Percy's Tavern

★★★★☆
A Unique Celtic Experience Offering Fine Food & Great Value on the LES. Serving NYC-Metro. Brunch, Lunch & Dinner - 7 Days.
  • 210 Avenue A

    New York, NY 10009

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  • 212-473-7770

About Percy's Tavern

Hours
Open Daily for Lunch & Dinner Bar 1030AM - 4AM Daily
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I came here since I noticed the old Arabic place that used to be here has been replaced. It's my first Irish/Celtic restaurant ever in the city and my boyfriend and I absolutely loved it! We had the bacon wrapped scallops to start, the bacon was just crisp enough and the scallops were such a soft texture. I had the salmon special with honey pepper sauce and I ate every single bit. My date had the corned beef and cabbage. I had never tried corned beef but it was absolutely delectable, the beef was lean and the spicy mustard made it perfect. I also enjoyed the 'percy's apple' drink which is whiskey, sour apple and cranberry. I'm not even a whiskey drinker at all and I'm going to try to make this drink at home now. I can't wait to go back. They also have Irish performers every now and then so I really want to check that out.

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★★★★★

I came here since I noticed the old Arabic place that used to be here has been replaced. It's my first Irish/Celtic restaurant ever in the city and my boyfriend and I absolutely loved it! We had the bacon wrapped scallops to start, the bacon was just crisp enough and the scallops were such a soft texture. I had the salmon special with honey pepper sauce and I ate every single bit. My date had the corned beef and cabbage. I had never tried corned beef but it was absolutely delectable, the beef was lean and the spicy mustard made it perfect. I also enjoyed the 'percy's apple' drink which is whiskey, sour apple and cranberry. I'm not even a whiskey drinker at all and I'm going to try to make this drink at home now. I can't wait to go back. They also have Irish performers every now and then so I really want to check that out.

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I recently went with family and friends to hang out and dine at Percy's. There was live traditional irish music which created a great vibe.

We tried a variety of foods including the scotch egg, shepard's pie with lamb and the scallops. All were mouth-wateringly delicious!

I highly recommend a visit to Percy's to try out the food and then hang out for a drink at the bar.

2
★★★★★

I recently went with family and friends to hang out and dine at Percy's. There was live traditional irish music which created a great vibe.

We tried a variety of foods including the scotch egg, shepard's pie with lamb and the scallops. All were mouth-wateringly delicious!

I highly recommend a visit to Percy's to try out the food and then hang out for a drink at the bar.

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Planning your Christmas Party,this is the place to go.
Beautiful decor,the staff are very friendly and professional.The food presentation was excellent and
everything was delicious.This establishment is a welcome addition to the neighborhood.

2
★★★★★

Planning your Christmas Party,this is the place to go.
Beautiful decor,the staff are very friendly and professional.The food presentation was excellent and
everything was delicious.This establishment is a welcome addition to the neighborhood.

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If I could give this place negative stars I would. The people who are rating this place highly either have no taste or are being paid to do so. The food was beyond mediocre - it was bad, ill prepared and quite frankly inedible. My husband ordered the pulled pork sandwich expecting what you would expect - pulled pork. Instead it was a french toast concoction with cold pulled pork and a random egg on top. The bread was even bad. A basic of pub fare - fries - were even bad. Fries!! If you can't make fries well - you should be put out of business. I suspect that is what will happen to this place. Save your money and go somewhere, anywhere that has any sense of taste. McDonalds would even be better.

0
★☆☆☆☆

If I could give this place negative stars I would. The people who are rating this place highly either have no taste or are being paid to do so. The food was beyond mediocre - it was bad, ill prepared and quite frankly inedible. My husband ordered the pulled pork sandwich expecting what you would expect - pulled pork. Instead it was a french toast concoction with cold pulled pork and a random egg on top. The bread was even bad. A basic of pub fare - fries - were even bad. Fries!! If you can't make fries well - you should be put out of business. I suspect that is what will happen to this place. Save your money and go somewhere, anywhere that has any sense of taste. McDonalds would even be better.

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I recently heard about this place from some friends and decided I had to go.
I've been there a few times now and it gets better each time. The decor is so so inviting, I love it!! The food is simply amazing. I went to Sunday Brunch this past weekend and it was great. There was a jazz band that wasn't too loud and the general atmosphere is perfect for young and old.
If you're looking for a warm atmosphere, great food or even want a few drinks while chatting to the friendly barstaff the this is the place to be.

2
★★★★★

I recently heard about this place from some friends and decided I had to go.
I've been there a few times now and it gets better each time. The decor is so so inviting, I love it!! The food is simply amazing. I went to Sunday Brunch this past weekend and it was great. There was a jazz band that wasn't too loud and the general atmosphere is perfect for young and old.
If you're looking for a warm atmosphere, great food or even want a few drinks while chatting to the friendly barstaff the this is the place to be.

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Great food and good thing they added the popular $3 happy hour, just a shame it runs out at 7pm.

1
★★★☆☆

Great food and good thing they added the popular $3 happy hour, just a shame it runs out at 7pm.

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I pass this restaurant everyday on my route to work. Watching the everyday labor to make it the beautiful building it is now. I had dinner there a few nights ago me and a friend. We were seated by the friendliest staff I?ve met in nyc. The food was to die for and that?s saying a lot coming from one of the worlds pickets eaters. The atmosphere is wonderful casual dinning and formal dinging in one place is such a great idea. As I sit here writing this review I want to express how much I loved coming to Percy?s. The whole experience from walking in ,talking to the well mannered, friendly staff, eating wonderful food in such a great setting, to sitting back when the meal is finished while enjoying a cup of coffee watching the owner a Mr Watson walk around and greet customers? with a warm welcome. Now this is what I look for in a restaurant and I will most Definitely! be coming back and often.

2
★★★★★

I pass this restaurant everyday on my route to work. Watching the everyday labor to make it the beautiful building it is now. I had dinner there a few nights ago me and a friend. We were seated by the friendliest staff I?ve met in nyc. The food was to die for and that?s saying a lot coming from one of the worlds pickets eaters. The atmosphere is wonderful casual dinning and formal dinging in one place is such a great idea. As I sit here writing this review I want to express how much I loved coming to Percy?s. The whole experience from walking in ,talking to the well mannered, friendly staff, eating wonderful food in such a great setting, to sitting back when the meal is finished while enjoying a cup of coffee watching the owner a Mr Watson walk around and greet customers? with a warm welcome. Now this is what I look for in a restaurant and I will most Definitely! be coming back and often.

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I came into Percy's Tavern to eat dinner Friday. I was really blown away by this East Village gem. The room was comfortable and classy, the staff was knowledgable and the food presentation was beautiful and tasted even better. The 5 course tasting menu with wine pairing is the best this restaurant has to offer. The chef prepares smaller portions of 2 appetizers, 2 entrees, and a desert with wine paired to accompany each. It truly is the perfect meal and I'll be back in again soon to have another!

2
★★★★★

I came into Percy's Tavern to eat dinner Friday. I was really blown away by this East Village gem. The room was comfortable and classy, the staff was knowledgable and the food presentation was beautiful and tasted even better. The 5 course tasting menu with wine pairing is the best this restaurant has to offer. The chef prepares smaller portions of 2 appetizers, 2 entrees, and a desert with wine paired to accompany each. It truly is the perfect meal and I'll be back in again soon to have another!

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I walked in off the street with my girlfriend. As we entered, a friendly server seated us. The bar was full and a large group of people were celebrating a birthday. The server explained the tasting menu to us and we decided to try it with a bottle of the house Malbec.

The food was delicious. Each plate was seasoned wonderfully and a great variety was offered.

