“Both the decor and the food at Relish leave you with a warm glow, or perhaps the warm glow can be attributed to the Sidecar, a delicious cocktail no one outside of Relish seems to have heard of or be able to prepare.”
“love their burgers and the specialty drinks are on par with any upscale bar in NYC.”
“The food at relish is good and has been consistent every time I've eaten there.”
“The menu is on the small side, but the preparations are always perfect!”
“My recommendation is: go once on a hot evening, sit in the garden, enjoy the cocktails, order several items, take pictures, and never go back.”
“And finally, the service is beyond friendly.”
“The food always offers new possibilities, from a cheap burger that's my favorite in the city to many moderately priced modern American cuisine combinations, many of which are among the most exciting anywhere.”
Citysearch Editorial Review. Like nearby Diner, this chromed-out hangout is a old-school diner revised for the hipster crowd. Inside, big, comfy booths are lit in sultry red, and there's nice long counter and a full bar. The food isn't on par with its aforementioned and better known competition around the corner, but it does have smash hits in its burger and mac & cheese, and the short, market-driven menu is reasonably priced.
we give up on this one. the charm of the old diner car is looking a little ratty these days, the food was way too greasy to be edible and the service.. well, leah, our waitress was aggressively hostile when we were one of four couples in the entire joint.
One of my favorites. We've been coming to Relish for about 13 years and have never been disappointed. The menu is on the small side, but the preparations are always perfect! In the warmer weather, the outdoor garden is perfect for a relaxing dinner. But maybe I shouldn't be saying all these good things about it. I don't want to have to wait to be seated the next time I go there for dinner.
Bad service, mediocre menu. Going to this place is just settling. The menu is tiny and mediocre. By the time I picked something off the menu that moderately interested me, my waiter never showed up. He just never took my order, brought me water, acknowledged my existence. I sat there for fifteen minutes, got up, and left. Maybe if they hired someone who wasn't 11 years old to work there, the service wouldn't be so awful.
My favorite place!. I had to write a review because I was really surprised by what I read from other users. I love this place and come all the time and always have great friendly service. I love their burgers and the specialty drinks are on par with any upscale bar in NYC.
The food is great-----but. How good the food is does not make up for the horrible service. It's almost like everybody is drunk or cocained that works in front. I used to be able to deal with it. Maybe I have changed. Sorry Relish, you lost me.
Nice food, service is hit-or-miss.... I come here for the food, not the service...the staff varies so much here that I don't let it affect my decision to eat at Relish. The first time I went, the waiter was awesome...fun and friendly. We gave him a ridiculously huge tip. We had such a good time that we decided to have our wedding rehearsal brunch there about two weeks later and our waitress was hellishly bad...she had an attitude with my adorable 82-year-old father-in-law, who is sweet as pie so she immediately lost in my book. There were 15 of us, which is a lot of work, but if you can't handle waitressing, do us all a favor and do something else for a living. Great fries and cheese grits, so I'll probably go back as soon as possible. What can I say, I'm a masochist with a food problem. Oh, and don't go b/w 5-6PM - the kitchen is closed. I hate that.
Good food, lame service.. The food at relish is good and has been consistent every time I've eaten there. It's also a great space, especially the back yard for brunch when the weather is warm. Unfortunately, the service there is pretty lame. It's hard to get the servers' attention when you need something and often times when it's busy, you will end up waiting. And waiting. And waiting.
Best brunch in Williamsburg, maybe even NYC!! Great wait staff..
I LOVE LOVE LOVE Relish. I am a regular here, dining almost once a week . The service is always fantastic, as is the food. I bring tons of ppl to eat here, and so far no one's been let down. It's hard to want to go anywhere else with such a remarkable place like this. The folks here really value customer service, and it shows. For a place that is constantly packed, it means a lot to me as a customer to have my drinks refilled on time, and to be waited on so fantastically. The crowd is usually very standard run of the mill Williamsburg hipsters, as you would expect for a place in their location, but the vibe of the place is very warm and welcoming to all. I always here my new favorite songs being played here, which just adds to the general cute ambience of the little shiny diner near the waterfront.
Their dishes are a variety of exceptionally delicious southern-tinged fare (try their biscuits and grits), along with some extremely creative takes on standard diner dishes, such as their Corned beef hash with poached eggs and roasted red pepper sauce, & their Goat Cheese and Fig Cake. Brunch is the best in Williamsburg, and definately challenges some of my favorite east village haunts. Dinner is amazing, don't miss out on trying their superb mac and cheese, their super yummy, creamy, thick milkshakes, and the gently fried, not too greasy huge onion rings! Really everything is great, and with the level of attention to customer service, why put up with being treated any less?
Relish, I love you! XOXO
Best Brunch in Williamsburg.
This place has become my favorite Brunch spot in williamsburg. They have some really amazing dishes that I have never had anywhere else, especially the Corned Beef Hash in Roasted Red Peppers sauce. Amazing. The spanish eggs, french toast, chicken sausage gravy, and even their milkshakes are incredible. Additionally, I ALWAYS order their grits, and love them (and I was born and raised in North Carolina) and they are good 95% of the time. Even the burgers look amazing with the gigantic side of onion rings, but ive never brought myself to trying one for brunch.
The staff here is great even when they are slammed on the weekend, I have only had one occasion when they told us they had lost our order, and gave us free drinks. The cocktails are a little on the pricey side, as is the dinner, but overall worth it for the portions you get. It is usually pretty crowded on the weekend, so you have to get there early, but they have a whole lot of seating room, especially in the summertime when the patio is open.
I have become a regular at this place because I live in the neighborhood after union picnic told us 40 times that "we arent open yet" well after their posted opening time. My girlfriend and I go here at least once every two weeks, if not every weekend. In fact, I ate there this morning, and loved it. I just wish they delivered so I could order that biscuits and gravy when I'm hungover Sunday morning.
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