5 Ninth

★★★☆☆
  • 5 9th Avenue

    New York, NY 10014

    Cross street: Little W 12th St

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  • 212-929-9460

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Firstly, there are a lot of mixed reviews here and it might well indicate the night and the waiter. So here was our experience and it is best to be both positive when due and critical when not. The place is lovely inside and out. It is

3
★★★★★

Firstly, there are a lot of mixed reviews here and it might well indicate the night and the waiter. So here was our experience and it is best to be both positive when due and critical when not. The place is lovely inside and out. It is

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I was at 5 Ninth over Labor Day weekend and ordered a Goose & Tonic. The bartender pretended to pour grey goose but actually topped the drink off with Popov vokda. When I pointed this out to him or should say 'caught him', he scoffed at me, and then poured me a correct drink. It was bad enough that the bartender tried to cheat me, but what it made it worse is that he then decided to make my change his tip... disgusting behavior. New Yorkers are already paying $12-20 bucks for a drink, why cheat them when you're already pushing them to pay premium prices.

Despite the bartender's behavior the place was still a great spot and the DJ was awesome!

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★★★☆☆

I was at 5 Ninth over Labor Day weekend and ordered a Goose & Tonic. The bartender pretended to pour grey goose but actually topped the drink off with Popov vokda. When I pointed this out to him or should say 'caught him', he scoffed at me, and then poured me a correct drink. It was bad enough that the bartender tried to cheat me, but what it made it worse is that he then decided to make my change his tip... disgusting behavior. New Yorkers are already paying $12-20 bucks for a drink, why cheat them when you're already pushing them to pay premium prices.

Despite the bartender's behavior the place was still a great spot and the DJ was awesome!

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I brought a date here for a Saturday afternoon brunch. The place has a warm and friendly feel to it. We sat in the outside garden under some shade. Our waitress was in-training, but lots of fun and we both learned what "manchego" is. (a delicious spanish cheese that is on one of their crepes).

Our simple salad was just okay. The lettuce was high quality, but there was one added ingredient (similar to an olive) that was strong and killed it for me (just look at all ingredients b4 u get it!). We had some crepes and the smoked salmon club sandwich. The string fries that came with the club were sensational! The sandwich was huge and i thought it could have used more avocado. Crepes were pretty good.

While I thought the service was super-friendly (contrary to other reviews), I admit it that it was slow. So if that typically bothers you, than beware. If it doesn't, than you'll enjoy your brunch.

I'd go back for drinks if i'm in the neighborhood and would consider brunch again b/c if nothing else, the atmosphere is worth it.

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★★★☆☆

I brought a date here for a Saturday afternoon brunch. The place has a warm and friendly feel to it. We sat in the outside garden under some shade. Our waitress was in-training, but lots of fun and we both learned what "manchego" is. (a delicious spanish cheese that is on one of their crepes).

Our simple salad was just okay. The lettuce was high quality, but there was one added ingredient (similar to an olive) that was strong and killed it for me (just look at all ingredients b4 u get it!). We had some crepes and the smoked salmon club sandwich. The string fries that came with the club were sensational! The sandwich was huge and i thought it could have used more avocado. Crepes were pretty good.

While I thought the service was super-friendly (contrary to other reviews), I admit it that it was slow. So if that typically bothers you, than beware. If it doesn't, than you'll enjoy your brunch.

I'd go back for drinks if i'm in the neighborhood and would consider brunch again b/c if nothing else, the atmosphere is worth it.

Pros: Cozy and warm

Cons: Food was average

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I love 5 Ninth. I went on Halloween dressed as Beyonce's Single Ladies with two other girlfriends. We walked right into a party upstairs where they played hip hop and dance music from the late 90's and early 2000's. We danced for hours! Later going downstairs we found a private table area that we dubbed our own where we continued the party with other friends we'd invited. Literally the most unexpected fun we'd all had in a long time. Everyone is friendly, the staff is cool and the vibe is different. I definitely didn't feel like it was a typical venue you'd find in this particular neighborhood. Laid back and no worries.

I went back again for a birthday a few months back and they gave the birthday girl a free bottle of whiskey. Its definitely a place I'll be frequenting this summer. I've never eaten there or have experienced 5 Ninth outside of their nightlife scene, but as far as I'm concerned, its definitely always in my top ten places to stop by.

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★★★★★

I love 5 Ninth. I went on Halloween dressed as Beyonce's Single Ladies with two other girlfriends. We walked right into a party upstairs where they played hip hop and dance music from the late 90's and early 2000's. We danced for hours! Later going downstairs we found a private table area that we dubbed our own where we continued the party with other friends we'd invited. Literally the most unexpected fun we'd all had in a long time. Everyone is friendly, the staff is cool and the vibe is different. I definitely didn't feel like it was a typical venue you'd find in this particular neighborhood. Laid back and no worries.

I went back again for a birthday a few months back and they gave the birthday girl a free bottle of whiskey. Its definitely a place I'll be frequenting this summer. I've never eaten there or have experienced 5 Ninth outside of their nightlife scene, but as far as I'm concerned, its definitely always in my top ten places to stop by.

Pros: MUSIC

Cons: Its a little pricey, but its expected...

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I have had dinner twice in a month at 5 Ninth but the first time I went I had a bottle of the Brassfield Eruption and it went so well with the short ribs. So the second time I went to have dinner I was disappionted that they did not have the Brassfield Eruption wine available. So, I instead ended up having a glass of beer over the other wines they had on the list.

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★★★★☆

I have had dinner twice in a month at 5 Ninth but the first time I went I had a bottle of the Brassfield Eruption and it went so well with the short ribs. So the second time I went to have dinner I was disappionted that they did not have the Brassfield Eruption wine available. So, I instead ended up having a glass of beer over the other wines they had on the list.

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I tried 5 Ninth Ave during Restaurant Week with a group of girlfriends. When greeted by the server he insisted that the whole party (there were 10 of us) had to choose between the Pre Fix Menu or order a la carte. Taken back by his lack of personality and charm the group chooses the Pre Fix option. A number of the girls in the group ordered the Salmon entree and specified that they would like it cooked rare. Upon receiving our entrees each and everyone one of us that ordered salmon got a very W.E.L .L cooked piece of fish.

Meh... needless to say, I was not wowed and don't need to go rushing back. The only redeeming part of the evening was the group of people I was with and the lovely garden seating area where we had dinner.

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★★☆☆☆

I tried 5 Ninth Ave during Restaurant Week with a group of girlfriends. When greeted by the server he insisted that the whole party (there were 10 of us) had to choose between the Pre Fix Menu or order a la carte. Taken back by his lack of personality and charm the group chooses the Pre Fix option. A number of the girls in the group ordered the Salmon entree and specified that they would like it cooked rare. Upon receiving our entrees each and everyone one of us that ordered salmon got a very W.E.L .L cooked piece of fish.

Meh... needless to say, I was not wowed and don't need to go rushing back. The only redeeming part of the evening was the group of people I was with and the lovely garden seating area where we had dinner.

Pros: Great Outdoor Space

Cons: Thumbs down on the service

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I have been to this place several times but only for drinks. I took my date here last week. First I ordered the special i.e oysters and 15 mins later i was told they were out of it. So I ordered a house salad. The salad had so much sand in it that it was inedible. I told the waitress about it ands she apologized and she offered to bring a new one. I said no I don??A?t want to delay out main course. 15 mins later that salad shows up.

The entire process was very frustrating. And in the end we didn?t even get desert on the house or an apology.

This place is good for drinks and the bar upstairs but skip dinner. The food is probably the worst food I have had in along time. The service staff was too over whelmed. Will not go again and will not recommend.