We sat back, enjoyed the conversation, and were taken care of the whole time. We will definitely be back!

2
★★★★★

I walked in off the street with my girlfriend. As we entered, a friendly server seated us. The bar was full and a large group of people were celebrating a birthday. The server explained the tasting menu to us and we decided to try it with a bottle of the house Malbec.

The food was delicious. Each plate was seasoned wonderfully and a great variety was offered.

We sat back, enjoyed the conversation, and were taken care of the whole time. We will definitely be back!

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We were at Percys today for their first sunday brunch...they had a small gypsy jazz band from L.E.S. wow! the bar wa s full the dining areas were a mix with music lovers and jets fans and kids!!!! evrything was great..bloody marys and mimosas!! short tuytown.......

2
★★★★★

We were at Percys today for their first sunday brunch...they had a small gypsy jazz band from L.E.S. wow! the bar wa s full the dining areas were a mix with music lovers and jets fans and kids!!!! evrything was great..bloody marys and mimosas!! short tuytown.......

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Been going to Knife+Fork for the past couple years, and I cannot tell enough of my friends about this east village secret. The chef's tasting menu, which changes often, does not fail to impress - and it's $45 for SIX courses! If you consider yourself a fan of the following, i suggest you check this spot out: cozy, unpretentious settings, knowledgeable friendly staff, tons of crazy good artisan beers, wine that you can both enjoy AND afford, $8 tasting plates at bar, and the tastiest glazed pork belly north of the mason dixon...

2
★★★★★

Been going to Knife+Fork for the past couple years, and I cannot tell enough of my friends about this east village secret. The chef's tasting menu, which changes often, does not fail to impress - and it's $45 for SIX courses! If you consider yourself a fan of the following, i suggest you check this spot out: cozy, unpretentious settings, knowledgeable friendly staff, tons of crazy good artisan beers, wine that you can both enjoy AND afford, $8 tasting plates at bar, and the tastiest glazed pork belly north of the mason dixon...

Pros: exceptional food, attentive staff, quality/affordable wine

Cons: is too much food a con?

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Knife and Fork?s meals are simply exquisite and beautifully prepared. The menu offered a wide variety of options for my carnivorous and vegetarian friends alike and keeps us coming back to discover the new dishes frequently added to the menu. Tasting plates at the bar are a steal for $8 and leave you fully satisfied. The cozy atmosphere, attentive service, and extensive beer and wine list leave nothing to be desired. All in all an incredible experience and one I will be coming back for again and again.

2
★★★★★

Knife and Fork?s meals are simply exquisite and beautifully prepared. The menu offered a wide variety of options for my carnivorous and vegetarian friends alike and keeps us coming back to discover the new dishes frequently added to the menu. Tasting plates at the bar are a steal for $8 and leave you fully satisfied. The cozy atmosphere, attentive service, and extensive beer and wine list leave nothing to be desired. All in all an incredible experience and one I will be coming back for again and again.

Pros: Great tastes, flavors, and preparations

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A formidable display of what is possible with the small plate. The chef here exemplifies the art of creativity. Taking a particular interest in seafood he manages to combine what I assumed were mutually exclusive flavors, such as the scallop and the humble cauliflower, and brings them together in a delightful dish. This isn't just a great meal, it's a great journey. Combining the artistic flair that pervades all great creative pursuits like music and painting, making the unexpected familiar and the familiar unexpexted

2
★★★★★

A formidable display of what is possible with the small plate. The chef here exemplifies the art of creativity. Taking a particular interest in seafood he manages to combine what I assumed were mutually exclusive flavors, such as the scallop and the humble cauliflower, and brings them together in a delightful dish. This isn't just a great meal, it's a great journey. Combining the artistic flair that pervades all great creative pursuits like music and painting, making the unexpected familiar and the familiar unexpexted

Pros: excellently crafted food

Cons: my stomach is too small

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Tastier and more upscale than the closed Xunta, Knife and Fork serves up surprisingly cheap tapas-sized plates at the bar that keep you coming back. Each time I've been, there has been a new dish on the menu ranging from venison to sea bass and always the excellent creme brulee. Stop in have a pint and ask what's new today.

2
★★★★★

Tastier and more upscale than the closed Xunta, Knife and Fork serves up surprisingly cheap tapas-sized plates at the bar that keep you coming back. Each time I've been, there has been a new dish on the menu ranging from venison to sea bass and always the excellent creme brulee. Stop in have a pint and ask what's new today.

Pros: Delicious tasting plates at the bar

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Husband and I went there for 2010 NYE. They had a 5 course tasting menu with wine pairing for $100. I was a little worried that the cost (which is really cheap) was going to mean bad food, but that was totally not that case. First course was oyster and poached lobster, second was foie gras, third was halibut, and fourth was organic lamb and shoulder. All the dishes were VERY good, albeit a bit small. It was perfect size for me, but I'm not the average eater; a "normal sized" man would've left hungry. in addition to good food, the service was great. Very attentive, asking several times if everything was ok. At midnight everyone got complimentary champagne (they didn't even advertise this so thought it was extra pleasant) and party favors. We were trying to decide a few restaurants, and we're very good we chose this one.

2
★★★★★

Husband and I went there for 2010 NYE. They had a 5 course tasting menu with wine pairing for $100. I was a little worried that the cost (which is really cheap) was going to mean bad food, but that was totally not that case. First course was oyster and poached lobster, second was foie gras, third was halibut, and fourth was organic lamb and shoulder. All the dishes were VERY good, albeit a bit small. It was perfect size for me, but I'm not the average eater; a "normal sized" man would've left hungry. in addition to good food, the service was great. Very attentive, asking several times if everything was ok. At midnight everyone got complimentary champagne (they didn't even advertise this so thought it was extra pleasant) and party favors. We were trying to decide a few restaurants, and we're very good we chose this one.

Pros: Service, Food, Ambience

Cons: portions were a bit small

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Rule of thumb in any service-based business- to create and allow for a customer experience. no matter how good the food is, if you have HORRIBLE service and a sense of bad attitude - no business can ever thrive. I hope this is a lesson well-learned. The wait staff have to STOP being so pompous, arrogant, and conceited.They can make you feel like you are dirt - why? Because 1) you do not go with their recommendations 2) you haven't heard about them before 3) you are requesting for simple modifications to the chef's menu (ie, due to allergies to certain foods), 4) you are asking too many questions

Perhaps taking pride in your own creations or service is a good thing, but you cannot become so ridiculously magnanimous at a customer's expense!
A restaurant and its operation earn a level of prestige - they do not own it just like that nor by force. With this economy, I apologize if any negative reviews will impact their business, but I seriously hope this a lesson to be learned. I am usually NOT a complainer either but I also do know what it takes to gain self-respect, regard, and praise, as an entrrepreneur myself. It is through moral uprightness and being personable, friendly and inviting - a restaurant will be rewarded with returning customers and approval.

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★☆☆☆☆

Rule of thumb in any service-based business- to create and allow for a customer experience. no matter how good the food is, if you have HORRIBLE service and a sense of bad attitude - no business can ever thrive. I hope this is a lesson well-learned. The wait staff have to STOP being so pompous, arrogant, and conceited.They can make you feel like you are dirt - why? Because 1) you do not go with their recommendations 2) you haven't heard about them before 3) you are requesting for simple modifications to the chef's menu (ie, due to allergies to certain foods), 4) you are asking too many questions

Perhaps taking pride in your own creations or service is a good thing, but you cannot become so ridiculously magnanimous at a customer's expense!
A restaurant and its operation earn a level of prestige - they do not own it just like that nor by force. With this economy, I apologize if any negative reviews will impact their business, but I seriously hope this a lesson to be learned. I am usually NOT a complainer either but I also do know what it takes to gain self-respect, regard, and praise, as an entrrepreneur myself. It is through moral uprightness and being personable, friendly and inviting - a restaurant will be rewarded with returning customers and approval.

