Excellent service and life changing fried chicken.
Burger night was fantastic, food excellent and service outstanding and all for $60 for 2, unmissable.
The staff is very friendly, food is out of this world and the playlist makes you want to dance on the tables.
By far the best burger and chicken in nyc!
Besides the fire alarm going off towards the end of our dinner, it was great! Food was tasty, creative and beautifully plated and our server was kind and attentive
leave your avocado toasts at home !! must try their fried chicken and/or waffles. everything also delicious. plated thoughtfully. This is our default brunch place in NYC.
Food took forever. Waffles and pancakes were cold. Waiters took forever to come and chec in
Outstanding restaurant, highly recommend the fried chicken and biscuits, although everything we tried was great. Friendly and prompt service, good atmosphere, we’ll be back next time we’re in NYC :)
I enjoyed brunch so much that what weekend meal should be full goodness pancakes with maple butter, home fries, eggs, fried chicken and arugula salad YUUUUUMMMMMMMY!
The ambiance was modern and youthful. The salmon was under seasoned. We really enjoyed the deviled eggs, blooming mushrooms and olive oil cake was great.
This may be my new favorite restaurant in NYC at this price point. Delicious food, great service, really no complaints.
Brunch was fine, nothing I'd return for. Service was awful. 2 of our dishes were delivered to the table next to us, the person at that table moved the pancakes around looking for the bacon then the server came back, took the plate out of her hands and tried to put it on our table. When we said she should keep it as she'd already started on it he chastised us and said the replacement would take a long time and we'd regret the decision. No "I'm sorry" no "I'll expedite the replacement." He was just as abrasive with the other table. They treated both tables as if we should be grateful just to have a table. I'm sorry, seriously? With all of the great restaurants in the neighborhood, we won't be returning.
The Usual was DELICIOUS and the staff were all so friendly! Went for a girlfriends catch up brunch and it was our first time there. We were thoroughly pleased! We will definitely be back!
I have eaten there 4 times now, the food is always excellent, the staff is very personable and friendly, the playlist makes want get up and dance on the tables. I’m always taking. Friend and everyone wants to go back. That’s why it’s called The Usual 🤩
Excellent burger and wine. The cocktails were great but not a good value - small pour for $15...
Absolutely fantastic! I cannot wait to be back in New York and back at The Usual. Those biscuits tho! 🤤
Anthony, The owner and wine director, took great care of me and my friend! We will be back.
Host wanted to seat us in a dark corner away from the window where the lights were off and when we said no they found another empty table by the window for us. The question is, though, that if the nice table by the window was available, why weren’t we seated there first (considering we also had reservations)?
Although the place was half empty when I arrived, there was one table repeatedly screaming and shrieking and ruining everyone else’s experience. The food was fine, though nothing really stood out as special.
Been here 4x already and I always leave happy. The food is great, the service is great. The menu rotated so I haven’t gotten bored yet but I’ve had their fried chicken twice now and this time it came with seasoned rice instead of biscuits, and I was in love. It’s a whole half a chicken so hopefully, your friends like fried chick too. Will be back for sure!
Excellent craft recipes from chef Alvin Cailan, owner of EggSlut. You'll get a variety of his take on classics, such as steak, salmon, pasta, deviled eggs, tartare. Great service and excellent wine list. This will not disappoint!
The atmosphere was a bit off. It was very spaced out and quiet. Music would have made the experience better. And the food was just fair.
I love The Usual I’m their Walking Billboard whenever someone ask for a recommendation for a great restaurant it’s THE USUAL hands down from the hostess, bartender, wait staff and the chef a great group of humble people. You feel welcome
Our server was a ray of sunshine! We came for brunch and I don't know that the palooza concept is very good, it was definitely too much food and the components didn't really all belong together, though it was cooked and presented really nicely. I'm definitely more inclined to come back for dinner!
One of my favorite burgers in the city, and great fried chicken to boot!
THE DANKEST PLACE EVER. NEIGHBORHOOD GEM. LOVE U GUYS SO MUCH <3
Dinner is great here - the fried chicken in particular is outstanding. But brunch really isn't that great.
Nice and healthy but no espresso drinks or jam!
We, of course, got the famed fried chicken and burger to share as usual : ) Both were as tasty as usual. The sommelier recommended a Beaujolais to go with both, and it was superbly delicious. They have great wine for reasonable prices. Love this place, can't go enough.
From the moment we walked in the door we were treated like royalty. The staff is incredible and the service impeccable. The food is beyond delicious. And the music playlist made me feel like I was in my 20s hanging out in the clubs again...which was an added bonus!
We started with the ceasar salad, which in lieu of romaine is kale based - FABULOUS!
Our server suggested the biscuits, which were delish. The critics got it right when they voted The Usual's fried chicken as NYC's best, believe me! Ending dinner with homemade ice cream was the proverbial icing on the cake. Great food, great service, great ambiance in the best city in the world - what more can you ask for???
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Great wine list, really nice somm and staff
Amazing restaurant!! The bartender Brian was an absolute pleasure! The food was out of this world, best fried chicken and burger I’ve ever had. And.. the cocktails were incredible and interesting!
Anthony is the best
Amazing food and super friendly staff. Literally the best fried chicken I have ever had! The rest of my party also loved their meals and they have a decent beer/wine selection.
Everything was great. Staff took care of us, knew the menu, and made stellar recommendations. Will be back for their happy hour.
The food is amazing and the wine is perfection! An excellent place to catch up with friends or go on a date. Everyone there is lovely and the restaurant atmosphere is chic, yet comfortable. Everything you wish for in a dining experience and more.
Attentive service from entrance to exit. Fantastic menu with a cocktail list to rival the very best of NY. The Usual is now my usual stop whenever I’m in NY
Love this place and the service was incredible. Food was to die for !
First time here and it was lovely. S/o to chef Alvin ! The food was wonderful, the selection of wine was great and I must say, the music playlist was spot on for my personal preference too (I’m a sucker for good background vibes).