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★☆☆☆☆

I have been to this place several times but only for drinks. I took my date here last week. First I ordered the special i.e oysters and 15 mins later i was told they were out of it. So I ordered a house salad. The salad had so much sand in it that it was inedible. I told the waitress about it ands she apologized and she offered to bring a new one. I said no I don??A?t want to delay out main course. 15 mins later that salad shows up.

The entire process was very frustrating. And in the end we didn?t even get desert on the house or an apology.

This place is good for drinks and the bar upstairs but skip dinner. The food is probably the worst food I have had in along time. The service staff was too over whelmed. Will not go again and will not recommend.

Pros: Good Location and vibe

Cons: Food and service leave a lot to be desired

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If you need to impress, here is where to go. We had the 4 course meal. Everything was perfect, food, service, ambiance.

Salad, oysters, crispy duck, artisan wild mushroom. Everything spectacular, a wonderful meal.

Service was as good as a choreographed ballet. Each course was served when we were ready.

Go and enjoy a unforgettable meal.

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★★★★☆

If you need to impress, here is where to go. We had the 4 course meal. Everything was perfect, food, service, ambiance.

Salad, oysters, crispy duck, artisan wild mushroom. Everything spectacular, a wonderful meal.

Service was as good as a choreographed ballet. Each course was served when we were ready.

Go and enjoy a unforgettable meal.

Pros: service,food

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I had Valentine's Day dinner here and it was very disappointing...the tables were jam-packed in our seating area, so it felt like we were at a communal table as opposed to a romantic Valentine's Day atmosphere - we were (and the two tables on each side of us) were almost whispering to have some privacy. The service was very slow (the waiter cited a computer problem but I have no idea how that impacts how quickly he could bring us drinks or a menu) and poor overall (the wait staff didn't clear things after we were done, the waiter's response to our request for a wine menu was to ask us to pick it up from the table next to us where people were dining). On top of all that, the food was mediocre at best, my pheasant entree arrived lukewarm and wasn't very flavorful. The smoked trout salad appetizer was drained in dressing and the trout was dry. I wouldn't go back.

0
★☆☆☆☆

I had Valentine's Day dinner here and it was very disappointing...the tables were jam-packed in our seating area, so it felt like we were at a communal table as opposed to a romantic Valentine's Day atmosphere - we were (and the two tables on each side of us) were almost whispering to have some privacy. The service was very slow (the waiter cited a computer problem but I have no idea how that impacts how quickly he could bring us drinks or a menu) and poor overall (the wait staff didn't clear things after we were done, the waiter's response to our request for a wine menu was to ask us to pick it up from the table next to us where people were dining). On top of all that, the food was mediocre at best, my pheasant entree arrived lukewarm and wasn't very flavorful. The smoked trout salad appetizer was drained in dressing and the trout was dry. I wouldn't go back.

Pros: Townhouse setting has potential

Cons: Poor service, mediocre food

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I've been stopping at 5 Ninth for the past three years, usually bringing a friend with me to share this place. The food has changed lately, more towards french-country menu now... Roasted pork, crispy duck, garbou soup, braised lamb, lamb cassoulet - each great dishes. I once wrote on a comment card that I thought the lamb cassoulet had more beans than lamb and two weeks later I stopped in and had it again and there was a major improvement. While dinner is fantastic, brunch is amazing... not to miss, especially when the weather is nice and the outdoor garden is open (very romantic at night as well!)

The service has always been great in my experience. Linden, Brian and George have been long-time fixtures there and I ask for them when I make my reservation or when I arrive.

The place does need a little updating - lots of lights are out on the bar, bar needs to be refinished, the floors have huge gaps in the planks, the furniture on the third floor lounge has seen better days (probably four years ago when it opened). However, I noticed that they put new cushions on the seats on the first and second floors so it appears the owners are figuring it out. I went this weekend and it appears they are starting to remodel the restrooms as well.

The third floor lounge is a great place for an after-dinner cocktail, and they sometimes have events like DJ's or I think they had a Superbowl party this year.

However the best new thing is that they have a happy hour - probably the best in the neighborhood. I can't remember their specials but it was like $2 beers and $5 well drinks... and they were giving away food as well... Says they are doing it 5-9 Sunday through Wednesday.

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★★★★★

I've been stopping at 5 Ninth for the past three years, usually bringing a friend with me to share this place. The food has changed lately, more towards french-country menu now... Roasted pork, crispy duck, garbou soup, braised lamb, lamb cassoulet - each great dishes. I once wrote on a comment card that I thought the lamb cassoulet had more beans than lamb and two weeks later I stopped in and had it again and there was a major improvement. While dinner is fantastic, brunch is amazing... not to miss, especially when the weather is nice and the outdoor garden is open (very romantic at night as well!)

The service has always been great in my experience. Linden, Brian and George have been long-time fixtures there and I ask for them when I make my reservation or when I arrive.

The place does need a little updating - lots of lights are out on the bar, bar needs to be refinished, the floors have huge gaps in the planks, the furniture on the third floor lounge has seen better days (probably four years ago when it opened). However, I noticed that they put new cushions on the seats on the first and second floors so it appears the owners are figuring it out. I went this weekend and it appears they are starting to remodel the restrooms as well.

The third floor lounge is a great place for an after-dinner cocktail, and they sometimes have events like DJ's or I think they had a Superbowl party this year.

However the best new thing is that they have a happy hour - probably the best in the neighborhood. I can't remember their specials but it was like $2 beers and $5 well drinks... and they were giving away food as well... Says they are doing it 5-9 Sunday through Wednesday.

Pros: Garden, Service, Food

Cons: Interior needs some updating, $40 steak? (its not a steakhouse!)...

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I disagree with the last post. I've had great service there on more than a single visit. On top of which it's warm and cozy, which is a huge plus these days. Braised lamb is particularly delicious; incredibly tender and flavorful. Haven't tried the garden; but cannot WAIT for warm weather (omg it is so cold outside) to try it.

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★★★★☆

I disagree with the last post. I've had great service there on more than a single visit. On top of which it's warm and cozy, which is a huge plus these days. Braised lamb is particularly delicious; incredibly tender and flavorful. Haven't tried the garden; but cannot WAIT for warm weather (omg it is so cold outside) to try it.

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Stayed across the street at the Gansevoort and had the concierge hook us up with a dinner reservation for 4. Despite arriving on time we were asked to wait at the crowded bar, where a fight broke out? Weird. The hostess was very apologetic but still made us wait more than an hour to sit. Forever. Even then, they put us in this terrible spot outside next to all the smokers on the street. People at 5 Ninth who wanted to smoke even had to crawl over us. That said, they moved us because they knew the seat was horrible, but the service was slooooow. Our waiter said he was behind because of some large party upstairs, but he had no personality to make up for it. On the upside, the food was superb. My boyfriend even declared that the pork belly was the best food he ever tasted. My steak was overcooked but everyone else's dinners were perfect. Overall we worked out the kinks and had a good time, but going there reminded me why the Meatpacking is horrible on the weekends.

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★★☆☆☆

Stayed across the street at the Gansevoort and had the concierge hook us up with a dinner reservation for 4. Despite arriving on time we were asked to wait at the crowded bar, where a fight broke out? Weird. The hostess was very apologetic but still made us wait more than an hour to sit. Forever. Even then, they put us in this terrible spot outside next to all the smokers on the street. People at 5 Ninth who wanted to smoke even had to crawl over us. That said, they moved us because they knew the seat was horrible, but the service was slooooow. Our waiter said he was behind because of some large party upstairs, but he had no personality to make up for it. On the upside, the food was superb. My boyfriend even declared that the pork belly was the best food he ever tasted. My steak was overcooked but everyone else's dinners were perfect. Overall we worked out the kinks and had a good time, but going there reminded me why the Meatpacking is horrible on the weekends.

