Devin Tavern

★★★★☆
  • 363 Greenwich St # 1

    New York, NY 10013

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  • 212-334-7337

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This economy is killing me!!! All my favorite restaurants are closing!!!

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★★★★★

This economy is killing me!!! All my favorite restaurants are closing!!!

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All I really have to say is that I got very sick eating here and citysearch will not let me specify my illness as it is an "inapropriate" word...but it is something you get from eating raw eggs, chicken, etc.! I'm better now after months of doctor visits and anti-biotics but my stomach is not as strong as it used to be and I often get sick from certain foods now.

ughhhh never again!!

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★☆☆☆☆

All I really have to say is that I got very sick eating here and citysearch will not let me specify my illness as it is an "inapropriate" word...but it is something you get from eating raw eggs, chicken, etc.! I'm better now after months of doctor visits and anti-biotics but my stomach is not as strong as it used to be and I often get sick from certain foods now.

ughhhh never again!!

Pros: hopefully it will be closing soon

Cons: see pros

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A bit sleepy in a sleepy neighborhood, go figure. Was sent by a colleague at work. The girl at the door was really nice. The food was tasty although not excellent--it was 90 degrees and my grill cheese sandwich with lobster was alright but so heavy and rich. I only ate half. The Mrs. had a crab salad that was excellent. Before we shared a ham plate. It came out on this neat cutting board. The hams were good, but the homemade honey-glazed pretzels that came with it were better. The drinks were on-point. Get the Caiparinia (sp?). It's spicy and refreshing. Oh, and the beefeater is as good here as usual (hehe...) The peach pie was delicious. The coffee tasted old. The server was competent. Everything was expensive but not outrageous. The room is nice but so big, dark and cavernous with literally, hundreds of candles. I'll go back, but in October or November when it gets cold and that grilled cheese seems more appropriate.

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★★★★☆

A bit sleepy in a sleepy neighborhood, go figure. Was sent by a colleague at work. The girl at the door was really nice. The food was tasty although not excellent--it was 90 degrees and my grill cheese sandwich with lobster was alright but so heavy and rich. I only ate half. The Mrs. had a crab salad that was excellent. Before we shared a ham plate. It came out on this neat cutting board. The hams were good, but the homemade honey-glazed pretzels that came with it were better. The drinks were on-point. Get the Caiparinia (sp?). It's spicy and refreshing. Oh, and the beefeater is as good here as usual (hehe...) The peach pie was delicious. The coffee tasted old. The server was competent. Everything was expensive but not outrageous. The room is nice but so big, dark and cavernous with literally, hundreds of candles. I'll go back, but in October or November when it gets cold and that grilled cheese seems more appropriate.

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I've been here multiple times before where the food and service was great, but we noticed there was a chef change and everything about the rest of the night was terrible.

Devin Tavern ruined a birthday for a party of 10 friday night. The place was empty but dinner service still lasted 3 hours for a two course meal so, wanting to get out of there, we skipped the the birthday cupcakes for dessert that we brought (which would probably have been the only good part of the meal). everything else was either too salty or tasteless and nothing was cooked right... scallops were undercooked, steaks and ribs were overcooked, lobster hush puppies and mushroom sides were like rocks, the short ribs had too much sauce that had the consistency of snot... i could go on, but you get the point.

during the appetizers, a HUGE centipede crawled out of nowhere onto the table. we captured it, showed it to the manager, she assured us that this never happened before and took everything on the table away. she came back with a bottle of wine to compensate(lame). but since she took our appetizers away we thought she was going to comp those too, so we went along with it. when the check came the appetizers were still on there even though we didnt finish them, and we werent offered new ones. she said we were almost finished with them anyway and refused to take the items off the bill. instead she offered drink tokens to a bar down the street. why didnt she just comp the rest of our drinks? we refused the tokens, paid for the crappy food and obligatory 20% tip for bad service, left as fast as we could, and will NEVER come back.

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★☆☆☆☆

I've been here multiple times before where the food and service was great, but we noticed there was a chef change and everything about the rest of the night was terrible.

Devin Tavern ruined a birthday for a party of 10 friday night. The place was empty but dinner service still lasted 3 hours for a two course meal so, wanting to get out of there, we skipped the the birthday cupcakes for dessert that we brought (which would probably have been the only good part of the meal). everything else was either too salty or tasteless and nothing was cooked right... scallops were undercooked, steaks and ribs were overcooked, lobster hush puppies and mushroom sides were like rocks, the short ribs had too much sauce that had the consistency of snot... i could go on, but you get the point.

during the appetizers, a HUGE centipede crawled out of nowhere onto the table. we captured it, showed it to the manager, she assured us that this never happened before and took everything on the table away. she came back with a bottle of wine to compensate(lame). but since she took our appetizers away we thought she was going to comp those too, so we went along with it. when the check came the appetizers were still on there even though we didnt finish them, and we werent offered new ones. she said we were almost finished with them anyway and refused to take the items off the bill. instead she offered drink tokens to a bar down the street. why didnt she just comp the rest of our drinks? we refused the tokens, paid for the crappy food and obligatory 20% tip for bad service, left as fast as we could, and will NEVER come back.

Pros: the bloody mary, ambiance

Cons: everything else

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I wanted to give this neighborhood place another shot, the first time was about poorly prepared food. Ditto last night. The salmon was ok, but my dish of braised short ribs and crawfish was a disaster. The meat was 'mucinous' and overglazed and the crawfish and beans was foul, yes foul. My friend took a taste and said, don't, you'll get sick. And the beans were hard. I'm not going back again because it's a case of style over substance. And they need to taste what they serve.

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★★☆☆☆

I wanted to give this neighborhood place another shot, the first time was about poorly prepared food. Ditto last night. The salmon was ok, but my dish of braised short ribs and crawfish was a disaster. The meat was 'mucinous' and overglazed and the crawfish and beans was foul, yes foul. My friend took a taste and said, don't, you'll get sick. And the beans were hard. I'm not going back again because it's a case of style over substance. And they need to taste what they serve.

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Had a great experience here a few weeks ago with a group of friends. Everything was delicious- loved the lobster strudels and seabass was delicious. Presentation was perfect as was the decor. I will def be back!

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★★★★★

Had a great experience here a few weeks ago with a group of friends. Everything was delicious- loved the lobster strudels and seabass was delicious. Presentation was perfect as was the decor. I will def be back!

