarter doing a OpenTable neighborhood search for our annual birthday get-together with one of our friends. We were seated right away and the waiter was right there to get our wine order in. He returned to suggest a great special that sounded tasty enough to choose over The Quarter's seafood selections which were one of the reasons we decided on this place in that initial search.
I had that special, lamb with mashed potatoes, and it was amazing. Cooked to perfection and a larger portion than I expected in a West Village restaurant. My husband had the salmon and it was another winner, beautifully prepared and the side of fingerling potatoes were something he won't soon forget. Our friend decided that since it was Memorial Day weekend, he had to try the Quarter Burger and the reviews for that one were also on point. He substituted the fingerlings as well and was glad he did as they were delicious.
The only let down came after dinner. We sat and sat, watching the waiter go here and there, talk to the hostess or play with his phone but he never came by to ask how our meal was or whether we wanted anything more. When I did finally catch his eye, instead of coming by, he sent someone over to give us more water. All this went on for about 30 minutes when finally we had to flag another waiter down to bring us our check. We enjoyed the time to catch up but based on dinner we expect that dessert would have been just as good but it was never offered.
We would go back to The Quarter and we certainly would suggest the food to our friends, we would just warn them in advance to expect underwhelming service that has been mentioned in several of the reviews we read since. We chose this place on the star rating and the menu as individual service is dependent on many factors and we have often had the complete opposite experience but alas, this wasn't the case with The Quarter.