Pros: perfect restaurant if you like to be mistreated

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I love this place! The staff is always accommodating, friendly, and on point!

The food is Unique and delicious. The d?cor, warm and cozy. Knife and Fork is one of those special places people come back to again and again.

2
★★★★★

I love this place! The staff is always accommodating, friendly, and on point!

The food is Unique and delicious. The d?cor, warm and cozy. Knife and Fork is one of those special places people come back to again and again.

Pros: Food and location

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Went there for the tasting menu with my girlfriend recently. It was alright, but overall much less impressive than I expected. Perhaps I'm just used to higher quality tasting menus. Let me say that the food was generally good. However, there were aspects of the presentation and service which just struck me as amateurish and silly. I'll just list the two which stuck out most prominently.

The first couple of dishes coming out were all covered in chervil. I thought that maybe it was just a coincidence. However, the more dishes that came, the more chervil we got. Did they have a surplus that they needed to offload onto us? Out of our 6 dishes, 4 of them were covered in chervil. There was no difference in the presentation of it, just a dish of whatever and then covered in chervil. To me, it's like serving a giant lemon wedge with every dish. I have nothing against chervil, but why put it on top of 2/3 of the dishes? Gladly, the dessert wasn't one of them.

However, the dessert was another problem I had. We were both served in the same small dishes, but filled with glaringly different amounts. A serving isn't exceptionally large to begin with, so you might think that consistency might be easy. However, they sure didn't manage that. The levels were visibly off. I wasn't much in the mood for the dessert anyway, so I didn't make a comment, but I'm not sure how you can serve two people at a table a course of a tasting menu and have the quantity of food be visibly different.

I'd suggest not getting the tasting menu and just ordering an appetizer+entree. It might cost just a little more (or the same depending on what you get), but you'll be saved from the silliness of an unorganized tasting menu. Since I didn't have a complaint about the food itself, I'd recommend going here if you want to try it for that reason alone.

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★★★☆☆

Went there for the tasting menu with my girlfriend recently. It was alright, but overall much less impressive than I expected. Perhaps I'm just used to higher quality tasting menus. Let me say that the food was generally good. However, there were aspects of the presentation and service which just struck me as amateurish and silly. I'll just list the two which stuck out most prominently.

The first couple of dishes coming out were all covered in chervil. I thought that maybe it was just a coincidence. However, the more dishes that came, the more chervil we got. Did they have a surplus that they needed to offload onto us? Out of our 6 dishes, 4 of them were covered in chervil. There was no difference in the presentation of it, just a dish of whatever and then covered in chervil. To me, it's like serving a giant lemon wedge with every dish. I have nothing against chervil, but why put it on top of 2/3 of the dishes? Gladly, the dessert wasn't one of them.

However, the dessert was another problem I had. We were both served in the same small dishes, but filled with glaringly different amounts. A serving isn't exceptionally large to begin with, so you might think that consistency might be easy. However, they sure didn't manage that. The levels were visibly off. I wasn't much in the mood for the dessert anyway, so I didn't make a comment, but I'm not sure how you can serve two people at a table a course of a tasting menu and have the quantity of food be visibly different.

I'd suggest not getting the tasting menu and just ordering an appetizer+entree. It might cost just a little more (or the same depending on what you get), but you'll be saved from the silliness of an unorganized tasting menu. Since I didn't have a complaint about the food itself, I'd recommend going here if you want to try it for that reason alone.

Pros: Good food

Cons: Amateur presentation, better tasting menus elsewhere

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Went here for dinner and had the long ısland duck.

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, LOVE their duck. I don't think that I've ever had any like it. WOW. It could have also been that the service was on point. Maybe the overall experience was just SO good that it made my duck taste delicious.

I will definitely go back... when I have money!!

2
★★★★☆

Went here for dinner and had the long ısland duck.

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, LOVE their duck. I don't think that I've ever had any like it. WOW. It could have also been that the service was on point. Maybe the overall experience was just SO good that it made my duck taste delicious.

I will definitely go back... when I have money!!

Pros: service,food

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Wow, do I ever disagree with the last two reviews! Perhaps your palate needs a little refinement... My wife and I live around the corner from this place, and we are delighted to have discovered a place that is never noisy or overcrowded and serves exquisite food with friendly and competent wait staff. We always get the tasting menu and have loved it every time. The chef shines with his creative food compositions and artistic presentation. Dessert was delicious! tonight was a duet of creme brulee and coffee panna cotta.

We would like to suggest a slight tweak in the decor. The exposed kitchen light sort of glares on certain tables, and the row of tables through the middle of the restaurant all make you feel a bit "at sea." The decor is cozy, rustic, and charming. A romantic spot for a great meal.

2
★★★★☆

Wow, do I ever disagree with the last two reviews! Perhaps your palate needs a little refinement... My wife and I live around the corner from this place, and we are delighted to have discovered a place that is never noisy or overcrowded and serves exquisite food with friendly and competent wait staff. We always get the tasting menu and have loved it every time. The chef shines with his creative food compositions and artistic presentation. Dessert was delicious! tonight was a duet of creme brulee and coffee panna cotta.

We would like to suggest a slight tweak in the decor. The exposed kitchen light sort of glares on certain tables, and the row of tables through the middle of the restaurant all make you feel a bit "at sea." The decor is cozy, rustic, and charming. A romantic spot for a great meal.

Pros: great food, artfully presented

Cons: middle tables a little bit uncomfortable

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I should file suit this place for completely ruining my night. Went for what I thought would be a romantic evening with my boyfriend only to find both the service and the food appalling. The six course tasting menu was either bland or overly salted. The pork belly was simply a piece of fat, impossible to swallow. The fish tasted like a lake and the duck was of questionable grade. All together a horrible and overpriced experience. Our night would have been better spent at home with a frozen dinner.

0
★☆☆☆☆

I should file suit this place for completely ruining my night. Went for what I thought would be a romantic evening with my boyfriend only to find both the service and the food appalling. The six course tasting menu was either bland or overly salted. The pork belly was simply a piece of fat, impossible to swallow. The fish tasted like a lake and the duck was of questionable grade. All together a horrible and overpriced experience. Our night would have been better spent at home with a frozen dinner.

Pros: None.

Cons: Everything.

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We eat out quite a bit, but tend to go to the same solid places again and again. Now I know why. My boyfriend and I wanted to try somewhere new and, based on the reviews on citysearch (which we have used with success in the past), chose Knife and Fork. What a mistake. The place is quite cute and the setting is rustic and even romantic. But from the minute we walked through the door, the service was shoddy. Despite that the restaurant was only half full and we had a reservation, we were asked to wait at the bar. But no one at the bar asked us what we would like, so we just sat there, staring at all of the empty tables incredulously. There was no apology when we were finally seated. They were just inexplicably ready for us. We sat and then waited for about 15 minutes with our menus before we were even asked what we wanted to drink (by then, we knew our entire order). We ordered a bottle of the Magnet Pinot Noir, which was quite nice. We also shared the Pork Belly appetizer, which was terrible. We've had excellent pork belly at Aurora in Brooklyn and elsewhere in the city and normally like the dish. This, though, was a thick chunk of charred fat. It was tasteless, it was chewy and it was just...burned. Not even charred in a pleasant way, just burned. I mean, I've had big pieces of pork belly before and it's not a healthy food - it is largely fat. But this was gross. For dinner, I had the duck and my boyfriend had the cod. Both were tasteless and mediocre. In fact, my duck was pretty uncooked and I felt really ill when I got home. His cod was just oddly tasteless, even despite the addition of oysters and some unidentifiable light sauce. Needless to say, we didn't order dessert. There are a lot of great restaurants in the East Village, but this just isn't one of them.