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devin tavern is well-planned night out. expect to take your time through several delicious courses and wines! its a big, beautiful space, decorated on the minimal yet classy side, perfect lighting. start with a devin special cocktail, then maybe the lobster strudel (YUM!). in fact, just about anything on the menu will impress you. i've been there several times with friends, and on dates with my husband. its always a treat to look forward to. the best part is that the bill is always lower than we expect. yay devin tavern! definitely put this place on your itinerary :)

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★★★★★

devin tavern is well-planned night out. expect to take your time through several delicious courses and wines! its a big, beautiful space, decorated on the minimal yet classy side, perfect lighting. start with a devin special cocktail, then maybe the lobster strudel (YUM!). in fact, just about anything on the menu will impress you. i've been there several times with friends, and on dates with my husband. its always a treat to look forward to. the best part is that the bill is always lower than we expect. yay devin tavern! definitely put this place on your itinerary :)

Pros: everything

Cons: nothing

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I recently threw my best friend her wedding shower in the Raleigh Room at Devin. From beginning to end, I had flawless service. Planning it with the manager couldn't be more easier. The price was extremely reasonable. The room is perfect for a small gathering, it fit 20 of us comfortably and we were all happy about being at the same table rather than splitting up in smaller tables. The room itself felt like you were at home. The servers were very professional and accomodating. The food was delicious. I had the burger and loved it. The one of many reasons why I would return to Devin's is that they mistakenly forgot to take out my deposit (which was partly my mistake as well since I didn't notice it) but they called me within an hour and corrected their mistake. That kind of honesty really impressed me. I will definitely be back and hope others looking for a place to have dinner or throw a party to consider Devin. The location in Tribeca was perfect. Great job!!!

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★★★★★

I recently threw my best friend her wedding shower in the Raleigh Room at Devin. From beginning to end, I had flawless service. Planning it with the manager couldn't be more easier. The price was extremely reasonable. The room is perfect for a small gathering, it fit 20 of us comfortably and we were all happy about being at the same table rather than splitting up in smaller tables. The room itself felt like you were at home. The servers were very professional and accomodating. The food was delicious. I had the burger and loved it. The one of many reasons why I would return to Devin's is that they mistakenly forgot to take out my deposit (which was partly my mistake as well since I didn't notice it) but they called me within an hour and corrected their mistake. That kind of honesty really impressed me. I will definitely be back and hope others looking for a place to have dinner or throw a party to consider Devin. The location in Tribeca was perfect. Great job!!!

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10 Food / 10 Decor / 10 Value / 8 Service
Inventive delectable fare from start to finish. Amazing NY Strip, outstanding Lobster 3 way, other-worldly cream corn succatash and asparagus. Whoever is at the helm of Devin's kitchen is putting an IronChef on the FoodNetwork out of a job soon. Rich sumptuous flavors masterfully paired around the plates to leave you dazzled by the presentation and dizzied by the tastes. Utter euphoria. The experience doesn't come cheap, but I left thinking I'd gladly have paid more, a great value. Ambience: to quote and second a NYTimes review I read before going "exposed brick and blonde wood make a perfect juxtaposition and add to a romantic modern experience." The only kink in the armor at Devin slowing it from superstardom would be the service. Competent yet unrefined, but in the end irrelevant. And while on the topic, let me set the record straight for you pretentious New York foodies out there that continue to skew the restaurant ratings and make it arduous to identify quality eats:

Restaurants are for eating, not pampering.. Stay at your country club if you want a massage with your meal, and stay in your office if you need your butt kissed to enjoy a night out. Service will come and go, ranking from superlative to atrocious but doesn't matter either way ... concentrate on your food and your companions. i.e. Dine. You will dine fabulously at Devin Tavern.

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★★★★★

10 Food / 10 Decor / 10 Value / 8 Service
Inventive delectable fare from start to finish. Amazing NY Strip, outstanding Lobster 3 way, other-worldly cream corn succatash and asparagus. Whoever is at the helm of Devin's kitchen is putting an IronChef on the FoodNetwork out of a job soon. Rich sumptuous flavors masterfully paired around the plates to leave you dazzled by the presentation and dizzied by the tastes. Utter euphoria. The experience doesn't come cheap, but I left thinking I'd gladly have paid more, a great value. Ambience: to quote and second a NYTimes review I read before going "exposed brick and blonde wood make a perfect juxtaposition and add to a romantic modern experience." The only kink in the armor at Devin slowing it from superstardom would be the service. Competent yet unrefined, but in the end irrelevant. And while on the topic, let me set the record straight for you pretentious New York foodies out there that continue to skew the restaurant ratings and make it arduous to identify quality eats:

Restaurants are for eating, not pampering.. Stay at your country club if you want a massage with your meal, and stay in your office if you need your butt kissed to enjoy a night out. Service will come and go, ranking from superlative to atrocious but doesn't matter either way ... concentrate on your food and your companions. i.e. Dine. You will dine fabulously at Devin Tavern.

Pros: Food, Ambience, Decor, Creativity, Location, Host, Bar, all the little things - menus, coat check, fireplaces, plants, etc.

Cons: Service (good not great)

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The interior of this place is very deceiving from the outside. You expect a small little bar when you walk in and it's easily three times as big as you'd think. The decor is great . Elegant yet casual. You can have brunch in flip flops or diner in a suit.
The food is awesome. I had been here when they first opened and it was okay. I had heard they had a new chef and decided to check it out again for brunch. Great! I had the green eggs and ham. Sure enough they are green, but not from over cooking. Served as an open face sandwich on top of home made brioche with a little ham out standing. The Bloody s, citysearch has right . They really are the best. My friend had eggs benedicts eggs done just right, nice plating... Can't wait for diner here now. Maybe next week!

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★★★★★

The interior of this place is very deceiving from the outside. You expect a small little bar when you walk in and it's easily three times as big as you'd think. The decor is great . Elegant yet casual. You can have brunch in flip flops or diner in a suit.
The food is awesome. I had been here when they first opened and it was okay. I had heard they had a new chef and decided to check it out again for brunch. Great! I had the green eggs and ham. Sure enough they are green, but not from over cooking. Served as an open face sandwich on top of home made brioche with a little ham out standing. The Bloody s, citysearch has right . They really are the best. My friend had eggs benedicts eggs done just right, nice plating... Can't wait for diner here now. Maybe next week!

Pros: Bloody Brunch

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Took my mom for brunch and everything was wonderful. She started off with her Bellini and was happy from the begining. We had the bloody's, that are outstanding. For our meal, mom had the Lobster grilled cheese. Wouldn't have filled me up but was perfect for her. She even gave me a little taste, really delicious. I had an omlete and my wife the oatmeal waffle. Both excellent.
The service was freindly and attentive, the food was great, the coffee rich and full and the atmosphere great.

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★★★★★

Took my mom for brunch and everything was wonderful. She started off with her Bellini and was happy from the begining. We had the bloody's, that are outstanding. For our meal, mom had the Lobster grilled cheese. Wouldn't have filled me up but was perfect for her. She even gave me a little taste, really delicious. I had an omlete and my wife the oatmeal waffle. Both excellent.
The service was freindly and attentive, the food was great, the coffee rich and full and the atmosphere great.

Pros: food drinks service

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We were hoping to celebrate a birthday there but "celebratory" it wasn't. We waited for an hour for the appetizers. Nobody apologized or explained. When I asked what happened to the food, a waitress said she'd check and never returned. The appetizers were truly mediocre. We waited again for the mediocre main courses. The food is pleasantly presented on attractive dishes, but the side dish of succotash was four forkfuls and cost perhaps $8. The desserts were all terrible. We were there for three hours and the party included two children, one of whom fell asleep. Even so, they insisted on charging for the main course he'd ordered 1 1/2 hours earlier.

