Brooklyn >Bars & Clubs > Footprints Cafe
5814 Clarendon Rd, Brooklyn, NY | Directions 1120340.644600 -73.921193
Fri-Sat: 12pm-4am, Sun-Thu: 12pm-2am
Neighborhoods: East Flatbush
Rude staff, manager who is just as disgraceful – I've been going to footprints scince they opened a couple years back. The food used to be really good and the service on point. For the past year, I have noticed extreme delays in food being delivered to my table, waitresses acting as though its chill time, and they are not at work, not checking up on their tables, food cold and distasteful. Tonite was the last straw, the waitress didn't come to my table until the hostess had to find her and remind her, then when she came she didn't introduce herself, she just asked if we were ready to order with a damn attitude, didn't write my order down, my food came before my drink, when she came back to the table, she completely forgot that I ordered my drink, even though she repeatedly asked me because she kept forgetting because she didn't write anything down, never came to check on our table, in the middle of my meal two other male workers made me get out of my seat to remove a plant from behind my chair, and didn't even move the table and chairs back when they were done. I asked to speak to the manager, he can't reach my table all till now, too busy outside posing up on other people vehicles with his friends to give a damn. The worst
ABSOLUTELY HORRIBLE !! – I've been to the Footprints on Coney Island and it was OK. The food could have been much better, the service was ok and i guess it was alright but not the best. Then i went to the Footprints on Clarendon since it is near my house and i hate it there ! The staff members are extremely rude and disrespectful. They are famous for that Rasta Pasta which tastes really nasty. It is way too greasy and just disgusting. I would never recommend Footprints ro a friend beacause it was ABSOLUTELY HORRIBLE .
Best West Indian Restaurant/ Lounge in Brooklyn – I had a dinner party @ the foot prints in Coney Island becuase they are fairly bigger than the one on Clarendon Rd. The waiter was very helpful and was attentive to the needs of everyone. There were about 25ppl (any more after that you have to pay a rental fee). And he was able to give everyone seperate bills if needed. He mainly worked alone and the food was on point and the drinks as well...
Bad food – I have went to Footprints several times over a period of a year. The quality of food has declined tremendously! I loved the rasta pasta the first time I went there a year ago and now it's just plain disgusting. The pasta is undercooked and hard and the sauce is now tasteless and watery! My friend had to return his cold food and the waitress had a horrible attitude because we told her we were unsatisfied. It is so loud that you can't even here yourself think along with the bad food. This is only a good place if you want to watch a football game with the guys and you're not hungry!
BUNCH OF CROOKS – I recently visited footprints cafe and brought a friend. it was monday night karaoke so it was ok, food was ok and service the worst. our server, based on the receipt was named Shondel. the young lady was rude and crass. i was on a 2nd date so kept my cool. when we received the bill 17% gratuity was on, again i kept my cool and didnt question it. i returned another evenin with a guy friend and sat at the bar, our bill was within the same range so i asked the bartender if gratuity wasn't charged at the bar, the bartender said yes it was the restaurant"s policy to put gratuity on parties of 4 or more..i felt robbed and told the bartender about my monday night visit, and upon tellin the bartender who the server was, the bartender told me that the server, has a practice of putting gratiuity on almost all her checks with a total approaching $80 and over and that management was aware. the bartender then got into a bunch more things which quite frankly raised my eyebrows..i would have spoken to a manager, but in the interest of the bartender not been out of work and since management was aware of the server's actions and paid a blind eye i let it be.. i might go back with my guy friends as it is an ok place to watch sports and hang with the guys and will watch my bill and question it if that is required. SO BASICALLY IF YOU GO TO FOOTPRINTS CLARENDON CHECK YOUR BILL BEFORE YOU PAY.
