Sapa Restaurant

★★★★☆

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Came to Sapa on a very nice evening out. This Asian inspired French restaurant was abso;lutely delightful. Everyone who seemed to be working there was happy, all the clients were more than happy, and I was more than happy with the food and service. Definitely come here on a nice date, for a birthday, or just to relax and have some great food.

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★★★★★

Came to Sapa on a very nice evening out. This Asian inspired French restaurant was abso;lutely delightful. Everyone who seemed to be working there was happy, all the clients were more than happy, and I was more than happy with the food and service. Definitely come here on a nice date, for a birthday, or just to relax and have some great food.

Pros: love love love

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This is definitely a special occasion spot, unless you don't mind a hefty bill, but rest assured that either way, it's well worth it. The great reviews certainly are there for a reason (and rightfully so). The dining room is always packed with fresh flowers; the smell is wonderful. The staff is very attentive and welcoming. As for the food, I suggest being brave and trying something you wouldn't normally eat. Sure, their steak frites is delicious. Even though I was VERY happy with my steak, after trying the different dishes from the girls at my table, I wish I had opted for something more unique. This was truly an awesome dining experience.

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★★★★★

This is definitely a special occasion spot, unless you don't mind a hefty bill, but rest assured that either way, it's well worth it. The great reviews certainly are there for a reason (and rightfully so). The dining room is always packed with fresh flowers; the smell is wonderful. The staff is very attentive and welcoming. As for the food, I suggest being brave and trying something you wouldn't normally eat. Sure, their steak frites is delicious. Even though I was VERY happy with my steak, after trying the different dishes from the girls at my table, I wish I had opted for something more unique. This was truly an awesome dining experience.

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We went there for happy hour on Friday about two weeks ago. The front section was all taken even though it was only 5:45pm. We grabbed a seat at the roll bar while waiting for the rest of the party. We tried almost everything (food) on the menu and it all came out pretty good. Oysters were only a dollar a piece, and the potato knish with caviar & creme fraiche was delicious. The special cocktail of the night was Barcardi Sunrise, which was way too sweet for me so I ordered the special white wine for my second around. I am glad that I was sitting down when the drink came since the moment I raised the glass and saw it through the light from the roll bar, I saw TONS of lip marks on the glass rim - NOT JUST ONE.. but ALL AROUND!!!!!!! I couldn't find our waiter so we got the manager who happened to be nearby. He apologized and got me another glass, but without any offer or whatsoever. This is a very nice and elegant place and I expected them to be better on customer service. Honestly, I will go back since I do like this place a lot, but I would definitely be very cautious before putting anything near my mouth.

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★★★☆☆

We went there for happy hour on Friday about two weeks ago. The front section was all taken even though it was only 5:45pm. We grabbed a seat at the roll bar while waiting for the rest of the party. We tried almost everything (food) on the menu and it all came out pretty good. Oysters were only a dollar a piece, and the potato knish with caviar & creme fraiche was delicious. The special cocktail of the night was Barcardi Sunrise, which was way too sweet for me so I ordered the special white wine for my second around. I am glad that I was sitting down when the drink came since the moment I raised the glass and saw it through the light from the roll bar, I saw TONS of lip marks on the glass rim - NOT JUST ONE.. but ALL AROUND!!!!!!! I couldn't find our waiter so we got the manager who happened to be nearby. He apologized and got me another glass, but without any offer or whatsoever. This is a very nice and elegant place and I expected them to be better on customer service. Honestly, I will go back since I do like this place a lot, but I would definitely be very cautious before putting anything near my mouth.

Pros: Good Happy Hour

Cons: Could be very noisy

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I usually go for the 5 dollar happy hour (yoga teacher in trainig) it fits the budget... but that said, it is a classy place. The decor is delicious and the bartenders once they see you around a bit are quite gregarious. They make you feel comforable like hey, it's quite all right to sit there was past happy hour with out ordering a lot of drinks. I try to recommend it to anyone in the area and I have gone on several after work outings. Good music, too.... Check it out. It won't disappoint especially when you walk in and think oh dear this could be attitude city but not. Good stuff.

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★★★★☆

I usually go for the 5 dollar happy hour (yoga teacher in trainig) it fits the budget... but that said, it is a classy place. The decor is delicious and the bartenders once they see you around a bit are quite gregarious. They make you feel comforable like hey, it's quite all right to sit there was past happy hour with out ordering a lot of drinks. I try to recommend it to anyone in the area and I have gone on several after work outings. Good music, too.... Check it out. It won't disappoint especially when you walk in and think oh dear this could be attitude city but not. Good stuff.

Pros: all good

Cons: no bad

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Sapa is quietly situated along West 24th street, but once you open the door, you enter a beautiful atmosphere of style that doesn't reek of IKEA and 1990s. That said, you're not greeted very warmly by the hosts and that puts a dent in the charm. Once you're seated, it is a different story. I've eaten at Sapa many times and even had a birthday party there. I'm so impressed with the simplicity and confidence of the dishes, that you can easily spend 2 to 3 hours dining from starters through dessert. The wine list is just as confident as well with perfect opportunities to explore your pallet. In the last visit we had a long delay on the sides we ordered. While the management moved quickly to resolve the issue, there wasn't any explanation given about it. Overall, however, it is worth overlooking the faux pas as this Asian-Fusion adventure was well worth an evening out.

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★★★★★

Sapa is quietly situated along West 24th street, but once you open the door, you enter a beautiful atmosphere of style that doesn't reek of IKEA and 1990s. That said, you're not greeted very warmly by the hosts and that puts a dent in the charm. Once you're seated, it is a different story. I've eaten at Sapa many times and even had a birthday party there. I'm so impressed with the simplicity and confidence of the dishes, that you can easily spend 2 to 3 hours dining from starters through dessert. The wine list is just as confident as well with perfect opportunities to explore your pallet. In the last visit we had a long delay on the sides we ordered. While the management moved quickly to resolve the issue, there wasn't any explanation given about it. Overall, however, it is worth overlooking the faux pas as this Asian-Fusion adventure was well worth an evening out.

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We had a group of 5 for dinner on a Sunday evening before an event at MSG. This place takes itself seriously (even calling me on the morning of the reservation to confirm or cancel - the restaurant was completely empty at 5:30 on a Sunday, so it's not like they were booked out!). The decor and ambience are great, but the food was very disappointing. All of our party complained their meals were heavy, with liberal use of salt. Not sure I'd go back to eat - nice place for a show-off cocktail though.

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★★★☆☆

We had a group of 5 for dinner on a Sunday evening before an event at MSG. This place takes itself seriously (even calling me on the morning of the reservation to confirm or cancel - the restaurant was completely empty at 5:30 on a Sunday, so it's not like they were booked out!). The decor and ambience are great, but the food was very disappointing. All of our party complained their meals were heavy, with liberal use of salt. Not sure I'd go back to eat - nice place for a show-off cocktail though.

Pros: Be seen here - trendy place

Cons: Disappointing food on the night we were there.

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So with a group of a dozen, we enjoyed a lovely Saturday night at Sapa?s. Let?s start off with cocktails? I highly recommend the Cosmojito, Ginger?s Passion Margarita, Lychee Bellini and Sapa Mint Lemonade. They were all refreshing and quite delicious. Then came the food and I hate to admit this, but I expected a bit more. I?ve been to Patricia Yeo?s two other Manhattan restaurants and came away impressed. This time? not so much. I had the Grilled Maya Prawns which were very good, but the Soy Ginger Steamed Fish entree seemed to lack an element of sorts. It was decent, but not delectable. The desserts were enjoyable though. We shared the Pistachio Creme Brulee and ice cream. The ambience was chill and fun, which is what really made the night.. as well as a visit from Chef Patricia Yeo.