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★☆☆☆☆

We were hoping to celebrate a birthday there but "celebratory" it wasn't. We waited for an hour for the appetizers. Nobody apologized or explained. When I asked what happened to the food, a waitress said she'd check and never returned. The appetizers were truly mediocre. We waited again for the mediocre main courses. The food is pleasantly presented on attractive dishes, but the side dish of succotash was four forkfuls and cost perhaps $8. The desserts were all terrible. We were there for three hours and the party included two children, one of whom fell asleep. Even so, they insisted on charging for the main course he'd ordered 1 1/2 hours earlier.

Pros: Roomy (very few customers); not noisy

Cons: The food and the service were both well below par

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I've been here a few times since they opened. Every time it's been good. I've been to a couple cocktail parties downstairs great fun private bar. They definitely serve plenty of delicious passed Hor'Dourves and the cocktails are outstanding. Love the jack rose.
Been to dinner about 5 or six times, each it's been good... good not great. HOWEVER the other night, I was blown away.
We started off with the short rib potato bones. Crispy cored out potato chunks stuffed with braised short ribs. The taste of the smoke from the ribs mixing with the potato was outstanding I'm not sure if I even chewed or it just melted in my mouth. And the surf & surf (not a typo) was very nice.
For our entrees We had the Salmon and the Duck. Not sure which I liked better as our plates kept getting passed back and fourth. The salmon had a crispy top served over a bed of wonderful flavors. The duck had a very subtle flavor that was reminiscent of steak, but with the gentleness of poultry.

Something has definitely changed here, the energy in the room was great. In the past it's usually seemed a little off. You get great smells as the servers walk by with food. The staff is friendly knowledgeable... great bartenders too. And the ambience is still as gorgeous. Now I can't stop thinking about working my way through the rest of the menu.

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★★★★★

I've been here a few times since they opened. Every time it's been good. I've been to a couple cocktail parties downstairs great fun private bar. They definitely serve plenty of delicious passed Hor'Dourves and the cocktails are outstanding. Love the jack rose.
Been to dinner about 5 or six times, each it's been good... good not great. HOWEVER the other night, I was blown away.
We started off with the short rib potato bones. Crispy cored out potato chunks stuffed with braised short ribs. The taste of the smoke from the ribs mixing with the potato was outstanding I'm not sure if I even chewed or it just melted in my mouth. And the surf & surf (not a typo) was very nice.
For our entrees We had the Salmon and the Duck. Not sure which I liked better as our plates kept getting passed back and fourth. The salmon had a crispy top served over a bed of wonderful flavors. The duck had a very subtle flavor that was reminiscent of steak, but with the gentleness of poultry.

Something has definitely changed here, the energy in the room was great. In the past it's usually seemed a little off. You get great smells as the servers walk by with food. The staff is friendly knowledgeable... great bartenders too. And the ambience is still as gorgeous. Now I can't stop thinking about working my way through the rest of the menu.

Pros: Food, Drinks, Service

Cons: pricey,

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My husband and I tried Devin Tavern for a second time one Tuesday evening. Sadly, we won't be back. As we were standing at the door waiting to check our coats we could clearly over-hear the host staff talking about how, "they love seeing the customers trip on the steps." (Yes, those were their exact words). As I checked my coat I walked away thinking that my husband would take the ticket for me. The girl in coat check said very rudely, "Excuse me, you're forgetting your ticket." I responded and said, "Oh, I am so sorry!" She rolled her eyes at me. As we sat in a completely empty restaurant it took more time than it should of for a server to approach our table. We were the only table in the place and we had to wave for a server to come over to take our drink order. Unbelievable! Food came out in a timely manner, however, it wasn't hot. My husband had a fish dish that was still cool in the center. We asked for olive oil for our bread and the server rsponded, "give me a few minutes, the kitchen is downstairs." We finally got the olive oil after the bread was already gone. The highlight of our meal was when our server started talking to us about a conversation that he wasn't invited to talk to us about. Incredible! Like I said, this was our secon visit, and both times have been unenjoyable. Sadly, we won't be back.

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★☆☆☆☆

My husband and I tried Devin Tavern for a second time one Tuesday evening. Sadly, we won't be back. As we were standing at the door waiting to check our coats we could clearly over-hear the host staff talking about how, "they love seeing the customers trip on the steps." (Yes, those were their exact words). As I checked my coat I walked away thinking that my husband would take the ticket for me. The girl in coat check said very rudely, "Excuse me, you're forgetting your ticket." I responded and said, "Oh, I am so sorry!" She rolled her eyes at me. As we sat in a completely empty restaurant it took more time than it should of for a server to approach our table. We were the only table in the place and we had to wave for a server to come over to take our drink order. Unbelievable! Food came out in a timely manner, however, it wasn't hot. My husband had a fish dish that was still cool in the center. We asked for olive oil for our bread and the server rsponded, "give me a few minutes, the kitchen is downstairs." We finally got the olive oil after the bread was already gone. The highlight of our meal was when our server started talking to us about a conversation that he wasn't invited to talk to us about. Incredible! Like I said, this was our secon visit, and both times have been unenjoyable. Sadly, we won't be back.

Pros: Desserts were good!

Cons: Rude staff ( ie. host staff, servers)

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This was my third visit to Devin. Wow It was fantastic, Their staff are great, as soon as we entered we were greeted like family. We had cocktails to start and I was delighted to see my favorite Basil & Pepper caiperinha was still on the list. We were then sat at the most luxurious table for two ever!! Very spacious and the most comfortable chairs.
We had the cured meats and wonderful house made pate, and some baked oysters which were rich and decadent.
The entrees were fantastic I had the Veal, a wonderful thick cut cooked to perfection and I had a side of addictive Roasted garlic mash. My freind had the Steak Frites which was enhanced by the addition of a blue cheese dressing for the frites. The service was very friendly and efficent, and when we declined dessert,they sent us some madelines with a white chocolate dipping sauce. An overall great experience, it has been great to see this resturant evolve. i'm looking forward to my next visit

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★★★★★

This was my third visit to Devin. Wow It was fantastic, Their staff are great, as soon as we entered we were greeted like family. We had cocktails to start and I was delighted to see my favorite Basil & Pepper caiperinha was still on the list. We were then sat at the most luxurious table for two ever!! Very spacious and the most comfortable chairs.
We had the cured meats and wonderful house made pate, and some baked oysters which were rich and decadent.
The entrees were fantastic I had the Veal, a wonderful thick cut cooked to perfection and I had a side of addictive Roasted garlic mash. My freind had the Steak Frites which was enhanced by the addition of a blue cheese dressing for the frites. The service was very friendly and efficent, and when we declined dessert,they sent us some madelines with a white chocolate dipping sauce. An overall great experience, it has been great to see this resturant evolve. i'm looking forward to my next visit

Pros: Great spacious tables perfect for large parties, private rooms available

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Stopped in here last night for a drink. Beautiful warm astmosphere. We tried a couple signature cocktails. I had the Basil pepper Caparinah... OUTSTANDING! My Date had the Raleigh collins another great drink. We only snacked at the bar, but the food was great. We hand mini steak sandwiches that had shredded bbq steak and slaw, very good. Also a meat platter with some sliced meats and cheese. Can't wait to come back for diner.

