Brooklyn >Restaurants > Mekong
259 5th Ave, Brooklyn, NY | Directions 1121540.674439 -73.981640
Neighborhoods: Park Slope
Worth your time and money – I must be going to a different MeKong than the one complained about below. My wife and I have been going there since they opened, and have never found the experience to be less than pleasurable. The food nicely fills a gap in the neighborhood, the drinks are fun, and the atmosphere is warm and inviting (nice music selection!). We've also found the service to be very friendly and accomodating, with no more "attitude" than anyplace else. We're always welcomed back with familiar greetings.
The one gripe I do have, which has been said before, is the delivery range. We fall just outside their delivery range. Sometimes. Sometimes they'll take our delivery order, sometimes we're beyond what they say they'll deliver to. Mildly irritating, but going to the restaurant is well worth the trip.
Terrible! – Althought the food was tasty, the attitude was unforgivable. The waiter snapped, rolled his eyes, slammed dishes on the table, and, at the end of the meal, smirked and spun the check in the center of the table. One member of our party remained behiond to tell the waiter that we were disapointed. His answer was "You're only customers". She then spoke to the manager who gazed around the room, smirking and said "So what do you want me to do?". With all of the excellent restaurants in NYC, we'll certainly never return to MeKong
Skip this investaurant – When I saw that a Vietnamese restaurant was finally going up I couldn't wait for the opening. But, after enduring rude waiters who seemed to be annoyed that they had customers, we had entrees arrive at least ten minutes apart. Repeated reminders eventually brought drinks around. Over all the service was borderline rude.
A comment to the waiter yielded, "You are only customers," while a mention to the owner produced a dollar sign shaped grin, and "What do you want me to do about it?" as he surveyed his valuable investment of real estate and over priced fast food. So many Asian food restaurants in the neighborhood are better choices.
limited delivery, maximum attitude – I had heard great things... and there indeed is wonderful food to be had at Mekong. Service, however, is slow at best, with attitude to boot -- not a welcome trend in this laid back neighborhood. I thought the answer might be takeout... same great food without the wait or the attitude. Unfortunately, this is one of the only Slope restaurants I know that severely limits its delivery range... and thereby its once eager clientele.
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