Pros: Great food, nice ambiance

Cons: Slow service, long waits

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Put simply, I adore 5 Ninth. Each time I've been the food, wine, service and atmosphere has been amazing. Its a really great spot in the Meatpacking, some of which can turn ferral past 10pm, and the garden in the summer time is just the icing on the cake. Great value for money (I'm still dreaming about a mushroom risotto I had there in March 07), very cool ambiance inside, I love the way that the restaurant is spread out, over 2-3 floors...makes you feel a little like you're in someone's private home. Perfect hidden gem in the MP, which is why we keep going back again and again.

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★★★★★

Put simply, I adore 5 Ninth. Each time I've been the food, wine, service and atmosphere has been amazing. Its a really great spot in the Meatpacking, some of which can turn ferral past 10pm, and the garden in the summer time is just the icing on the cake. Great value for money (I'm still dreaming about a mushroom risotto I had there in March 07), very cool ambiance inside, I love the way that the restaurant is spread out, over 2-3 floors...makes you feel a little like you're in someone's private home. Perfect hidden gem in the MP, which is why we keep going back again and again.

Pros: Excellent food, service, fab garden

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5 Ninth was fine - I've been there twice, once for food and once for drinks - I was really unimpressed by the food. It was good - just good. the restaurant itself is beautiful. I found the menu very uninteresting. The drinks were good, I love the beer selection - I don't know, for my money, it tasted as good as any cafe you can find in the city and was way more expensive. The beet salad was enjoyable - but you can get a beet salad anywhere. Honestly, I'd rather spend my money on better food elsewhere.

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★★★☆☆

5 Ninth was fine - I've been there twice, once for food and once for drinks - I was really unimpressed by the food. It was good - just good. the restaurant itself is beautiful. I found the menu very uninteresting. The drinks were good, I love the beer selection - I don't know, for my money, it tasted as good as any cafe you can find in the city and was way more expensive. The beet salad was enjoyable - but you can get a beet salad anywhere. Honestly, I'd rather spend my money on better food elsewhere.

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When we arrived on time for our 8pm res., I voiced a preference for outside, but told the host either would be fine. About 15-20 minutes later, he approached us at the bar to say he was trying to get something for us outside- he apologized for the delay and bought us a round of drinks.
At about 5 minutes to 9pm (almost an hour after our reservation) we were seated.
The hostess escorted us through the beautiful patio and back onto the sidewalk off the side of the restaurant. This put us about 10 feet from the group of smokers from the restaurant/bar next door. Not the best seat in the house; in fact, might have been the worst. Not what you'd expect after waiting an hour.
I ordered the shrimp- at my friend's recommendation- only to be told that they just ran out of shrimp.
I made the comment that had we been seated an hour ago when we should have been, I bet they still would have had the shrimp!
At this point I think its safe to say the experience was less than stellar.
So here's what saved the night:
A sincere, service oriented attention to detail.
Our waiter came by and apologized for the wait- there was clearly communication between the host and the waiter, which made me feel we were being attended to-
The host also came by after our apps to let us know a table had just opened up on the patio if we wanted to move- an offer we declined- but one that was appreciated.
At the end of the night- after great food and great service- we were informed that our entire bill had been comp'd by the host who also turned out to be the new GM.
I went to find him to thank him for his generosity but he was not around. I hope he reads this.
THIS is the way to manage a business; everyone has an off night- thats a reality. The way you handle that situation is what separates a mediocre business from a stellar business.
I will most definitely be back- and will be happy to pay this time!
I'm proud to have this establishment in my neighborhood.

2
★★★★☆

When we arrived on time for our 8pm res., I voiced a preference for outside, but told the host either would be fine. About 15-20 minutes later, he approached us at the bar to say he was trying to get something for us outside- he apologized for the delay and bought us a round of drinks.
At about 5 minutes to 9pm (almost an hour after our reservation) we were seated.
The hostess escorted us through the beautiful patio and back onto the sidewalk off the side of the restaurant. This put us about 10 feet from the group of smokers from the restaurant/bar next door. Not the best seat in the house; in fact, might have been the worst. Not what you'd expect after waiting an hour.
I ordered the shrimp- at my friend's recommendation- only to be told that they just ran out of shrimp.
I made the comment that had we been seated an hour ago when we should have been, I bet they still would have had the shrimp!
At this point I think its safe to say the experience was less than stellar.
So here's what saved the night:
A sincere, service oriented attention to detail.
Our waiter came by and apologized for the wait- there was clearly communication between the host and the waiter, which made me feel we were being attended to-
The host also came by after our apps to let us know a table had just opened up on the patio if we wanted to move- an offer we declined- but one that was appreciated.
At the end of the night- after great food and great service- we were informed that our entire bill had been comp'd by the host who also turned out to be the new GM.
I went to find him to thank him for his generosity but he was not around. I hope he reads this.
THIS is the way to manage a business; everyone has an off night- thats a reality. The way you handle that situation is what separates a mediocre business from a stellar business.
I will most definitely be back- and will be happy to pay this time!
I'm proud to have this establishment in my neighborhood.

Pros: Excellent service- professional classy GM

Cons: sidewalk tables

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I visited 5 ninth on two seperate occasations. First time we had wine at the bar before our table was ready. At dinner we ordered the same glasses of wine, but for so mysterious reason this glass was triple the amount of the glass at the bar. Second occasation we ordered a bottle of wine. On the menu there were two different prices, we assume it was per glass and per bottle (Wrong) . When our check arrived we noticed that the wine was a lot more that was on the menu. When we questioned the change in amount we were told the priceon the menu was for a half bottle. Why would you bring me a full bottle of wine when the bottle and price on the menu was for a half bottle?There is something going on here. CHECK YOUR BILL. We actually enjoyed the food. How disapointed we were at the end of dinner. If you are going to visit check check check everything.

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★★★☆☆

I visited 5 ninth on two seperate occasations. First time we had wine at the bar before our table was ready. At dinner we ordered the same glasses of wine, but for so mysterious reason this glass was triple the amount of the glass at the bar. Second occasation we ordered a bottle of wine. On the menu there were two different prices, we assume it was per glass and per bottle (Wrong) . When our check arrived we noticed that the wine was a lot more that was on the menu. When we questioned the change in amount we were told the priceon the menu was for a half bottle. Why would you bring me a full bottle of wine when the bottle and price on the menu was for a half bottle?There is something going on here. CHECK YOUR BILL. We actually enjoyed the food. How disapointed we were at the end of dinner. If you are going to visit check check check everything.

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best brunch ever! main waiter was very rude though! when I asked to change my seat - he was sighing very loudly, I thought he was joking! ;) but food was really good!

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★★★★☆

best brunch ever! main waiter was very rude though! when I asked to change my seat - he was sighing very loudly, I thought he was joking! ;) but food was really good!

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I went there for a friends birthday and the staff was rude and had major attitude. After paying outrageous prices for everything the host practically barged in on me in the bathroom. I didn't realize there was a time limit on the restrooms, I wasn't in there very long. VERY disappointing.

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★☆☆☆☆

I went there for a friends birthday and the staff was rude and had major attitude. After paying outrageous prices for everything the host practically barged in on me in the bathroom. I didn't realize there was a time limit on the restrooms, I wasn't in there very long. VERY disappointing.

Pros: none

Cons: staff

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This establishment offers the most unbelievably mediocre experience. The staff are surly, the food average and the overall experience we had celebrating a dear friend's birthday abject. Several of his friends could not gain entry because of the extremely officious doorman, who turned downright nasty as the evening progressed....possibly spurred on by the observation that he was behaving like a total moron.
Never, never, never return to this hell hole!!

