SJR1
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  • Review Count
    9
  • Helpfulness Votes
    1
  • First Review
    November 15, 2014
  • Last Review
    March 2, 2015
  • Featured Reviews
    0
  • Average Rating
    3.7
 
 
SJR1's Reviews
 
Our flagship location opened its doors on First Avenue in 1984. From the moment you arrive, old world charm permeates your dining experience through authentic Mexican colors and rustic folk art. Traditional amate gods greet you at the front entrance and brightly colored papel picado hangs from the ceiling. Corn tortillas are made on site and an exposition grill further seduces your senses. With its warm ambiance and outstanding cuisine, this Rosa Mexicano location has remained a perennial New York favorite for over 25 years.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Handled group of 11 with no problem
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 2/04/2015
 2007
Dined on 2/04/2015
 2007
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Took a large group here for a work event (some were visiting from out of town) and everything was handled well from the service to the quality of the food with no complaints or issues. This is a great place for events like this based on the variety of menu items and the fact you can count of them to get things right. Overall, quite pleased and will continue to go back either on my own or for work events."
Dined on 2/04/2015
 2007
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups
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There's beef, and then there's Kobe beef, which is served up by 212 Steakhouse. Head to this chic Midtown East eatery for an unrivaled dining experience featuring authentic Japanese Kobe beef or seafood, complete with fresh salads and delicious sides, fabulous desserts complimented with an extensive wine list from all around the world for affordable prices.
 
