112 1st Ave, New York, NY | Directions 1000940.731378 -73.982266
Such a pleasure – My boyfriend and I loved Imagine Bar and Grill. The scallop appetizer was delicious and the duck was the best I've ever eaten. The blood orange sangria and margaritas were great. The service was friendly and attentive. The prices are very resonable.
All this plus.... we sat in the most beautiful private garden in the East Village. We are definetly going back!!!
User review by joyla – Imagine has become my Sunday morning brunch regular spot. The garden is just about the niciest you will find anywhere in the area. So far I've tried the pancakes and the breakfast burrito and both were great. But you'd better have a big appetite if you order the burrito, it's huge.
The service, on most occasions, was adequate. They are attentive when necessary but leave you alone if you're into the Times!
As I said, I'm a regular, so I'll be going back and recommending others to try it, too.
Great garden gone to waste-- find another. – They kept the chef, margarita machines, and practically the identical menu from Miracle Grill (the restaurant that formerly had the space); how is it that everything here is so much worse? I saw the bartender making margaritas with Puckr, and though I will admit that Miracle's food was sub-par, they kept the margaritas strong enough that you never cared. Not so at Imagine-- weak and too sweet, which made me all the more aware of how terrible the food was. In addition, the servers ignored us and kept forgetting things we asked for. The garden is BEAUTIFUL, but I'm never going back. (As a side note, a friend saw the owner going into Imagine with a bag full of McDonalds food. Should we take it as a bad sign that even the owner prefers fast food over his own restaurant?)
New Ownership needs to really focus – The new ownership looks like newbies at running a restaurant. There was a shortage of wait staff and bar staff. The place wasn't full but they really had no idea of what they were doing. It seems like all the waiters and bartenders all called in sick.
20 minutes to take our order.
15 more minutes to get our drink order, which they should have taken with our order before running away.
The food came out and was decent, but I've had much better meals when Imagine was called Miracle Grill
We spoke to own of the owners who seemed like a nice person but not an experienced restaurant manager. We were not offered a discount for our troubles.
I love the outdoor space and that's the draw for eating there, but there are plenty of other places that have outdoor seating and have a clue.
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