Cub Room (Reported Closed)

(212) 677-4100

131 Sullivan St, New York, NY | Directions   10012

40.726492 -74.002376

Open Hours

Monday 11:30 AM - 10:00 PM

Tuesday 11:30 AM - 10:00 PM

Wednesday 11:30 AM - 10:00 PM

Thursday 11:30 AM - 10:00 PM

Friday 11:30 AM - 10:00 PM

Saturday 11:30 AM - 10:00 PM

Sunday 11:30 AM - 10:00 PM

 
Restaurants, New American, Traditional American  more

Price: $$$

Tags: Business Dining, Celeb Hangout, Fine Dining, Group Dining, Romantic Dining, Special Occasion Dining

Payment Methods: American Express, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

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Reviews for Cub Room

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

PERFECT EVENING – I was very apprehensive to go to Cub Room (I had never been there before) after the reviews I read it was sort of mix feeling but my online date choose it. Left with no choice I showed up, the server serving us in the lounge cut the ice for me and my date. Service was casual but attentive the server gave us room to talk and did not hover over our heads (much appreciated). DJ was playing a good mix of hip-hop and 80/90?s. We just recently decided to go exclusive hence I highly recommend the place for a date it is casual, ambience is just right and it is far better then places like Social Stanton/Alta where food is expensive and waiters never leave you alone.

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

Sad its declined in recent years -- not good for groups – I've recently started working in the neighborhood & was happy to be able to frequent The Cub Room again, as i had great memories from the late 90's of meals here.

Sad to say, its fallen under poor management. 3 weeks ago was there for lunch & a giant waterbug crawled up the wall + the waiter gave us very poor service. Then 2 weeks later went back & it took 45 minutes to get a chicken cobb salad & a coke, while the restaurant was barely occupied.

Today, i took a party of 14 and it was such a disaster that my boss was freaking out the whole time (which made me look bad for picking the place.) 3/4 of our party ordered from the Pre-fix, yet it was still amazing how badly our food came out of the kitchen. The first round of drinks took 30 minutes to arrive, the soups/salads took another 45 minutes to appear and the entrees came out over 1 1/2 hours into being there. For lunch, that's not acceptable service. Plus, the pulled pork sandwich was ice cold in the middle as if it was still frozen. All this with barely any acknowledgment or apology from staff/management. Considering we had a reservation for over a week, there's no good reason for this kind of service.

When reading the other reviews, its clear that management/staff are submitting posts to offset all the bad reviews. While its a nice space with lots of history, don't take anyone there you plan to impress. Its better for a glass of wine or a beer after work.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

WHAT A GREAT FIND – After having been in the restaurant business for most of my life, I look forward to dining out and having new experiences. My dinner at the Cub Room certainly constitutes a new experience. The menu, at first glance, is very recognizable. The catch here is the way the food is presented. The beauty of the dishes rivals any art work I have seen pertaining to food, but the best and most important feature was the flavor. As I was chewing, a myriad of flavors were released into my mouth with strength and subtlety combined. The combinations chosen by this Chef compliment each other to give the diner an experience to be remembered.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

A 5 Star Delight – Before dining at the Cub Room I read all the reviews on this site, they were so deverse that I just had to go and see for myself. Now I can honestly say that it was one of the most amazing experiences that I have ever had. From the friendly greeting that I recieved from the Hostess to the warmth of the server, I was made to feel welcome and very comfortable. The presentation of the food was only surpassed by the full flavor of every dish ordered (you really have to try the Apple Salad, Braised shortribs stuffed baby portabellas, Scallops and the Duck). The waiter we had took the time to explain everything he brought out with full and clear knowledge of what he was talking about. He kept an eye on us without being obtrusive so we were allowed to savor the quality of the food without feeling rushed.I and my companions can not wait to return to the Cub Room and hope Chef Bradley Anderson remains with them for a very long time. His talent alone is worth the trip!!!!!!

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Unforgettable!!!!!!!!!! – I took my fiance here the other night for his birthday and all i can say is WOW!!! The menu was incredible(i had the scallops wich were amazing and my fiance had the pork also amazing) the flavors were diverse but extreamely coherent. Every thing was delicious and the wine list had choices at all price points - we had a very reasonably priced bottle and loved it. The service was nearly perfect. Ranks with Annisa as one of the best dinners I have had in New York. Highly recommended.

