Coffee Shop

★★★★★
  • 29 Union Sq W Ste 1

    New York, NY 10003

    Cross street: at 16th St.

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  • 212-243-7969

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this place is so pretentious it's ridiculous. bad food and lots of attitude from waiters who think they are models and need to eat a burger.

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★★★★★

this place is so pretentious it's ridiculous. bad food and lots of attitude from waiters who think they are models and need to eat a burger.

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I must admit I have not been there in ages so forgive me if things have changed since. The one thing I can say about this place is that it is consistent for the good and the bad. Let's start with the bad and work our way up shall we? In

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★★★★★

I must admit I have not been there in ages so forgive me if things have changed since. The one thing I can say about this place is that it is consistent for the good and the bad. Let's start with the bad and work our way up shall we? In

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i had only been here for networking events downstairs so i never knew how the food was upstairs. i recently saw a movie at cinema nearby so I wanted a good, solid dinner beforehand. we had such a great time and everything was so excellent

3
★★★★★

i had only been here for networking events downstairs so i never knew how the food was upstairs. i recently saw a movie at cinema nearby so I wanted a good, solid dinner beforehand. we had such a great time and everything was so excellent

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This diner is okay, we go here sometimes after the games. They have good cakes and pies thats for sure.

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★★★★★

This diner is okay, we go here sometimes after the games. They have good cakes and pies thats for sure.

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I always seem to end up at Coffee Shop when meeting friends from out-of-town or complete opposite ends of Manhattan. It's a wonderful location, well marked and easy to find. There's usually no wait which is nice and the drinks are pretty

3
★★★★★

I always seem to end up at Coffee Shop when meeting friends from out-of-town or complete opposite ends of Manhattan. It's a wonderful location, well marked and easy to find. There's usually no wait which is nice and the drinks are pretty

Pros: Centrally located, a lot of seating options, strong drinks

Cons: Poor service, so-so food

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On this lovely sunday night, my wife and I went to this venue to have dinner. \r
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At the bar, we were welcomed by a beautiful blonde bartender who had a hot thick accent. We ordered the sesame chicken salad and the caesar salad which

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★★★★★

On this lovely sunday night, my wife and I went to this venue to have dinner. \r
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At the bar, we were welcomed by a beautiful blonde bartender who had a hot thick accent. We ordered the sesame chicken salad and the caesar salad which

Pros: good salad

Cons: security not professional

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I left a $5 tip that ended being $15 after the bartender decided to change the amount on my signed credit card receipt, its not about the $10 but about the CREDIT CARD FRAUD!

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★★★★★

I left a $5 tip that ended being $15 after the bartender decided to change the amount on my signed credit card receipt, its not about the $10 but about the CREDIT CARD FRAUD!

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Although we were happy with the food, when I looked at my husband's glass it was completely craked, all the way around " Impossible not to notice". As I understand restaurants always care for this issue, as having a guest sip on a piece of

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★★★★★

Although we were happy with the food, when I looked at my husband's glass it was completely craked, all the way around " Impossible not to notice". As I understand restaurants always care for this issue, as having a guest sip on a piece of

Pros: Good Feijoada

Cons: Soda served in Broken Glass, No Management effort

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It is amazing that the coffee shop is still in buisiness. The food, service and price are all terrible. I lived in the neighborhood for 20 years and never made it in until I had a large group of friends visiting NYC. There is great hype surrounding the coffee shop so I decided to stop in. The food was of low quality with small portions and took forever. The service was ridiculous, we waited 30 minutes to get our bill, getting water or ketchup for the table was equally impossible. I will never give them my business ever again.

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★☆☆☆☆

It is amazing that the coffee shop is still in buisiness. The food, service and price are all terrible. I lived in the neighborhood for 20 years and never made it in until I had a large group of friends visiting NYC. There is great hype surrounding the coffee shop so I decided to stop in. The food was of low quality with small portions and took forever. The service was ridiculous, we waited 30 minutes to get our bill, getting water or ketchup for the table was equally impossible. I will never give them my business ever again.