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★★★☆☆

So with a group of a dozen, we enjoyed a lovely Saturday night at Sapa?s. Let?s start off with cocktails? I highly recommend the Cosmojito, Ginger?s Passion Margarita, Lychee Bellini and Sapa Mint Lemonade. They were all refreshing and quite delicious. Then came the food and I hate to admit this, but I expected a bit more. I?ve been to Patricia Yeo?s two other Manhattan restaurants and came away impressed. This time? not so much. I had the Grilled Maya Prawns which were very good, but the Soy Ginger Steamed Fish entree seemed to lack an element of sorts. It was decent, but not delectable. The desserts were enjoyable though. We shared the Pistachio Creme Brulee and ice cream. The ambience was chill and fun, which is what really made the night.. as well as a visit from Chef Patricia Yeo.

Pros: great ambience, good service

Cons: for the price and hype, the food was a tad bit unimpressive

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We went to Sapa a few weeks ago and when we got back from vacation, we went back for dinner. Almost everything on the menu was changed. It was great! Everything was so flavorful and excellently presented.
We love this place even more.

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★★★★☆

We went to Sapa a few weeks ago and when we got back from vacation, we went back for dinner. Almost everything on the menu was changed. It was great! Everything was so flavorful and excellently presented.
We love this place even more.

Pros: Excellent food, everyone was happy & friendly

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Everything was great, we loved everything. The food was great and our waitress was so nice. Call me a hopeless romantic, but we sat in between two couples who got engaged in the restaurant. Amazing. I recommend this place highly.

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★★★★★

Everything was great, we loved everything. The food was great and our waitress was so nice. Call me a hopeless romantic, but we sat in between two couples who got engaged in the restaurant. Amazing. I recommend this place highly.

Pros: Decor, great food, romantic

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Great ambiance led me to expect great service and food. I experienced neither, in fact, the very opposite.
The service was really slow. We were seated at 9pm on a Wednesday night, it took 20-30 minutes for us to receive our drinks. The server was very unknowledgeable about the wine list and not very helpful, she became flustered and eventually rude. The food I ordered, a seared tuna, was small for the price and very salty.
With all of the amazing restaurants in NYC, I would not recommend this one.

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★☆☆☆☆

Great ambiance led me to expect great service and food. I experienced neither, in fact, the very opposite.
The service was really slow. We were seated at 9pm on a Wednesday night, it took 20-30 minutes for us to receive our drinks. The server was very unknowledgeable about the wine list and not very helpful, she became flustered and eventually rude. The food I ordered, a seared tuna, was small for the price and very salty.
With all of the amazing restaurants in NYC, I would not recommend this one.

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I was invited for dinner at Sapa on a friday nite. Although the bar was packed, the seating area was not. We did get our seats immediately but the one closest to the door...why? Extremely loud in their...barely could hear our waiter. Our waiter, let's see, not focused, as for things more than three times. Waited a while for appetizers and when we finally got them, they wanted to serve us our entree?? I knew the entree wouldn't be good at that point since they had to bring it backt o the kitchen. And it wasn't. Nothing special about the food, pretty plain and bland. I had the Sapa Lemonade, horrible! I had the tuna, which was good but then they paried it up with duck confit and it just made the dish heavy and too saucy. The dessert was horrible, the pistachio creme brulee was so grainy, I just stopped eating it. The panne cotte had this horrible fruit juice thing on top that didn't go well with the panne cotte. I had to remove it before eating it. The complimentary cookies was good, but I wish they would have brought that out with our dessert, not after we paid the bill?!? Nicely decorated, bathroom looks like a coffin. There are too many choices in NY to ever go back to this place. NOT RECOMMENDED! Save your money and go elsewhere!

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★☆☆☆☆

I was invited for dinner at Sapa on a friday nite. Although the bar was packed, the seating area was not. We did get our seats immediately but the one closest to the door...why? Extremely loud in their...barely could hear our waiter. Our waiter, let's see, not focused, as for things more than three times. Waited a while for appetizers and when we finally got them, they wanted to serve us our entree?? I knew the entree wouldn't be good at that point since they had to bring it backt o the kitchen. And it wasn't. Nothing special about the food, pretty plain and bland. I had the Sapa Lemonade, horrible! I had the tuna, which was good but then they paried it up with duck confit and it just made the dish heavy and too saucy. The dessert was horrible, the pistachio creme brulee was so grainy, I just stopped eating it. The panne cotte had this horrible fruit juice thing on top that didn't go well with the panne cotte. I had to remove it before eating it. The complimentary cookies was good, but I wish they would have brought that out with our dessert, not after we paid the bill?!? Nicely decorated, bathroom looks like a coffin. There are too many choices in NY to ever go back to this place. NOT RECOMMENDED! Save your money and go elsewhere!

Pros: nice interior design, good location

Cons: bad food, bad service, way TOO loud

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Great space, loved the vibe and the cocktails. Went with a group of foodies and really enjoyed ourselves. Our waitress was friendly and described everything to us. Definitely recommended.

2
★★★★☆

Great space, loved the vibe and the cocktails. Went with a group of foodies and really enjoyed ourselves. Our waitress was friendly and described everything to us. Definitely recommended.

Pros: Delicious food, fun & friendly setting, beautiful space

Cons: Limited street parking

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Went to Sapa's on a Sat evening around 6pm. Restaurant not crowded at this time. Evening got off to a good start when who we thought was our server took our drink orders. 20 minutes go by, and nobody comes by to take our orders. We flag the person who took our drink order, and although he explained he was not our server, he will take our appetizer order and relay to our waiter. Appetizers come and go, still no visit from our server. Flagged someone else down to take our dinner order. Went to hostess to have them send our server over. Another 20 minutes, our server comes over to introduce himself. Dinners come, we have additional requests, and nobody comes over to see how our dinners are. So back to the hostess to send over our waiter. Hostess too busy chatting with staff to realize the service we are receiving is very poor.

Food was not all that very menorable.

0
★☆☆☆☆

Went to Sapa's on a Sat evening around 6pm. Restaurant not crowded at this time. Evening got off to a good start when who we thought was our server took our drink orders. 20 minutes go by, and nobody comes by to take our orders. We flag the person who took our drink order, and although he explained he was not our server, he will take our appetizer order and relay to our waiter. Appetizers come and go, still no visit from our server. Flagged someone else down to take our dinner order. Went to hostess to have them send our server over. Another 20 minutes, our server comes over to introduce himself. Dinners come, we have additional requests, and nobody comes over to see how our dinners are. So back to the hostess to send over our waiter. Hostess too busy chatting with staff to realize the service we are receiving is very poor.

Food was not all that very menorable.

Pros: Nice atmosphere, tasty drinks

Cons: service (lack of)

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Passed it many times, finally went for dinner. It is a very pretty, romantic restuarant. The bar area was a little loud when we first got there, but it was OK in the dining room. Our waiter was friendly. The food was above par and we really enjoyed the live band. Definitely will go back and recommended.

2
★★★★☆

Passed it many times, finally went for dinner. It is a very pretty, romantic restuarant. The bar area was a little loud when we first got there, but it was OK in the dining room. Our waiter was friendly. The food was above par and we really enjoyed the live band. Definitely will go back and recommended.

Pros: Romantic

Cons: A tad Pricey.