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★★★★★

Stopped in here last night for a drink. Beautiful warm astmosphere. We tried a couple signature cocktails. I had the Basil pepper Caparinah... OUTSTANDING! My Date had the Raleigh collins another great drink. We only snacked at the bar, but the food was great. We hand mini steak sandwiches that had shredded bbq steak and slaw, very good. Also a meat platter with some sliced meats and cheese. Can't wait to come back for diner.

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My wife and I went to Devin with two other couples on a recent Saturday night because we knew it would be easy to walk in and get a table for six. Of course there is usually a reason for this type of availability, so shame on us for believing we'd have an exceptional dining experience. All six of us would agree that prior trips to Devin had been ok -- not necessarily good, but ok. Uninspiring is a word that comes to mind. So, this was really a make-or-break night for a local restaurant that should be so much better. The night got off to a blazing start, as a glob of hot wax fell from a wall lantern and landed on someone in our party (and was met with an initial, stunning indifference before an apology and bottle of wine found its way to our table, one of three occupied at the time.) and it ended limply, with across-the-board underwhelming entrees, delivered, not surprisingly, by someone who clearly didn?t want to be there. It was a night, for all the wrong reasons, we won't forget. I wanted to like this place, I really did, but I cannot in good conscience ever go back. I'm told it does good corporate business during the week, but on this Saturday night Devin had the look and feel of a restaurant that has stopped trying.

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★☆☆☆☆

My wife and I went to Devin with two other couples on a recent Saturday night because we knew it would be easy to walk in and get a table for six. Of course there is usually a reason for this type of availability, so shame on us for believing we'd have an exceptional dining experience. All six of us would agree that prior trips to Devin had been ok -- not necessarily good, but ok. Uninspiring is a word that comes to mind. So, this was really a make-or-break night for a local restaurant that should be so much better. The night got off to a blazing start, as a glob of hot wax fell from a wall lantern and landed on someone in our party (and was met with an initial, stunning indifference before an apology and bottle of wine found its way to our table, one of three occupied at the time.) and it ended limply, with across-the-board underwhelming entrees, delivered, not surprisingly, by someone who clearly didn?t want to be there. It was a night, for all the wrong reasons, we won't forget. I wanted to like this place, I really did, but I cannot in good conscience ever go back. I'm told it does good corporate business during the week, but on this Saturday night Devin had the look and feel of a restaurant that has stopped trying.

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While we enjoyed dinner this past Saturday night, "Tavern" is a complete mislead as a name... both in decor, menu & vibe. I wasn't dissapointed, just surprised. It's a brighter version of it's superior sibling Dylan Prime. The limited menu offers odd pairings, but they are fairly accomodating on special requests: they were completely out of Seafood (both app & entrees) choices, with the exception of the night's Whole Fish, which the chef offered to prepare as a straight substitution for the Char or Cod - a notable gesture I thought. Try the Corn Souffle with Lobster Bisque to start - elegant comfort. Drinks were well done, plus a decent wine list. Although not to the same exptent, like it's older brother (Dylan), Devin does it right with decor, music type & volume and overall vibe. Not to mention the place is HUGE and there is a downstairs bar/private party area - which also means it should have more than 2 bathroom stalls in the ladies room. Our welcoming at the entrance was a great start too!

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★★★★☆

While we enjoyed dinner this past Saturday night, "Tavern" is a complete mislead as a name... both in decor, menu & vibe. I wasn't dissapointed, just surprised. It's a brighter version of it's superior sibling Dylan Prime. The limited menu offers odd pairings, but they are fairly accomodating on special requests: they were completely out of Seafood (both app & entrees) choices, with the exception of the night's Whole Fish, which the chef offered to prepare as a straight substitution for the Char or Cod - a notable gesture I thought. Try the Corn Souffle with Lobster Bisque to start - elegant comfort. Drinks were well done, plus a decent wine list. Although not to the same exptent, like it's older brother (Dylan), Devin does it right with decor, music type & volume and overall vibe. Not to mention the place is HUGE and there is a downstairs bar/private party area - which also means it should have more than 2 bathroom stalls in the ladies room. Our welcoming at the entrance was a great start too!

Pros: Huge Space, Nice balance of music for ambiance

Cons: Long Service time, limited menu

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Reservations:
At the last minute on a Saturday night I tried making a reservation at Devin's sister restaurant, Dylan Prime, they were booked until 10:30PM. So, knowing Devin was the little sister, I called and got a table for 8:30PM.

Staff:
We were seated immediately with all the bells and whistles one could hope for, for just being seated. The maître d' pulled each of our chairs out and tucked us into the table. The leather-bound main menu and cocktail menu are a great-added touch.

The dual partnership of the wait staff was not necessary, but it was an added bonus. They waiter and waitress were both very knowledgeable on all the menu items as well as the cocktail, dessert and after dinner drinks.

The management overall, was perfect.

The Food:
Main Course: Toasted Head, Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast, CA, 2004. I chose the Bison Rib-eye, a thin-cut I got to order: rare (bloody), but not cold in the middle... perfect for a thin cut piece of meat, any more cooked (medium rare) and it would have been over cooked.

Dessert: I highly recommend the chocolate covered potato chips.
After Dinner Drinks: 20YR. Port

Devin is a great place for small or large parties and very accommodating. I was very pleased with the overall service, knowledge and warmth of the entire staff and restaurant.

Well done.

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★★★★★

Reservations:
At the last minute on a Saturday night I tried making a reservation at Devin's sister restaurant, Dylan Prime, they were booked until 10:30PM. So, knowing Devin was the little sister, I called and got a table for 8:30PM.

Staff:
We were seated immediately with all the bells and whistles one could hope for, for just being seated. The maître d' pulled each of our chairs out and tucked us into the table. The leather-bound main menu and cocktail menu are a great-added touch.

The dual partnership of the wait staff was not necessary, but it was an added bonus. They waiter and waitress were both very knowledgeable on all the menu items as well as the cocktail, dessert and after dinner drinks.

The management overall, was perfect.

The Food:
Main Course: Toasted Head, Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast, CA, 2004. I chose the Bison Rib-eye, a thin-cut I got to order: rare (bloody), but not cold in the middle... perfect for a thin cut piece of meat, any more cooked (medium rare) and it would have been over cooked.

Dessert: I highly recommend the chocolate covered potato chips.
After Dinner Drinks: 20YR. Port

Devin is a great place for small or large parties and very accommodating. I was very pleased with the overall service, knowledge and warmth of the entire staff and restaurant.

Well done.

Pros: atmosphere, size, staff

Cons: None

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The food is tasty, but cocktails are done to perfection. I have been to Devin Tavern a few times since the opening, and enjoy the wonderful atmosphere. Best Old Fashion ever, best cocktails period. The bar staff is very knowledgable and make dining at the bar a treat. I recommend Devin Tavern to all locals and tourist alike!

