We arrived at Shapiro's for our 10 am Brunch reservation and it was CLOSED. Should not have happened. This review made me fill out the rating section .... pls don't give it credence as we did not eat there.
They're out of business and Open Table is still taking reservations for them.
This location is closed permanently. I was not alerted by open table.
It 's out of business
The food at the restaurant is always good. The problem is that they have a limited menu and run out of certain items fairly quickly. We went for dinner on Father's Day, and by the time we got there, they were out of 3 of the items we wanted to order. The alternatives we chose were nice, but we were disappointed that the dishes we most wanted were unavailable.
I have been to the restaurant several times, and have had the same thing happen.
Pickle plate is a must, the "Constant Reader" was a great gin cocktail, the truffle mac is decadent as one would expect... it's rich but no one is going to complain. We had a fantastic interesting warm artichoke salad, and the salmon main was also great. It's cute inside: cozy and familiar, quiet enough to have a conversation.
A timeless piece of New York, this German-inspired bar/ restaurant is still true to its origins and offers great value in the alphabet city lower east side area. Fun, good food and service, its all good.
It was a great place, the bar had really great brunch drinks. The bartender was pleasant and gave us really nice alternative options (not on menu). We will return.
I've been to this place a few times, and I'm never disappointed. The bloody marys are great. Everyone can find something they like on the menu. And no one is breaking the bank over brunch. I've been here for brunch and dinner, both times with groups of 5+, and the service was always good: friendly servers, fast delivery for the food, etc. I would definitely go back, or recommend it to a friend.
Food, drinks and service were great and friendly - only negative it the room got really loud.