1399 Madison Ave, New York, NY | Directions 1002940.787977 -73.953492
Neighborhoods: East Harlem (El Barrio), East Harlem, Uptown
Save ur Money and Time – Please visit this restaurant if you enjoy the following:
Water down drinks
The One Star is for the Location and I could not pick -1.
Stay Away!!! – Sloppy personnel, arogant staff, they act like you need them. Almost like you have to beg for food. I went with my girlfriend for dinner but changed our minds after the lousy service. We had 2 beers & went to a real restaurant. This place is a front for a hangout very inappropiate for eating, I dont know why the Health Dept. lets them stay in bussiness.
My absolute favorite resturant..... – You gotta love atmosphere to love this spot. The food isn't wonderful, but it's cool for the crowd they have. My signature dish is Shrimp Scampi w/ rice and for dessert....well I'mma wing it this time..*wink.
I have celebrated some of the best moments in my life with the "fish" and look forward to spending this years b'day with them again..
See ya'll 3/30......
Terrible...Worst in Manhattan! – This may be the worst restaurant I've ever been to!
Not only was the food the most disgusting I've ever eaten in a New York City restaurant, the service was the 2nd worst I've ever experienced (Curvao was the 1st, & they closed down).
Not a single server took our order for over 15 minutes, & the place was practically empty.
The New England Clam Chowder was edible, at best.
Have you ever known anyone who didn't finish their Shrimp Cocktail?...Neither have I.
I still feel ill from all of the food we barely ate, and two of us ordered for three people.
I could go on for another two paragraphs about how bad the food and service was.
Sure, the menu appears to be great, but don't let that fool you!
Do yourself a favor & don't eat there!
Slow Fish – The food & service is terrible ... the ambiance of the restaurant however is great. The food is usually bland or over cooked and the service is dismal. As long as they take to bring you your food you would assume that the food would be great. Not a nice place if you starving and expect prompt service.
A strange fish... – A very casual restaurant in all respects of service and decor. After guided to our table no menus were presented so my friend and I looked at the placemats and saw many listings but no info on the so-called Sunday Brunch (which was advertised in a local newspaper). No wait staff materialized for 10 minutes so I asked a a busboy about the Brunch offerings: he looked confused, pointed vaguely to a chalk board and then disappeared. There only 3 options on the Brunch menu and none of them involved egg related dishes. My friend and I opted for lobster rolls which were bland but edible. An adequate spot and not much more. Looks like a good cross-section of the neighborhood both North & South of 96th Street eats here. Overall, looks and feels like a mediocre City Island restaurant on upper-upper Madison Avenue.
Reasonable, not exceptional seafood – Good service. Found the standard bread too buttery. Calamari was too greasy and more chewy than crunchy. Steamed fish arrived with very little preparation and an excessive amount of a highly liquid sauce. Salad was not cut up nor fresh. Lobster bisque had a sufficient amount of shrimp (maybe it should have been shrimp bisque.)
LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT – Service is always great. I travel from Brooklyn all the way uptown to go here. I love it, the bar is great and great prices. Seafood is great! no negative thoughts come to mind when I think of this place.
J-bartender and Allan waiter are WONDERFUL!
Great Cheap place – The place is a really a great place. The Staff is extra friendly and the seafood is just great. The portions are more than enough and the food always has flavor and seasoning. I am picky when it comes to seafood places some places you can taste the fishyness in the seafood but this place is really great and the price i dont think you cant beat. I remember one time i ordered a wine and i did not like it so the waiter took it back without a problem. The second one he brought I thought it was too bitter for my taste but i left it because i felt bad, he saw i was not drinking it and brought some soda and did not charge us! Writing this review, think i might go soon..I really cant express how clean, and wonderful the food is.
The food was sub-par and the service was worse – We stopped in one afternoon because my wife's been eyeing the place. We were quickly seated at a table whose paper place mats/menus still bore the stains of the previous guests. it took us fifteen minutes to get the waitress over to our table to take our order, but the salad quickly followed as did the meal. My clam chowder was mostly just salty cream with only a few bits of potato and maybe two pieces of clam. My wife's swordfish was unremarkable. Not terrible, but not what I'd expect from a ~$20 dish. The scallion sauce was nothing special (hint soy and scallion) and the broccoli was a bit overcooked.
Finally, we finished and waited another fifteen to twenty minutes for the waitress to notice us as we actively tried to gain her attention. Ultimately, we left some money on the table and, as we walked out, asked if she was working or not. She ran off to look busy, but it didn't help.
I'd definitely stay away and have no intention of returning.
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