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★★★★☆

The food is tasty, but cocktails are done to perfection. I have been to Devin Tavern a few times since the opening, and enjoy the wonderful atmosphere. Best Old Fashion ever, best cocktails period. The bar staff is very knowledgable and make dining at the bar a treat. I recommend Devin Tavern to all locals and tourist alike!

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I felt the need to come back to citysearch and ammend my review. Not that much has change on my feeling for this place, but for the fact its gotten even better. I've steadily been going back to Devin since they opened and realized that pretty much the entire menu has changed... except the cocktails.
Last night I had the Salmon and it was incredible. I rarely order fish out aside from shellfish, but this was a dish I'll put into my rotation. I also had the potato bones stuffed with shortrib I hate to repeat my self but incredible. The bar staff was fun and attentive. (ate at the bar) The place is still georgous. Highly recommend!!! Only down side kinda miss some of the other dishes.

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We had come here once shortly after they opened, snacked at the bar and swore we'd return.. finally we did and it was worth it.
The decor is very warm and inviting. With the exposed brick, fireplaces and the hearty food I think I'll be spending a good amount of time here in the fall and winter.

For starters I had the corn soufflé with lobster bisque (as before) both times it's been great. My girlfriend had the foie gras brulee. I'm not into foie gras but she is and loved it.
For entrees I had the short ribs... I had to, since last time I tried the mini steak sands at the bar and swore I'd be back for the full deal. They were moist tender and served on a bed of polenta... the waiter told me they changed them a bit... if so it had to have been for the better. And it didn't take much to convince her to have the veal so I could try it. Wonderful taste with the cheese and ham. The cocktails were good (pepper basil mojito is great). We were a bit full for dessert, but tried the chocholate potato chips salty, sweet a nice finish to our meal.

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★★★★★

I felt the need to come back to citysearch and ammend my review. Not that much has change on my feeling for this place, but for the fact its gotten even better. I've steadily been going back to Devin since they opened and realized that pretty much the entire menu has changed... except the cocktails.
Last night I had the Salmon and it was incredible. I rarely order fish out aside from shellfish, but this was a dish I'll put into my rotation. I also had the potato bones stuffed with shortrib I hate to repeat my self but incredible. The bar staff was fun and attentive. (ate at the bar) The place is still georgous. Highly recommend!!! Only down side kinda miss some of the other dishes.

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We had come here once shortly after they opened, snacked at the bar and swore we'd return.. finally we did and it was worth it.
The decor is very warm and inviting. With the exposed brick, fireplaces and the hearty food I think I'll be spending a good amount of time here in the fall and winter.

For starters I had the corn soufflé with lobster bisque (as before) both times it's been great. My girlfriend had the foie gras brulee. I'm not into foie gras but she is and loved it.
For entrees I had the short ribs... I had to, since last time I tried the mini steak sands at the bar and swore I'd be back for the full deal. They were moist tender and served on a bed of polenta... the waiter told me they changed them a bit... if so it had to have been for the better. And it didn't take much to convince her to have the veal so I could try it. Wonderful taste with the cheese and ham. The cocktails were good (pepper basil mojito is great). We were a bit full for dessert, but tried the chocholate potato chips salty, sweet a nice finish to our meal.

Pros: ambience, food

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My girlfriend and I went to Devin Tavern on my birthday because we wanted to try something new. We've enjoyed ourselves at Dylan Prime a few times (despite it being a bit pricey), so we thought Devin would be just as good. Unfortunatley, we were horribly wrong. I started off with the shrimp, which were tough and tasted more like prawns (a bit fishy). She had the beet salad, which she said was excellent - almost as good as the beets she gets in a can from the supermarket! I then had the ribs - one bite, and I was done. I love ribs and found these absolutely inedible. (Note: I understand that this is not a rib place, but if you can't do them right, don't have them on the menu.) She had the Atlantic cod, which was ok - nothing great, for sure. All in all, a not a very good meal for me.
The place itself is alright: pretty, but resembling more of an NJ restaurant, than something you would find in Tribeca. One thing I will say: the service was excellent! Our waitress (as well as a couple of the other waitresses that didn't even have our table!) was very attentive and polite. She was without question the best part of the experience.
Devin Tavern needs to work on their food badly. It'd be a shame if they didn't.

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★☆☆☆☆

My girlfriend and I went to Devin Tavern on my birthday because we wanted to try something new. We've enjoyed ourselves at Dylan Prime a few times (despite it being a bit pricey), so we thought Devin would be just as good. Unfortunatley, we were horribly wrong. I started off with the shrimp, which were tough and tasted more like prawns (a bit fishy). She had the beet salad, which she said was excellent - almost as good as the beets she gets in a can from the supermarket! I then had the ribs - one bite, and I was done. I love ribs and found these absolutely inedible. (Note: I understand that this is not a rib place, but if you can't do them right, don't have them on the menu.) She had the Atlantic cod, which was ok - nothing great, for sure. All in all, a not a very good meal for me.
The place itself is alright: pretty, but resembling more of an NJ restaurant, than something you would find in Tribeca. One thing I will say: the service was excellent! Our waitress (as well as a couple of the other waitresses that didn't even have our table!) was very attentive and polite. She was without question the best part of the experience.
Devin Tavern needs to work on their food badly. It'd be a shame if they didn't.

Pros: The service

Cons: The food

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Only been for lunch. More staff then customers. A little sad that it was empty but could be because the front is not inviting & a lil intimidating. All dark glass reminds me of Do not enter VIP! But service and sandwiches were excellent. Good quality. Wine was nice too.

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★★★★★

Only been for lunch. More staff then customers. A little sad that it was empty but could be because the front is not inviting & a lil intimidating. All dark glass reminds me of Do not enter VIP! But service and sandwiches were excellent. Good quality. Wine was nice too.

Pros: excellent food

Cons: old hotel decor

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In the short time Devin Tavern has been around I've eaten here about a half dozen times, and it keeps getting better and better. For apps I love the soufflé, the chicken and biscuits, and Beet & Blue Carpaccio. Entrees love the short ribs, arctic Char, and of course the lobster club, you're talking $29 bucks for a sandwich but it's a shelled 1 1/4lb lobster... worth every cent.  
The previous reviewer complains about the price, and the wait staff being TOO attentive(... is that possible.) I tend to disagree.  For the quality of the food, the ambience (place is warm and inviting) and the service, I personally think it's worth every cent. And that's based on multiple visits.

2
★★★★★

In the short time Devin Tavern has been around I've eaten here about a half dozen times, and it keeps getting better and better. For apps I love the soufflé, the chicken and biscuits, and Beet & Blue Carpaccio. Entrees love the short ribs, arctic Char, and of course the lobster club, you're talking $29 bucks for a sandwich but it's a shelled 1 1/4lb lobster... worth every cent.  
The previous reviewer complains about the price, and the wait staff being TOO attentive(... is that possible.) I tend to disagree.  For the quality of the food, the ambience (place is warm and inviting) and the service, I personally think it's worth every cent. And that's based on multiple visits.

Pros: Delicious food, Good size portions, warm vibe

Cons: none off hand

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I went to Devin Tavern with my girlfriend last night. It is meant to be the sister restaurant from the people at Dylan Prime - sadly it is not a touch on that establishment.