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I come through here a few times each month when meeting clients and friends from out of town. Sometimes I sit at a table but I often opt to sit at the bar where I usually get great service. Anna and Camila tended the bar the last time I

3
★★★★★

I come through here a few times each month when meeting clients and friends from out of town. Sometimes I sit at a table but I often opt to sit at the bar where I usually get great service. Anna and Camila tended the bar the last time I

Pros: Sweet bartenders

Cons: Sometimes too busy

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As always, Coffee Shop is a terrific place for a mid-day burger and beer (or Screwdriver, in my case). I was in with my brother the other day, my first time in about five or six weeks. On a pretty busy Saturday afternoon, we bellied up

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★★★★★

As always, Coffee Shop is a terrific place for a mid-day burger and beer (or Screwdriver, in my case). I was in with my brother the other day, my first time in about five or six weeks. On a pretty busy Saturday afternoon, we bellied up

Pros: Best burger and bartender (the pretty Jo) in NYC!

Cons: Usually packed with annoying tourists

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i recently had lunch at this place and encountered a monster bartender who wears red lipstick and has black hair. when she talks she just seems to be fake and doesnt live up to the coffee shops reputation... \r
MODEL STAFF? HAH!

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★★★★★

i recently had lunch at this place and encountered a monster bartender who wears red lipstick and has black hair. when she talks she just seems to be fake and doesnt live up to the coffee shops reputation... \r
MODEL STAFF? HAH!

Pros: good burger amazing fries

Cons: not model staff at all

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Somehow this place keeps bringing me back. I vowed not to go back to this place after one really bad waitress experience over 2 years ago. At any rate, in it's unavoidably convenient location, I came in late on a Sunday night right before

3
★★★★★

Somehow this place keeps bringing me back. I vowed not to go back to this place after one really bad waitress experience over 2 years ago. At any rate, in it's unavoidably convenient location, I came in late on a Sunday night right before

Pros: macaroni and cheese, bar service

Cons: bit pricey

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I can`t believe they fired Noel, their best bartender. He`s cool unlike that readhead Sun in the front bar, who is always checking her cellphone while behind the bar. \r
A lot of us went there only because of him, not because of the

3
★★★★★

I can`t believe they fired Noel, their best bartender. He`s cool unlike that readhead Sun in the front bar, who is always checking her cellphone while behind the bar. \r
A lot of us went there only because of him, not because of the

Cons: bad food, bad attitude, bad place to be

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I'll be honest I go for a few reasons: the food's reasonably tasty, the vibe is fun and I desire all the waitresses. It's a feast for the senses, smell, taste and sight. The service is this side of pathetic. But if you were expecting to

3
★★★★★

I'll be honest I go for a few reasons: the food's reasonably tasty, the vibe is fun and I desire all the waitresses. It's a feast for the senses, smell, taste and sight. The service is this side of pathetic. But if you were expecting to

Pros: Tasty Food. Great Seafood Soup, Burger and Nicoise Salad. Waitresses are Smokin.

Cons: Waitresses are true amatuers. Stay away from anything fancy. Martini's are a gamble.

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Coffe Shop used to be my spot!!!! My fiancee and I went there on several occasions and will probably contunue to go. The food is great but my problem is with the lounge area. I have been down there on many occasions and it h as a great

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★★★★★

Coffe Shop used to be my spot!!!! My fiancee and I went there on several occasions and will probably contunue to go. The food is great but my problem is with the lounge area. I have been down there on many occasions and it h as a great

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Year after year, I keep coming back to Coffee Shop. Sitting outside, people watching with a coctail in hand? Bliss. I also LOVE the mashed potatoes and the salads.

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★★★★☆

Year after year, I keep coming back to Coffee Shop. Sitting outside, people watching with a coctail in hand? Bliss. I also LOVE the mashed potatoes and the salads.