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★☆☆☆☆

This establishment offers the most unbelievably mediocre experience. The staff are surly, the food average and the overall experience we had celebrating a dear friend's birthday abject. Several of his friends could not gain entry because of the extremely officious doorman, who turned downright nasty as the evening progressed....possibly spurred on by the observation that he was behaving like a total moron.
Never, never, never return to this hell hole!!

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i had a terrible experience at this restaurant. the service was very rude and the food was actually bad. for the price they charged it was shocking. i will never go back. miserable experience.

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★☆☆☆☆

i had a terrible experience at this restaurant. the service was very rude and the food was actually bad. for the price they charged it was shocking. i will never go back. miserable experience.

Pros: brownstone, location

Cons: everything else

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This is my FIRST posting after years of using this site - that is how bad my experience here was. I was not expecting much when I walked in here and still, my entire party was terribly disappointed. The attitude of the entire management is to make as much money as possible without regard for what they actually provide. The large doorman was a miserable human being - the amount of people I heard complaining about this was absurd. To top this all off, the food is not good. My stomach was killing me for the rest of the night and everyone felt very 'heavy'. I eat out a lot and never have I seen such horrible attitude - even for the meatpacking. consider this a warning and skip this "restaurant". I wish I had saved myself the money and the grief.

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★☆☆☆☆

This is my FIRST posting after years of using this site - that is how bad my experience here was. I was not expecting much when I walked in here and still, my entire party was terribly disappointed. The attitude of the entire management is to make as much money as possible without regard for what they actually provide. The large doorman was a miserable human being - the amount of people I heard complaining about this was absurd. To top this all off, the food is not good. My stomach was killing me for the rest of the night and everyone felt very 'heavy'. I eat out a lot and never have I seen such horrible attitude - even for the meatpacking. consider this a warning and skip this "restaurant". I wish I had saved myself the money and the grief.

Pros: townhouse

Cons: the food, the attitude, the service

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This cozy restaurant makes you forget that you are right in the middle of the meatpacking district.. the dining rooms offer a simple rustic appeal with attentive staff. The menu is creative and the food delicious. I have been here many times and plan on returning many more.

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★★★★☆

This cozy restaurant makes you forget that you are right in the middle of the meatpacking district.. the dining rooms offer a simple rustic appeal with attentive staff. The menu is creative and the food delicious. I have been here many times and plan on returning many more.

Pros: Location

Cons: Can get pricey

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Let's start with the horrible service, awful - really awful food, lack of choices of alcohol, boring atmosphere and high cost of bill, which was a joke. The only good thing is location. Don't waste your time or money - there are plenty of other fabulous restaurants in this neighborhood.

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★☆☆☆☆

Let's start with the horrible service, awful - really awful food, lack of choices of alcohol, boring atmosphere and high cost of bill, which was a joke. The only good thing is location. Don't waste your time or money - there are plenty of other fabulous restaurants in this neighborhood.

Pros: location

Cons: everything

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Be careful when you pay with credit card. The waiters decides by themselves tips amount. I pay with my credit card, I add 15% of tip but i saw few days later that they charge me 5 dollars extra without any authorisation.

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★☆☆☆☆

Be careful when you pay with credit card. The waiters decides by themselves tips amount. I pay with my credit card, I add 15% of tip but i saw few days later that they charge me 5 dollars extra without any authorisation.

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We went on a Tuesday summer night. Typical NY trendy place - lots of attitude and nothing to back it up.
Mediocre food, sparsley poured wine by the glass, ditzy waitress who moved, spoke and looked like she was used to working at Denny's. Despite seeing 6 open tables, we were placed under the airconditioner in a hot corner with no air flow. We saw a table open up across from us, and asked if we could move. we were told by 2 different people, that this was fine. 15 minutes later, when we are eating our appetizers (dont order the pork belly app) the bitchy male host comes to our table and says "I was saving that table for some people over there".
Mind you, no one was waiting in the front when we moved. There were also other tables available - AND, if you are going to sit people at a table in a hot corner under an airconditioner, does it really matter which couple goes there? Because no matter who gets sat there, it is going to be a miserable experience.
REGARDLESS, if you are a professional host, and feel the people should not have been told to move, you a) take it up with the staff b) you dont come to the table who is already eating and get accusatory. Professionalism would have said something like, "I am so sorry you were uncomfortable at your first table. Next time if you need to switch, pease come see the host." The folks will get the same message, but will be less likely to be ticked off. We are people who eat out a lot and spend a lort of money doing so. There is no point going to a place like this when you can go somewhere amazing and get treated well. Although I hate to say it, our experience here at 5 Ninth is rather typical of many hipster places in NY. We wont go back.

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★☆☆☆☆

We went on a Tuesday summer night. Typical NY trendy place - lots of attitude and nothing to back it up.
Mediocre food, sparsley poured wine by the glass, ditzy waitress who moved, spoke and looked like she was used to working at Denny's. Despite seeing 6 open tables, we were placed under the airconditioner in a hot corner with no air flow. We saw a table open up across from us, and asked if we could move. we were told by 2 different people, that this was fine. 15 minutes later, when we are eating our appetizers (dont order the pork belly app) the bitchy male host comes to our table and says "I was saving that table for some people over there".
Mind you, no one was waiting in the front when we moved. There were also other tables available - AND, if you are going to sit people at a table in a hot corner under an airconditioner, does it really matter which couple goes there? Because no matter who gets sat there, it is going to be a miserable experience.
REGARDLESS, if you are a professional host, and feel the people should not have been told to move, you a) take it up with the staff b) you dont come to the table who is already eating and get accusatory. Professionalism would have said something like, "I am so sorry you were uncomfortable at your first table. Next time if you need to switch, pease come see the host." The folks will get the same message, but will be less likely to be ticked off. We are people who eat out a lot and spend a lort of money doing so. There is no point going to a place like this when you can go somewhere amazing and get treated well. Although I hate to say it, our experience here at 5 Ninth is rather typical of many hipster places in NY. We wont go back.

Pros: lovely garden, brick interior

Cons: unprofessional wait staff, & host, medicre food, attitude, crowded

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I went to dinner there on May 14th around 7 pm so the restaurant was far from full. Our server was extremely snooty and seemed to point out the most expensive item in the categories of apps, entree, etc. when we asked for recommendations. He asked us 5x if we wanted to buy a bottle of wine. Talk about a pushy upsell We had to ask for bread, waited forever for every entree...even waiting forever for a soda. The portions there are miniscule. I got the invincible salad which was $19 and it was a small scattering of ruffage. It was good but for a small handful of pea shoots, 4 carrots and some peas it was not worth it. I also got the lamb shoulder which was tasty but not enough food. My friend got the scallops for an app and it was probably 2 scallops in whole and the chicken curry which was good but would have been half the price at any joe shmoe thai place in the city. The ambience is nice. Overall, the service is soo bad and snooty I would never go back amd on top of that...the food is mediocre. I would have been happier going across the street to Pastis or Florent. I didn't even bother with dessert because I knew we would be waiting for another 40 minutes which seems like the average wait time between each course so we ended up just going to Magnolia for cupcakes.

I am actually really surprised of how bad this restaurant is considering I love Fatty Crab and I think their dishes and service is amazing.