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My husband and I recently went to Sapa for our anniversary and were sorely disappointed. When we walked in the door the hostess was too busy chatting with her colleagues to pay attention to customers. I had to repeat my name 4 times before she took the time to look at the reservation list. Our server was very friendly, but the food was mediocre and actually too salty. And the steamed rice was undercooked and crunchy. That's just not acceptable. We couldn't wait to get out of there and didn't bother to stick around for dessert.

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★☆☆☆☆

My husband and I recently went to Sapa for our anniversary and were sorely disappointed. When we walked in the door the hostess was too busy chatting with her colleagues to pay attention to customers. I had to repeat my name 4 times before she took the time to look at the reservation list. Our server was very friendly, but the food was mediocre and actually too salty. And the steamed rice was undercooked and crunchy. That's just not acceptable. We couldn't wait to get out of there and didn't bother to stick around for dessert.

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They have a great brunch menu. My husband and I had the lobster and mushroom omlettes. They were fabulous! The bread basket was delicious also! I loved the atmosphere and decor. Great service!

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★★★★★

They have a great brunch menu. My husband and I had the lobster and mushroom omlettes. They were fabulous! The bread basket was delicious also! I loved the atmosphere and decor. Great service!

Pros: great food and service

Cons: none

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I went on a sat. night with a group of 7 others and had a good time. Our waiter was attentive, and it seemed like everyone really enjoyed their meals. No complaints here. The only thing is that the restaurant was kind of forgettable, as we probably would have had a good time anywhere... The Bill was a pleasant surprise, with a few rounds of drinks, everyone had apps and entrees (a couple people had dessert) the bill was less than $500 (tip included)... not bad for a nice restaurant.

2
★★★★☆

I went on a sat. night with a group of 7 others and had a good time. Our waiter was attentive, and it seemed like everyone really enjoyed their meals. No complaints here. The only thing is that the restaurant was kind of forgettable, as we probably would have had a good time anywhere... The Bill was a pleasant surprise, with a few rounds of drinks, everyone had apps and entrees (a couple people had dessert) the bill was less than $500 (tip included)... not bad for a nice restaurant.

Pros: the ahi tuna entree, the restrooms were cool

Cons: ambiance is "eh"

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I was there with a group of six people on a Saturday night. The waitress came by and took our drink and food order. Our appetizers were brought out and then we never saw our waitress again. We finished the appetizers and no one came to clear our plates. We waited 40 minutes and never saw our waitress in the dining room. We flagged down the manager and told him that we hadn't seen our waitress. He said he would find out what was going on. A different waiter came over to tell us that our waitress had been cut for the night and he'd be around if we needed anything. Our food was brought out but then no one ever checked back on our food. We all needed drinks so we had to order them from the bus boy since no waiters were "waiting" on us. The manager came over and said that the last round of drinks we had would be on the house. That was nice and all, however the restaurant was almost dead and no one seemed to care about our table. When the bill came we left at 10% tip to reflect the bad service we had had. When we got up to leave, one of the waiters appraoched us and asked us if we had meant to leave 10%. We said we did and he said he didn't think it was appropriate because all the waiters share the tips. We explained that no one waited on us and he said "but we gave you a free round of drinks". We agreed that that was nice of them, however we would have ordered them if they were free or not.
I thought the service was horrible and the food was okay - not great. The fact that they approached us about the bill made it an even worse experience. With all the great restaurants in NYC this is definitely one to pass up. We will never go back!

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★☆☆☆☆

I was there with a group of six people on a Saturday night. The waitress came by and took our drink and food order. Our appetizers were brought out and then we never saw our waitress again. We finished the appetizers and no one came to clear our plates. We waited 40 minutes and never saw our waitress in the dining room. We flagged down the manager and told him that we hadn't seen our waitress. He said he would find out what was going on. A different waiter came over to tell us that our waitress had been cut for the night and he'd be around if we needed anything. Our food was brought out but then no one ever checked back on our food. We all needed drinks so we had to order them from the bus boy since no waiters were "waiting" on us. The manager came over and said that the last round of drinks we had would be on the house. That was nice and all, however the restaurant was almost dead and no one seemed to care about our table. When the bill came we left at 10% tip to reflect the bad service we had had. When we got up to leave, one of the waiters appraoched us and asked us if we had meant to leave 10%. We said we did and he said he didn't think it was appropriate because all the waiters share the tips. We explained that no one waited on us and he said "but we gave you a free round of drinks". We agreed that that was nice of them, however we would have ordered them if they were free or not.
I thought the service was horrible and the food was okay - not great. The fact that they approached us about the bill made it an even worse experience. With all the great restaurants in NYC this is definitely one to pass up. We will never go back!

Pros: Great bar ambiance

Cons: Service

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but i am in china.
when i would go to new york ,i must get to sapa.
what is the time?
i don't know ,hehe.

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★★★★★

but i am in china.
when i would go to new york ,i must get to sapa.
what is the time?
i don't know ,hehe.

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I am not one to register for things on-line and write reviews, but this place warranted the effort. I have been here a few times already, so I'll write about our first experience. It was an amazing eperience starting with the decor, a fantastic use of space, the place is beautiful. I was greeted by a friendly group of hosts, we wanted a few drinks before being seated for dinner which they openly accommodated. To our surprise, it was still Happy Hour. Joe, our bartender was friendly without being fake about it and conjured up a couple of delicious cocktails. My friend had one of the special cocktails, some ginger mixed drink, a dream for the taste buds. We were then escorted to our table. Our waiter was Kris, he was great, he was friendly and knowledgeable. He suggested the perfect bottle of wine to accompany our dinner. The meal was a culinary delight. Every dish was so beautifully presented and flavorful. The meat slid off the bone of my lamb. My friends had fish dishes that made me envious. Everything tasted as good as or better than it looked. I am not a sweets person, but my friends are, they loved the desserts, the only thing that stopped them were the scrumptious cookies Kris brought us. I had to give in and have one, sooo good.
We highly recommend this place. We're going to have our birthday party here!

2
★★★★★

I am not one to register for things on-line and write reviews, but this place warranted the effort. I have been here a few times already, so I'll write about our first experience. It was an amazing eperience starting with the decor, a fantastic use of space, the place is beautiful. I was greeted by a friendly group of hosts, we wanted a few drinks before being seated for dinner which they openly accommodated. To our surprise, it was still Happy Hour. Joe, our bartender was friendly without being fake about it and conjured up a couple of delicious cocktails. My friend had one of the special cocktails, some ginger mixed drink, a dream for the taste buds. We were then escorted to our table. Our waiter was Kris, he was great, he was friendly and knowledgeable. He suggested the perfect bottle of wine to accompany our dinner. The meal was a culinary delight. Every dish was so beautifully presented and flavorful. The meat slid off the bone of my lamb. My friends had fish dishes that made me envious. Everything tasted as good as or better than it looked. I am not a sweets person, but my friends are, they loved the desserts, the only thing that stopped them were the scrumptious cookies Kris brought us. I had to give in and have one, sooo good.
We highly recommend this place. We're going to have our birthday party here!

Pros: Great servce, food, decor

Cons: Parking lot on the corner charges outrageous rates.

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I have been to Sapa a few times for drinks, after work and decided to have a large dinner party in the back area of the restaurant. We all had a fabulous time! We all shared a bunch of entrees & apps. Highly recommend the seafood dishes, tuna and sea bass! The music was great and upbeat. The wine list was perfect. The designers behind Sapa did a wonderful job with the interior. (apparently they also did Public and Stanton Social) No wonder everyone talks about the bathrooms!!!!!....they are very cool. Now all I need to do is run into Borat or some of the crew from SNL, since I hear they hang out at Sapa!