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Coffee Shop is a good place to visit if you're in the Union Square area and you want a quick bite or drink before you head somewhere else for the night. The food is better than average diner fare--the fries are a must, and the macaroni

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★★★★★

Coffee Shop is a good place to visit if you're in the Union Square area and you want a quick bite or drink before you head somewhere else for the night. The food is better than average diner fare--the fries are a must, and the macaroni

Pros: Yummy food and well-priced drinks

Cons: Slow, inattentive service and cramped tables

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Banana cream pie to die for!! and a brownie a la mode that will make you want to slap yo' momma! It gets really crowded thursday and friday nights, be prepared to wait for a table and also for a seat at the bar.

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★★★★☆

Banana cream pie to die for!! and a brownie a la mode that will make you want to slap yo' momma! It gets really crowded thursday and friday nights, be prepared to wait for a table and also for a seat at the bar.

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wow... had i read some of these reviews before hand, i don't think i would have ever gone into the coffee shop. luckily, i am just reading them now. my friend and i stumbled in and had brunch at the bar on a busy sunday afternoon. we

3
★★★★★

wow... had i read some of these reviews before hand, i don't think i would have ever gone into the coffee shop. luckily, i am just reading them now. my friend and i stumbled in and had brunch at the bar on a busy sunday afternoon. we

Pros: Camille and the other eye candy

Cons: none that i saw

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Despite the 'reputation' or just speculation this restaurant receives, I continue to go there, happy with the home-made (they bake their own bread) french toast and interesting/trendy atmosphere. it is extremely busy and service is not up

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★★★★★

Despite the 'reputation' or just speculation this restaurant receives, I continue to go there, happy with the home-made (they bake their own bread) french toast and interesting/trendy atmosphere. it is extremely busy and service is not up

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I've been in the restaurant business for many years, and this what I have to say about this place. To be honest, The Coffee Shop is stereotyped for their "beautiful, yet bad service" staff, which has made it harder for the customers AND

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★★★★★

I've been in the restaurant business for many years, and this what I have to say about this place. To be honest, The Coffee Shop is stereotyped for their "beautiful, yet bad service" staff, which has made it harder for the customers AND

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While the food here is great, the experience i had there made me never want to return. Our waitress "Amelia" was not friendly from the beginning. The only words that she spoke to us was "can i take your order?". She never checked in on us

3
★★★★★

While the food here is great, the experience i had there made me never want to return. Our waitress "Amelia" was not friendly from the beginning. The only words that she spoke to us was "can i take your order?". She never checked in on us

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i went here to meet an old friend of mine for lunch. he didn't arrive yet so i waited at the bar. almost every seat was taken at this hour and at first it could seem uncomfortable being so close to the other customers, but they were all

3
★★★★★

i went here to meet an old friend of mine for lunch. he didn't arrive yet so i waited at the bar. almost every seat was taken at this hour and at first it could seem uncomfortable being so close to the other customers, but they were all

Pros: sweet bartenders, good drinks, great food

Cons: some people are too busy to care

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Coffee Shop is what you would get if you combined a bar with a coffee shop. I love being able to get a tuna melt and a gin and tonic. Their chocolate shakes and fries are to die for. I love sitting in a comfy booth inside or out on the sidewalk tables. There is sometimes a wait for a table, but it has never been too terrible (under 10 minutes). The service is decent.

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★★★★★

Coffee Shop is what you would get if you combined a bar with a coffee shop. I love being able to get a tuna melt and a gin and tonic. Their chocolate shakes and fries are to die for. I love sitting in a comfy booth inside or out on the sidewalk tables. There is sometimes a wait for a table, but it has never been too terrible (under 10 minutes). The service is decent.

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Took my family here for breakfast twice during our visit to NYC (we were staying nearby). Breakfast was good, service was good. Nice atmosphere. We liked it.

3
★★★★★

Took my family here for breakfast twice during our visit to NYC (we were staying nearby). Breakfast was good, service was good. Nice atmosphere. We liked it.