The decor is okay, reminiscent of a 'best restaurant' in a small California town - the service is iffy, our wine waitress never gave us two minutes peace before refilling our glasses (they are obviously pushing the wine hard) and the whole ambience of the place is just not working. The terrible music they had playing the whole night also seemed like someones idea of a bad joke - (Gold FM, 80s and 90s hits from U2, Kylie Minogue, Marvin Gaye, Coldplay).....please.

The food it has to be said is reasonable. The corn souffle was a big success, while the foix gras brulee was just a runny mess. For entrees, my girlfriend had a veal chop which was excellent, while I had duck which was just okay.

However, the shocking thing is the PRICES. How they can justify such high prices for just an okay restaurant is incredible. Entrees are typically priced between $30-40, the wine is priced high and how anyone can justify $17 for two bottles of Fiji water (normally $3 in stores?) is just daylight robbery....

There are at least 5 restaurants within 50 yards of Devin Tavern (Tribeca Grand, the Harrison, Flor de Sol among them) which you will have a better time at and not leave feeling robbed....

Avoid at all costs.

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★☆☆☆☆

I went to Devin Tavern with my girlfriend last night. It is meant to be the sister restaurant from the people at Dylan Prime - sadly it is not a touch on that establishment.

The decor is okay, reminiscent of a 'best restaurant' in a small California town - the service is iffy, our wine waitress never gave us two minutes peace before refilling our glasses (they are obviously pushing the wine hard) and the whole ambience of the place is just not working. The terrible music they had playing the whole night also seemed like someones idea of a bad joke - (Gold FM, 80s and 90s hits from U2, Kylie Minogue, Marvin Gaye, Coldplay).....please.

The food it has to be said is reasonable. The corn souffle was a big success, while the foix gras brulee was just a runny mess. For entrees, my girlfriend had a veal chop which was excellent, while I had duck which was just okay.

However, the shocking thing is the PRICES. How they can justify such high prices for just an okay restaurant is incredible. Entrees are typically priced between $30-40, the wine is priced high and how anyone can justify $17 for two bottles of Fiji water (normally $3 in stores?) is just daylight robbery....

There are at least 5 restaurants within 50 yards of Devin Tavern (Tribeca Grand, the Harrison, Flor de Sol among them) which you will have a better time at and not leave feeling robbed....

Avoid at all costs.

Pros: Food actually ok

Cons: Prices are terrible, along with the service

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Yesterday we were in Tribeca for brunch when we saw Devin was open. We took a quick look at the menu and decided to give it a try. I of course started with a Bloody especially when I found out they make their own tomato juice in house. It really was one of the best I've ever had. I watched as the bartender made it and he made it to order, no premix. The waiter told me that they're planning to make different kinds of tomato juices as time goes on. My girlfriend had (can't quite remember the name) French 75 in think. It was gin, champagne... she liked it.
For our meal we got two different hashes (I think they had 4 total) I had the Duck Confit with poached eggs. It's really a great dish. On top there are some small strips (almost look like French fried onions) of bacon that burst with that delicious bacon flavor and mixed in with the tender pieces of duck and diced potatoes are Bermuda pearl onions, that have the sweet non lingering onion flavor. She had the shrimp and scallops with eggs over medium. She let me try a shrimp and a scallop, but threatened to stab me with her fork if I tried to take more so I guess that speaks well for her dish. I didn't realize it at first but I guess the hashes can be ordered as just a side dish as well.
They had much of the standard brunch Items eggs benedict (again about 4 kinds... one with lobster I'll have to go back and try) waffles, omelets. Coffee was good so was the iced tea. They offer house made flavored syrups with the iced tea.
We really had a great time and most important, as of now there was no wait for a table, but I can see that changing.

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★★★★★

Yesterday we were in Tribeca for brunch when we saw Devin was open. We took a quick look at the menu and decided to give it a try. I of course started with a Bloody especially when I found out they make their own tomato juice in house. It really was one of the best I've ever had. I watched as the bartender made it and he made it to order, no premix. The waiter told me that they're planning to make different kinds of tomato juices as time goes on. My girlfriend had (can't quite remember the name) French 75 in think. It was gin, champagne... she liked it.
For our meal we got two different hashes (I think they had 4 total) I had the Duck Confit with poached eggs. It's really a great dish. On top there are some small strips (almost look like French fried onions) of bacon that burst with that delicious bacon flavor and mixed in with the tender pieces of duck and diced potatoes are Bermuda pearl onions, that have the sweet non lingering onion flavor. She had the shrimp and scallops with eggs over medium. She let me try a shrimp and a scallop, but threatened to stab me with her fork if I tried to take more so I guess that speaks well for her dish. I didn't realize it at first but I guess the hashes can be ordered as just a side dish as well.
They had much of the standard brunch Items eggs benedict (again about 4 kinds... one with lobster I'll have to go back and try) waffles, omelets. Coffee was good so was the iced tea. They offer house made flavored syrups with the iced tea.
We really had a great time and most important, as of now there was no wait for a table, but I can see that changing.

Pros: All fresh ingredients, great value for quality, beautiful ambience

Cons: AC a little high, menu tiny bit confusing

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went with a few friends to devin tavern not a tavern at all but a full scale restaurant. I have one word amazing!!!! our experience should be repeatead at every restaurant we started with an assortment of appatizers including the corn souffle,king crab legs,mushroom flan and beef carpaccio all suggested by our waiter darrian,enjoyed them all.definitely try the veal cordon blue or the beef short ribs you wont be dissapointed. all in all we had a great time i would suugest starting at the bar enjoying a wonderful cocktail made by an attractive but unprotentiuos bar staff. and what a great room!!! devin we will be back,

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★★★★★

went with a few friends to devin tavern not a tavern at all but a full scale restaurant. I have one word amazing!!!! our experience should be repeatead at every restaurant we started with an assortment of appatizers including the corn souffle,king crab legs,mushroom flan and beef carpaccio all suggested by our waiter darrian,enjoyed them all.definitely try the veal cordon blue or the beef short ribs you wont be dissapointed. all in all we had a great time i would suugest starting at the bar enjoying a wonderful cocktail made by an attractive but unprotentiuos bar staff. and what a great room!!! devin we will be back,

Pros: great service, friendly

Cons: nono

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My date and I went to Devin Tavern last night for dinner as we are both huge fans of Dylan Prime. Our experience was amazing. We both work in the restaurant industry and Devin more than lived up to our standards! The service was terrific. Everyone was courteous and helpful. The design of the restaurant is just beautiful, very warm and relaxing. We loved the music!!! On to the food....starters...he ordered the sweet corn souffle which we immediately fell in love with. You must order this! I ordered the Rainbow trout. Light and heavenly, perfectly paired with mango and creme fraiche. Our mains....his Filet mignon and mine was the Duck. Blew us away. Large portions which is shocking in some new york restaurants and extremely flavorful. We also ordered a side of grilled vegetables which we could barely touch as we were beyond full at this point. Of course we ordered dessert though....splitting the makers mark crumble. Delicious! I would HIGHLY recommend Devin Tavern to anyone who is interested in dining for a fantastic meal, great ambiance and zero attitude. I can't wait until they start serving brunch on the weekends!

