Le Gamin

★★★☆☆

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The service may be casual, but when we were there on a Friday night, everyone was very attentive and there was no problem with additions to the bill as the prior reviewer found.
The food is great. The chicken, which you can see on the rotisserie on the way in, is inexpensive ($9 for half a chicken without sides), moist, very well spiced and delicious. The steak frites and au poivre were also well cooked and seasoned and (unlike some bistros), the au poivre sauce did not overwhelm the plate and the steak. I've had better frites, but my son loved these. The green beans were a very large portion and wonderful as a side. The desert crepes were a big step up from the usual creperie ones.
All in all, a casual, informal little bistro with very good food at very reasonable prices.
We would all definitely go back.

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★★★★☆

The service may be casual, but when we were there on a Friday night, everyone was very attentive and there was no problem with additions to the bill as the prior reviewer found.
The food is great. The chicken, which you can see on the rotisserie on the way in, is inexpensive ($9 for half a chicken without sides), moist, very well spiced and delicious. The steak frites and au poivre were also well cooked and seasoned and (unlike some bistros), the au poivre sauce did not overwhelm the plate and the steak. I've had better frites, but my son loved these. The green beans were a very large portion and wonderful as a side. The desert crepes were a big step up from the usual creperie ones.
All in all, a casual, informal little bistro with very good food at very reasonable prices.
We would all definitely go back.

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Don't waste your time or money at Le Gamin. The waitstaff and manager do not understand the meaning of customer service. I took two of my French friends here for a casual Saturday night dinner. Service stands out as #1 worst in NYC. We were asked to give our food order twice only after 10 minutes of being seated. Our waitress was MIA -- hard to believe since this place is tiny. We had to ask for plates from the busboy when our food came. Bread as well. When our waitress appeared, she was sitting (!) at the bar. What a coincidence this was as our table was right next to the bar -- unacceptable and unprofessional. Here's the best part: When the bill came, we discovered that a $13 service charge was added. (immediately puzzling since most dishes cost about $10.) This charge was not labeled as "tips" on the bill. Clearly, our waitress that night was trying to cheat customers. When we demanded that the precalculated tip be removed, the female manager spoke nonsense about how "tourists don't tip"..."we were sitting there for an hour" and how it was a "Saturday night." We were stunned by her offensive behavior and left no tip whatsoever (my first time in 30 years of living in NYC). In all fairness the food was cheap and good. However, the ridiculously poor service experience is one that will not be forgotten.

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★☆☆☆☆

Don't waste your time or money at Le Gamin. The waitstaff and manager do not understand the meaning of customer service. I took two of my French friends here for a casual Saturday night dinner. Service stands out as #1 worst in NYC. We were asked to give our food order twice only after 10 minutes of being seated. Our waitress was MIA -- hard to believe since this place is tiny. We had to ask for plates from the busboy when our food came. Bread as well. When our waitress appeared, she was sitting (!) at the bar. What a coincidence this was as our table was right next to the bar -- unacceptable and unprofessional. Here's the best part: When the bill came, we discovered that a $13 service charge was added. (immediately puzzling since most dishes cost about $10.) This charge was not labeled as "tips" on the bill. Clearly, our waitress that night was trying to cheat customers. When we demanded that the precalculated tip be removed, the female manager spoke nonsense about how "tourists don't tip"..."we were sitting there for an hour" and how it was a "Saturday night." We were stunned by her offensive behavior and left no tip whatsoever (my first time in 30 years of living in NYC). In all fairness the food was cheap and good. However, the ridiculously poor service experience is one that will not be forgotten.

 

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