676 6TH Ave, New York, NY | Directions 1001040.741580 -73.993353
Neighborhoods: Midtown, Flatiron District
Average, not too bad on a lazy day – We came in during brunch and waited about 30 minutes for a table. The bar was too packed to stand next to, so we were trying our best not to sit on anyone's lap. The waiters were all stressed, but not unpleasant.
We ordered the two types of myscles: beer and wine. Skip the beer muscles - not tasty at all. But the wine muscles were more average. The fries were fresh and crisp. The beer is excellent. But there are better Belgian places in town especially for the price.
Too bad that the service is so bad . . . – . . . because the food is actually good. After eating here a few times I would recommend this restaurant for lunch or dinner at the bar only. There is no excuse for the pitiful service at a table. Our waiter and bus staff seemed put out to even have to serve us and the only time we saw the waiter after taking our order was when we were totally finished with both appetizers and entree. We couldn't get water to save our life and extra mustard required an act of God. Unfortunately, I have absolutely no complaints about the food. Because I cannot reward bad behavior by returning.
Old World Belgian Brasserie In The Flatiron – I was happy to discover that Markt had relocated to 21st and 6th after losing their old location on 14th and 9th to the new Apple store. I love this place, it is like a warm hug everytime I go in there. The ambience is very friendly and outgoing with a lot of old wood and brass providing a romantic and comfortable environment. The food is consistent and I would definitely recommend the tomato or onion soup, the skatefish, beef tartare, and of course the mussels and fries. As for the desserts they are mostly made with Belgian chocolate (yum!) so naturally they are delicious. Although I am a wine drinker (good selection of wines by the glass) most of my friends love the extensive assortment of Belgian beers and a lot of them go to Markt just for an after work pint. I am a fan and have been for years so I am a bit biased but I think if you are looking for a fun night out at a warm and inviting place with great food and beer then this is the place for you!
Yum – I just moved to the neighborhood, and discovered this place... I actually have had a much different experience from the previous person who reviewed- Brunch is always reasonably priced and offers some great unique dishes -- I always order the eggs benedict, but plenty of my friends have found happiness with their omlets, generous waffles, and other assorted brunch items.
Additionally, when I've had dinner here, it's always been yummy, from a simple hamburger, to the chicken, to one of their yummy pasta dishes.
If you're ever in the area, it's definitely a nice place to grab something to eat.
The Worst EVER food, cheap non-healthy ingridients right out of a canned goods, and #2 service Unbearable, slow and rude! – I've been to many excellent Belgian restaurants, this place doesnt even stand a chance with their Tasteless Salty (b/c salt is the only thing you taste) mussels no authentic flavor, The Tuna - I never even imagined you can screw up tuna to be That disgusting, the worst ($22) I've ever tried, dont waste your money!, next appetizer (pate $12) right out of a can! still hardened, imposibly foul smell .
Service (lol)- the waiter very snobby, took forever. When I asked for an extra napkin , he asked me if the one I had (on my knees already) wasnt enough?....but wait....he then preceeded to go to the bathroom, tear off paper towel and brough me folded bathroom papertowel..... He couldnt recoment anything he kept saying everything on the menu tastes the Same!. Wait... it gets better, once he finally brought the check he was standing hawk-like on top of me waiting to see how much tip I'd leave lol and he 'suggested 15%". The best part----> forks, and knifes are thrown right on the table (dirty just wiped off with a dirty cloth table) and not on the napkin. The prices are high, the food is flavorless- worst Ever tuna of the year aaward from me. and the service....well thats just beyond anything I've ever seen in an upscale Belgian restaurant. Good luck wasting money in a place where HYGINE doesnt stand a chance.
Beloved Belgian brasserie finds new life in the Flatiron. – In Short
When it first opened in the 1990s, this Belgian bistro was a Meatpacking District pioneer at a time you were more likely to find muscle-queens than mussels in the neighborhood. Fans mourned its closing in 2007 but rejoiced when it reopened in the Flatiron--taking its dark-wood furniture and seafood-heavy menu . A raw bar, beef stew and grilled lobster in a Hoegaarden cream sauce typify the offerings, and gene-blessed waifs finish with warm chocolate tart.
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