2
★★★★★

My date and I went to Devin Tavern last night for dinner as we are both huge fans of Dylan Prime. Our experience was amazing. We both work in the restaurant industry and Devin more than lived up to our standards! The service was terrific. Everyone was courteous and helpful. The design of the restaurant is just beautiful, very warm and relaxing. We loved the music!!! On to the food....starters...he ordered the sweet corn souffle which we immediately fell in love with. You must order this! I ordered the Rainbow trout. Light and heavenly, perfectly paired with mango and creme fraiche. Our mains....his Filet mignon and mine was the Duck. Blew us away. Large portions which is shocking in some new york restaurants and extremely flavorful. We also ordered a side of grilled vegetables which we could barely touch as we were beyond full at this point. Of course we ordered dessert though....splitting the makers mark crumble. Delicious! I would HIGHLY recommend Devin Tavern to anyone who is interested in dining for a fantastic meal, great ambiance and zero attitude. I can't wait until they start serving brunch on the weekends!

Pros: Service, menu

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I went to Devin with a bunch of friends from work last night, and we all left very happy. This was not an easy to please crowd either - typical, picky investment bankers. The food is amazing - especially the shrimp and grits and the lamb, which was what I had. Unreal. Being from the South originally, I was a little hesitant to try the grits, but they were perfect. The lamb was, too. My friend had the filet, and I tried it - wow. Perfect crust on the outside. Next time I go back, I'm definitely getting it. And try the special cocktails if you check the place out - I had a basil-infused caparinia, which sounds weird, but it was awesome. One of my friends had their special old fashioned, and that was excellent, too. The decor is cool, too - brick archways, cool furniture, good lighting, great ambiance, good looking staff, etc.

I highly recommend this place and will definitely be going back. Really some of the best food I've had in New York, which is a high threshold to cross as anyone who lives here knows.

2
★★★★★

I went to Devin with a bunch of friends from work last night, and we all left very happy. This was not an easy to please crowd either - typical, picky investment bankers. The food is amazing - especially the shrimp and grits and the lamb, which was what I had. Unreal. Being from the South originally, I was a little hesitant to try the grits, but they were perfect. The lamb was, too. My friend had the filet, and I tried it - wow. Perfect crust on the outside. Next time I go back, I'm definitely getting it. And try the special cocktails if you check the place out - I had a basil-infused caparinia, which sounds weird, but it was awesome. One of my friends had their special old fashioned, and that was excellent, too. The decor is cool, too - brick archways, cool furniture, good lighting, great ambiance, good looking staff, etc.

I highly recommend this place and will definitely be going back. Really some of the best food I've had in New York, which is a high threshold to cross as anyone who lives here knows.

Pros: Great food, great wine list, cool crowd

Cons: A little pricey

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I've been going to Dylan Prime for a while. I was really excited when I found out Devin was open. We went there last weekend and everything was top notch. I was surprised, delighted... and disappointed that they didn't duplicate anything from Dylan. (love the green beans and lobster salad from Dylan). They had some fresh twist on cocktails. The basil pepper mojito was a little daunting in concept, but I was refreshed at the flavor... the pepper bits were a bit odd at first, but I liked it enough to have a second. My girlfriend had the muddled old fashion per the bartender's recommendation and loved it.
All though not filled to capacity the energy was great. The ambience incredible. the place is beautiful. The lighting, brick, woodwork and the big comfy chairs give the place a real homey feel.

After the bar, they sat us on the side with the wine room with a nice view of everything. Since there was so much to choose from we decided to do our own tasting and share everything. We ordered beef carpacio app it was a tad salty but I realized it was the bacon and somehow that evened the flavor for me. The mushroom flan... it's an experience and a good one at that! And the beet and blue cheese, that had a nice flavor on the tongue when you take a bit of everything from the plate. For dinner we decided to share on the Veal Cordon Blue (wow) and the Artic char, a nice dish. We also got a side of the creamed onions and the potatoes. We liked both sides, but I loved the onions. Yes we were a bit full, but happily.
Overall we really enjoyed everything. There were a few kinks here and there along the way, but...well worth it. Everyone seemed nice, helpful and knowledgeable about the place and the food.

We'll be back for sure and maybe we'll save room for dessert.

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★★★★★

I've been going to Dylan Prime for a while. I was really excited when I found out Devin was open. We went there last weekend and everything was top notch. I was surprised, delighted... and disappointed that they didn't duplicate anything from Dylan. (love the green beans and lobster salad from Dylan). They had some fresh twist on cocktails. The basil pepper mojito was a little daunting in concept, but I was refreshed at the flavor... the pepper bits were a bit odd at first, but I liked it enough to have a second. My girlfriend had the muddled old fashion per the bartender's recommendation and loved it.
All though not filled to capacity the energy was great. The ambience incredible. the place is beautiful. The lighting, brick, woodwork and the big comfy chairs give the place a real homey feel.

After the bar, they sat us on the side with the wine room with a nice view of everything. Since there was so much to choose from we decided to do our own tasting and share everything. We ordered beef carpacio app it was a tad salty but I realized it was the bacon and somehow that evened the flavor for me. The mushroom flan... it's an experience and a good one at that! And the beet and blue cheese, that had a nice flavor on the tongue when you take a bit of everything from the plate. For dinner we decided to share on the Veal Cordon Blue (wow) and the Artic char, a nice dish. We also got a side of the creamed onions and the potatoes. We liked both sides, but I loved the onions. Yes we were a bit full, but happily.
Overall we really enjoyed everything. There were a few kinks here and there along the way, but...well worth it. Everyone seemed nice, helpful and knowledgeable about the place and the food.

We'll be back for sure and maybe we'll save room for dessert.

Pros: Decor, Food, muddled cocktails

Cons: a bit pricey

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Devin Tavern is proving to be a welcome addition to the neighborhood, and I look forward to returning! The space is pristine yet cozy with exposed brick walls and working fireplaces and offers comfortable and amply spaced seating.

The food: for apps, my friends and I tried the tuna tartare, the shrimp and grits, the corn souffle/lobster bisque, and the bruleed (yummy!) foie gras. I highly recommend every one of these. The shrimp and grits are absolutely outstanding, offering the perfect balance of salty/sweet, and the corn souffle/lobster bisque is as delectable as it is unique. I look forward to revisiting this one when the fireplaces are going!

For the entrees, be sure to try the short ribs - they're off the charts! The Kansas City sauce is delicious (my one complaint was that I wished I had more!), and the meat was perfectly cooked. The lamb proved to be the best I've ever tried, and the filet had a fabulous crust. The lobster club was a great pick as well, with large chunks of lobster in the sandwich and a full claw on the plate to boot (making it hard to balk at the $29 price tag, which I initially did).

The wine list is refreshing and different with its New World focus, which seems perfectly apropos, given the rustic American cuisine. The list seems carefully crafted, with an appropriately diverse and interesting selection, ranging from boutique South American wines to some of California's best - I remember seeing some of my faves like Cakebread, Duckhorn and Talbott and had a bottle of the Etude myself.

