Cafe Centosette

★★★☆☆
  • 160 2ND Ave

    New York, NY 10003

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  • 212-420-5933

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I met two of my friends here for brunch who love the place. It is a bit crammed but my experience was just fine. I came in very hungry so I would have been happy to eat whatever they put in front of me. The waiter had quite a personality. He seemed to be enjoying himself which was fine with us. Those who are snooty might not have appreciated it. I had the french toast with scrambled eggs on the side and it worked for me. Not the best ever but it was ok. Probably making it with a different type of bread would be better but hey there are people starving in this world so I'm not going to complain. I left satisfied and they refilled my coffee a few times. Nice.

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★★★★☆

I met two of my friends here for brunch who love the place. It is a bit crammed but my experience was just fine. I came in very hungry so I would have been happy to eat whatever they put in front of me. The waiter had quite a personality. He seemed to be enjoying himself which was fine with us. Those who are snooty might not have appreciated it. I had the french toast with scrambled eggs on the side and it worked for me. Not the best ever but it was ok. Probably making it with a different type of bread would be better but hey there are people starving in this world so I'm not going to complain. I left satisfied and they refilled my coffee a few times. Nice.

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The food was ok. The service was ok. We paid our bill and left tip on the table. Just as we stood up, our waiter asked if the food and service was ok and we said "Yes." Then he begged for more tip saying that we should give somewhere between 18%-20%. We've been to many more classier and more expensive places than Cafe Centosette. Although my husband felt that it was ok and he understood the waiter's desperation. This was a surreal experience for me and my son. A waiter asking for more tip, my first in 21 years of living in NYC.

1
★★☆☆☆

The food was ok. The service was ok. We paid our bill and left tip on the table. Just as we stood up, our waiter asked if the food and service was ok and we said "Yes." Then he begged for more tip saying that we should give somewhere between 18%-20%. We've been to many more classier and more expensive places than Cafe Centosette. Although my husband felt that it was ok and he understood the waiter's desperation. This was a surreal experience for me and my son. A waiter asking for more tip, my first in 21 years of living in NYC.

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I've been to Centosette about 6 times now for brunch and look forward to coming back every time. Nested on a cozy corner of 2nd Avenue, this place makes fantastic fresh omelets and French toast.

Both outdoor and indoor seating promises prompt service, and an attentive waiter. The food is priced fairly.
I can?t speak for their dinner service or menu yet, but I look forward to trying it sometime soon.

2
★★★★★

I've been to Centosette about 6 times now for brunch and look forward to coming back every time. Nested on a cozy corner of 2nd Avenue, this place makes fantastic fresh omelets and French toast.

Both outdoor and indoor seating promises prompt service, and an attentive waiter. The food is priced fairly.
I can?t speak for their dinner service or menu yet, but I look forward to trying it sometime soon.

Pros: Food, service, outdoor seating

Cons: none yet

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We love this little Italian restaurant. Great atmosphere and exceptional service - terrific waiting staff.
Food was delicious, try the mussels, or calamari, or chicken. Can't wait to return and try the cakes - didn't have room last time. In the warm weather, sit outside sipping a cold wine and watch the passing parade - this is our favorite place to eat in Manhattan.

2
★★★★★

We love this little Italian restaurant. Great atmosphere and exceptional service - terrific waiting staff.
Food was delicious, try the mussels, or calamari, or chicken. Can't wait to return and try the cakes - didn't have room last time. In the warm weather, sit outside sipping a cold wine and watch the passing parade - this is our favorite place to eat in Manhattan.

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It would be an understatement to say this place is horrible. Firstly, the tables are pretty much piled on top of each other. I love going out to eat and because I work in the bizz I am pretty easy going when it comes to bad service. It took forever to get our order taken, and when we did the server was unfriendly and we could hear him complaining about his horrible night to the rest of the wait staff. Personally I don't like a side of depression with my fettucini

0
★☆☆☆☆

It would be an understatement to say this place is horrible. Firstly, the tables are pretty much piled on top of each other. I love going out to eat and because I work in the bizz I am pretty easy going when it comes to bad service. It took forever to get our order taken, and when we did the server was unfriendly and we could hear him complaining about his horrible night to the rest of the wait staff. Personally I don't like a side of depression with my fettucini

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This is my first review ever because this was the worse experience in New York I ever had. My roommate and I frown every time we pass this place. After taking thirty minutes to take our order, the waiter disappeared and never brought bread. When the food came, the lasagna was cold in the middle and there was no offer of parmesan cheese. When we complained to the waiter, he just stared blankly at us and then the manager came over and did the same. No apology whatsoever. Only tourists wandering lost on 2nd ave deserve to eat at this awful place.