2
★★★★★

I have been to Sapa a few times for drinks, after work and decided to have a large dinner party in the back area of the restaurant. We all had a fabulous time! We all shared a bunch of entrees & apps. Highly recommend the seafood dishes, tuna and sea bass! The music was great and upbeat. The wine list was perfect. The designers behind Sapa did a wonderful job with the interior. (apparently they also did Public and Stanton Social) No wonder everyone talks about the bathrooms!!!!!....they are very cool. Now all I need to do is run into Borat or some of the crew from SNL, since I hear they hang out at Sapa!

Pros: food, cocktails, great scene, fun vibe

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I went here for my birthday last Sunday and we had the greatest time! There was some construction going on around the area and it was snowing, but the food and the experience made up for it!

We came in around 10pm, so there weren't very many people actually "dining" but moreso at the bar. We started off with the Cocoa and Peanut Spareribs which were *FANTASTIC*! The meat just slid right off of the bone and the cocoa sauce made it unusually complimenting!

Then as the main course we had the $15 Price Fixe menu item: Lobster. Luckily, they weren't out of it, but watch out: it is LOBSTER and it is MESSY.. but very very good :-) Great show for the wait staff :-)

As for the restaraunt itself, definitely a "date place".. The lighting was bright enough (not Broadway Musical Stage bright, but maybe sultry lounge lit) and you have your own personal bathroom complete with your own sink :-)

Would definitely come back!

2
★★★★★

I went here for my birthday last Sunday and we had the greatest time! There was some construction going on around the area and it was snowing, but the food and the experience made up for it!

We came in around 10pm, so there weren't very many people actually "dining" but moreso at the bar. We started off with the Cocoa and Peanut Spareribs which were *FANTASTIC*! The meat just slid right off of the bone and the cocoa sauce made it unusually complimenting!

Then as the main course we had the $15 Price Fixe menu item: Lobster. Luckily, they weren't out of it, but watch out: it is LOBSTER and it is MESSY.. but very very good :-) Great show for the wait staff :-)

As for the restaraunt itself, definitely a "date place".. The lighting was bright enough (not Broadway Musical Stage bright, but maybe sultry lounge lit) and you have your own personal bathroom complete with your own sink :-)

Would definitely come back!

Pros: Great service, friendly staff, great appetizers, great atmosphere

Cons: Hard to find with construction

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After seeing such a high rating at citysearch, Sapa just gave me a plain dissappointment. The steaks were the toughest I had so far in 26 years, 3 of my 12 clams didn't even open, and the ones that were opened were extremely not fresh. The portion is more than enough though. The size of the steaks were quite big, although none of us 13 friends wanted to finish more than half of it.
Rude managers, too.

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★★★☆☆

After seeing such a high rating at citysearch, Sapa just gave me a plain dissappointment. The steaks were the toughest I had so far in 26 years, 3 of my 12 clams didn't even open, and the ones that were opened were extremely not fresh. The portion is more than enough though. The size of the steaks were quite big, although none of us 13 friends wanted to finish more than half of it.
Rude managers, too.

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This place is good for dinner and after work drink. Despite the excellent reviews, New Year's Eve at Sapa is far from excellent. Far from even good, thanks to the DJ. He was the only one in the entire restaurant bopping his head to his own poor selection of music, playing unpopular 70's music ALL night, songs that never made the top 50. Who does that for New Years in NEW YORK?? He was aweful, so bad, we all left by 1:30am (all 10 of us). Others agreed he was pathetic, he didnt fill in requests, probably because he didnt have any hip music. We couldnt celebrate the New Year's as we wanted, very disappointing. I wrote the General Manager about our experience, he never wrote back. I guess I offended his DJ selection for New Year's. Sapa is a hip place where hip, loungy music should be played, not hole-in-wall-bar music.

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★☆☆☆☆

This place is good for dinner and after work drink. Despite the excellent reviews, New Year's Eve at Sapa is far from excellent. Far from even good, thanks to the DJ. He was the only one in the entire restaurant bopping his head to his own poor selection of music, playing unpopular 70's music ALL night, songs that never made the top 50. Who does that for New Years in NEW YORK?? He was aweful, so bad, we all left by 1:30am (all 10 of us). Others agreed he was pathetic, he didnt fill in requests, probably because he didnt have any hip music. We couldnt celebrate the New Year's as we wanted, very disappointing. I wrote the General Manager about our experience, he never wrote back. I guess I offended his DJ selection for New Year's. Sapa is a hip place where hip, loungy music should be played, not hole-in-wall-bar music.

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was here for new years with a party of 10. was seated promptly and on time upon arrival. the best new years we have had in quite some time. our waiter Scott was awesome and guided us though our dinner with the upmost of ease and understanding for those in our group who were vegan and accomodated everyone. The music was wonderful and upbeat . seafood sampler was extra but well worth it as were the truffles.our food delicious. kitchen over compensated for vegans who all left very pleased. great service, great wine happy times. well worth the wait.

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★★★★★

was here for new years with a party of 10. was seated promptly and on time upon arrival. the best new years we have had in quite some time. our waiter Scott was awesome and guided us though our dinner with the upmost of ease and understanding for those in our group who were vegan and accomodated everyone. The music was wonderful and upbeat . seafood sampler was extra but well worth it as were the truffles.our food delicious. kitchen over compensated for vegans who all left very pleased. great service, great wine happy times. well worth the wait.

Pros: love the space

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Having heard great things about this restaurant I booked my New Years party here. After all was booked and contractually obligated to, it came out to about $240 / person, which included a 3 course meal and open bar until 2 am. Given its reputation and the fact it allegedly included top shelf liquor it was not a bad deal, although not particularly good by any standard either. Well, as soon as my party arrived, we were promptly sent to the bar, as our table was not ready, being that it was open bar and the bartenders had little excuse to work efficiently or treat people humanely, it was impossible for any of the 5 people in my party to get a single drink in the 25 minutes we were made to stand in the bar awaiting our table. When our table was finally ready, we were quickly seated in what felt like an off location sort of shoddily invented, perhaps only for that night. Soon enough we realized the table was next to an unmarked bathroom, the only bathroom on the upper floor, soon enough we were being bumped into by drunks who began lining up around our table to go into the bathroom. This alone was bad enough for a $200+ dinner, but on top of that, only about half the people who used the bathroom would close the door after leaving, meaning my brother and sister had to get up several time to close the door to the disgusting unsightly bathroom while we attempted to eat out appetizers. When we were given our options of appetizers, we were quickly informed that they were already sold out of mussels and clams, almost the only thing worth ordering on the menu. After ordering a round of drinks we were told they could take a while, and were compensated with cheap champagne while they served us bottom shelf liquor which was brought almost 45 minutes later. The night didn't improve from there, the restaurant kept surprising us all with its inability to deliver on ANY of its promises for the night. They ruined my new years dinner and party and still charged me over $1100 dollars.

