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The EU Restaurant

3.3
3.3
55 Reviews
$30 and under
European

The EU Restaurant presents skillfully created European dishes in a rustic non-pretentious gastro-pub atmosphere.

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3.3
3.3 based on all time ratings
  • 3.2Food
  • 3.3Service
  • 3.6Ambience

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 9, 2009

    overall3food3service2ambience4

    had the corner table which was great, but we were ignored for a while...

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2008

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We brought a large group for New Year's Eve and had a fantastic time. The service was friendly and prompt and the food was delicious!

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 12, 2008

    overall3food2service4ambience4

    The food has slipped a little since my first two visits. Extremely salty caesar salad - almost painful to eat. Anchovies will make it salty, but this was extreme. The mixed olive plate was fantastic - olives have been marinating in citrus and cinnamon and are wonderful. Ambience and service were great. Good red wine suggestion from the server. Cheese plate also excellent. Why serve a cheese plate with two pieces of bread for four people though?

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 7, 2008

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Went for brunch. Service was great, attentive, and fun. Decor is sorta gastropub meets english country cabin. Great beer selection. Ordered easily one of the best Full English Breakfast on this side of the pond. Also charcuterie plate was nice but would recommend it more as a starter than main course.

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 5, 2008

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    The food was great, the service was great, and the service was great!

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2008

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    went to the EU for thanks giving meal, really enjoyed everything about the restaurant. It had a really nice atmosphere and service was good. Food was lovely!!

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2008

    overall5food3service4ambience4

    We took a taxi from midtown which cost about $20 round trip. We wouldn't have visited this area if not intending to go to the E.U. Overall, were happy with it as our choice for Thanksgiving Dinner. Something different. Staff seemed to be trying very hard to make it a good experience for us. The wine and coffee were delightful. The set menu of traditional turkey/stuffing/jams/brussel sprouts/squash/cranberry relish was flavorful, creative and sufficient. The dessert choices of apple-bread pudding and pumpkin tiramisu were tasty. Price ($30 per person)/atmosphere/service was outstanding. No major noise issue. Temperature was fine. Music was whimsical and caught our attention. Clean and stylishly redesigned workshop/warehouse. Fun. Very Good.

  8. B

    Bobby

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2008

    overall3food3service4ambience3

    Chocolate Bread Pudding was the best dish of the night.

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 15, 2008

    overall4food4service4ambience2

    David, the manager, went out of his way to accommodate our special requests. Terrific service and fantastic food. The music was way too loud and aggressive. It made us feel like we were at a bar.

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 15, 2008

    overall2food1service3ambience3

    Jamon Seranno was very waxy. Absolutely no good, inferior product. My Wiener Schnitzel was good. Crisp and a decent size portion. Calimari appetizer was overseasoned in my opinion. The Asian chili sauce didn't fit into the theme of the restaurant. Pretzel Wurst - was excited to try it, but pork was again overseasoned (too salty) and pretzel was soggy. Restaurant space/design is excellent and Euro-centric beer selection is decent. Menu selection is limited and food is a big disappointment.

  11. NR

    NicoleR

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2008

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    Had a wonderful brunch experience at The EU restaurant. Staff was very friendly/accommodating and the food was delicious. Great atmosphere to catch up with friends.

  12. HB

    HeidiB

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2008

    overall3food3service2ambience5

    We were rushed. Within a few minutes of ordering, all our meals had arrived and we had only just taken our first sip of wine (always suspicious of the quality/freshness of a main course which arrives within 5-10 minutes of ordering). Then, as we were barely finished with our meals, the plates were taken away and as each of us finished our wine, our glasses were immediately taken away individually-- at times quite awkwardly. It made for a very rushed and interrupted conversation. Definitely need to work on the busing/ serving staff's finesse. It was quite surprising considering the restaurant was not terribly busy and therefore, the rushed service seemed quite needless.

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    21 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on October 24, 2008

    overall4food4service3ambience3

    Food was surprisingly very good compared to some of the reviews. Some of the appetizer portions are small (gnocci). The restaurant is very loud but a cool, energetic scene. Prices are reasonable and the entrees are good sized portions.

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 11, 2008

    overall2food1service2ambience3

    Food was pretty bland, although nicely plated and cooked. The beer flights had some fairly common beers and we had to ask what each was, there was no list provided or explanation of each so it seemed a little pointless when we didn't know what we were drinking. The waitress was very friendly but we swear she didn't give us our whole bottle of wine. They keep it cold out of sight, so she could have easily poured another customer a glass of it (it was the last bottle) without us knowing. A cockroach crawled up the wall while we were there as well.

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on October 5, 2008

    overall4food5service3ambience4

    Very good breakfast, very happy with it. Memorable sausage.

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 29, 2008

    overall4food4service3ambience5

    Great selection of international and European beers. I loved the cheese plate with aged cheddar.

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Berlin

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2008

    overall4food3service4ambience4

    went for brunch with three friends. food was good, atmosphere was lovely, bathrooms spotless (i always feel that a clean bathroom is indicative of a clean kitchen), service friendly. would most certainly go back when in the mood for a casual, yet refined dining experience.

  18. j

    jojoweaver

    Montreal

    8 reviews

    1.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2008

    overall1food3service1ambience3

    food was great but our waiter was AWFUL (and i am a former longtime waitress so for me to say that he's bad, he's *bad*). he delivered me + my friend's food, but not my sister's, and we had to flag him down to let him know that he (obviously) forgot to bring a dish....he looked at us like a deer in headlights and said that he forgot to order it but not in an apologetic way, and then he never came over to ask us how our food was, if he could get me another glass of wine....it was like he felt that he f'ed up so he just left us in dining purgatory, but if he had been sincere in an apology, tried to make it up to us, or even just offered us a little freebie, all would've been forgiven. p.s. this place is dead; i guess noone goes anymore.