0
★☆☆☆☆

This is my first review ever because this was the worse experience in New York I ever had. My roommate and I frown every time we pass this place. After taking thirty minutes to take our order, the waiter disappeared and never brought bread. When the food came, the lasagna was cold in the middle and there was no offer of parmesan cheese. When we complained to the waiter, he just stared blankly at us and then the manager came over and did the same. No apology whatsoever. Only tourists wandering lost on 2nd ave deserve to eat at this awful place.

Pros: water.

Cons: Everything but the water.

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I have been to this place a few times for sunday brunch. It seems like every time I go back it is becoming a more attractive place. There is good people watching when sitting outside as well. The service is wonderful, the staff is very attentive to all the tables. The food is good. I would say with that combination the place is worth a visit.

2
★★★★☆

I have been to this place a few times for sunday brunch. It seems like every time I go back it is becoming a more attractive place. There is good people watching when sitting outside as well. The service is wonderful, the staff is very attentive to all the tables. The food is good. I would say with that combination the place is worth a visit.

Pros: service, food

Cons: small, tight fit between tables inside

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OH MY GOD.. I just ordered from here pancakes with bacon and a garden omlette.. first of all it took the waitress 15min to take my order over the phone
SECONDLY they put bacon in my omelette and im a vegetarian. which i made VERY clear so then i called to complain and asked them not to charge me and they said no and that they would come back to take the food.. i said this was fine and then she put me on to the owner who repeatedly screamed at me in bad english that i was 'RETARDED' and a 'B*TCH' because to him whether it had bacon in it or not they still 'made me food so i had to pay' honestly i have never been so shocked in my life.. and now this maniac has my credit card details..

0
★☆☆☆☆

OH MY GOD.. I just ordered from here pancakes with bacon and a garden omlette.. first of all it took the waitress 15min to take my order over the phone
SECONDLY they put bacon in my omelette and im a vegetarian. which i made VERY clear so then i called to complain and asked them not to charge me and they said no and that they would come back to take the food.. i said this was fine and then she put me on to the owner who repeatedly screamed at me in bad english that i was 'RETARDED' and a 'B*TCH' because to him whether it had bacon in it or not they still 'made me food so i had to pay' honestly i have never been so shocked in my life.. and now this maniac has my credit card details..

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Live around the corner from this place and it has been the most reliable breakfast/brunch place. Have been there a number of times on Sunday and have not been disappointed yet. The breakast is creative and tasty. The place is great for people watching. Once you have your food they check in with you a couple of times, but then leave you alone to enjoy, NOT to ignore you. It's a great place to go when you just need to relax and catch up with your friends over breakfast. Been there once for dinner which was not fantastic, but ok because I wasn't that hungry. Better for breakfast/brunch. Definiely try it.

2
★★★★☆

Live around the corner from this place and it has been the most reliable breakfast/brunch place. Have been there a number of times on Sunday and have not been disappointed yet. The breakast is creative and tasty. The place is great for people watching. Once you have your food they check in with you a couple of times, but then leave you alone to enjoy, NOT to ignore you. It's a great place to go when you just need to relax and catch up with your friends over breakfast. Been there once for dinner which was not fantastic, but ok because I wasn't that hungry. Better for breakfast/brunch. Definiely try it.

Pros: Ambience, Breakfast, People Watching

Cons: Dinner not as creative but edible

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Although I have only been here twice, both visits were pleasant. The food is scrumptious (artichoke pasta dish) and the service was decent.

2
★★★★☆

Although I have only been here twice, both visits were pleasant. The food is scrumptious (artichoke pasta dish) and the service was decent.

Pros: pasta, burger

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If I could have only one restaurant then Cafe Centosette would be it. Since I lived a block away from their original location at 107 (thus "Centosette") 3rd Ave., I have been in love with this restaurant. When they closed shop (to move) I went into mourning. Joyously, I rediscovered them a few blocks away on 2nd Ave. at 10th St. Especially good are their "Penne Arrabiata" (Arrabiata = "angry" for the spiciness) and "Fettuccine Primavera". Even better is the special order they have made for me for years ... "Fettuccine Primavera ... Arrabiata" with the spice of the Arrabiata and the succulent julienned vegetables of the Primavera.