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★☆☆☆☆

I went to dinner there on May 14th around 7 pm so the restaurant was far from full. Our server was extremely snooty and seemed to point out the most expensive item in the categories of apps, entree, etc. when we asked for recommendations. He asked us 5x if we wanted to buy a bottle of wine. Talk about a pushy upsell We had to ask for bread, waited forever for every entree...even waiting forever for a soda. The portions there are miniscule. I got the invincible salad which was $19 and it was a small scattering of ruffage. It was good but for a small handful of pea shoots, 4 carrots and some peas it was not worth it. I also got the lamb shoulder which was tasty but not enough food. My friend got the scallops for an app and it was probably 2 scallops in whole and the chicken curry which was good but would have been half the price at any joe shmoe thai place in the city. The ambience is nice. Overall, the service is soo bad and snooty I would never go back amd on top of that...the food is mediocre. I would have been happier going across the street to Pastis or Florent. I didn't even bother with dessert because I knew we would be waiting for another 40 minutes which seems like the average wait time between each course so we ended up just going to Magnolia for cupcakes.

I am actually really surprised of how bad this restaurant is considering I love Fatty Crab and I think their dishes and service is amazing.

Pros: Nice Ambience

Cons: Service and Food...why bother with this restaurant.

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The food was interesting and innovative as far as Asian influenced-taste but the service was exceedingly lousy. Asking for more bread required extensive summit-like negotiations ("we only allot one basket per certain number of heads per table" -- need this point even be argued?), and waiting for desert was a test of patience that even Yoda would have failed. My friend and I waited 40 minutes for the dessert and it never came, so we just left. We were there for a company dinner with a fixed menu so you would think they had items like the dessert prepared in advance. However, when I told the waitstaff we've been waiting a long time for the dessert, one of them retorted that we were late for the event, though curiously that blame on the customer doesn't explain why the other 20 people who got there early were also left waiting for dessert too. We later found out from another colleague that they had mistakenly given his appetizer to someone else and the waitstaff tried to put up a fight about not replacing it too! ("Sorry, the item was already allotted and consumed.") Wow, a waitstaff who's quick to talk back. If only the service were just as speedy. If you're involved in setting up large parties for company events, pass this one by. There are a lot of other places in the Meat Packing District to consider first.

1
★★☆☆☆

The food was interesting and innovative as far as Asian influenced-taste but the service was exceedingly lousy. Asking for more bread required extensive summit-like negotiations ("we only allot one basket per certain number of heads per table" -- need this point even be argued?), and waiting for desert was a test of patience that even Yoda would have failed. My friend and I waited 40 minutes for the dessert and it never came, so we just left. We were there for a company dinner with a fixed menu so you would think they had items like the dessert prepared in advance. However, when I told the waitstaff we've been waiting a long time for the dessert, one of them retorted that we were late for the event, though curiously that blame on the customer doesn't explain why the other 20 people who got there early were also left waiting for dessert too. We later found out from another colleague that they had mistakenly given his appetizer to someone else and the waitstaff tried to put up a fight about not replacing it too! ("Sorry, the item was already allotted and consumed.") Wow, a waitstaff who's quick to talk back. If only the service were just as speedy. If you're involved in setting up large parties for company events, pass this one by. There are a lot of other places in the Meat Packing District to consider first.

Pros: interesting food, cozy building

Cons: bad service, wait staff talks back but can't even come up with an intelligent excuse

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My boyfriend and I went to 5 Ninth last night for dinner. We live in the neighborhood and have been to several nearby restaurants, but this was our first (and last) time at 5 Ninth. The atmosphere and decor are nice - very cozy - and the waitress was pleasant, but that's about all this place has going for it. We were seated on the second floor in the back corner, next to a window. Because the weather was so beautiful, we cracked the window, which prompted the busboy to come running over and offer to open it for us. Nice, I thought. But throughout the meal, the busboy came over three times to see if we really wanted to keep the window open. We assured him we did. Finally, the manager came over and told us that they had to close the window (for no apparent reason - the windows at the front of the restaurant were open at the top) and offered to put the air conditioner on. All we wanted was a little fresh air on a nice night, we weren't looking to cause trouble or be harassed! Putting that aside, we ordered drinks, which were delivered in a timely manner. We were looking for some bread to be delivered to the table, and it was finally brought - along with our entrees! My boyfriend ordered a hamburger and I ordered one of the specials - a steak salad along with a side of kale. The entrees were delivered, but I never got the kale. The food was extremely average, a huge disappointment, considering the price. It was just rather bland. The hamburger was nothing special, the fries were ok, but oily, and the steak salad was blah - just some chunks of steak with cilantro, parsley, peppers and onions atop white rice. We would have let all of this go as passable, until we got the bill: $91 for a glass of wine, two bottles of beer, a hamburger and a steak salad! And that was before the tip! I can safely say that we will never return again to this restaurant. Why would we when there are so many other great restaurants in the area?

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★★☆☆☆

My boyfriend and I went to 5 Ninth last night for dinner. We live in the neighborhood and have been to several nearby restaurants, but this was our first (and last) time at 5 Ninth. The atmosphere and decor are nice - very cozy - and the waitress was pleasant, but that's about all this place has going for it. We were seated on the second floor in the back corner, next to a window. Because the weather was so beautiful, we cracked the window, which prompted the busboy to come running over and offer to open it for us. Nice, I thought. But throughout the meal, the busboy came over three times to see if we really wanted to keep the window open. We assured him we did. Finally, the manager came over and told us that they had to close the window (for no apparent reason - the windows at the front of the restaurant were open at the top) and offered to put the air conditioner on. All we wanted was a little fresh air on a nice night, we weren't looking to cause trouble or be harassed! Putting that aside, we ordered drinks, which were delivered in a timely manner. We were looking for some bread to be delivered to the table, and it was finally brought - along with our entrees! My boyfriend ordered a hamburger and I ordered one of the specials - a steak salad along with a side of kale. The entrees were delivered, but I never got the kale. The food was extremely average, a huge disappointment, considering the price. It was just rather bland. The hamburger was nothing special, the fries were ok, but oily, and the steak salad was blah - just some chunks of steak with cilantro, parsley, peppers and onions atop white rice. We would have let all of this go as passable, until we got the bill: $91 for a glass of wine, two bottles of beer, a hamburger and a steak salad! And that was before the tip! I can safely say that we will never return again to this restaurant. Why would we when there are so many other great restaurants in the area?

Pros: decor, ambience

Cons: service, food, price

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Great wine, atmosphere and really friendly staff. One of my favourite places for a relaxed drink and food with friends.

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★★★★★

Great wine, atmosphere and really friendly staff. One of my favourite places for a relaxed drink and food with friends.

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I came to 5 ninth for the first time on Tuesday night with a group of 5 for dinner. Wish I had come here before. The menu was original and the wine list extensive. The wine selection was excellent, with some rare bottles on the list. Our server was attentive and knowledgable and we had an overall pleasant experience. I could see why people would think the place is cramped(but we came on a weeknight so it didn't bother us), but it's part of the fun when dining in the city. Would come back here in a heartbeat. Although being that the restaurant is in the Meat Packing, I would avoid the weekends..

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★★★★★

I came to 5 ninth for the first time on Tuesday night with a group of 5 for dinner. Wish I had come here before. The menu was original and the wine list extensive. The wine selection was excellent, with some rare bottles on the list. Our server was attentive and knowledgable and we had an overall pleasant experience. I could see why people would think the place is cramped(but we came on a weeknight so it didn't bother us), but it's part of the fun when dining in the city. Would come back here in a heartbeat. Although being that the restaurant is in the Meat Packing, I would avoid the weekends..

Pros: great wine list, menu and ambiance

Cons: none

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Outstanding dining in the meatpacking district. I had an intimate birthday dinner at this quaint, multi-level townhouse with a rustic feel -- exposed ceiling beams, large planked floors, worn soft-leather menus, fireplace filled with candles. We were seated immediately (with 7 p.m. reservations on a Saturday) and ended up getting a great deal on caviar and vodka shots before a maindish that wowed me: an inventive fried filet of barramundi (Australian whitefish), with mint, sweet chili paste and eggplant. The chocolate mousse missed the mark in terms of consistency, but the attentive service and low-key but romantic setting made up for the small flaws. We will return, absolutely.