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2008

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Great decor, great food, an overall positive dining experience.

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2008

    overall2food2service3ambience4

    I've eaten at the EU many times and this past weekend was the worst experience by far. I was excited to take friends there for their great 'sangria' and chicken and dumplings. They changed the menu and lost a lot of the staple items we loved - I understand seasonal menus but they didn't update that anywhere. Now its a very boring menu that lacked a lot of flavor. It's too bad that this place seems to be going down a bit as it was at one time a great place for foodies and locals. Not sure who they are catering to anymore. Did they change management or chefs? I'm sad I wont be returning there.

  21. l

    lacooke

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 18, 2008

    overall4food4service2ambience4

    Our server did not seem very educated about the wine list. And she took our dessert order at the end of the night and returned about 20 minutes later to tell us the kitchen had closed-which was a disappointing way to end the meal. But the fish and chips I had were some of the best I have ever tasted. The environment was very hip and relxed. I would definitely recommend the place to friends and I would certainly go back.

  22. KJ

    KayJay

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 11, 2008

    overall2food2service2ambience4

    very mediocre. and scant beer offerings for a gastro pub.

  23. JJ

    JenJen

    London

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on July 11, 2008

    overall4food3service3ambience3

    I don't like how the restaurant added the lounge seating and flat screen tv in the front part of the restaurant...it felt more like a sports bar on this visits, than in previous visits. I did like the open air feeling in the summer.

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2008

    overall4food4service4ambience2

    Great setting. Food was a bit of a disappointment. Fish was full of bones, and the other entees were sparse. We had high hopes but our expectations were greater than what was delivered.

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 30, 2008

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    Overall, the WORST restaurant experience I have ever had! They were out of the wine and the entree I ordered and then brought me the wrong entree on top of that. The waiter could have cared less and the only bright spot was the bus boy who brought our menus because our waiter couldn't even care enough to do that. I would NEVER go there again.

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2008

    overall1food1service1ambience3

    The chef evidently just left - the food was under-cooked, and the flavors unremarkable. THey serve a hamburger, but have no mustard in the entire restaurant. We had to wait 45 mnutes for our entrees, only one of which required any significant prep time. THe service tried to be solicitous when we complained, but there was little to remedy the situation. The space is great, and the wine list interesting and well-priced, we did think it strange that you cannot got a cocktail either (only beer and wine). We will not return until there is significant improvements.

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2008

    overall3food3service3ambience4

    We had a nice dinner, but the food wasn't as good as I remembered it being...the hanger steak was completely under-seasoned, and the pork ribs were tasy but dry. The menu also seemed more limited than it used to be...and the only dessert available was gelato.

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2008

    overall1food1service1ambience2

    Without bashing the restaurant too much, it was clear to me that the house, staff and management did not know what it was doing. We booked a 6 pm reservation (the time the restaurant opened) and arrived to chaos. We could not be seated because the staff meeting was in progress. The restaurant was a complete mess. We did not get seated until about 6:15 and had to rush to make an 8:00 O'clock theater curtain. I was told EU's burger was one of the best. I ordered it medium rare with mayonaise. It arrived well done and dry. I had no time send it back because we were already late. All in all, a very poor experience.

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2008

    overall1food3service1ambience3

    very slow service. second time this has happened there. long wait for food. had to ask the owner to get us our food. long wait for each bottle of wine.

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2008

    overall3food3service4ambience1

    The only unpleasant part of my visit to E.U was seating across from the toilet cubicles that offer a plain view of toilet seats and often the smell as most patrons do not close the dore after they are done using the toilet! I fear that booking via Open table may result in the worst seating. No other guests were sitting in this row.

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2008

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    friendliest service i have had in a very long time. food was absolutely delicious. we had the fish and the ribs. bussers and wait staff were 100% professional. they were trained well and it shows. you don't find them like that often.

  32. O

    Oresti

    New York Area

    17 reviews

    3.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2008

    overall3food3service2ambience4

    Good beer selection, well-prepared, enjoyable food (which took a bit long to arrive) and a fantastic decor... another hit from avroKO design wise. I'd probably prefer chef Awal's place on 8th st, Elettaria, though EU is better for a more timid crowd.

  33. PT

    PaoloT

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 31, 2008

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Very nice casual restaurant. Great music. loved the decor and food was great.

  34. PJ

    PJYANK

    New York Area

    74 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    74 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2008

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    Like the place but service staff needs to be patient in "rushing" customers from the table especially if they are still ordering !

  35. DB

    DianeB

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2008

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    The EU met expectations and is a good choice if you're on the Lower East Side.

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2008

    overall2food2service1ambience2

    Great place - confirmed the good comments I had been hearing from friends. Impeccable and very friendly service! I will say that, while pretty tasty, the fried rabbit was on the dry side. Overall, though, a night at the EU is a great way to get the gastropub fix without dealing with quite as much of a scene as many of the similar spots in town.

  37. m

    manacapuru

    Los Angeles

    167 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    167 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2008

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Great Spot! Great Food! I'll be back

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 19, 2008

    overall4food3service5ambience5

    Wonderful service! Food was tasty, but not enough selection.

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 18, 2008

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    We had a 9:30p reservation and were seated 30+ minutes late which is unacceptable.

  40. S

    Shakeyourhips

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2008

    overall2food1service3ambience3

    Not great for vegetarians...& no liquor liscence...bummer...

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The EU Restaurant is rated 3.3 stars by 55 OpenTable diners

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