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I'm pretty sure I was at the next table by the last reviewer. Intresting how he or she forgot to write about how they were complaining all night about the menu choices and anything else they could think of. Intresting how they forgot to

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★★★★★

I'm pretty sure I was at the next table by the last reviewer. Intresting how he or she forgot to write about how they were complaining all night about the menu choices and anything else they could think of. Intresting how they forgot to

Pros: late night parking

Cons: jammed for brunches

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HORRIBLE WAITRESS (scolded us for sharing entrees at 11pm....we were 1 of 3 tables btw...it's not like she had a better option somewhere else)\r
EVEN WORSE MANAGER (when we told him that his waitress was rude, he started yelling at us,

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★★★★★

HORRIBLE WAITRESS (scolded us for sharing entrees at 11pm....we were 1 of 3 tables btw...it's not like she had a better option somewhere else)\r
EVEN WORSE MANAGER (when we told him that his waitress was rude, he started yelling at us,

Pros: Good French Fries

Cons: Waterred Down Drinks...Rude Staff

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I go here all the time after the club. Guarantee good eats at wee hours of the morning. Love their cuban sandwich, drinks can be a little on the weak side but over all not that bad when you are hungry at 4:00 a.m. better then diner food :)

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★★★★★

I go here all the time after the club. Guarantee good eats at wee hours of the morning. Love their cuban sandwich, drinks can be a little on the weak side but over all not that bad when you are hungry at 4:00 a.m. better then diner food :)

Pros: Late night eats

Cons: Mediocre drinks

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I've heard the the waitresses at the Coffee Shop are just women waiting for their turn to make a (negative) impact on the world by being discovered there. Which is why my service sucked hard. And is probably why they dress like sluts.

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★★★★★

I've heard the the waitresses at the Coffee Shop are just women waiting for their turn to make a (negative) impact on the world by being discovered there. Which is why my service sucked hard. And is probably why they dress like sluts.

Pros: Good looking women

Cons: High price, bad service, bad food. Worst in New York.

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I was a big fan of Coffee Shop until this past weekend when I went there with a friend to fulfill a Sunday evening craving for french fries and drinks after a whole day walking around the city. When I went to the hostess to ask to be

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★★★★★

I was a big fan of Coffee Shop until this past weekend when I went there with a friend to fulfill a Sunday evening craving for french fries and drinks after a whole day walking around the city. When I went to the hostess to ask to be

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Here is a good site for listing of Independent Coffee Shops on earth:cafehunt\r
You can also contribute coffee shops around you!

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★★★★★

Here is a good site for listing of Independent Coffee Shops on earth:cafehunt\r
You can also contribute coffee shops around you!

Pros: Very Good Place.

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I went there for lunch on Monday and I guess the rest of the world had off as well, so it was packed with Brunchers. We had a 15 minute wait where we walked around the block and went back and was seated right away. Our waitress had an

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★★★★★

I went there for lunch on Monday and I guess the rest of the world had off as well, so it was packed with Brunchers. We had a 15 minute wait where we walked around the block and went back and was seated right away. Our waitress had an

Pros: Salad

Cons: Nasty waitress

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I've been here a number of times the food is always okay. The front bar is crowded and diffucult for the bartenders to get to you due to the odd shape. You get better service at the back bar.... When they don't charge you $238 for food and

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★★★★★

I've been here a number of times the food is always okay. The front bar is crowded and diffucult for the bartenders to get to you due to the odd shape. You get better service at the back bar.... When they don't charge you $238 for food and

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Wonderfully busy, but enthusiastic atmosphere. The hostess and waiter were both very friendly and attentive to our party of 4. I decided on an old fashioned cheeseburger, and was pleasantly surprised by how big and tasty their burgers

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★★★★★

Wonderfully busy, but enthusiastic atmosphere. The hostess and waiter were both very friendly and attentive to our party of 4. I decided on an old fashioned cheeseburger, and was pleasantly surprised by how big and tasty their burgers

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Had the English Grill which consists of 2 scrambled eggs, 2 nice fat juicy sausages, sauteed mushrooms, an english muffin, and a grilled tomato. It was very good and it came out fast. Good place to go in the morning - practically no one is

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★★★★★

Had the English Grill which consists of 2 scrambled eggs, 2 nice fat juicy sausages, sauteed mushrooms, an english muffin, and a grilled tomato. It was very good and it came out fast. Good place to go in the morning - practically no one is

Pros: Good breakfast

Cons: expected bad service

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Exceptionally unprofessional and rude service. Waitress insisted that I ordered something that I had not and charged me for it anyway. Two major fist fights between bouncers and two guests. Particles / weird stuff floating in drinks.