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★☆☆☆☆

Having heard great things about this restaurant I booked my New Years party here. After all was booked and contractually obligated to, it came out to about $240 / person, which included a 3 course meal and open bar until 2 am. Given its reputation and the fact it allegedly included top shelf liquor it was not a bad deal, although not particularly good by any standard either. Well, as soon as my party arrived, we were promptly sent to the bar, as our table was not ready, being that it was open bar and the bartenders had little excuse to work efficiently or treat people humanely, it was impossible for any of the 5 people in my party to get a single drink in the 25 minutes we were made to stand in the bar awaiting our table. When our table was finally ready, we were quickly seated in what felt like an off location sort of shoddily invented, perhaps only for that night. Soon enough we realized the table was next to an unmarked bathroom, the only bathroom on the upper floor, soon enough we were being bumped into by drunks who began lining up around our table to go into the bathroom. This alone was bad enough for a $200+ dinner, but on top of that, only about half the people who used the bathroom would close the door after leaving, meaning my brother and sister had to get up several time to close the door to the disgusting unsightly bathroom while we attempted to eat out appetizers. When we were given our options of appetizers, we were quickly informed that they were already sold out of mussels and clams, almost the only thing worth ordering on the menu. After ordering a round of drinks we were told they could take a while, and were compensated with cheap champagne while they served us bottom shelf liquor which was brought almost 45 minutes later. The night didn't improve from there, the restaurant kept surprising us all with its inability to deliver on ANY of its promises for the night. They ruined my new years dinner and party and still charged me over $1100 dollars.

Pros: Food is inconsistent, some very good, some horrendously bad

Cons: Bad service, bad bartending, over-priced for the quality and level of service

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I came here for dinner on a Friday night with a group of 6 and we were seated at a fantastic booth in the rear dining room away from the chaos (in a good way) of the front bar area. Service was friendly and pretty attentive. The decor is beautiful and I love the original exposed brick of the building along the rear wall against the modern decor. The ambiance is fun and lively with a pretty attractive crowd (although there were one of two tables of pretty random people for the type of place we were at). The music was at just the right level to keep the energy up but without being overwhelming. All of the food was delcious and the portions surprisingly generous. I went with a group of very pick people, myself included, and everyone was quite impressed and satisfied with the experience.I will definitely be going back. Also, don't miss their happy hour!

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★★★★★

I came here for dinner on a Friday night with a group of 6 and we were seated at a fantastic booth in the rear dining room away from the chaos (in a good way) of the front bar area. Service was friendly and pretty attentive. The decor is beautiful and I love the original exposed brick of the building along the rear wall against the modern decor. The ambiance is fun and lively with a pretty attractive crowd (although there were one of two tables of pretty random people for the type of place we were at). The music was at just the right level to keep the energy up but without being overwhelming. All of the food was delcious and the portions surprisingly generous. I went with a group of very pick people, myself included, and everyone was quite impressed and satisfied with the experience.I will definitely be going back. Also, don't miss their happy hour!

Pros: food, decor, ambiance, lively scene

Cons: Host wouldn;t seat us until the last 2 people of our party arrived

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Very cool design, good ambience, good service and solid food. Great place to dine with a large group. Festive, fun atmosphere.

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★★★★☆

Very cool design, good ambience, good service and solid food. Great place to dine with a large group. Festive, fun atmosphere.

Pros: great ambience and service

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Went to Sapa for Brunch today and had a surprisingly memorable experience. The food had amazing flavors! We had LEMON SOUFFLE PANCAKES, CHICKEN APPLE SAUSAGE, and LOBSTER BENEDICT. They had were extremely good in different ways. The pancakes were some of the best I've ever had anywhere --- lightly sweetened, crispy on bottom, thin, yet soft, just the right amount of lemon, paired perfectly with some blueberry butter. The chicken apple sausage was juicy and plump, not too sweet or salty. The lobster benedict had such a wonderful chili hollandaise sauce --- poached eggs over crispy bacon bits, lobster sauteed with salt and pepper, and cornbread. Can't wait to try SAPA for dinner.

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★★★★★

Went to Sapa for Brunch today and had a surprisingly memorable experience. The food had amazing flavors! We had LEMON SOUFFLE PANCAKES, CHICKEN APPLE SAUSAGE, and LOBSTER BENEDICT. They had were extremely good in different ways. The pancakes were some of the best I've ever had anywhere --- lightly sweetened, crispy on bottom, thin, yet soft, just the right amount of lemon, paired perfectly with some blueberry butter. The chicken apple sausage was juicy and plump, not too sweet or salty. The lobster benedict had such a wonderful chili hollandaise sauce --- poached eggs over crispy bacon bits, lobster sauteed with salt and pepper, and cornbread. Can't wait to try SAPA for dinner.

Pros: Food, Ambiance

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Everything at Sapa amazing. The hostess seated us the moment we walked in and from then on everything went perfect. I had the lemongrass salmon as a starter and it was just wonderful...which is surprising for me because I don't even like salmon usually. Our entries were equally as delicious and the mixed drinks were to die for. Overally it was an absolutely perfect dinning experience.

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★★★★★

Everything at Sapa amazing. The hostess seated us the moment we walked in and from then on everything went perfect. I had the lemongrass salmon as a starter and it was just wonderful...which is surprising for me because I don't even like salmon usually. Our entries were equally as delicious and the mixed drinks were to die for. Overally it was an absolutely perfect dinning experience.

Pros: Food, ambience, free cookies

Cons: nothing

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I would just go for the drinking and the happy hour appetizers. This place has a nice bar space, with great drinks to offer. They offer oyster shooters (or fried) for $3 during happy hour, and having great dirty martinis. I recommend!

2
★★★★★

I would just go for the drinking and the happy hour appetizers. This place has a nice bar space, with great drinks to offer. They offer oyster shooters (or fried) for $3 during happy hour, and having great dirty martinis. I recommend!

Pros: Great happy hour

Cons: Little loud

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This place shines for late night cocktails. I think dinner might be OK, too. But they also serve brunch -- skip that. We went on a sunday and the place was dead. We were literally the only people in the restaurant.
But there gets to be a big crowd on the evening, so that's worth it.

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★★★★☆

This place shines for late night cocktails. I think dinner might be OK, too. But they also serve brunch -- skip that. We went on a sunday and the place was dead. We were literally the only people in the restaurant.
But there gets to be a big crowd on the evening, so that's worth it.

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Its is an outstanding place for drinks, great atmosphere and wonderful cocktails, a regular favorite of mine for afterwork drinks. I was hesitant to try the food because of the mix reviews. However, I ended up eating there last night and was VERY DISAPPOINTED with the food. I had the duck and it was neither Vietnamese nor French. The scallion pancakes resembled thick plain nan. The duck stir-fry was served in a bowl but the pieces were not cut up into bit size pieces, it was difficult to eat. For a place of this caliber these little details matter. If youre looking for Vietnamese/French I would recommend Elephant Walk in Boston, absolutely wonderful.

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★★★☆☆

Its is an outstanding place for drinks, great atmosphere and wonderful cocktails, a regular favorite of mine for afterwork drinks. I was hesitant to try the food because of the mix reviews. However, I ended up eating there last night and was VERY DISAPPOINTED with the food. I had the duck and it was neither Vietnamese nor French. The scallion pancakes resembled thick plain nan. The duck stir-fry was served in a bowl but the pieces were not cut up into bit size pieces, it was difficult to eat. For a place of this caliber these little details matter. If youre looking for Vietnamese/French I would recommend Elephant Walk in Boston, absolutely wonderful.

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Fantastic Room, great for a date; was there on a Thursday night, was greeted warmly and seated promptly, waiter was great also, which surprised me for a place like this. Food is ok, nothing to go crazy about it. My gf had the striped bass special which was really good. I had the ribeye which was edible, but not great; if you go, definitely order something else. The Asian wrap apps they promote are tasty (we had the spicy tuna), but they only give you two. They should up their portion on that, even if they need to charge more. Some of the crowd was annoying, pretentious people with nothing going on. Some guy at the table next to us kept commenting how people in Middle America are unsophisticated, stupid and not American (!?!?) I'm a native NY'er and can say the people in the MidWest/South are Fantastic! Unfortunately, I can't say that for most of my fellow NY'ers. This loser was like 35+/-, wearing all black (someone needs to tell him its not 1992 and he's not in hs anymore); with all his ranting, he probably not a native. My point in sharing this is, there was quite a bit of that in the crowd; group of women when we first got there were giving the hostess a hard time for something dumb. I'd go back, for romantic ambience with my gf (great architecture). It looks like you could have fun as group. I'd probably avoid weekends, I could see this place being a B&T disaster on weekends.

