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New Upper East Side Bar & Restaurant from Josh Mazza and Steve Laycock of The Gilroy. Cocktails featured by Pamela Wiznitzer of the Dead Rabbit and food from Ducks Eatery's Will Horowitz.
New York, NY 10021
Hours of Operation:
Sunday - Thursday 5:00pm - 2:00am
Friday & Saturday 5:00pm - 4:00am
$30 and under
6 Train to 77th Street
Seamstress Ratings and Reviews
Great place with great cocktails.
All the staff were great and polite...with the exception of the front hostess.
On a freezing night he gave us a table close to the door which was very cold! We had to eat our dinner with our coats on. Even after some begging he could not be bothered to do anything (even if we could all see that there were other tables available).
Overall an excellent place, with good atmosphere.
Unfortunately for us the hostess spoiled our night...but that's bad luck I guess
Loved this restaurant. Small but very cozy and quaint. Two booths near the door are a little tough with the cold weather - restaurant management knew that and actually came over to move our table - great customer service! Would absolutely go back! Tapas-style/sharing dining.
Potatoes, calamari, cauliflower, risotto were delicious.
This was my first time at Seamstress. I was drawn to try it because of the singular, creative cocktail list and approach to the mixology. It did not disappoint. Really ingenious, tasty cocktails, made with expertise and care. The food was also quite well prepared--the yard bird and the steak were excellent, as was the mix of cheeses and meats. The Oysters were fresh, too. The menu, though small in choices, was diverse and mighty delicious. I would go back again and was glad to have made the discovery. I recommend it without hesitancy.
I hate to be negative but I have to be honest, the food at this restaurant was inedible and I'm not a picky eater. This restaurant has lovely decor and the staff is nice. However our main courses were inedible. The yard bird, which came highly recommended, tasted like it was soaked in liquid smoke and covered in barbeque chip spice. The chicken breast was mushy, the fish overcooked. Our server, though friendly, was unable to open a bottle of wine. He did not ask why our food was untouched, which really surprised me. We had read very positive online reviews of this place, so either our standards are very high or something strange is going on. But paying $60 when 3 oysters and the wine were the only things I ingested was pretty tough to swallow.
I guess this shows the difference between most UESiders average age and the younger crowd. Think we were the only people above 40 there, and clearly food isn't the top attraction, somewhat eclectic menu, but looks more interesting than it is. Not for us again, but if you are 35 or less, probably OK.
It took forever to receive our meals, the food was good, but the length of time it took to be served was very surprising for a restaurant that had such glowing remarks. I have dined all over the city and was surprised by the lack of attention or awareness that it took ages to serve our meals. Our waitress was not attentive and acted more embarrassed that I had asked her why our meals were taking so long. As well, there was absolutely no air-conditioning, it was so warm we were all perspiring, make-up running, hair flat...VERY UNPLEASANT...the fact that someone was obviously reeking of marijuana did nothing to alleviate the agony of dining here.
As long as you’re OK with being in a place that’s so noisy you cannot have a conversation, it’s fine. Hostess was outstanding. Bartender was the best. Server was outstanding. Food was very good but not a lot of choice. Strip steak was a bit chewy but delicious. Cauliflower was amazing. Not crazy about how dark the room was and then each table has a blinding little kerosine lamp. All in all it’s popular hot spot which everyone loves. Just not for me.
We were excited to try this restaurant. Overall, it was good and we'd like to go back. However, the portions were small (we ordered fish) and should have ordered more sides than we did. The food was very good. The 2 cocktails we ordered in the sour category were disappointing. They had too many ingredients and no single discernible flavor.
Food was ok, cocktails were fine. The place tries to be more than it really is (ordered the Rissoto dish - it was basically just rice with butter, not a lot of taste and definitely prepared by someone that doesn't know what Rissoto it. We ordered a few cocktails - each had a long description - but actually the taste and presentation were very basic and not very interesting). Nice place considering there are not many cool options in the upper East . Service was good.
Randomly found this restaurant on Opentable b/c it had a reservation open at the time we wanted for a last minute date night with my husband and we were VERY pleasantly surprised! The service was exceptional! They are known for their cocktails and they were on point, delicious and the presentation of each cocktail was impressive. The food was absolutely delicious. We had the cheese board and oysters to start. I had the codfish and my husband had the yard bird. The Yard bird was actually not just fried but smoked, very different and my husband said it was the best fried chicken he has ever eaten! Even as simple as the crispy potato wedges....soooooo good! We already told all our friend son the UES they must try Seamstress! Loved it!
We had a terrific meal all around. The waitress was warm and very helpful and the food was really really good. One person in our group had been here before and recommended the fried cauliflower and biscuits with honey and both were a big hit with our group. The oysters were really fresh and tasty too ... everything we ordered (and we totally over ordered!) was good enough to order again. I'm looking forward to returning. Wish I lived closer so I could be a regular.
Mostly come here for cocktails. Great cocktail menu and speakeasy type of feel. Happy hour is the best deal. $1 oysters and $10 cocktails. Food is decent. We tried most of the appetizers and my favorite was their okra. The fried yardbird was amazing. Very crisp and flavoring was on point. Duck was pretty burnt and would not recommend.
My second time visiting and purposely selected this restaurant for both cocktails and food.
Too noisy and the there wasn't a big selection in entrees to entice everyone.
Worst part was the AC stopped working and the temp just get going up and we became pools of sweat which made dining and celebrating uncomfortable. The service and personnel were very friendly and accommodating. I'd give this another try if I was in the neighborhood.
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