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★★★★★

Exceptionally unprofessional and rude service. Waitress insisted that I ordered something that I had not and charged me for it anyway. Two major fist fights between bouncers and two guests. Particles / weird stuff floating in drinks.

Pros: Location. outside seating

Cons: Bad / unsafe / unhealthy food; terrible service

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I enjoyed the food, but the waitstaff was disgusting! "I'm all that attitude" was given by the waitresses and Im thinking Im the one thats coming to eat here, you just work here, they are probably just mad that they dont make enough money

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★★★★★

I enjoyed the food, but the waitstaff was disgusting! "I'm all that attitude" was given by the waitresses and Im thinking Im the one thats coming to eat here, you just work here, they are probably just mad that they dont make enough money

Pros: decent food

Cons: everything else

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the short version: coffee shop is for tourists who think bad service is cute, or students who don't know any better.\r
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i've been to Coffeeshop at Union Square several times and had bad service. like the time a

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★★★★★

the short version: coffee shop is for tourists who think bad service is cute, or students who don't know any better.\r
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the long version:\r
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i've been to Coffeeshop at Union Square several times and had bad service. like the time a

Pros: decent food

Cons: horrible service

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drinks are good, food is pretty good, yes the waitresses are dumb, but whatever, the food is fine and its convenient if thats what you're looking for.

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★★★★★

drinks are good, food is pretty good, yes the waitresses are dumb, but whatever, the food is fine and its convenient if thats what you're looking for.

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Yes, the waiter/waitress act like they're too good to be waiting(some of them) but some were nice. The food is good and don't expect fine dining. It is a cool upscale diner with a trendy bar in Union sq. Don't mind the nasty one and

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★★★★★

Yes, the waiter/waitress act like they're too good to be waiting(some of them) but some were nice. The food is good and don't expect fine dining. It is a cool upscale diner with a trendy bar in Union sq. Don't mind the nasty one and

Pros: trendy/location/food/bar

Cons: rude staff at times depends

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The other reviews are right about this place having really bad service from its female hostesses and waitresses (the male bartender was actually nice). Aside from the service, the food was pretty good. Good portions, good prices, but

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★★★★★

The other reviews are right about this place having really bad service from its female hostesses and waitresses (the male bartender was actually nice). Aside from the service, the food was pretty good. Good portions, good prices, but

Pros: Food was good, so were the drinks.

Cons: The service - Wow, it was bad!

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If you have a sense of humor, this place is not a bad place to go. The food is decent and reliable but the place is always packed and wait times are long. If you think this is the "real" New York, it is not. Better go some place else. Much

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★★★★★

If you have a sense of humor, this place is not a bad place to go. The food is decent and reliable but the place is always packed and wait times are long. If you think this is the "real" New York, it is not. Better go some place else. Much

Pros: Food is decent. (Mostly diner fare with a touch of Latin flavor)

Cons: Waitstaff can be unfriendly.

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Coffee Shop in union square is not your average coffee shop. Most of the food is the same as what you would find in a good coffee shop, but this is actually a trendy hangout catering to the downtown crowd. The downstairs is more like a lounge playing hip hop music while the upstairs is restaurant style w/ a bar. The drinks are good and in the summer it is a very good scene

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★★★★☆

Coffee Shop in union square is not your average coffee shop. Most of the food is the same as what you would find in a good coffee shop, but this is actually a trendy hangout catering to the downtown crowd. The downstairs is more like a lounge playing hip hop music while the upstairs is restaurant style w/ a bar. The drinks are good and in the summer it is a very good scene

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With two large bars, lots of '50s Formica and leatherette, and no shortage of models and poseurs, this Union Square destination is a coffee shop with attitude. Lots of it to be precise---mostly from the model-lite waitstaff. The menu has a…

 

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