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★☆☆☆☆

We eat out quite a bit, but tend to go to the same solid places again and again. Now I know why. My boyfriend and I wanted to try somewhere new and, based on the reviews on citysearch (which we have used with success in the past), chose Knife and Fork. What a mistake. The place is quite cute and the setting is rustic and even romantic. But from the minute we walked through the door, the service was shoddy. Despite that the restaurant was only half full and we had a reservation, we were asked to wait at the bar. But no one at the bar asked us what we would like, so we just sat there, staring at all of the empty tables incredulously. There was no apology when we were finally seated. They were just inexplicably ready for us. We sat and then waited for about 15 minutes with our menus before we were even asked what we wanted to drink (by then, we knew our entire order). We ordered a bottle of the Magnet Pinot Noir, which was quite nice. We also shared the Pork Belly appetizer, which was terrible. We've had excellent pork belly at Aurora in Brooklyn and elsewhere in the city and normally like the dish. This, though, was a thick chunk of charred fat. It was tasteless, it was chewy and it was just...burned. Not even charred in a pleasant way, just burned. I mean, I've had big pieces of pork belly before and it's not a healthy food - it is largely fat. But this was gross. For dinner, I had the duck and my boyfriend had the cod. Both were tasteless and mediocre. In fact, my duck was pretty uncooked and I felt really ill when I got home. His cod was just oddly tasteless, even despite the addition of oysters and some unidentifiable light sauce. Needless to say, we didn't order dessert. There are a lot of great restaurants in the East Village, but this just isn't one of them.

Pros: Nice setting, romantic seating

Cons: Terrible food and poor service

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Nice, but somewhat uninspired atmosphere.
Food was very good, but our server was so uninterested in us, that we were never sure what he said we were eating. We went early and were one of two couples in the restaurant, so we chalked it up to pure disinterest on his part. The food was very good, but given its complexity, would have benefited from some sort of description we could understand and a waiter that had some interest in it and us.

1
★★★☆☆

Nice, but somewhat uninspired atmosphere.
Food was very good, but our server was so uninterested in us, that we were never sure what he said we were eating. We went early and were one of two couples in the restaurant, so we chalked it up to pure disinterest on his part. The food was very good, but given its complexity, would have benefited from some sort of description we could understand and a waiter that had some interest in it and us.

Pros: prix fixe menu

Cons: service

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I am usually not very adventurous with my dining, but my sister took me to this restaurant on my last visit to NY and I was blown away. I tried so many new things on the tasting menu that I could not believe I was eating, but LOVED. This chef has opened my eyes to so many new flavors and ingredients! The seared ahi tuna was amazing, as was the duck breast and the foie gras. I would not only recommend this to people who normally like fine cuisine, but also to those who are willing to try something new. The 6 course tasting menu at $45 is a steal and a great way to try new things!

2
★★★★★

I am usually not very adventurous with my dining, but my sister took me to this restaurant on my last visit to NY and I was blown away. I tried so many new things on the tasting menu that I could not believe I was eating, but LOVED. This chef has opened my eyes to so many new flavors and ingredients! The seared ahi tuna was amazing, as was the duck breast and the foie gras. I would not only recommend this to people who normally like fine cuisine, but also to those who are willing to try something new. The 6 course tasting menu at $45 is a steal and a great way to try new things!

Pros: $45 6 course tasting menu!

Cons: Can't think of any!

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I do not usually write this sort of thing, but I felt compelled to after last Friday. The food was top notch and the service was good. The berkshire pork belly was delectable and the wine was skillfully paired. Highly recommended.

2
★★★★★

I do not usually write this sort of thing, but I felt compelled to after last Friday. The food was top notch and the service was good. The berkshire pork belly was delectable and the wine was skillfully paired. Highly recommended.

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The food and service were awful. The waitress had a horrible attitude and acted as though we were priviliged to be dining at the restaurant. They were very unaccomodating to a vegetarian in our group. The entrees were not seasoned properly, and out of the 4 we ordered only 1 was decent. The lime creme brulee dessert was disgusting, in both flavor and consistency. DO NOT GO TO THIS RESTAURANT there are far better options in the neighborhood at this price.

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★☆☆☆☆

The food and service were awful. The waitress had a horrible attitude and acted as though we were priviliged to be dining at the restaurant. They were very unaccomodating to a vegetarian in our group. The entrees were not seasoned properly, and out of the 4 we ordered only 1 was decent. The lime creme brulee dessert was disgusting, in both flavor and consistency. DO NOT GO TO THIS RESTAURANT there are far better options in the neighborhood at this price.

Pros: Very cute decor, looks like a great little restaurant

Cons: Everything else, from the service to the attitude of the server and the food

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I usually only write good reviews, but this is the first review I have felt compelled to write about a bad restaurant. From the wine (we got an overpriced Gruner that was totally mediocre), to the service (waiter doubled as the bartender and wouldn't look us in the eye), to the food (scallops with a wasabi white chocolate sauce that was like cake icing) it was truly one of the worst dining experiences I have ever had. Sorry. I was excited by the $45 tasting menu but you get what you pay for. However, with wine and service total bill was $195...very disappointing.

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★☆☆☆☆

I usually only write good reviews, but this is the first review I have felt compelled to write about a bad restaurant. From the wine (we got an overpriced Gruner that was totally mediocre), to the service (waiter doubled as the bartender and wouldn't look us in the eye), to the food (scallops with a wasabi white chocolate sauce that was like cake icing) it was truly one of the worst dining experiences I have ever had. Sorry. I was excited by the $45 tasting menu but you get what you pay for. However, with wine and service total bill was $195...very disappointing.

Pros: Location

Cons: Food, Price, Service

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I really really love this place...the bread is amazing and the place always smell of it being baked everday...the tasting menu is always a surprise the mixture of seabass and bacon with mustard seed...the tender short ribs with chive mash potatoes...my husband and I always have an amazing time...enjoying each dish ...i finally thought i would come write a review...45 dollars is not at all bad for a 6 course tasting. i recommend this place to all of my friends and they always come back raving.

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★★★★☆

I really really love this place...the bread is amazing and the place always smell of it being baked everday...the tasting menu is always a surprise the mixture of seabass and bacon with mustard seed...the tender short ribs with chive mash potatoes...my husband and I always have an amazing time...enjoying each dish ...i finally thought i would come write a review...45 dollars is not at all bad for a 6 course tasting. i recommend this place to all of my friends and they always come back raving.

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What a disappointment - the location and ambience of this restaurant is SO casual, and I was so taken aback when we sat down and read the menus. This place is pseudo-pretentious - there are limitted options on the menu, and the prices are outrageous. Skip this one over!!!!

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★☆☆☆☆

What a disappointment - the location and ambience of this restaurant is SO casual, and I was so taken aback when we sat down and read the menus. This place is pseudo-pretentious - there are limitted options on the menu, and the prices are outrageous. Skip this one over!!!!

Pros: The check arrived

Cons: Only diners in the restaurant, way overpriced

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the worst dining experience i've had in years. Confrontational server. It was apparent he couldnt wait to go home. we had the tasteless tasting menu. The ambience was tacky and the flavor combinations dated.

Please close down for the betterment of society.

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★☆☆☆☆

the worst dining experience i've had in years. Confrontational server. It was apparent he couldnt wait to go home. we had the tasteless tasting menu. The ambience was tacky and the flavor combinations dated.

Please close down for the betterment of society.