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★★★☆☆

Fantastic Room, great for a date; was there on a Thursday night, was greeted warmly and seated promptly, waiter was great also, which surprised me for a place like this. Food is ok, nothing to go crazy about it. My gf had the striped bass special which was really good. I had the ribeye which was edible, but not great; if you go, definitely order something else. The Asian wrap apps they promote are tasty (we had the spicy tuna), but they only give you two. They should up their portion on that, even if they need to charge more. Some of the crowd was annoying, pretentious people with nothing going on. Some guy at the table next to us kept commenting how people in Middle America are unsophisticated, stupid and not American (!?!?) I'm a native NY'er and can say the people in the MidWest/South are Fantastic! Unfortunately, I can't say that for most of my fellow NY'ers. This loser was like 35+/-, wearing all black (someone needs to tell him its not 1992 and he's not in hs anymore); with all his ranting, he probably not a native. My point in sharing this is, there was quite a bit of that in the crowd; group of women when we first got there were giving the hostess a hard time for something dumb. I'd go back, for romantic ambience with my gf (great architecture). It looks like you could have fun as group. I'd probably avoid weekends, I could see this place being a B&T disaster on weekends.

Pros: Great Room & architecture; service (might have just been that one waiter); Def Date spot

Cons: Food so-so; annoying wannabes seem to like to be seen there

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I've been to Sapa a few times for drinks. So usually there are people already there or we sit at the bar. Never had any complaints, which is why I wanted to go for dinner. When me and my 2 guests arrived. Not only were we not greeted in a timely fashion but they had us wait for a table for over an hour, which I could understand if the restaurant were extraordinarily busy. There was only one gentleman in front of us, with a host staff of at least 4 or 5 people. We had a 9:00 pm reservation and were not sat till 10:15. When finally being seated I informed the hostess that she should let the manager know that we had been waiting for over an hour and suggested he/she come over to our table, to which she did apologize, but never did we see a manager. Being that I was there bringing 2 guests for dinner, I didn't want to make a scene nor waste my evening trying to track down a manager. The food service, however was quite good, knowledgeable and agreeable while still discreet. We did enjoy the food as well. I must say though I would probably hesitate to go back again for dinner, nobody wants their evening ruined by poor customer service right from the start.

2
★★★★☆

I've been to Sapa a few times for drinks. So usually there are people already there or we sit at the bar. Never had any complaints, which is why I wanted to go for dinner. When me and my 2 guests arrived. Not only were we not greeted in a timely fashion but they had us wait for a table for over an hour, which I could understand if the restaurant were extraordinarily busy. There was only one gentleman in front of us, with a host staff of at least 4 or 5 people. We had a 9:00 pm reservation and were not sat till 10:15. When finally being seated I informed the hostess that she should let the manager know that we had been waiting for over an hour and suggested he/she come over to our table, to which she did apologize, but never did we see a manager. Being that I was there bringing 2 guests for dinner, I didn't want to make a scene nor waste my evening trying to track down a manager. The food service, however was quite good, knowledgeable and agreeable while still discreet. We did enjoy the food as well. I must say though I would probably hesitate to go back again for dinner, nobody wants their evening ruined by poor customer service right from the start.

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I have been here a few times. Once for a company party -- we ate everything -- it was fabulous! Things may sound "different" on the menu, once you try them, they are amazing! I went with my girlfriends on a Thursday night and we reserved a lounge area for the 9 of us. On Thursday nights they have $1 oysters and cheap appetizers, that are amazing. They also have drink specials -- which are great. Great all the way around -- fun, trendy, great atmoshere, food, service and drinks!

2
★★★★★

I have been here a few times. Once for a company party -- we ate everything -- it was fabulous! Things may sound "different" on the menu, once you try them, they are amazing! I went with my girlfriends on a Thursday night and we reserved a lounge area for the 9 of us. On Thursday nights they have $1 oysters and cheap appetizers, that are amazing. They also have drink specials -- which are great. Great all the way around -- fun, trendy, great atmoshere, food, service and drinks!

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This is a beautiful space, with a large and comfortable bar area and lounge. It's a fantastic place to meet for a drink and the cocktails are always great. However, be advised that you will have to get up and search for your waiter if you need service, or tackle them down as they whiz by. Best to go on a quiet night if you're hoping for good service. Also, the food is not especially good and it's quite pricey for what you get (almost $20 for 3 small and fairly ordinary summer rolls!). There are almost no sharable food choices on the menu, so if you're hoping to have a snack with your cocktail, you and your friends will have to each order your own plates - another down side. Too bad that this place has so much unrealized potential.

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★★☆☆☆

This is a beautiful space, with a large and comfortable bar area and lounge. It's a fantastic place to meet for a drink and the cocktails are always great. However, be advised that you will have to get up and search for your waiter if you need service, or tackle them down as they whiz by. Best to go on a quiet night if you're hoping for good service. Also, the food is not especially good and it's quite pricey for what you get (almost $20 for 3 small and fairly ordinary summer rolls!). There are almost no sharable food choices on the menu, so if you're hoping to have a snack with your cocktail, you and your friends will have to each order your own plates - another down side. Too bad that this place has so much unrealized potential.

Pros: Beautiful spot, delicious cocktails

Cons: terrible food and service

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SAPA is truly one of those amazing NYC restaurants, and not just trendy hype. The food is absolutely phenemonal. In our party of seven, we had an opportunity to try many items on the menu and every single dish we ordered, from appetizer to dessert was fantastic! The dishes have plenty of food on them, the restaurant is gorgeous, the service is great (although we waited a while for our drinks). Our party of seven was seated comfortably. The service was professional, friendly and helpful! Except for the restaurant being just a bit too dark, and a little noisy (probably because everyone at their table is raving about the food), this was a truly fantastic evening out all around. I have not been to a restaurant in NYC in a while which exceeded my expectations in every category!

2
★★★★★

SAPA is truly one of those amazing NYC restaurants, and not just trendy hype. The food is absolutely phenemonal. In our party of seven, we had an opportunity to try many items on the menu and every single dish we ordered, from appetizer to dessert was fantastic! The dishes have plenty of food on them, the restaurant is gorgeous, the service is great (although we waited a while for our drinks). Our party of seven was seated comfortably. The service was professional, friendly and helpful! Except for the restaurant being just a bit too dark, and a little noisy (probably because everyone at their table is raving about the food), this was a truly fantastic evening out all around. I have not been to a restaurant in NYC in a while which exceeded my expectations in every category!

Pros: EVERYTHING

Cons: NONE

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OK, so I went to Sapa last week and everything was perfect! From the minute we walked in, the staff was so helpful and accomodating. The food was so fresh and yummy, as were the cocktails. I highly recommend the Cosmojito as a cocktial and the special sea bass- delish!
Thank you to Brook (manager), Eric (our server), and Joe (bartender) for making this a memorable night for us! I was in town from Cali and definetely plan on returning on my next trip! Bravo!