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★★★★★

Outstanding dining in the meatpacking district. I had an intimate birthday dinner at this quaint, multi-level townhouse with a rustic feel -- exposed ceiling beams, large planked floors, worn soft-leather menus, fireplace filled with candles. We were seated immediately (with 7 p.m. reservations on a Saturday) and ended up getting a great deal on caviar and vodka shots before a maindish that wowed me: an inventive fried filet of barramundi (Australian whitefish), with mint, sweet chili paste and eggplant. The chocolate mousse missed the mark in terms of consistency, but the attentive service and low-key but romantic setting made up for the small flaws. We will return, absolutely.

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Although the staff was nice enough, they were aloof and rarely attended to our table. The food was just terrible- and I had low expectations coming in (not a huge fan of the meatpacking district). Our appetizers were tasteless and my steak entree was low-grade at a not-so-low price. The decor was decent.. but not as interesting as other reviewers suggest. It was pretty cramped. Won't return.

0
★☆☆☆☆

Although the staff was nice enough, they were aloof and rarely attended to our table. The food was just terrible- and I had low expectations coming in (not a huge fan of the meatpacking district). Our appetizers were tasteless and my steak entree was low-grade at a not-so-low price. The decor was decent.. but not as interesting as other reviewers suggest. It was pretty cramped. Won't return.

Pros: good music

Cons: food, service, cramped seating

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After arriving at 10 35 on Saturday night we were met by a hostess who told us the wait would be at least 45 minutes and quickly trimmed it down to 30. By the time we got the bar to order a drink the wait had mysteriously disappeared.
I wish they hadn't seated us. The server rattled off a list of about 6 menu items they were out of. (Including 2 of the 8 entrees on the menu, several appetizers and most of the specials). My friend wanted fish and ended up ordering the special because her first choice was sold out...after taking our order the waiter came back to inform us that entree was also sold out. Server was rude and unhelpful about the situation. She ended up ordering a sandwich off the lunch menu.
Food was okay. Service was way below par. If the servers are going to be rude and disinterested at least they should be good looking.
I thought this restaurant had some sort of superstar chef? He's not worth the money they pay him if he can't even order enough food to not run out of 30% of the items on the menu on a saturday night.

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★★☆☆☆

After arriving at 10 35 on Saturday night we were met by a hostess who told us the wait would be at least 45 minutes and quickly trimmed it down to 30. By the time we got the bar to order a drink the wait had mysteriously disappeared.
I wish they hadn't seated us. The server rattled off a list of about 6 menu items they were out of. (Including 2 of the 8 entrees on the menu, several appetizers and most of the specials). My friend wanted fish and ended up ordering the special because her first choice was sold out...after taking our order the waiter came back to inform us that entree was also sold out. Server was rude and unhelpful about the situation. She ended up ordering a sandwich off the lunch menu.
Food was okay. Service was way below par. If the servers are going to be rude and disinterested at least they should be good looking.
I thought this restaurant had some sort of superstar chef? He's not worth the money they pay him if he can't even order enough food to not run out of 30% of the items on the menu on a saturday night.

Pros: Cute brownstone (watch out - tables way too close together)

Cons: Lousy service

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The music is great and the bartenders prompt. The reason this place gets a 3? The little toad manager. I saw a bunch of people heading to the back for a smoke and decided to follow (it seems there are heat lamsps back there). I was stopped by the manager who told me that it was only the owner's wife back there. When I asked if the owner was married to 10 people, he said to his fellow worker, what's up with the attitude. I replied, I was just asking a question. I don't have attitude. The toady manager walked away without saying another word. The coat check guy and someonw who appeared to work behind the bar were SO apologetic, both had witnessed the conversation between the little toad and myself. They said he was in a bad mood etc. Had the manager just said that the back area was off limits, I would have been fine. But his attitude....a little toad who has been bestowed a bit of fleeting power....I will never go back unitl I hear he is gone. Great service by others who work there but what owner thinks that is good business?

1
★★★☆☆

The music is great and the bartenders prompt. The reason this place gets a 3? The little toad manager. I saw a bunch of people heading to the back for a smoke and decided to follow (it seems there are heat lamsps back there). I was stopped by the manager who told me that it was only the owner's wife back there. When I asked if the owner was married to 10 people, he said to his fellow worker, what's up with the attitude. I replied, I was just asking a question. I don't have attitude. The toady manager walked away without saying another word. The coat check guy and someonw who appeared to work behind the bar were SO apologetic, both had witnessed the conversation between the little toad and myself. They said he was in a bad mood etc. Had the manager just said that the back area was off limits, I would have been fine. But his attitude....a little toad who has been bestowed a bit of fleeting power....I will never go back unitl I hear he is gone. Great service by others who work there but what owner thinks that is good business?

Pros: good music, friendly barstaff

Cons: run by a little toad who is high on what?? I'm not sure.

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This place is great! The host was a bit frazzled but everything else was perfect. Our waitress was friendly, patient and attentive. The wine menu is extesnive, ranging from very affordable to exp. The ambience is romantic...candle lights everywhere and exposed bricks everywhere. Oh, and the food was delicious.

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★★★★★

This place is great! The host was a bit frazzled but everything else was perfect. Our waitress was friendly, patient and attentive. The wine menu is extesnive, ranging from very affordable to exp. The ambience is romantic...candle lights everywhere and exposed bricks everywhere. Oh, and the food was delicious.

Pros: romantic

Cons: tables are a bit too close to each other but then again, its nyc

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After much research and anticipation, We chose 5 Ninth for our post-Theatre dinner. We arrived at the restaurant a few minutes before our reservation to be met by a dis-intrested hostess, who escorted us to the dining area on the second floor. She by-passed many empty tables to insert us into an uncomfortable booth adjacent to the bar/bus station and another couple. Then we noticed their prices--much higher than Open Table had indicated. One entree stood out to us, but they were out of it. But since we were celebrating our anniversary, we ordered a nice bottle of wine and our dinners. Our special salads ($16.00) consisted of field greens, pommegranite seeds and shaved cheese. There was no dressing apparent. After finishing the salad, I was informed by our indifferent server that the kitchen was out of my choice also. Debating whether to stay and persevere or go back into the cold night in search of a more accommodating restaurant, I ordered another item as a compromise. It was good, but the atmosphere isn't conducive to a relaxing dinner. 5 Ninth is Bar/Lounge for the Uber Hib, with an area for food. I don't believe that its intended as a place for a comfortable memorable dinner. Go for drinks if you need to be Scene. Go elsewhere for a comfortable dinner, especially at their prices.

1
★★☆☆☆

After much research and anticipation, We chose 5 Ninth for our post-Theatre dinner. We arrived at the restaurant a few minutes before our reservation to be met by a dis-intrested hostess, who escorted us to the dining area on the second floor. She by-passed many empty tables to insert us into an uncomfortable booth adjacent to the bar/bus station and another couple. Then we noticed their prices--much higher than Open Table had indicated. One entree stood out to us, but they were out of it. But since we were celebrating our anniversary, we ordered a nice bottle of wine and our dinners. Our special salads ($16.00) consisted of field greens, pommegranite seeds and shaved cheese. There was no dressing apparent. After finishing the salad, I was informed by our indifferent server that the kitchen was out of my choice also. Debating whether to stay and persevere or go back into the cold night in search of a more accommodating restaurant, I ordered another item as a compromise. It was good, but the atmosphere isn't conducive to a relaxing dinner. 5 Ninth is Bar/Lounge for the Uber Hib, with an area for food. I don't believe that its intended as a place for a comfortable memorable dinner. Go for drinks if you need to be Scene. Go elsewhere for a comfortable dinner, especially at their prices.