Pros: none

Cons: .....

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I was surprised to read so many different opinions on this restaurant. I guess that's the reason why I love this place. I have been there several times and have enjoyed each of them. Always a different yet pleasurable experience. The chef pushes the limit, mixes ingredients, and challenges your senses. The ambiance is cozy, non pretentious, leaving you room to focus on the food and the conversation. The service is friendly. I agree that sometimes slow, but... who cares when you are enjoying a pleasant dinner with fine wine. The tasting menu is a must, especially when sharing a table with friends. Definitely worth a visit!

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★★★★★

I was surprised to read so many different opinions on this restaurant. I guess that's the reason why I love this place. I have been there several times and have enjoyed each of them. Always a different yet pleasurable experience. The chef pushes the limit, mixes ingredients, and challenges your senses. The ambiance is cozy, non pretentious, leaving you room to focus on the food and the conversation. The service is friendly. I agree that sometimes slow, but... who cares when you are enjoying a pleasant dinner with fine wine. The tasting menu is a must, especially when sharing a table with friends. Definitely worth a visit!

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I don't normally write reviews, but I was looking up the restaurant information to send a thank you note for the amazing experience I had here with a large group of friends last week and saw the most recent review and felt compelled. I don't know where this person came from but my experience was the complete opposite. We also had the tasting menu which was beautifully presented, perfectly portioned and delicious. Each course was a new experience and all wonderful. The food is different, and interesting so I guess it may not appeal to people who want the same thing they can find everywhere else, but it was definitely not unapproachable. The staff was attentive and knowledgeable explaining each course to us in detail. I am looking forward to my next chance to go back!

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★★★★★

I don't normally write reviews, but I was looking up the restaurant information to send a thank you note for the amazing experience I had here with a large group of friends last week and saw the most recent review and felt compelled. I don't know where this person came from but my experience was the complete opposite. We also had the tasting menu which was beautifully presented, perfectly portioned and delicious. Each course was a new experience and all wonderful. The food is different, and interesting so I guess it may not appeal to people who want the same thing they can find everywhere else, but it was definitely not unapproachable. The staff was attentive and knowledgeable explaining each course to us in detail. I am looking forward to my next chance to go back!

Pros: $45 for an exceptional 6 course tasting menu

Cons: Can be a little loud

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I'm not spending too much time on this review because I'm in the process of forgetting I ever had this experience. The food was nothing short of nauseating. I did the tasting menu this past Saturday and I regretted it after the first course. I had a bite of every dish regardless of the presentation or the undesirable combination of certain ingredients so I'm qualified to give an accurate review. Please don't waste your time and evergy. Save yourself!

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★☆☆☆☆

I'm not spending too much time on this review because I'm in the process of forgetting I ever had this experience. The food was nothing short of nauseating. I did the tasting menu this past Saturday and I regretted it after the first course. I had a bite of every dish regardless of the presentation or the undesirable combination of certain ingredients so I'm qualified to give an accurate review. Please don't waste your time and evergy. Save yourself!

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i recently went back and the menu was out of this world...my girlfriends mom was in town and she said she wanted to go to a place were she had to make little decisions...so on the day before she went home..i booked a table and told her to sit back and enjoy the ride...we did the 6 course tasting with the wine pairing ...85 bucks talk about worth it...we had truffle scallops with a wasabi cream that balanced the truffle out paired with an amazing french rose...a pork belly with an apricot puree and apple salad...and a roasted haddock with a thai three bean salad...the waiters were patient to repeat what we had infront of us even when my girl friends mom went out to smoke...can't wait to come back...my girlfriends mom was so pleased she's telling all her friends back home about this place...and bought a loaf of bread to take back ...the waiter says its great with nutella...

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★★★★★

i recently went back and the menu was out of this world...my girlfriends mom was in town and she said she wanted to go to a place were she had to make little decisions...so on the day before she went home..i booked a table and told her to sit back and enjoy the ride...we did the 6 course tasting with the wine pairing ...85 bucks talk about worth it...we had truffle scallops with a wasabi cream that balanced the truffle out paired with an amazing french rose...a pork belly with an apricot puree and apple salad...and a roasted haddock with a thai three bean salad...the waiters were patient to repeat what we had infront of us even when my girl friends mom went out to smoke...can't wait to come back...my girlfriends mom was so pleased she's telling all her friends back home about this place...and bought a loaf of bread to take back ...the waiter says its great with nutella...

Pros: All of the above

Cons: when dessert hits the table...i want more...

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Ambience: Yes, it's nice. Doors open for the summer. Vibe is good. Once you get your food, you'll probably wonder about the enourmous plates that emphasize the smallish food portions. It was amusing trying to make room on our medium-sized table. Even the waitstaff remarked how dumb the set-up is.

Service: Comical. As others have said, they will push the chef's menu. They'll even explain it to you twice. Oh yes they will! That might be to make up for the fact that once your entrees arrive, the waitstaff evaporates.

Food: Eh, it was fine, but mostly bland. We went a la carte, skeptical after reading the bad reviews of the chef's menu here. Out of the 4 starters, 4 mains, 3 desserts, 2 bottles of wine, coffee and a glass of port, we agreed the best parts were the desserts and the wine. "Not much flavor" was basically the consensus for the starters and mains. Desserts were actually quite tasty, although the cheese plate was disappointing. They serve this very hearty table bread, which was at least interesting.

Bill: $380 w/ tip for 4. Oof.

I dine out a fair amount in NYC. There are plenty of places better than this.

Like the excellent Euzkadi, the Spanish tapas right next door.

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★★☆☆☆

Ambience: Yes, it's nice. Doors open for the summer. Vibe is good. Once you get your food, you'll probably wonder about the enourmous plates that emphasize the smallish food portions. It was amusing trying to make room on our medium-sized table. Even the waitstaff remarked how dumb the set-up is.

Service: Comical. As others have said, they will push the chef's menu. They'll even explain it to you twice. Oh yes they will! That might be to make up for the fact that once your entrees arrive, the waitstaff evaporates.

Food: Eh, it was fine, but mostly bland. We went a la carte, skeptical after reading the bad reviews of the chef's menu here. Out of the 4 starters, 4 mains, 3 desserts, 2 bottles of wine, coffee and a glass of port, we agreed the best parts were the desserts and the wine. "Not much flavor" was basically the consensus for the starters and mains. Desserts were actually quite tasty, although the cheese plate was disappointing. They serve this very hearty table bread, which was at least interesting.

Bill: $380 w/ tip for 4. Oof.

I dine out a fair amount in NYC. There are plenty of places better than this.

Like the excellent Euzkadi, the Spanish tapas right next door.

Pros: Ambience

Cons: Bland food, comical waitstaff, poor value

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As I read the latest reviews I felt compelled to finally write my own. I have been to the restaurant several times since it has opened and have enjoyed each visit. There has definitely been some inconsistency when it comes to the staff, but the most important thing to me is the food and wine. The atmosphere is always comfortable and the food changes with every visit and has never disappointed. I personally found that the new wine pairing is an excellent option as you never know what is coming with the tasting menu and the chef has an excellent ability to pair wines to the flavors he uses. I will continue to go back and recommend it to anyone looking for something a little different offer at great value - $45 for 6 courses how can you go wrong!

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★★★★★

As I read the latest reviews I felt compelled to finally write my own. I have been to the restaurant several times since it has opened and have enjoyed each visit. There has definitely been some inconsistency when it comes to the staff, but the most important thing to me is the food and wine. The atmosphere is always comfortable and the food changes with every visit and has never disappointed. I personally found that the new wine pairing is an excellent option as you never know what is coming with the tasting menu and the chef has an excellent ability to pair wines to the flavors he uses. I will continue to go back and recommend it to anyone looking for something a little different offer at great value - $45 for 6 courses how can you go wrong!