2
★★★★★

OK, so I went to Sapa last week and everything was perfect! From the minute we walked in, the staff was so helpful and accomodating. The food was so fresh and yummy, as were the cocktails. I highly recommend the Cosmojito as a cocktial and the special sea bass- delish!
Thank you to Brook (manager), Eric (our server), and Joe (bartender) for making this a memorable night for us! I was in town from Cali and definetely plan on returning on my next trip! Bravo!

Pros: Service, coctails, food

Cons: NONE!

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Celebrated my birthday here this week with hubby - really liked the shortrib app, actually- though very filling. Cosmojito was a fun drink - and the wine by the glass selection wasn't bad either. Had the salmon for my entree and really loved it - horseradish, beurre sauce - great to the last bite. Service was a little slow picking up the courses, but we were in the mood to lounge, so it didn't really matter. The bathrooms are fun, the room is fun, go for it - have a good night out!

2
★★★★☆

Celebrated my birthday here this week with hubby - really liked the shortrib app, actually- though very filling. Cosmojito was a fun drink - and the wine by the glass selection wasn't bad either. Had the salmon for my entree and really loved it - horseradish, beurre sauce - great to the last bite. Service was a little slow picking up the courses, but we were in the mood to lounge, so it didn't really matter. The bathrooms are fun, the room is fun, go for it - have a good night out!

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From the moment we arrived we were treated like VIP. The hostess was not just pleasant but incredibly accomodating and polite! Imagine that! A polite hostess at a seemingly trendy restaurant. We sat at the bar for before dinner cocktails. The bartenders were friendly and courteous! Shortly after we were escorted to a booth for our party of 6, the waiter greeted us and in a clear and detailed manner he explained the specials. His sophistication and manner made our experience here worth every penny. In our group, among the dishes we ordered were the lobster rolls, the lamb porterhouse, the korean bbq and the green papaya hanger steak - all were absolutely amazing! We ordered two bottles of wine for our table, some wanted white others wanted red. For our choice of red, the waiter was incredibly knowledgeable and precise when he gave us his choices. The extensive list was narrowed down to Taz - a California wine that paired very well with the spices in our dishes. I was very impressed with this restaurant. The atmosphere is warm and very classy.

2
★★★★★

From the moment we arrived we were treated like VIP. The hostess was not just pleasant but incredibly accomodating and polite! Imagine that! A polite hostess at a seemingly trendy restaurant. We sat at the bar for before dinner cocktails. The bartenders were friendly and courteous! Shortly after we were escorted to a booth for our party of 6, the waiter greeted us and in a clear and detailed manner he explained the specials. His sophistication and manner made our experience here worth every penny. In our group, among the dishes we ordered were the lobster rolls, the lamb porterhouse, the korean bbq and the green papaya hanger steak - all were absolutely amazing! We ordered two bottles of wine for our table, some wanted white others wanted red. For our choice of red, the waiter was incredibly knowledgeable and precise when he gave us his choices. The extensive list was narrowed down to Taz - a California wine that paired very well with the spices in our dishes. I was very impressed with this restaurant. The atmosphere is warm and very classy.

Pros: service, food, ambiance

Cons: pricey but worth it

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I went there last night for my birthday with my best friend. EVERYTHING from the hostess' greeting and a cheery happy birthday! to the high energy waitress was great. I actually have worked in the service indusrty for the last 4 years and this is a place that I would have liked to have been part of their team. I read online about the cocoa ribs and that is what made me book the reservation. They totally lived up to their hype (a rarity these days). My friend ordered the mushroom in parchment paper special with an eggplant risotto. I don't even like eggplant but I could not believe how great it was! The tuna and the steak were our entrees and I LOVED the confit in the middle of the tuna. My friend ordered my a chocolate dessert which was warm and delish! I liked that the courses were spaced out and that the entrees weren't shoved on us right after out apps. OVERALL GREAT experience. WIll definitely return and hopefully, next time, I will be on a date! (VERY cute bartender by the way)!!

2
★★★★★

I went there last night for my birthday with my best friend. EVERYTHING from the hostess' greeting and a cheery happy birthday! to the high energy waitress was great. I actually have worked in the service indusrty for the last 4 years and this is a place that I would have liked to have been part of their team. I read online about the cocoa ribs and that is what made me book the reservation. They totally lived up to their hype (a rarity these days). My friend ordered the mushroom in parchment paper special with an eggplant risotto. I don't even like eggplant but I could not believe how great it was! The tuna and the steak were our entrees and I LOVED the confit in the middle of the tuna. My friend ordered my a chocolate dessert which was warm and delish! I liked that the courses were spaced out and that the entrees weren't shoved on us right after out apps. OVERALL GREAT experience. WIll definitely return and hopefully, next time, I will be on a date! (VERY cute bartender by the way)!!

Pros: Atmosphere, food, service

Cons: Not a one!

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After hearing great things about this restaurant, my fiance and I finally went for dinner last night. After promptly being seated we waited 15 minutes for the waiter to take our order, I assumed he was overwhelmed by the large party nearby. The cosmojito was good and in order to get bread at the restaurant we had to ask the busboy to bring us some. The bread was interesting, similar to roti and it came with an eggplant spread. The atmosphere was very lively and I had to yell at my fiance so he can hear me. When our starters came out (shaking beef with green chile moo shu and lobster roll) it was minimalistic, a bit pricey but decent . Unfortunately, the entree of whole fried fish with black rice tamale was a big let down. The fish was overdone and it came with a side of lukewarm white rice... not what I pictured it to be. Since the waiter never asked us how our dinner was; the restaurant would never have known about the poor quality entree. We didnt stay for dessert and after paying the bill we left wondering what happened???

1
★★★☆☆

After hearing great things about this restaurant, my fiance and I finally went for dinner last night. After promptly being seated we waited 15 minutes for the waiter to take our order, I assumed he was overwhelmed by the large party nearby. The cosmojito was good and in order to get bread at the restaurant we had to ask the busboy to bring us some. The bread was interesting, similar to roti and it came with an eggplant spread. The atmosphere was very lively and I had to yell at my fiance so he can hear me. When our starters came out (shaking beef with green chile moo shu and lobster roll) it was minimalistic, a bit pricey but decent . Unfortunately, the entree of whole fried fish with black rice tamale was a big let down. The fish was overdone and it came with a side of lukewarm white rice... not what I pictured it to be. Since the waiter never asked us how our dinner was; the restaurant would never have known about the poor quality entree. We didnt stay for dessert and after paying the bill we left wondering what happened???

Pros: good drinks and thats about it

Cons: pricey

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Went to Sapa last night with two friends and were seated immediately without a reservation. I guess because we got there pretty early (around 6:00). Instead of bread they give a basket of pita(?) strips with two types of spreads. Not sure what they were but one tasted like beans and the otherone is maybe eggplant?? We shared the steamed mussels and clams ($15) and they were gooooooooood. It's steamed in broth thats a little sour, a little salty., a little coconutty. Tastes very southeast asian like Cambodian or Thai to me. I chose the lobster as my entree from the Sunday special menu ($15). It was a whole steamed lobster with potato and corn on the cob. MMmmM very tasty and I usually don't lie lobster with butter sauce. My friends both had the steak special. We also got a side of fries (which were very greasy). Chocolate Caviar dessert was good but I could def taste the rum in there (thats a plus). Our waiter was cool. He brought out fresh basked cookies for us. Still warm from the oven and still on the baking pan. They were soooooooooooooo good and gooey. they were like 60% chocolate and 40% cookie. MMmmMmmm. My water glass was always filled. Had a celebrity sighting too. I'll be back soon to try the regular menu.