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Ouch, I saw all of the other reviews, I guess it depends on the night. We stumbled into 5 Ninth on Saturday night for some lounge-y drinks. 4 of us were able to find a seat on the 1st floor, and had a couple well-mixed 'tini's. While the women were addressing some personal drama, I ventured upstairs. I was greeted on the 2nd floor with "This floor is closed.". I thought "Here we go...", but it was followed up by "The third floor is open." I went to the third floor where I found a comfy chair by the fireplace. The waitress brought me my drinks promptly, while I held court to coming and going of my friends. I left a personal effect at my chair, when leaving, and the waitress ran down three stories to return it to me. Good Drinks, Good waitstaff. I would recommend it. I didn't eat there, so I can't comment on the food.

2
★★★★☆

Ouch, I saw all of the other reviews, I guess it depends on the night. We stumbled into 5 Ninth on Saturday night for some lounge-y drinks. 4 of us were able to find a seat on the 1st floor, and had a couple well-mixed 'tini's. While the women were addressing some personal drama, I ventured upstairs. I was greeted on the 2nd floor with "This floor is closed.". I thought "Here we go...", but it was followed up by "The third floor is open." I went to the third floor where I found a comfy chair by the fireplace. The waitress brought me my drinks promptly, while I held court to coming and going of my friends. I left a personal effect at my chair, when leaving, and the waitress ran down three stories to return it to me. Good Drinks, Good waitstaff. I would recommend it. I didn't eat there, so I can't comment on the food.

Pros: funky decor, good service

Cons: I can see it being a hassle if it gets crowded.

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In looking for a spot to celebrate my GFs birthday, we decided on 5 Ninth. We had been there once before, and enjoyed the ambiance. Let me know tell you... that?s all this place has, nice scenery. A group of 8 of us settled on the 3rd floor at 10:30 for drinks, and ordered a round and a bottle of champagne. When 4 more friends arrived, they were denied entrance to the third floor. When I spoke to the host, I was treated like trash. He told me that I was lucky that we got to the third floor before he decided to close access. To add to the ridiculousness, the first floor was packed and the third floor had about 20 people comfortably lounging. When I informed him that we had just purchased a bottle of champagne and were planning to spend much more, I was told that I could go to any other place in the area and pay double the price. Even our waitress pleaded with him to let our friends up, a request that fell on deaf ears. He wouldn't even look at her. Needless to say, we finished out drinks, paid our friendly but upset waitress, and left. The best part of this is we even called in advance to see if we needed to reserve a space for a party of 15 for drinks, and were told that we did not. I will never return to this place, and I urge anyone who may be considering it, to spend your money on a place that will respect you and appreciate your business.

0
★☆☆☆☆

In looking for a spot to celebrate my GFs birthday, we decided on 5 Ninth. We had been there once before, and enjoyed the ambiance. Let me know tell you... that?s all this place has, nice scenery. A group of 8 of us settled on the 3rd floor at 10:30 for drinks, and ordered a round and a bottle of champagne. When 4 more friends arrived, they were denied entrance to the third floor. When I spoke to the host, I was treated like trash. He told me that I was lucky that we got to the third floor before he decided to close access. To add to the ridiculousness, the first floor was packed and the third floor had about 20 people comfortably lounging. When I informed him that we had just purchased a bottle of champagne and were planning to spend much more, I was told that I could go to any other place in the area and pay double the price. Even our waitress pleaded with him to let our friends up, a request that fell on deaf ears. He wouldn't even look at her. Needless to say, we finished out drinks, paid our friendly but upset waitress, and left. The best part of this is we even called in advance to see if we needed to reserve a space for a party of 15 for drinks, and were told that we did not. I will never return to this place, and I urge anyone who may be considering it, to spend your money on a place that will respect you and appreciate your business.

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at first, i got a bad vibe from this place. yucky-looking stuff was floating in my martini and they had twice run out of what i wanted to order. frustrated, i asked the very apologetic waiter what he recommended--and he said the chicken. fine...it was the best chicken i've ever had. i don't know what they do to it, but it was so tender and flavorful. so despite a rough start, i was happy with the service and the food.

2
★★★★☆

at first, i got a bad vibe from this place. yucky-looking stuff was floating in my martini and they had twice run out of what i wanted to order. frustrated, i asked the very apologetic waiter what he recommended--and he said the chicken. fine...it was the best chicken i've ever had. i don't know what they do to it, but it was so tender and flavorful. so despite a rough start, i was happy with the service and the food.

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worst grits i ever had...it was soupy. grits are not supposed to be soupy. the dragon bean salad was horrible, too. undercooked and no taste. the building is beautiful and the bar is nice, but the food...what is that? i don't know how they could charge such expensive prices for such lame food.

1
★★☆☆☆

worst grits i ever had...it was soupy. grits are not supposed to be soupy. the dragon bean salad was horrible, too. undercooked and no taste. the building is beautiful and the bar is nice, but the food...what is that? i don't know how they could charge such expensive prices for such lame food.

Pros: pretty bar and patio

Cons: horrible food

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Lobster and scallop app was delicious...other than that it was average. Small round table was 2 small for 2 people, service disinterested, main courses avg...I guess the courtyard for drinks and apps in nice weather would be definitely be a reason to go.

1
★★★☆☆

Lobster and scallop app was delicious...other than that it was average. Small round table was 2 small for 2 people, service disinterested, main courses avg...I guess the courtyard for drinks and apps in nice weather would be definitely be a reason to go.

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I've eaten at 5 Ninth on three occasions and have been so happy each time. The staff is so friendly and really go the extra mile to make sure their guests are having a great experience. Have been on all levels of this place and love each one. The upstairs is great for cocktails, very cozy, like you're in an old friend's apartment.

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★★★★★

I've eaten at 5 Ninth on three occasions and have been so happy each time. The staff is so friendly and really go the extra mile to make sure their guests are having a great experience. Have been on all levels of this place and love each one. The upstairs is great for cocktails, very cozy, like you're in an old friend's apartment.

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relaxing environment and attentive staff. Food was good but they do take their time in the kitchen...you can bring your canine friend if you seat in the back garden. Not pricey at all.

2
★★★★☆

relaxing environment and attentive staff. Food was good but they do take their time in the kitchen...you can bring your canine friend if you seat in the back garden. Not pricey at all.

Pros: Yummy food and relaxing atmosphere

Cons: Long wait for food

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Went to 5 Ninth for lunch. Have to admit the restaurant/brownstone is absolutely gorgeous - a bit hard to find - was standing outside for a good 10 minutes wondering if this was the place. Our bartender/waiter was extremely pleasant and although he lacked the knowledge of the menu - he was great in asking the chef any questions we had. Had the Asian cucumber salad - which was drenched in the dressing - which was mediocre. For the entree, had Shrimp chow fun - good but small portion. Also had goat cheese spinach omlette on a baguette - okay - nothing special. Perhaps the dinner menu is a bit more creative but the lunch was v. limited and not v. appetizing. I had high hopes for this restaurant but aside from the ambiance - the food was average.

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★★★☆☆

Went to 5 Ninth for lunch. Have to admit the restaurant/brownstone is absolutely gorgeous - a bit hard to find - was standing outside for a good 10 minutes wondering if this was the place. Our bartender/waiter was extremely pleasant and although he lacked the knowledge of the menu - he was great in asking the chef any questions we had. Had the Asian cucumber salad - which was drenched in the dressing - which was mediocre. For the entree, had Shrimp chow fun - good but small portion. Also had goat cheese spinach omlette on a baguette - okay - nothing special. Perhaps the dinner menu is a bit more creative but the lunch was v. limited and not v. appetizing. I had high hopes for this restaurant but aside from the ambiance - the food was average.