Pros: Value/Creativity

Cons: Consistency of service

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After hearing amazing things about this restaurant, we made reservations and went in on Saturday night. The restaurant is in a great neighborhood and has a very warm, inviting setting. Having heard so much about the prix fixe, we decided to do that with the wine pairing. Now, I have to admit, I really don't enjoy writing a poor review, but after having a wonderful dining experience the night after we ate here, I feel the need to warn people about Knife + Fork. The service was absolutely horrible - the gentleman serving us was blatantly rude and dismissing. I have also never been so appalled by the amount of wine poured. The server barely poured enough for us to take more than one sip of each wine - which completely ruins the idea of a wine pairing. The first three courses, "the starters", were cured salmon sashimi, foie gras and pumpkin risotto; each was average - good flavors and well prepared. However, the wines did not pair at all. The flavors, instead of highlighting each other, distracted. The next two courses, "the main courses", were a skate with a bean sauce and duck with red wine and licorice reduction; these were below average. The skate was topped by a thick bean sauce, while the duck was extremely bland. The dessert was the best part of the meal - a lime creme brulee served with a muscat.

If, even after reading this review, you decide to go to Knife + Fork, my advice would be to order your own bottle of wine and stick to the a la carte menu.

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★★☆☆☆

After hearing amazing things about this restaurant, we made reservations and went in on Saturday night. The restaurant is in a great neighborhood and has a very warm, inviting setting. Having heard so much about the prix fixe, we decided to do that with the wine pairing. Now, I have to admit, I really don't enjoy writing a poor review, but after having a wonderful dining experience the night after we ate here, I feel the need to warn people about Knife + Fork. The service was absolutely horrible - the gentleman serving us was blatantly rude and dismissing. I have also never been so appalled by the amount of wine poured. The server barely poured enough for us to take more than one sip of each wine - which completely ruins the idea of a wine pairing. The first three courses, "the starters", were cured salmon sashimi, foie gras and pumpkin risotto; each was average - good flavors and well prepared. However, the wines did not pair at all. The flavors, instead of highlighting each other, distracted. The next two courses, "the main courses", were a skate with a bean sauce and duck with red wine and licorice reduction; these were below average. The skate was topped by a thick bean sauce, while the duck was extremely bland. The dessert was the best part of the meal - a lime creme brulee served with a muscat.

If, even after reading this review, you decide to go to Knife + Fork, my advice would be to order your own bottle of wine and stick to the a la carte menu.

Pros: Good wine list, great ambience

Cons: SERVICE, wine/food pairing

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I think it's important to say that I've never felt compelled to write about a restaurant experience although I've eaten at numerous restaurants in many major cities around the world. Tonight was worthy, however. The chef apparently rules the kitchen with no regard to the diners who innocently believe they will get what was ordered. The menu is subject to his whims and leaves the diner wholly unsatisfied. The servers seem to be under this spell as the diner eventually becomes the unfortunate subject of this despotism. A simple farewell is not even given as the check is taken for services barely rendered.

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★★★☆☆

I think it's important to say that I've never felt compelled to write about a restaurant experience although I've eaten at numerous restaurants in many major cities around the world. Tonight was worthy, however. The chef apparently rules the kitchen with no regard to the diners who innocently believe they will get what was ordered. The menu is subject to his whims and leaves the diner wholly unsatisfied. The servers seem to be under this spell as the diner eventually becomes the unfortunate subject of this despotism. A simple farewell is not even given as the check is taken for services barely rendered.

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I just went here with 2 friends on a Saturday night. We ordered the $45 tasting menu which seemed to be a good deal. However, we found the three starters to be either not flavorful enough or overly flavorful (i.e., too fatty and/or salty). The 2 main courses and dessert were "just alright." I suppose for $45 it is still a good deal for a 6 course meal, but I would rather pay an extra $20 and go to a restaurant like Blue Hill for a much more satisfactory and enjoyable meal and dining experience.

Service is very slow. Expect your meal to last 2.5- 3 hours. For a small restaurant, it was particularly
difficult to get our waiter or any of the staff's attention to get our check- the staff was almost exclusively serving the table next to us- four blonde women. After having finished our dessert and asking for the check twice, we proceeded to watch the staff take dessert orders for the table next to us, serve & clear their table and present them with their check.....Before we were finally awarded with our check, thus allowing us to leave the restaurant.

Total waiting time for check: Approx. 45 minutes.

I realize everyone has different dining experiences, so while ours was quite poor and unsatisfactory, others may have had a complete opposite experience/opinion of this restaurant, but this is my two cents for all it's worth. Hope this is helpful.

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★☆☆☆☆

I just went here with 2 friends on a Saturday night. We ordered the $45 tasting menu which seemed to be a good deal. However, we found the three starters to be either not flavorful enough or overly flavorful (i.e., too fatty and/or salty). The 2 main courses and dessert were "just alright." I suppose for $45 it is still a good deal for a 6 course meal, but I would rather pay an extra $20 and go to a restaurant like Blue Hill for a much more satisfactory and enjoyable meal and dining experience.

Service is very slow. Expect your meal to last 2.5- 3 hours. For a small restaurant, it was particularly
difficult to get our waiter or any of the staff's attention to get our check- the staff was almost exclusively serving the table next to us- four blonde women. After having finished our dessert and asking for the check twice, we proceeded to watch the staff take dessert orders for the table next to us, serve & clear their table and present them with their check.....Before we were finally awarded with our check, thus allowing us to leave the restaurant.

Total waiting time for check: Approx. 45 minutes.

I realize everyone has different dining experiences, so while ours was quite poor and unsatisfactory, others may have had a complete opposite experience/opinion of this restaurant, but this is my two cents for all it's worth. Hope this is helpful.

Pros: Ambience, restaurant is small and cozy

Cons: Service, bathroom door was left open often and strong lysol scent would invade dining room

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My girlfriend recently took me here on a romantic date. We try to choose different restaurants to surprise each other with each week and this one is one of the most memorable experiences I?ve had so far. We were seated on time in a corner table and the server was very friendly. We tried the Chef?s tasting menu and it was simply one of the best dinners I?ve had in a while. I?ve been to a few of these pre-fix menu places and usually, if it?s 5 or more courses, they try to through in a one or two lame dishes to make up on of the courses. At this place, every single dish that came out was unique and tasty. The wine was great. Best of all, I was pleasantly surprised looking at the total when the check arrived (unfortunately, I have to foot the bill irrespective of who picks the restaurant). Overall, the food is fantastic and the ambiance is a little dark and mellow, but perfect for a romantic date. I will definitely go back to this place sometime.

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★★★★★

My girlfriend recently took me here on a romantic date. We try to choose different restaurants to surprise each other with each week and this one is one of the most memorable experiences I?ve had so far. We were seated on time in a corner table and the server was very friendly. We tried the Chef?s tasting menu and it was simply one of the best dinners I?ve had in a while. I?ve been to a few of these pre-fix menu places and usually, if it?s 5 or more courses, they try to through in a one or two lame dishes to make up on of the courses. At this place, every single dish that came out was unique and tasty. The wine was great. Best of all, I was pleasantly surprised looking at the total when the check arrived (unfortunately, I have to foot the bill irrespective of who picks the restaurant). Overall, the food is fantastic and the ambiance is a little dark and mellow, but perfect for a romantic date. I will definitely go back to this place sometime.

Pros: The Chef's tasting menu is delicious (and doesn't hurt the wallet)

Cons: A little dimly lit but perfect for a date. Wouldn't really take kids/family here.