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

SO, SO SAD that this place has become SO AWFUL – We've been coming here for years. We've had 2 wonderful private parties here. We have lovely memories of excellent meals and good times. Then, the last few times the food was mediocre and not to order (meat cooked rare instead of medium well, substitutions not done properly, raw potatoes, cold flabby bacon, etc) but we have persisted. We wanted to still love the Cub Room.

THEN...this past weekend we had a party of 8 in the private room for Mother's Day. We paid $35 per person for one of the single worst dining experiences I've ever had. I'm not exaggerating. The food was disgusting. I sent back my toddler's pancakes twice because they were burnt outside and RAW inside. When the third set came out raw, I told them to forget it. None of the eggs were cooked. My brother in law's steak was as tough as shoe leather - he showed everyone how he couldn't get a knife through it. My mother's French onion soup came out without any cheese (although mine, which came out with it, had melted cheese). When sent back for cheese, it came out with a piece of UNMELTED CHEESE floating in the soup.

The waiter could see it was all a mess. He was apologetic and told us that he wished he could be in the kitchen. We didn't even ask - he came in at the end and told us he had secured a 10% discount. It was small comfort on a $500 bill (yes, we ordered wine - it was the only edible thing). And HERE'S THE KICKER...as we're finishing the prix-fixe-included dessert ("molten" chocolate cake with no molten), a little woman comes and tells us we have to leave because they have another party waiting for our table. I nicely explained (I manage a customer svc staff and don't believe in being rude to staff) how disappointing the food was and that we wouldn't still be there if we hadn't had to send everything back multiple times. Her response: "I assure you it will be better next time."

Sorry, Cub Room. There won't be a next time.

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

This place used to be one of the best in NY but now is the worse one – I used to go there, but mediocre managment and poor service made of this place the worse in soho, the food is not even close to average, the prices are absolutely high and the ambiance is just a left over of the glamour of the old Cub Room.

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

Terrible service – I booked this restaurant for a group of 7 girlfriends and I for Saturday brunch and was very disappointed and actually appalled at the lack of service and professionalism.

The food was ok but the service was terrible. The waiter spilled a drink all down my friend's hair, back and jacket during the meal. Of course accidents happend - however it was the lack of professionalism to take care of the incident that was terrible. Not once did the manager come over to acknowledge the incident and try to smooth the situation over. The cost of dry cleaning and of her meal was supposed to be taken off the bill but initially they actually charged us for the drink that was spilled!! It took a long time to make sure the proper cost was taken off the bill - much too long when you just want to get out of the restaurant.

After reading all the other reviews on here that comments on such bad service, I now can understand the comments. I would NOT recommend this restaurant - the food was mediocre and service was terrible. I would hope the restaurant would clue in to the fact that half of what makes a good restaurant is the quality in service and they seriously need to improve on service, especially when there are so many other restaurant choices in NYC for customers.

Recommends
3.5
over a year ago

A swank bar, a venerable New American restaurant and a cheery cafe, all in one snug Soho corner. – The Scene
Since 1994, the Cub Room--named for the legendary Stork Club's exclusive VIP area--has hosted Soho's chic-and-trendy set. The tall, window-wrapped corner lounge, with its plush, honey-toned banquettes and wood bar, is still the perfect place for after-work cocktails. The dining room's elegantly-appointed tables and corporate high-rollers seem a world away from the cafe attached next door. With brick walls, fruit-filled wicker baskets and vintage posters, it's a sunny spot for casual meals.

The Food
One kitchen, three menus. On the high end, New American dishes feature roasted chicken with spaetzle and rabbit ravioli. The parsnip-short-rib dumplings are rich and tender; flavorful grilled hanger steak and the cafe's bacon-wrapped meatloaf are sure bets.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Great for dates, Great for Groups! – The first time I went to The Cub Room with my date, I was surprised I haven't been there before. I loved the cozy and romantic environment and especially enjoyed the cocktail selection (I liked the "Chinatown" cocktail). Yesterday I went with my group of girlfriends and we all had a blast taking countless pictures!

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Won for:
Romantic Restaurant (2006)
Nominations Nominated for:
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Steak (2006)
Salad (2005)
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