Poisoned! – I and a group of friends went out for my birthday this past saturday (12/20/08) and half of my party got sick and had cases of the frequent bathroom visits. Got there about 5PM.......group of about 11 or so people It was early, maybe this contributed to the stale "yesterdays" left overs taste of the food once it became warm? Anyways, I ordered the codfish fritters that had no codfish in them whatsoever, that came with avocados that tasted and looked old and dark! and main course of cajun chicken and shrimp with the famed rasta pasta. Others ordered anywhere from chicken roti's to chicken and oxtails. Oncefood started to warm up...the rasta pasta (not al dente!) sauce tasted a bit old! Others complained about the rice tasting old! and one complained that their lemonade even tasted old and for whatever reason was tinted a bit brown????(maybe its their style of lemonade)...but at end of dinner while lounging, several trips were made to the bathroom! I got home and I was up all night and into the next day destroying my bathroom,I could not sleep! I text all of my friends and about half of them had the same runny experience and some others had it worse! complaining of chills and heavy.. I have contemplated what went wrong for days now! (unsanitory hands, old food left out to long, spoiled meats, etc etc) All I know is this place gave me and about 4 of my friends food (another banned word?)! When someone called to complain to the establishment, the manager came up with so many excuses! "Were we lactose intolerant?" "Maybe it was because we were drinking?" "this has never happend before" etc etc. No one is lactose intolerant! Most of the people who got sick did not have any drinks! And 5 people getting sick.......no explanation for that other then something wrong with the food or water! WHAT LAME EXCUSES! For these very reasons, I cannot recommend this place at all! and will never ever go back! Awful! painfully Awful! My butt can testify to that!
My Friday night spot – I have never been to the Clarendon location as every time I pass by its very crowded. A friend took me to the Coney Island location and I have been there 4 times in the past 3 weeks even though I live 5 minutes away from the Clarendon location and 20 minutes from the Coney Island local. The bartender is a sweetheart and took care of me by making me my favorite drink without the alcohol in it when I told him I was on medication. Hats off the Chefs as the food is always wonderful - - I have never been disappointed!
wonderful adult spot – I frequent Footprints Cafe on Clarendon rd, on a regular basis and have always loved the food and atmosphere. Last night however was the first time I had a sit down meal in the Cafe on Surf Ave. We had a small dinner party for my friend's Fiftieth birthday. The service was very good and the food, fantastic. We were all so pleasantly surprised and will certainly have functions at either locations again. Kudos to the owner and management staff of both establishments.
FootPrint's Rasta Pasta is the SEXIEST pasta I've ever tasted! ^_^ – FootPrints has a "Grown and S3xy" appeal to it's restaurant. It's ambience emits classey yet exotic surroundings, and that's just for starters. They have 3 flat screen TVs with a bar, and their food gives me an exquisite taste all through out my taste buds, ^_^. When I first had Rasta Pasta, I couldn't get over the sauce that layed so perfectly on this enjoyable meal. It was sweet, tangy, and cheesy all at the same time. Underneath the cheesey sauce was chicken slices grilled to perfection, along with freshly made pasta. I was intrigued and was left wanting more! I give my thanks to FootPrints for giving our community delicious, high quality meals at effective prices. Hoping for many more visits . . . . . .. AND deliveries, XD.
I Love This Place! – Footprints Coney Island is my favorite spot! You can't go wrong, it's close to home; staff is very friendly; food is excellent; drinks are fantastic, and the entertainment is outstanding! You feel as if you're on a Caribbean vacation, feasting on fine Caribbean food, sipping on pina coladas, and listening to great bands like Vision, New Kingston and let?s not forget Black Velvet AKA James Brown Jr.! I go there so often I'm greeted with warm hellos and hugs as I walk in. I love everything on the menu, but my favorites are Pepper Shrimps, Curry Chicken, Bailey's Cheese Cake, and Mango Coladas. I have recommended Footprints to many of my friends and colleagues on several occasions. I even brought my mother there for Mother's Day Brunch. If Mom gives it her stamp of approval..... It's Got To Be Good!
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