241 W Broadway, New York, NY | Directions 1001340.719690 -74.005837
Neighborhoods: Downtown, Tribeca
Great Gnocchi! – All of the reviews about the gnocchi were totally on point. It is soooo good! They have outdoor seating which is my favorite way to dine, especially when the weather is so nice. We ordered a bottle of wine which outr server helped us choose which was great and not expensive. The place can get pretty busy but we have nver waited long for a table. Will definitely be going back again soon!
Great Seafood – We went to Cercle Rouge last night and our meals were great! My girlfriend said his sea bass was the best she'd ever had and my olive gnocchi was amazing. I'd go again just for those gnocchi! The place was very crowded, but we were seated right away at 8pm. We will definitely be back soon!
Lack of service – I don't know how the food is because we left before we even placed our order. The hostess who eventually sat us was either confused or concerned about something more important than us, proceeded to have a foreign conversation with the manager about where to seat us, leaving us feeling quite awkward. Once we sat down, I don't believe our server smiled once and I honestly felt like we were a nuisance to his day. I asked him one general question in which I got a lazy response that he quickly walked away from, and then when I had a specific question about the sauce included with a menu item, he basically said 'yea it has some type of sauce' and walked away... I thought he was going to get me more information, but instead blew us off to just stare at other tables. I'm not the type to complain or leave, b/c I get embarrassed. But I was in such shock by the lack of service that I just had to get up and leave. I just told the hostess 'I wasn't impressed'.
freezing cold food – I ordered food for delivery from this restaurant last night and their food took 1 hour and 20 minutes to come. When it finally was delivered it was ice cold. It was so cold that it was disgusting. I called to complain and they said a manager would call me back but they never did. I am very disappointed in this restaurant and will never ever order from it again.
Delightful! – Went here on a Saturday night for a girls night dinner. We had 8pm reservations but the place was basically empty for some odd reason when we arrived. We got our pick of where to be seated (indoors or outdoors) and we picked a great table outdoors. Our waiter was fantastic- i wish I knew his name. He was funny and jovial with us and made a good suggest for the wine. As far as the food goes- everything was delicious! We had the steak tar tar and buffalo mozzarella special for appetizers. For entrees we had the muscles and the rackof lamb dish. Everything was superb and delicious. My mouth is stil watering for the rackof lamb dish. Service couldn't have been better or more attentive. They even moved another empty table and connected it to ours to give us a bit more room to spread out since it got a little cramped with all our dishes, glasses and bread basket on the table. The waiter even warned us when we were nearing the end of our bottle of wine! Overall would higly recommend and would definitely return.
Delighted with it! – A great place to go for people watching, for a corporate crowd after work at the bar, or for a private dinner/group dinner. Been here about 10 times in the past year and was never disappointed with the food, though occasionally service is a little too casual, but always friendly. I've never experienced rudeness, but I have had to remind them I was waiting for something. Never saw the bathroom dirty I must say, in response to reviewer below, but then she appears to be on a mission...
Waiters who do not listen – Just wanted to say that the waiters here are terrible and do not listen when they take your order. Seems like this restaurant is great as long as you don't have any specific requests--see all the reviews. Also, I thought it smelled like smoke and the barthroom was filthy.I would not eat here again. The food was just ok but overpriced.
Awesome place for an anniversary! – Boyfriend and I went here on an anniversary and were completely thrilled. Very romantic. Prices were reasonable for the food we got and everything (I really do mean EVERYTHING) we ordered was amazing. The entrees were delicious but dessert I got blew my mind. Some chocolate cake thing with liquid chocolate inside. I'm definitely a "chocolate person" and this was the best. The service was great and everyone was really nice. Would definitely reccomend this place!!
in response by manager – in response to the article written by the last reviewer, i would just like to point out a couple of small facts so that people do not get the wrong idea about our restaurant.First the wine celebration had gone on for two months and the dates were clearly advertised on our web site,and on the numerous flyer we had made,the night that person came in for dinner the wine promotion had finished,i do not think we were being deceitful its just the promotion had ended,a mistake made by the customer not the restaurant,second we have 48 different bottles of wine for under $50 on our wine list plus many more under $60-$70 dollars, so $150 would be about right for a very very good bordeaux or burgundy .Third the slab of bacon the customer writes about is actually a very thin slice of crisp pancetta,placed delicatley on the dish, last of all we do not have cous cous any where on our menu. So i think that before people go on web sites slating a restaurant they really should have there facts correct.
Horrible customer service – I have never had such a bad experience in a restaurant. I chose this restaurant on a Monday night specifically because of the "Monday Night Celebrations" advertised on the Website, and confirmed via phone when I reserved, but when we arrived, the waiter said that was no longer happening. I told the waiter i was a vegetarian/pescetarian, and said I was going to order a salad and mashed potatoes. He insisted I get the salmon (I do eat fish occasionally, but no meat). When my fish arrived, it had a huge slab of bacon on it, and the entire fish and the couscous/rice-thing underneath it were soaked in meat. The waiter made me feel bad about it and tried to joke about it. I ended up eating a salad and a dessert since I was starving. When the bill came, they charged the full amount--no compensation for the $25 salmon I didn't eat, or the fact that we only went there because of the wine night. The entire place smells like smoke and the wine lists are awful. The only way to get a decent bottle is to pay upwards of $150 (lots of terrible wines for around $30-$70). Tourists might like this place, but NYC dwellers--there are much better places to be found mere blocks away.
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