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My finace and I had a bit of trouble making and confirming a reservation which was originally made at 8pm for a Saturday night. The night before we dined, we got two phone calls confirming a 7:30 pm reservation. It wasnt what we wanted but we are flexible so we went with the flow. We arrived to an almost empty room and was asked to have a drink at the bar until our table was ready?. Again, had a little trouble with being seated, but the Chef poured us each a comp glass of bubbly to ease our wait time...it was fine with us!!! We also participated in the chefs tasting menu and was very happy. There was a lot of food and the bread is outstanding!!! Loved the goat cheese and polenta ap and LOOOVED the Skate with Green Curry and green apple shavings....didnt like the rubbery lamb shoulder with an array of flavored sauces smudged on the plate that didnt mix well together...BUT who cared..we were full at that point anyways and what a warming atmosphere for a cold night out. All and all, LOVED the food and would go back for sure!

2
★★★★★

My finace and I had a bit of trouble making and confirming a reservation which was originally made at 8pm for a Saturday night. The night before we dined, we got two phone calls confirming a 7:30 pm reservation. It wasnt what we wanted but we are flexible so we went with the flow. We arrived to an almost empty room and was asked to have a drink at the bar until our table was ready?. Again, had a little trouble with being seated, but the Chef poured us each a comp glass of bubbly to ease our wait time...it was fine with us!!! We also participated in the chefs tasting menu and was very happy. There was a lot of food and the bread is outstanding!!! Loved the goat cheese and polenta ap and LOOOVED the Skate with Green Curry and green apple shavings....didnt like the rubbery lamb shoulder with an array of flavored sauces smudged on the plate that didnt mix well together...BUT who cared..we were full at that point anyways and what a warming atmosphere for a cold night out. All and all, LOVED the food and would go back for sure!

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We decided to visit Knife and Fork with very low expectations, just as we have with other restaurants that have mixed citysearch reviews. We are sometimes dissapointed as was the case with "L----- G----" another East Village restaurant and sometimes, pleasantly suprised. In Knife and Fork's case, I was blown away. They seemed to favor the tasting menu, so we went with it, thinking "if this is horrible, then it's only $45 for 6 courses." Every course was amazing, though it did border on too much food by the 6th course. The bread lived up to what other citysearchers wrote about it. We even bought a loaf before we left! The service I can understand some people not liking, that's if you love constant attention - I don't like being "over-serviced", as most of the time I find it insincere. We'll definetly go back, just to try the delicious looking cheese plate which I couldn't manage after that tasting menu. I'd recommend you try this place. I think the reviews overall end up painting a deceiving picture.

2
★★★★★

We decided to visit Knife and Fork with very low expectations, just as we have with other restaurants that have mixed citysearch reviews. We are sometimes dissapointed as was the case with "L----- G----" another East Village restaurant and sometimes, pleasantly suprised. In Knife and Fork's case, I was blown away. They seemed to favor the tasting menu, so we went with it, thinking "if this is horrible, then it's only $45 for 6 courses." Every course was amazing, though it did border on too much food by the 6th course. The bread lived up to what other citysearchers wrote about it. We even bought a loaf before we left! The service I can understand some people not liking, that's if you love constant attention - I don't like being "over-serviced", as most of the time I find it insincere. We'll definetly go back, just to try the delicious looking cheese plate which I couldn't manage after that tasting menu. I'd recommend you try this place. I think the reviews overall end up painting a deceiving picture.

Pros: ingridient combinations I've never seen before

Cons: no liquor

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I have visited K&F many times since it opened in the spring. I have been very pleased with the service and the food is exceptional. Chef Damien Brassel is very talented. It is a small start-up restaurant that has withstood the challenges of opening in NYC very well. You would do well to visit this gem of a restaurant in the East Village. And the bread is to die for!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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★★★★★

I have visited K&F many times since it opened in the spring. I have been very pleased with the service and the food is exceptional. Chef Damien Brassel is very talented. It is a small start-up restaurant that has withstood the challenges of opening in NYC very well. You would do well to visit this gem of a restaurant in the East Village. And the bread is to die for!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Pros: the location and the vibe

Cons: no hard liquor

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I have had the pleasure of eating at many of the world?s finest restaurants and food at various culinary levels. Yet, I have never in my life experienced a more unpleasant and disappointing experience than I did at Knife + Fork. The evening started well enough with an Amuse Bouche that was quite flavorful and the restaurant itself had a pleasant decor. However?those were the only highlights of a disappointing and horrific meal. First, the waiter was rude and inattentive. With only three tables in the restaurant?he could not manage to check on us once for more wine or about the quality of the meal. More so, he refused to address the woman at the table?who was our host and who ordered the wine and meal. If the waiter was not awful enough, the meal was so inedible that the chef should have been ashamed to send it to the dining room. It was disappointingly evident that the chef had not tasted a single dish he had prepared. The foie gras was sub par and was more like fat off a ham hock. The squid stuffed with duck confit was so improperly cooked that the squid had the consistency of a tire and the duck was so dry and poorly prepared that it tasted like and had the consistency of canned tuna. The entree was simply the breaking point?the lamb shank with lentils on a bed of cheese was served with uncooked lentils---it does not take a culinary genius to know that lentils should never be served at the consistency of a pill. When the problem was described to the waiter?he unhappily took the plate back and after 15 minutes bought out the same piece of meat with the lentils scraped off and no sauce. Reheating an already dry piece of lamb shank does not improve the meat?and with no sauce?it had the consistency sawdust. This was a horrible dining experience?and the owner of the restaurant should send his chef back to culinary school and the waiter to finishing school.

0
★☆☆☆☆

I have had the pleasure of eating at many of the world?s finest restaurants and food at various culinary levels. Yet, I have never in my life experienced a more unpleasant and disappointing experience than I did at Knife + Fork. The evening started well enough with an Amuse Bouche that was quite flavorful and the restaurant itself had a pleasant decor. However?those were the only highlights of a disappointing and horrific meal. First, the waiter was rude and inattentive. With only three tables in the restaurant?he could not manage to check on us once for more wine or about the quality of the meal. More so, he refused to address the woman at the table?who was our host and who ordered the wine and meal. If the waiter was not awful enough, the meal was so inedible that the chef should have been ashamed to send it to the dining room. It was disappointingly evident that the chef had not tasted a single dish he had prepared. The foie gras was sub par and was more like fat off a ham hock. The squid stuffed with duck confit was so improperly cooked that the squid had the consistency of a tire and the duck was so dry and poorly prepared that it tasted like and had the consistency of canned tuna. The entree was simply the breaking point?the lamb shank with lentils on a bed of cheese was served with uncooked lentils---it does not take a culinary genius to know that lentils should never be served at the consistency of a pill. When the problem was described to the waiter?he unhappily took the plate back and after 15 minutes bought out the same piece of meat with the lentils scraped off and no sauce. Reheating an already dry piece of lamb shank does not improve the meat?and with no sauce?it had the consistency sawdust. This was a horrible dining experience?and the owner of the restaurant should send his chef back to culinary school and the waiter to finishing school.

Pros: There is nothing positive about this restaurant.

Cons: Stay away at all costs.