2
★★★★★

Went to Sapa last night with two friends and were seated immediately without a reservation. I guess because we got there pretty early (around 6:00). Instead of bread they give a basket of pita(?) strips with two types of spreads. Not sure what they were but one tasted like beans and the otherone is maybe eggplant?? We shared the steamed mussels and clams ($15) and they were gooooooooood. It's steamed in broth thats a little sour, a little salty., a little coconutty. Tastes very southeast asian like Cambodian or Thai to me. I chose the lobster as my entree from the Sunday special menu ($15). It was a whole steamed lobster with potato and corn on the cob. MMmmM very tasty and I usually don't lie lobster with butter sauce. My friends both had the steak special. We also got a side of fries (which were very greasy). Chocolate Caviar dessert was good but I could def taste the rum in there (thats a plus). Our waiter was cool. He brought out fresh basked cookies for us. Still warm from the oven and still on the baking pan. They were soooooooooooooo good and gooey. they were like 60% chocolate and 40% cookie. MMmmMmmm. My water glass was always filled. Had a celebrity sighting too. I'll be back soon to try the regular menu.

Pros: Service, Decor, Food

Cons: seated right up against a wall, location

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I went to Sapa, and overall it was a fulfilling experience! We had our dinner a bit early (only to beat the crowd) on a Saturday night. From the first cocktail I had, which might be one of my new favorites (the Cosmojito- a mix of two of the most feminine drinks, which happen to be my favorite) until the little warm chocolate cookies that they give you in the end, was spectacular! I recommend to try the peking duck salad, which had great texture, as well as the somewhat normal, but flavorful ahi tuna dish. The crab and lobster ravioli starter was great as well; there were many flavors within its white wine sauce. I recommend sticking to the seafood items, they seem to have more flavor and more originality than the meat items. The dessert might of been my most favorite (although I do have a bit of a sweet tooth). The wine that we had wasn't the best, or at its peak, and the server could of been more attentive. But the beautiful decor, and ambiance was overall stunning! Great for a couple's night out!

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★★★★★

I went to Sapa, and overall it was a fulfilling experience! We had our dinner a bit early (only to beat the crowd) on a Saturday night. From the first cocktail I had, which might be one of my new favorites (the Cosmojito- a mix of two of the most feminine drinks, which happen to be my favorite) until the little warm chocolate cookies that they give you in the end, was spectacular! I recommend to try the peking duck salad, which had great texture, as well as the somewhat normal, but flavorful ahi tuna dish. The crab and lobster ravioli starter was great as well; there were many flavors within its white wine sauce. I recommend sticking to the seafood items, they seem to have more flavor and more originality than the meat items. The dessert might of been my most favorite (although I do have a bit of a sweet tooth). The wine that we had wasn't the best, or at its peak, and the server could of been more attentive. But the beautiful decor, and ambiance was overall stunning! Great for a couple's night out!

Pros: Ambiance, Decor, Cocktails

Cons: Service, Wine Service

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we just love everything about this place. the drinks are always great as is the service as is the food.Never a problem or complaint. we live in the neighbourhood and it is our favorite place.Just such an inviting place!!

2
★★★★★

we just love everything about this place. the drinks are always great as is the service as is the food.Never a problem or complaint. we live in the neighbourhood and it is our favorite place.Just such an inviting place!!

Pros: Great happy hour.

Cons: there aren't any

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The shrimp and crab ravioli was delicious...the service was awesome and my cod was a perfect entree. I was too full for dessert, but this is one of the best dinners I have ever had.

2
★★★★★

The shrimp and crab ravioli was delicious...the service was awesome and my cod was a perfect entree. I was too full for dessert, but this is one of the best dinners I have ever had.

Pros: ambience, food, service

Cons: limited wine list

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I had a quick time frame to eat lunch and I work around the corner from SAPA so i decided to try it out. I have been to their happy hours and I was waiting for the day they re-opened for lunch, that was this week. I arrived to be greated and seated outside. I had to wait for my work partner for 10 minutes but while I waited I checked out their new lunch menu, I was suprised to see the variety I could recieve. I ordered an iced teas that has free refills, which I always appreciate. When the other half of my party arrived, the waited helped us with the menu, and i was happy to know you can mix and match items in their "lunch box" I got the mekong box and i could not believe how great the pork sandwich was, I also enjoyed the asian salad and brownie tremendously. My friend stayed true to the american lunch and ordered the Bacon Cheeseburger and she literally didnt shut up about how it was one of the best she had. The service was quick and friendly, and the prices where nice as well, I believe I have found my new luncheon spot.

2
★★★★☆

I had a quick time frame to eat lunch and I work around the corner from SAPA so i decided to try it out. I have been to their happy hours and I was waiting for the day they re-opened for lunch, that was this week. I arrived to be greated and seated outside. I had to wait for my work partner for 10 minutes but while I waited I checked out their new lunch menu, I was suprised to see the variety I could recieve. I ordered an iced teas that has free refills, which I always appreciate. When the other half of my party arrived, the waited helped us with the menu, and i was happy to know you can mix and match items in their "lunch box" I got the mekong box and i could not believe how great the pork sandwich was, I also enjoyed the asian salad and brownie tremendously. My friend stayed true to the american lunch and ordered the Bacon Cheeseburger and she literally didnt shut up about how it was one of the best she had. The service was quick and friendly, and the prices where nice as well, I believe I have found my new luncheon spot.

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Came in from Texas, gathered group of 6 of locals and visitors, and visited Sapa on Sunday, 7/2/06. Amazing decor, great service, good looking staff, freindly, and overall a great experience. Had the $34 steak which was excellent. Everyone enjoyed the food and wine. Highly reccommended.
One note: I'm a young lad (24) so I'm a little cheap...came in because they have $15 specials on Sunday, BUT they were all out of them! Arrrg....So, this was 930pm....get there early if you wanna sample the menu at the lowered rate. Overall, though, loved it and will reccommend it!

2
★★★★★

Came in from Texas, gathered group of 6 of locals and visitors, and visited Sapa on Sunday, 7/2/06. Amazing decor, great service, good looking staff, freindly, and overall a great experience. Had the $34 steak which was excellent. Everyone enjoyed the food and wine. Highly reccommended.
One note: I'm a young lad (24) so I'm a little cheap...came in because they have $15 specials on Sunday, BUT they were all out of them! Arrrg....So, this was 930pm....get there early if you wanna sample the menu at the lowered rate. Overall, though, loved it and will reccommend it!

Pros: Nice ambience, friendly staff, good food

Cons: A little pricey, weak mixed drinks

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I know this place has gotten some negetive comments for the music but as a child/teenager of the 80's I must say it was eclectic and it was a great mix... Beyond all of that though the food was outstanding. I had the Steamed Mussels and Clams and the sauce was to die for. From there I moved on to the Coriander Ahi Tuna and it was served over an Oxtail which sounded odd but the combination was more than perfect. I didnt try the winelist but I did enjoy the Ginger Passion Margarita to start then moved to the Cosmojito needless to say I was really full and drunk. I loved my experience, my waiter, and the atmosphere as well.

2
★★★★☆

I know this place has gotten some negetive comments for the music but as a child/teenager of the 80's I must say it was eclectic and it was a great mix... Beyond all of that though the food was outstanding. I had the Steamed Mussels and Clams and the sauce was to die for. From there I moved on to the Coriander Ahi Tuna and it was served over an Oxtail which sounded odd but the combination was more than perfect. I didnt try the winelist but I did enjoy the Ginger Passion Margarita to start then moved to the Cosmojito needless to say I was really full and drunk. I loved my experience, my waiter, and the atmosphere as well.

Pros: Food Atmosphere and Drinks

Cons: Loud

 

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