Overall rating 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Awful service, won't return again
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 2/28/2015
 2007
Dined on 2/28/2015
 2007
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"The 3rd time is supposed to be a charm but not here. Each time we've dined here there has been a service issue and it has gotten progressively worse. At least the Kobe beef is done right. It takes forever just to get water and menus after being seated and even longer to get drink orders. They dropped off a plate with vinegar and oil for the bread, except they forgot the bread. Generally, I have to flag them down to order something and follow up with a reminder that I ordered something. Once you order the food you wait forever to get it and then something is wrong. This time, the wrong side was brought out and I was done eating for a good 15 minutes before they brought out the correct one (mushrooms which were bland by the way-devoid of any flavor or seasoning). At least I wasn't charged for it after making a comment about being done with my meal already. We ordered the Arugula salad as an appetizer and it took about 30 mins to come out to the table. For dessert we ordered the Creme Brulee and Chocolate Souflee along with tea and another beer. After getting the dessers (probably 15 mins) they forgot the beverages again so we had to start without the beverages. Not sure if it is an understaffing or competency issue but there is no excuse for this poor of service at these prices. Maybe they are deliberately slow to make the place appear busy. A dinner for 2 shouldn't take 2.5 hours. A real shame since I enjoy the Kobe beef."
Dined on 2/28/2015
 2007
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This world renowned prime steakhouse is conveniently located adjacent to the King of Prussia Mall at the corner of Mall Boulevard & North Gulph Road. Known for serving only the finest USDA prime beef & the highest quality seafood, Ruth's Chris never fails to please! <br /><br />
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Great food/service as to be expected
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/28/2015
 2007
Dined on 1/28/2015
 2007
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Was in town from NYC for a corporate training and stopped by here for Dinner. Always a solid choice since you can never go wrong at Ruth's Chris. The Cowboy Ribeye isn't cheap, but was cooked to perfection and delicious. I still felt full the next day. The Sauteed Mushrooms are a good side dish as they are large cut in half, not slivers or little pieces like at other places. The Banana Cream Pie was the perfect way to end the meal. Every aspect of the meal was absolutely delicious and Brett provided excellent attentive service without rushing us or being obtrusive."
Dined on 1/28/2015
 2007
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, fit for foodies
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In the early eighties, Filiberto and Genoveva Arias came to America with a dream. Arriving from Putla, Oaxaca, Filiberto obtained a position in a local restaurant and Genoveva worked as a seamstress in a nearby factory. To make ends meet, Filiberto would cook “crispies” and sell them to the factory workers at lunchtime. From these humble beginnings, Charrito’s Restaurant was established on July 19, 1992, in Union City, New Jersey, offering a cuisine that is primarily inspired by many traditional favorites from Oaxaca. Charrito’s also offers a wide variety of rich plates native to Mexico’s adjoining 31 states. Although, its menu and its appearance has often changed in the past decade, the quality of Charrito’s cuisine and our dedication to providing an authentic Mexican dining experience remains the same.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Great food and view of the city but awful service
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/09/2015
 2007
Dined on 1/09/2015
 2007
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
"The good: Food is excellent Mexican cuisine and the portions are huge. We should have paid attention to other diners that were sharing entrees and just ordered one. The view of Manhattan is spectacular.
The bad: Service was pretty much non-existent after we were seated. We sat around for awhile before flagging someone down and asking for chips and guacamole and then placed our dinner order so as to not wait another 20-30 mins. About a minute after getting our food the server checked to make sure everything was fine but then vanished and again I had to reach out to order another beer well into the meal. I've never heard of valet parking being "full". Luckily, I found a spot practically across the street which begs the question why they couldn't have parked the car but at least I saved on the valet expense. Also, I found the chairs very uncomfortable.
I would only recommend this place after pointing out the service/parking issues since there are tons of other options available that I don't need to leave the city and pay a bunch of tolls for. A shame since the food was so good."
Dined on 1/09/2015
 2007
Special Features: neighborhood gem, scenic view, fit for foodies
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The Nuaa means tasty and delicious. We are proudly presenting the precious art of modern authentic Thai cuisine. Come in to enjoy and further your understanding of Thai food. We are meticulous with our ingredients, taste, presentation and service. These efforts lead to something unlike what you may expect from other New York City Thai restaurants. We at the Nuaa are happy to accommodate all of your needs. You will have a wonderful dining experience.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Excellent Thai food and Ambiance
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/21/2014
 2007
Dined on 11/21/2014
 2007
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Been here a few times and was glad to see the place nearly full on a Friday night. It's usually empty for some reason and The Nuaa is a secret that everyone should be aware of. Menu items are unique takes on Thai favorites and they are presented nicely which enhances the experience. The Purple Blossom appetizer is delicious along with the Crusted Tuna and Crispy Branzino entrees. I'm still trying to figure out all the ingredients in the side of Brussels Sprouts that make it so terrific. Desserts are a little pricey and small but tasty none the less. The Maple Roasted Pear and Flourless cake are safe bets to finish off the meal."
Dined on 11/21/2014
 2007
Special Features: neighborhood gem, fit for foodies
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The New York Beer Company is an exciting new Bar & Grill located at the historic New York Observer Building, in mid-town Manhattan. Close to Times Square, the theater district and the vibrant Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood. With occupancy for nearly 300 there is comfort for groups and parties of all sizes as well as regular bar patrons, theater goers & folks that live & work in the area.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Great Beer Selection
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/19/2014
 2007
Dined on 11/19/2014
 2007
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"You go here since there are tons of great beers to choose from (just as many TVs, too) and the crowd is not obnoxious. The food is hit or miss. The Maxed Out Burger is great but their prices make me scratch my head. The burger at $15 seems fair based on what you are getting but the loaded nachos seem overpriced at $12 and they are merely OK. Desserts aren't a strong point here either but I suppose I shouldn't expect a lot. The Brownie is simply a brownie that I could probably pick up for 10% of the price in the Duane Reade freezer. I'll continue to go back since the service tends to be good and they have great beer specials daily."
Dined on 11/19/2014
 2007
Special Features: vibrant bar scene
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There's beef, and then there's Kobe beef, which is served up by 212 Steakhouse. Head to this chic Midtown East eatery for an unrivaled dining experience featuring authentic Japanese Kobe beef or seafood, complete with fresh salads and delicious sides, fabulous desserts complimented with an extensive wine list from all around the world for affordable prices.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Hopefully, this was an off night and not the norm
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/08/2014
 2007
Dined on 11/08/2014
 2007
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"2nd time here and took my friend for her birthday because of the Kobe beef. She is from Japan so this is a real treat for her. Our first trip was better than this one. Perhaps it was an off night but the service was slow and it took 20 mins waiting for our appetizers before the server returned saying there was an issue with the fryer so I would have to pick something other than the Zucchini Chips. Went for the Grilled Calamari instead which was awesome but why make me wait so long? My friend chose the Lobster Bisque but it was extremely salty. For sides, we ordered the Sauteed Mushrooms which are spectacular as well as an off menu item, sauteed kale, which I would skip as it looked and tasted like spinach. The Kobe Ribeyes came out looking as if they were cooked properly but were only luke warm in temperature. Kobe is expensive so there is really no wiggle room on preparation....it just needs to be right. My friend ordered coffee after dinner and it never arrived. We didn't bother asking again since finding the server was a challenge."
Dined on 11/08/2014
 2007
Special Features: neighborhood gem, fit for foodies
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Abraham Merchant, Richard Cohn and Andy Emmet, principals of Merchants Hospitality Inc., have partnered up with celebrated restaurateurs and stars of "Down Home with the Neelys", Gina and Pat Neely, to launch Neely's Barbecue Parlor, featuring the Neely's authentic barbecue cuisine, Southern fare and so much more!
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Not a great experience this time around
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/11/2014
 2007
Dined on 11/11/2014
 2007
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"I took a group of 10 coworkers here that were from out of town since I knew the menu would have something to satisfy everyone. I've been here more times than I can remember and while the service can be slow the quality of the food tends to make up for that. Unfortunately, this night half of our food was dropped on the floor on the way from the kitchen which left half of us waiting while the others ate. Once all the food was brought out it was average at best, probably because they rushed the entrees out. We weren't offered any sort of accommodation in the form of complimentary drinks, dessert or even a break on one of the meals. To make matters worse, it wasn't until the next day that we realized the server was essentially tipped twice since they already included the tip in the price. That should have been disclosed or confirmed especially given the issue that we had that evening."
Dined on 11/11/2014
 2007
Special Features: neighborhood gem, fit for foodies
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L'Apicio is located at 13 E. 1st Street (between Bowery and 2nd Avenue). The Italian-inspired restaurant gets its name from the 18th century Italian cookbook, and brings Executive Chef Gabe Thompson's cravable modern Italian food to the East Village. L'Apicio offers a deep cocktail and wine program created by Beverage Director Joe Campanale, while Executive Pastry Chef Katherine Thompson oversees the pastry program. L'Apicio is open for dinner seven days a week and brunch on the weekends, featuring lounge and bar areas and outdoor seating, in addition to the main and private dining rooms.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Great service at the bar from Long
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/12/2014
 2007
Dined on 11/12/2014
 2007
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Went here with some coworkers, sat at the bar and received excellent service from the bartender (Long). He was extremely knowledgeable not only about the obvious (drinks) but was able to describe the menu in great detail. We sampled numerous things from Garganelli and Bucatina to Arancini, Brussels Sprouts and the Kale Salad. All were great and were made in ways to liven up what would otherwise be a dull dish. They also have a great beer selection. Look forward to returning soon."
Dined on 11/12/2014
 2007
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, fit for foodies
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