2
★★★★★

If I could have only one restaurant then Cafe Centosette would be it. Since I lived a block away from their original location at 107 (thus "Centosette") 3rd Ave., I have been in love with this restaurant. When they closed shop (to move) I went into mourning. Joyously, I rediscovered them a few blocks away on 2nd Ave. at 10th St. Especially good are their "Penne Arrabiata" (Arrabiata = "angry" for the spiciness) and "Fettuccine Primavera". Even better is the special order they have made for me for years ... "Fettuccine Primavera ... Arrabiata" with the spice of the Arrabiata and the succulent julienned vegetables of the Primavera.

Pros: Flavor, Inexpensive, GREAT! :)

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I always saw people in this little glass-walled customer magnet, so I decided to try it with a friend. I thought, to quote Woody Allen, "The food was terrible, and such small portions!" Seriously, why pay these prices for run-of-the-mill Italian food you could easily whip up yourself in a few minutes? I left feeling unsatisfied, except for having a nice chance to people watch in the cozy atmosphere with my over-priced pasta bolognese.

1
★★☆☆☆

I always saw people in this little glass-walled customer magnet, so I decided to try it with a friend. I thought, to quote Woody Allen, "The food was terrible, and such small portions!" Seriously, why pay these prices for run-of-the-mill Italian food you could easily whip up yourself in a few minutes? I left feeling unsatisfied, except for having a nice chance to people watch in the cozy atmosphere with my over-priced pasta bolognese.

Pros: people-watching, cozy atmosphere

Cons: average food, over-priced, lackluster service

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this place is quite nice. Nice lighting in the place, enough space for the table and distance away from the next person. They let you relax and watch the 2nd ave crowd walk by. Food was just alright though. My veg's in the pasta were a little raw and the lasana seemed to cooked on the top as it collapsed when you cut it. All in all, I'd go back....on a plus note, this place knows how to make a martini! There are a number of different kinds.

2
★★★★☆

this place is quite nice. Nice lighting in the place, enough space for the table and distance away from the next person. They let you relax and watch the 2nd ave crowd walk by. Food was just alright though. My veg's in the pasta were a little raw and the lasana seemed to cooked on the top as it collapsed when you cut it. All in all, I'd go back....on a plus note, this place knows how to make a martini! There are a number of different kinds.

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I don't know where anyone got the impression cafe centosette is Italian... it is definitely suppose to resemble a French bistro. Anyway I live right near Cafe Centosette and it's one of my favorite places to go for lunch on a Sunday afternoon. The food is excellent, and there is a rather extensive selection for all types of people (I am a vegetarian and there are quite a few things on there for me.) The stuffed artichokes are amazing. The service leaves a lot to be desired, they always only have two waitresses on for the whole restaurant. Getting your bill is tough due to the lack of staff, and the French mentality of bringing the bill before you request it, but ifyou have some time to spare, defintely try it out

2
★★★★☆

I don't know where anyone got the impression cafe centosette is Italian... it is definitely suppose to resemble a French bistro. Anyway I live right near Cafe Centosette and it's one of my favorite places to go for lunch on a Sunday afternoon. The food is excellent, and there is a rather extensive selection for all types of people (I am a vegetarian and there are quite a few things on there for me.) The stuffed artichokes are amazing. The service leaves a lot to be desired, they always only have two waitresses on for the whole restaurant. Getting your bill is tough due to the lack of staff, and the French mentality of bringing the bill before you request it, but ifyou have some time to spare, defintely try it out

Pros: inexpensive, great food, ambience

Cons: not enough waitresses, slow service

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The bread they put onto the table was bit into. The service was terrible and unfriendly. I felt rushed and unwelcomed. The food was so salty and unprofessionally prepared. I used to enjoy this restaurant, but lately they have been gonig downhill. I won't go back again.

1
★★☆☆☆

The bread they put onto the table was bit into. The service was terrible and unfriendly. I felt rushed and unwelcomed. The food was so salty and unprofessionally prepared. I used to enjoy this restaurant, but lately they have been gonig downhill. I won't go back again.

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I live in the area and Cafe Centosette is one of my favorite "stand-bys." The food is an excellent value for the money! Portion sizes aren't huge, but you don't leave feeling bloated and overfilled. Try the Penne a la Montarosa.

2
★★★★★

I live in the area and Cafe Centosette is one of my favorite "stand-bys." The food is an excellent value for the money! Portion sizes aren't huge, but you don't leave feeling bloated and overfilled. Try the Penne a la Montarosa.

 

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