626 10th Ave, New York, NY | Directions 1003640.761008 -73.994529
Mon. - Sat. 11:30am - 2:30pm;Sun. 11:30am - 3pm
Neighborhoods: Clinton, Midtown
Didn't set proper expectations – Food was good + our waiter was super nice, but it would've been better if someone had told us the restaurant was about to close between lunch + dinner....(we were wondering why it was so quiet!). So, we had a long, leisurely lunch, which we probably wouldn't have done if we knew they were trying to get ready for the next shift, and then at the end of the meal, the busboy made it VERY clear that he wanted us OUT! he was sweeping next to our feet, giving us dirty looks, and me + my dining companion were kindof laughing about the outright rudeness + figured he had just gotten up on the wrong side of the bed/had no manners, and then when i asked him NOT to take away my half finished cup of tea, he set it loudly on the table and growled that they closed 45 minutes ago.
We told our waiter what happened, and he was nice / apologetic about it, and it wasn't his fault, but the stone cold dirty looks we got from the busboy on the way out were disconcerting to say the least. will probably not go back there unless i'm real hard up for food in hell's kitchen.
oh, and the food was hit/miss: the chicken quesadilla was super good tho. very chicken-y, not drowned in cheese, and was a perfect thing to split before the main course. the caesar salad wasn't so great; the dressing tasted like a bad version of honey mustard, not caesar.
Poor service – THE worst service EVER!!! Not accomadating at all. Waiter told me I can't substitute goat cheese for feta.. Ok, no big deal, but when my friend asked to have dressing on the side, waiter said they can't do that? What the hells (kitchen)? That is so simple and they can't do that? Btw, food wasn't impressive.
Great food and hot boys! – We take f eryone for the filet mignon! Incredible!
Incredibly disappointed – I came here a last week on a Saturday night. I had a reservation and was told it would be just a few minutes and the next table was mine. Unfortunately someone who appeared to know the owner (and who I overheard didn't have a reservation) was given my table. The hostess was lovely and apologized even though I knew it wasn't her fault. We were finally seated and our waiter was attentive and friendly. Our drinks came promptly and were delicious. Our table shared the crabcake and quesadilla, which was a bit rubbery. Our entrees were better. My filet was perfectly cooked. My husband's lemon sole was light and flakey. Our friends also seemed to enjoy their food. The low point of the evening came when the owner was walking around, and stopped at our table to see how things were. He had clearly been drinking, was slurring his words, and couldn't take the hint that we had no interest in talking to him. He finally stopped bothering us after 10 minutes of painful small talk. We had the chocolate souffle for dessert, and it was as good as everyone says.
Overall, the food and service were probably 3.5 stars, but I advise everyone not to go there. Don't give that man any of your hard earned money. He needs lessons in customer satisfaction.
Best Tenth Avenue restaurant featuring Reinvented American Classics. – I loooove 44 & X. It has been my favorite restaurant ever since I moved to the city back in 2001. I live right up the block and my family, friends and I go as often as we can to catch up and enjoy a spectacular, always delicious meal together. I have never had a bad meal there! Never. My favorites are the crab fritter (YUM- I can taste it right now!), the burger with THE BEST fries ever, the wedge...so refreshing, the chopped salad and my all-time favorite comfort dish when I want to treat myself is the filet mignon always cooked to perfection. The short ribs are also delish and so delicate they just melt in your mouth. And don't even get me started on the desserts...the chocolate souffle is to-die-for. No joke. And I'm not even a fan of chocolate! Anytime I bring a new person, he/she is very happy with me. It's perfect for a first date too!
The last time I went for dinner, they had changed their menu slightly (but of course keeping all the best meals from the original menu) so I am super excited to try some more of their dishes. Definitely order a side of the fries or mac 'n cheese for the table, you will not be disappointed. And if it's brunch, go for the French toast for the table...it's a feast both for your eyes and stomach.
So if you are in the neighborhood or at the theater, make a reservation at 44 & X...I'll be the dark-haired girl with a big smile on her face and the filet on her plate. :o)
Oh, and the staff is always very helpful and super fun to look at! The owners have done a great job of picking the best dishes and servers to make any meal one to remember.
I went to 44&X today because a friend and I were catching up before I leave the country for 6 months. i HAD to go one last time before leaving next week. I was telling my friend that I have never taken a bit of something at this restaurant that wasn't delicious. I absolutely adore the MAC and CHEESE! yummmm. The wedge salad is delicious. The filet mignon is always cooked to perfection and brunch there is simply fantastic! The wait staff is friendly, cute, attentive and I've never gone without something to drink--the service is right on!.
I've never been disappointed and can't wait to come back from my trip for another meal!
WHAT A TREAT ON TENTH – While wandering in Hells Kitchen last week we stumbled upon this creamy, glowing restaurant.....we were enticed enough to try it. While my friends raved over the Mac and Cheese, as one of the best they have tried, I was enjoying a delicious Caesar Salad.....the mains were wonderful as well, we enjoyed the Talapia, and the crunch on the Fried Chicken was superb. We left this place so happy, we called for a reservation for the following week. We would highly recomend this place..........
44 & never again – Going in, I thought "This place looks good." The hostess was friendly and accommodating. Menu looked decent. The ambiance felt warm. Boy, was I wrong. The food was hit-or-miss: the monkfish was tough, the salad wasn't bad, the cheese in the mac-and-cheese was grainy. The decor was interesting, but didn't make up for the view of the gas station across the street. The killer of the night was the waiter who, while friendly and attentive at first, turned on us halfway through the meal. Plates were thrown onto the table, coffee and dessert were offered in a now-or-never manner, and the check was tackily dropped in front of us. A horrible experience.
Nightmare on tenth – Nightmare on Tenth! This was one of the worst experiences ever in NYC! Rudest staff on the planet, and way too expensive. If you are going to charge that much money, at least give me some service without the attitude. The view of the HESS station and gas smell really add to the evening. I can only hope that this place too goes out of business. A group of us went there and we were told by the staff that the AC does not work and has not worked in a long time. Don't you think someone should tell you this in the summer with a large group of people? Then when you ask for anyone's attention about the situation, they used foul language and treated us so poorly. I live in the neighborhood and would go eat out of a garbage can before I'd eat at this place again.
Maybe 10 years ago there weren't too many choices, but now you need to step up your service or someone else will take your customers.
One of their places in the neighborhood has already closed, I can only hope that this place will soon follow. Do not eat here! It's not worth the cost, and it certainlyl lacks in service. Let's help this place close down!
Starts strong, but fizzles out w/the entree – It's been about a year since we've eaten at 44&X...we were longtime patrons of Tenth Avenue Lounge, the precursor of this restaurant, and always enjoyed a nice meal if we found ourselves on the west, west side. Sadly, there must be some major breakdowns in the kitchen and management given how they struggled with a fairly basic dish. We were walk-ins without reservations and seated right away. Service was pretty good w/a friendly young waitress (though I had to ask twice for my drink after having ordered it...still hadn't arrived when appetizers were served) and an attentive bus staff. I started with the lobster taco which I have to say was delicious...my friend had the chopped salad. He then had the turkey meatloaf which was fine...I had the crispy bass with mussel reduction sauce....everything on that plate was overcooked. Fish was like rubber, the sauce overwhelming...even the vegetables were overcooked. I hardly ate anything and when the waitress came to ask how everything was, I told her my honest opinion. She said she was sorry and walked away...no offer to get me something different, nothing...very odd considering how most restaurants will either try to bring you a different dish or do something nice when you end up with a bad meal. With so many other restaurants in the area, I think this was our last visit to 44&X.
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