Bronx >Food & Dining > F & J Pine Restaurant
1913 Bronxdale Ave, Bronx, NY | Directions 1046240.848951 -73.862285
Neighborhoods: Van Nest, East Bronx
Broiled Seafood Combo – The food is great and you get plenty of it!! You will definitely leave with a "doggy bag". Large portions. Try the Santa Margarita Pinot Grigio...highly recommended.
Bronx Finest – I love this restaurant. The food is great, just do not try to go on a Saturday night after 5pm. The ambiance is great, there is valet parking (for a tip) and if you want something nice but aren't in the mood to hit Manhattan, it's a good spot. I hate that they don't accept plastic. Cash only.
It's a staple... – I've been coming to F&J's for a long time now, celebrating birthdays, graduations, promotions, engagements, new hair color you name it! And after it had expanded the service became lacking and the food wasn't as good, someone noticed and made changes. It's a friendly place, where you may have to wait for a table, but you'll have good food at a good price.
The only problems are their no reservations for parties under 10 policy and they don't accept Credit/Debit cards.
User review by hotellcali – The food was great--the service ok-- the portions were huge but no credit cards! CASH ONLY!
Great food at a great price – The food is outstanding. The portions are so big, one pasta dish can feed two people.
An Experience – I think the owners must have read the other reviews, and acted upon them. Our experience was 100% positive.
The food was outrageous and plentiful. The service was friendly and accomodating. Though the restaurant is large, it has a cozy atmosphere.
The crowd is real food lovers. If I lived close to this restaurant I'd be obese because the portions are huge and the food is delicious.
On a Saturday night we arrived at about 9p. We were given a beeper and sent over to the large bar, filled with Sopranos and baseball memorabilia. We only waited about 15 minutes.
There was a wedding going on. But you wouldn't have known/heard it unless you went to the rest room, which was across the hall from the "banquet" room.
It was our first visit. Recommended by a relative who knows good food, too. We'll be back!
Don't waste your time – Really folks. There are just too many REAL Italian restaurants in NYC, that this place strikes me as a huge joke played on honest patrons. Why do people have to submit to disorganized teenage management, zero customer service and garganutan portions of paste and oil? To rub elbows with the Bat Boy from the Yankees' dugout? Gimme a break. I won't call them "restauranteurs", but the "impressario" owners (think P.T. Barnum) of Pine Tavern have to be laughing all the way to the bank.
A great neighborhood joint – Frankie and Johnnie's has always been a restaurant serving delicious food to the neighborhood, but on August 14, 2003, during the blackout, they proved to be a great neighbor and friend to the community as well. During the chaos of the day, the owner opened up his days and feed us, the tired and stress weary community, for FREE. F & J is truly a guardian angle to the community, serving us some of the best Italian food in NY with a pinch of love.
Good Value, all but the service – Good food, huge portions, cheap prices.... so what is wrong with this picture...? The service and wait time for a table is less than desired to say the least, so don;t go too hungry!! However, when you are finally seated and served, the food is very good, and the tab will not give you agita. Plus, chances are, you will have lunch the next day with your leftovers. One of the best bargins in NYC for sure.
A lesson in Cultural Competency! – It was my mother's 52nd birthday and my sister and I decided to take her to this restaurant! It was recommended by a couple of friends. But I have to say that the service could have been better. My parents are from Ecuador and were not sure what certain Italian plates were! The waiter could have done a better job of explaining them instead of answering in a rude manner as if we were idiots for asking! Food was good, but I hope the next time we get a different waiter with a different attitude!
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