The service was outstanding - our servers were knowledgable and friendly, making the restaurant's refined service style more comfortable than confusing and more service-oriented than pretentious.

I literally can't wait to return.

2
★★★★★

Devin Tavern is proving to be a welcome addition to the neighborhood, and I look forward to returning! The space is pristine yet cozy with exposed brick walls and working fireplaces and offers comfortable and amply spaced seating.

The food: for apps, my friends and I tried the tuna tartare, the shrimp and grits, the corn souffle/lobster bisque, and the bruleed (yummy!) foie gras. I highly recommend every one of these. The shrimp and grits are absolutely outstanding, offering the perfect balance of salty/sweet, and the corn souffle/lobster bisque is as delectable as it is unique. I look forward to revisiting this one when the fireplaces are going!

For the entrees, be sure to try the short ribs - they're off the charts! The Kansas City sauce is delicious (my one complaint was that I wished I had more!), and the meat was perfectly cooked. The lamb proved to be the best I've ever tried, and the filet had a fabulous crust. The lobster club was a great pick as well, with large chunks of lobster in the sandwich and a full claw on the plate to boot (making it hard to balk at the $29 price tag, which I initially did).

The wine list is refreshing and different with its New World focus, which seems perfectly apropos, given the rustic American cuisine. The list seems carefully crafted, with an appropriately diverse and interesting selection, ranging from boutique South American wines to some of California's best - I remember seeing some of my faves like Cakebread, Duckhorn and Talbott and had a bottle of the Etude myself.

The service was outstanding - our servers were knowledgable and friendly, making the restaurant's refined service style more comfortable than confusing and more service-oriented than pretentious.

I literally can't wait to return.

Pros: Drinks, Food, Wine

Cons: --

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what's it got going for itself .. the space is fantastic, tables are evenly spread out and the rustic fireplaces are a charm particularly in the fall. Money has been lavished on the interior. It feels like a New Hampshire log cabin.

Unfortunately the service while earnest was scatty and disorganised with waiters and waitresses arguing among themselves over their respective sections. The staff tension was palpable and unnerved us as diners.

Food pairings were particularly confused among appetizers. Balsamic drenched, overly salted westphalia ham and pickled pineapple was a clashing mess of flavors, acidity and texture. It was the worst form of bric a brac menu assembling. I asked for my filet mignon to be served medium. It turned up cold and raw and my side order of sauteed mushrooms got lost en route -- I was stunned as I have never had anything but excellent steaks from Dylan Prime the sister restaurant.

The wine list tried to cover far too much geography with maybe two or three varietals from any given region. In a city where diners won't blush at 300% markups the prices here are breathtaking. Clearly management are desperate to pay-off the vast design bill as soon as they can get away with it.

Service will no doubt bed itself in, but 20 covers at 8pm on a Friday night tells it's own story. Let's hope the B&Ters discover it and bail them out.

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★★★☆☆

what's it got going for itself .. the space is fantastic, tables are evenly spread out and the rustic fireplaces are a charm particularly in the fall. Money has been lavished on the interior. It feels like a New Hampshire log cabin.

Unfortunately the service while earnest was scatty and disorganised with waiters and waitresses arguing among themselves over their respective sections. The staff tension was palpable and unnerved us as diners.

Food pairings were particularly confused among appetizers. Balsamic drenched, overly salted westphalia ham and pickled pineapple was a clashing mess of flavors, acidity and texture. It was the worst form of bric a brac menu assembling. I asked for my filet mignon to be served medium. It turned up cold and raw and my side order of sauteed mushrooms got lost en route -- I was stunned as I have never had anything but excellent steaks from Dylan Prime the sister restaurant.

The wine list tried to cover far too much geography with maybe two or three varietals from any given region. In a city where diners won't blush at 300% markups the prices here are breathtaking. Clearly management are desperate to pay-off the vast design bill as soon as they can get away with it.

Service will no doubt bed itself in, but 20 covers at 8pm on a Friday night tells it's own story. Let's hope the B&Ters discover it and bail them out.

Pros: large well designed space

Cons: poor food, clueless service

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Probably one of the best things to happen to TriBeCa(and the city) in a long time. The place is sure to be a big success.

The Space: Big, beautiful, and very different(which is hard achieve in NYC). It is a mixture of old world pub and posh TiBeCa loft. I really felt at home in this place. They transformed what used to be a grungy Thai restaurant into one of the most beautiful places i have been to in a long time. Light and dark woods worked well with rought iron and beautiful exposed brick. They have multiple fireplaces which will be great for the cold fall and winter nights. There were also multiple private rooms which make this a great places for private parties or large groups.

The menu: Very innovative. Virtually something for everyone (I have an urge to go back because there were so many things that I wanted to try)

The Food: Absolutely Flawless. The presentation was unique and the flavoring was superb. Everything was cooked to perfection. This surprised me for a new restaurant which usually comes with some problems at first..but not here. Suggestions: Lobster Bisque, Short Ribs, Chicken and Biscuits.

Food Pricing: Very Reasonable (We had a bottle of wine, apps, entrees, and deserts: for 2 people it was under $125)

Service: Incredibly friendly attentive staff. They were really on their game(they need to make sure that lasts). Bar tender(Abel) was great, and had a lot of great cocktails and was very friendly.

Wine List: Kind of limited and a tad bit pricey. Since they are so new I expect their list will expand and give people a lot more options..but don't get me wrong...what they have in their current inventory is quite good.

It was just an overall wonderful addition to the neighborhood. I can't wait to go back.

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★★★★★

Probably one of the best things to happen to TriBeCa(and the city) in a long time. The place is sure to be a big success.

The Space: Big, beautiful, and very different(which is hard achieve in NYC). It is a mixture of old world pub and posh TiBeCa loft. I really felt at home in this place. They transformed what used to be a grungy Thai restaurant into one of the most beautiful places i have been to in a long time. Light and dark woods worked well with rought iron and beautiful exposed brick. They have multiple fireplaces which will be great for the cold fall and winter nights. There were also multiple private rooms which make this a great places for private parties or large groups.

The menu: Very innovative. Virtually something for everyone (I have an urge to go back because there were so many things that I wanted to try)

The Food: Absolutely Flawless. The presentation was unique and the flavoring was superb. Everything was cooked to perfection. This surprised me for a new restaurant which usually comes with some problems at first..but not here. Suggestions: Lobster Bisque, Short Ribs, Chicken and Biscuits.

Food Pricing: Very Reasonable (We had a bottle of wine, apps, entrees, and deserts: for 2 people it was under $125)

Service: Incredibly friendly attentive staff. They were really on their game(they need to make sure that lasts). Bar tender(Abel) was great, and had a lot of great cocktails and was very friendly.

Wine List: Kind of limited and a tad bit pricey. Since they are so new I expect their list will expand and give people a lot more options..but don't get me wrong...what they have in their current inventory is quite good.

It was just an overall wonderful addition to the neighborhood. I can't wait to go back.

Pros: everything

Cons: nothing

 

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