Pros: Restaurant building, Service, Ambiance - gorgeous!

Cons: Limited lunch menu, Mediocre food

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A friend of mine took me here for my bday dinner and I absolutely loved it! First of all, I had a hard time finding this place b/c it was tucked away in this quaint townhouse (very cute). You walk into the townhouse and there's a beautiful veranda facing an outdoor garden in the back of the restaurant, which is where we sat. The food was fantastic and memorable. We had the monk fish (which was a daily special) and the duck....both amazing! The monk fish was so flavorful and it melted in my mouth with the consistency of fresh gnocchi. Im not a huge duck fan, but their duck was so delicious! The ambience rounded out the experience perfectly it was unpretentious and comfortable, yet stylish and romantic. Truly a gem! And, my new favorite restaurant!

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★★★★★

A friend of mine took me here for my bday dinner and I absolutely loved it! First of all, I had a hard time finding this place b/c it was tucked away in this quaint townhouse (very cute). You walk into the townhouse and there's a beautiful veranda facing an outdoor garden in the back of the restaurant, which is where we sat. The food was fantastic and memorable. We had the monk fish (which was a daily special) and the duck....both amazing! The monk fish was so flavorful and it melted in my mouth with the consistency of fresh gnocchi. Im not a huge duck fan, but their duck was so delicious! The ambience rounded out the experience perfectly it was unpretentious and comfortable, yet stylish and romantic. Truly a gem! And, my new favorite restaurant!

Pros: Great ambience and food; Excellent First Date Place

Cons: Small tables; A bit cramped.

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I dined at 5 Ninth the other night with a friend after wandering around the M.P. District checking out the options. My only gripe is (I admit we did arrive before the 8pm dinner rush on a Tuesday when it was kind empty) that by the time our meal was over the second floor was packed almost elbow to elbow on the banquet seating where I was. Not very intimate. But the food was quite good as was the service. Plus, there were many reasonably priced wines that were good.

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★★★★☆

I dined at 5 Ninth the other night with a friend after wandering around the M.P. District checking out the options. My only gripe is (I admit we did arrive before the 8pm dinner rush on a Tuesday when it was kind empty) that by the time our meal was over the second floor was packed almost elbow to elbow on the banquet seating where I was. Not very intimate. But the food was quite good as was the service. Plus, there were many reasonably priced wines that were good.

Pros: Food, Wine, Service

Cons: Space

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I came here with my girlfriend for valentine's and we had such an enjoyable and memorable experience. The place is very romantic and beautiful. We were seated by a fireplace with candles. We had a lovely dinner and an excellent bottle of wine, the desserts were delicious and the service(even though the restaurant was busy) was attentive without being too pushy. We later went to the lounge upstairs and the manager bought us a round of champagne. Made our night very special We will be back!

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★★★★★

I came here with my girlfriend for valentine's and we had such an enjoyable and memorable experience. The place is very romantic and beautiful. We were seated by a fireplace with candles. We had a lovely dinner and an excellent bottle of wine, the desserts were delicious and the service(even though the restaurant was busy) was attentive without being too pushy. We later went to the lounge upstairs and the manager bought us a round of champagne. Made our night very special We will be back!

Pros: great design and feel, good food/wine, private lounge

Cons: none

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Love the space, it is so beautiful. Waitress was a hoot, and took the time to explain food and the not so common wine list (which by the way, is very impressive, we ordered to differnt bottles of wine and loved them). There where some dishes that took our breath away, the sturgeon, the cuban sandwich, shrimp and chix salad and lamb , but then how do you explain the over milky coconut cod, the confused ribeye steak and the awful sweet/sour soup! Apparently, the waitress informed us that they change the menu at 5 Ninth every few days, which kind of explains the hit or miss situation. Oh and we ordered the chix wings at the bar, AMAZING!! In any case - the ambiance, service, drinks and certain dishes(hopefully if they are on the menu that day) will definately be a reason to come back.

2
★★★★☆

Love the space, it is so beautiful. Waitress was a hoot, and took the time to explain food and the not so common wine list (which by the way, is very impressive, we ordered to differnt bottles of wine and loved them). There where some dishes that took our breath away, the sturgeon, the cuban sandwich, shrimp and chix salad and lamb , but then how do you explain the over milky coconut cod, the confused ribeye steak and the awful sweet/sour soup! Apparently, the waitress informed us that they change the menu at 5 Ninth every few days, which kind of explains the hit or miss situation. Oh and we ordered the chix wings at the bar, AMAZING!! In any case - the ambiance, service, drinks and certain dishes(hopefully if they are on the menu that day) will definately be a reason to come back.

Pros: beautiful space, great wine list, some good dishes

Cons: some not so good dish

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I went to 5 Ninth last night with five of my friends for drinks and we where taken to the third floor. I didn't realize they had it. It was so cool, great design, felt private but at the same time you could watch people strutting up and down the meat-packing square from the view at the bar where we happened to be perched on. I loved the cocktails, 3 of us ordered a different one (pricey, mind you), but my favourite was mine....a diki hiki or wiki, or something, ANYWAY, what ever it was, it was great. The bubbly bartender was very friendly and sweet. Didn't eat though but will defintely be back to try the food!

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★★★★☆

I went to 5 Ninth last night with five of my friends for drinks and we where taken to the third floor. I didn't realize they had it. It was so cool, great design, felt private but at the same time you could watch people strutting up and down the meat-packing square from the view at the bar where we happened to be perched on. I loved the cocktails, 3 of us ordered a different one (pricey, mind you), but my favourite was mine....a diki hiki or wiki, or something, ANYWAY, what ever it was, it was great. The bubbly bartender was very friendly and sweet. Didn't eat though but will defintely be back to try the food!

Pros: interesting design, great view, excellent cocktails

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We were graciously accommodated when our group of 6 appeared on Thursday night sans reservation. How civilized to be able to wait for your table on the 3rd floor lounge, as if it were a rich friend's townhouse, not a restaurant in DisneyNewYork. Music is very important to us and it was fun, lively, not distracting. The wine connoisseur's eyes lit up when he opened the wine list. Our appetizers were all excellent, but the mussels really stood out. Ever seen grown men ask for more bread so that they can fight over the sauce at the bottom of the plate? I have. We ordered the chicken, steak and cod for our entrees. A's for all. Japanese eggplant was the best side. Our knowledgeable waitress made stellar recommendations and had no problem discouraging us from ordering certain questionable dishes. Service was orchestral. The Europeans were in awe.

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★★★★★

We were graciously accommodated when our group of 6 appeared on Thursday night sans reservation. How civilized to be able to wait for your table on the 3rd floor lounge, as if it were a rich friend's townhouse, not a restaurant in DisneyNewYork. Music is very important to us and it was fun, lively, not distracting. The wine connoisseur's eyes lit up when he opened the wine list. Our appetizers were all excellent, but the mussels really stood out. Ever seen grown men ask for more bread so that they can fight over the sauce at the bottom of the plate? I have. We ordered the chicken, steak and cod for our entrees. A's for all. Japanese eggplant was the best side. Our knowledgeable waitress made stellar recommendations and had no problem discouraging us from ordering certain questionable dishes. Service was orchestral. The Europeans were in awe.

Pros: Space/ambience, Excellent service, Inventive cuisine

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This Meatpacking District restaurant was once the cool kid of the neighborhood. But Zak Pelaccio moved on and both sides never really recovered. Pelaccio has his Fatty Crab mini empire and 5 Ninth has seen a few different chefs. The menu…

 

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