Catering >Certe Restaurant & Catering
20 West 55th Street, New York, NY | Directions 1001940.762054 -73.976109
Neighborhoods: Midtown Center, Midtown
Certe is the Best!! – I had my wedding catered by Certe and I must say was Outstanding!!! I was very pleased with everything from the Food, Staff, and all the Extras.. They worked with my budget to provide me with my dream wedding.. I want to personally thank Bonnie, she went above and beyond to make me happy. My guests are stlill complimeting the presentation of food that was mouth watering and the beautiful decorations provided by Certe at no charge!! Please know that you WILL NOT be dissapointed should you use Certe, I would reccommend them to anyone who wants great food and a fabulous time with no headache. I have already recommended to several closest friends who have already thanked me!!
Certe Catering - CERTainly a do NOT – I recently booked Certe for my wedding in NYC. I will start by saying the food was DELICIOUS and plentiful, and the serving staff was TOP NOTCH, and those were just about the ONLY things that were OK out of the entire experience dealing with Certe. (And the only reason they got any stars). Unfortunately there was a whole mess of problems while dealing with these guys... I could list them individually, but that would take waaaaaay to long. To summarize quickly, everything was a disaster from the planning process (i.e. they were unable to access their internet when we met with them at their office to review our menu - and had NO SAMPLES of the menu as discussed, only cakes), to the payment (4 days before the wedding they tried to say that the specialty cocktails were NOT included and we would have to pay an additional $1200, though they were included on EVERY SINGLE INVOICE we received - or rather had to chase them for), to the DAY OF OUR WEDDING (i.e. they set tables of 10 when we specifically told them we needed tables of 12 - about 25-30 guests didn't have a place to sit, one of them was the maid of honor)!!! I stress to you that these are only a FEW of the disasters that they call service. The kicker was that they were unable to set up and clean up in the time THEY allowed for and tried to charge US for the time. (They also addressed this 15 minutes BEFORE the wedding was even over). Please also keep in mind that their excuses they gave our venue, us, my parents and the wedding coordinator, were all different and made no sense whatsoever. We returned from our honeymoon to an email from Shelley, the assistant, telling us that we owed an additional $700 for extra time - though the wedding ended on time and started exactly when it was supposed to. To highlight SOME other things, they ran out of beer, they didn't set our table (bride and groom) correctly, they understaffed and thus there were lines out the door and the display was average at best. I definitely DO NOT recommend you use them for any event. Bonnie and team may be able to handle small events, but a 200 person wedding was clearly out of their league. She even got mad and snotty with me when I called to "check - in" and see where we were in the planning process! Can you image that? She got mad at me, the BRIDE, (and paying customer) for wanting to say hey and see what the status was. (I remind you that I had to hound them for ANY correspondence, except, of course, when it came to the payment). Certe NYC Catering left a horrid taste in our mouths that we will never use them for anything and we certainly advise the same for any bride/groom. Even my (now) husband who is the most laid back individual was repulsed with them and could not stand to deal with them after a while. Be warned before you book them.
Please note that is is not a review of the restaurant part of the company, only the catering department!
Best Omelettes in the City! – I order breakfast from here at least every other day! Their "Fluffy Omelette" is better than any omelette I have ever eaten, even better than the offering at the best brunch places in town. It is huge and full of whatever ingredients you choose. The accompanying homefries are delicious, too! Perfection!
Their service is amazing. Once an order I had placed was mixed up and the manager retook my order and sent the food over immediately. Deliveries are very prompt and all their service people are great!
Best Salads in Midtown! – They have perfected salads at Certe. I went to the back, was seated immediately and was served the chicken waldof salad within a few minutes. There was plenty of salad, great fresh bread, and the salad itself was the best I've had in New York. The new restaurant plays amazing music and has a welcoming atmosphere. If I could change one thing, I would increase the portions of salads. Plenty of lettuce, but more salad would be ideal. All told it was a great meal. I'll be back and next time with friends.
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