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Expereince was ok -= food was good, service was severly lacking, strange, and bordering on rude, even though we kept taking everything in stride. decor was cool (we went to enjoy the good food under rustic vibe), but dinnerware did not match the vibe at all (they were eastern/japenese sleek) and was a bit confusing as to what they wanted to be. Food was good, but good service to honor that good food was not present. don't mind laid-back, but basic measures of restaurant behavior were not met. Making reservations was equal to another reviewer's experience, so i'm glad to know it wasn't us. Made reservations for a birthday dinner for 2 sat nt, requesting specific table, with plenty of advanced notice. called few days before to slightly adjust time, and you'd think i was calling Lutece, as i was emphatically refused my slight change. showed up on time, no clue who we were, nor of our table request. rest of the nt was spent in nearly empty restaurant (so much for unchangabley tight reservations) and quite uncomfortable on the bench of the banquette, the seats oddly halfway facing each other, but not really. we were also disappointed by the lack of any real presence of vegetables, other than a garnish. dessert was fantastic tasting (pear/red wine sauce), fortunately i was able to get passed the presentation: it looked like a giant cow patty, fresh from the field! is that what was meant by "Fresh Green Market Ingredients"? after having this regrettable experience, came to find a message left late friday nt at my work number (they had my personal too) confirming the wrong time, which was the exact time i wanted, that they refused to give me. ironic.

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★★★☆☆

Expereince was ok -= food was good, service was severly lacking, strange, and bordering on rude, even though we kept taking everything in stride. decor was cool (we went to enjoy the good food under rustic vibe), but dinnerware did not match the vibe at all (they were eastern/japenese sleek) and was a bit confusing as to what they wanted to be. Food was good, but good service to honor that good food was not present. don't mind laid-back, but basic measures of restaurant behavior were not met. Making reservations was equal to another reviewer's experience, so i'm glad to know it wasn't us. Made reservations for a birthday dinner for 2 sat nt, requesting specific table, with plenty of advanced notice. called few days before to slightly adjust time, and you'd think i was calling Lutece, as i was emphatically refused my slight change. showed up on time, no clue who we were, nor of our table request. rest of the nt was spent in nearly empty restaurant (so much for unchangabley tight reservations) and quite uncomfortable on the bench of the banquette, the seats oddly halfway facing each other, but not really. we were also disappointed by the lack of any real presence of vegetables, other than a garnish. dessert was fantastic tasting (pear/red wine sauce), fortunately i was able to get passed the presentation: it looked like a giant cow patty, fresh from the field! is that what was meant by "Fresh Green Market Ingredients"? after having this regrettable experience, came to find a message left late friday nt at my work number (they had my personal too) confirming the wrong time, which was the exact time i wanted, that they refused to give me. ironic.

Pros: food

Cons: service

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Knife & Fork definitely needs to be more organized regarding reservations and better service, but the food is excellent. They had no record of our reservation despite my calling twice to confirm, as a result we had to wait. But they accommodated us fairly quickly. The service was not attentive, we had to keep topping up our own wine glasses and asking for water. The food however was excellent, from the starters to the bread [which no one brought to our table till we asked for it] and desserts. Its a small restaurant so dont go there if you are a big group, its perfect for 2-4 friends looking to catch up over a nice slow meal.

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★★★★☆

Knife & Fork definitely needs to be more organized regarding reservations and better service, but the food is excellent. They had no record of our reservation despite my calling twice to confirm, as a result we had to wait. But they accommodated us fairly quickly. The service was not attentive, we had to keep topping up our own wine glasses and asking for water. The food however was excellent, from the starters to the bread [which no one brought to our table till we asked for it] and desserts. Its a small restaurant so dont go there if you are a big group, its perfect for 2-4 friends looking to catch up over a nice slow meal.

Pros: intimate setting, great food

Cons: slow service

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I had a great evening at the Knife+Fork dinging there with some friends. The atmosphere is cosy - dimmed light, wooden tables, super-friendly staff and a stunning painting from a Spanish artist - the food is incredibly tasty and the wines just delicious - fitting perfectly well with the food. This is now definitely one of my favorite restaurants in NY!

2
★★★★★

I had a great evening at the Knife+Fork dinging there with some friends. The atmosphere is cosy - dimmed light, wooden tables, super-friendly staff and a stunning painting from a Spanish artist - the food is incredibly tasty and the wines just delicious - fitting perfectly well with the food. This is now definitely one of my favorite restaurants in NY!

Pros: ambience, food, wine, service

Cons: none

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It's surprising they have so much time to pad their Citysearch page with all these reviews when it takes them an hour just to get your meal on the table.

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★★★☆☆

It's surprising they have so much time to pad their Citysearch page with all these reviews when it takes them an hour just to get your meal on the table.

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my friends and i were on a girls trip to new york and decided to dine here (we made reservations in advance). when we got there, we were told that we made reservations for three (which was wrong - we made reservations for 4) and that they tried to confirm our reservation but received no response (which was also wrong because we did not receive such a call). the hostess/server was rude especially because such attitude was unnecessary -- they had a table that fits 4 people and acknowledged that they received our reservation. anyhow, the introductory experience marred my dining experience a bit. to be fair, the place is small but has a nice charm and coziness. we all tried the tasting menu. the food was good but not spectacular. the soup was a bit bland. the scallops over seaweed salad was very good and tasty (which had a nice spicy kick to it once a soup was poured over it). the salmon over seaweed salad was also very good - not fishy and tasted fresh. the cod was average. the venison with thai cury sauce was not good -- it was too salty and ruined the meat. all 4 of us had 2 bites (to give the entree a second chance) and that was all we were willing to eat. the bread was fresh, home made and heavy. if i ever visit new york again, i would not go back -- there are other places around with better food and service.

1
★★★☆☆

my friends and i were on a girls trip to new york and decided to dine here (we made reservations in advance). when we got there, we were told that we made reservations for three (which was wrong - we made reservations for 4) and that they tried to confirm our reservation but received no response (which was also wrong because we did not receive such a call). the hostess/server was rude especially because such attitude was unnecessary -- they had a table that fits 4 people and acknowledged that they received our reservation. anyhow, the introductory experience marred my dining experience a bit. to be fair, the place is small but has a nice charm and coziness. we all tried the tasting menu. the food was good but not spectacular. the soup was a bit bland. the scallops over seaweed salad was very good and tasty (which had a nice spicy kick to it once a soup was poured over it). the salmon over seaweed salad was also very good - not fishy and tasted fresh. the cod was average. the venison with thai cury sauce was not good -- it was too salty and ruined the meat. all 4 of us had 2 bites (to give the entree a second chance) and that was all we were willing to eat. the bread was fresh, home made and heavy. if i ever visit new york again, i would not go back -- there are other places around with better food and service.

Cons: hostess/server with a bad attitude

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The menu was so different from anywhere we had been, we just had to wander in. The atmosphere was warm, yet lively with small groups of friends and romantic dates alike. The tasting menu was certainly a great value, both concerning quality and quantity of the food. The taste of each dish was simple yet uniquely and creatively combined on beautifully artistic plates. Our favorite was certainly the squid stuffed with duck confit and it was difficult not to fill up on the warm brown bread. Our waitress was busy, but never failed to ask how we enjoyed each dish; and what a relief to see that she actually cared if we were having a good experience! We opted for wines by the glass and were more than pleased with the results, from a Slovakian Riesling to Australian Cabernet. The entire experience was, in a word, lovely.

2
★★★★★

The menu was so different from anywhere we had been, we just had to wander in. The atmosphere was warm, yet lively with small groups of friends and romantic dates alike. The tasting menu was certainly a great value, both concerning quality and quantity of the food. The taste of each dish was simple yet uniquely and creatively combined on beautifully artistic plates. Our favorite was certainly the squid stuffed with duck confit and it was difficult not to fill up on the warm brown bread. Our waitress was busy, but never failed to ask how we enjoyed each dish; and what a relief to see that she actually cared if we were having a good experience! We opted for wines by the glass and were more than pleased with the results, from a Slovakian Riesling to Australian Cabernet. The entire experience was, in a word, lovely.

Pros: Originality of Menu, Warm Service and Ambience

 

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