Home Restaurant

★★★☆☆
  • 20 Cornelia St 2

    New York, NY 10014

    Cross street: nr. 4th St.

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  • 212-243-9579

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Mon-Fri, noon-4pm and 5pm-10pm; Sat, 10:30am-4:30pm and 5:30pm-11pm; Sun, 10:30am-4:30pm and 5:30pm-10pm

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Healthy fresh food but we waited 10 mins to be seated in spite of numerous open tables then waited 10 more minutes for a menu, then 45 for food. No apologies were offered. Go Home for the weekend.

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★★★★★

Healthy fresh food but we waited 10 mins to be seated in spite of numerous open tables then waited 10 more minutes for a menu, then 45 for food. No apologies were offered. Go Home for the weekend.

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Walking in to Home is like being transported from the West Village to a more hospitable place in the country. While the decor is cozy and the large plates are well prepared, the service is cold and the small plates are forgettable (the best part of the small plates was the brie on the cheese plate. It actually melted in my mouth. However, they sell most of the cheeses served at Home at Murray's Cheese Shop down the street. Buy your cheese there and skip the bad service at Home.)

The "large" plates: The brook trout with arrugula and olives was delicate and flavorful. The accompanying fingerling potatoes were moist without being greasy. The pastrami cured duck breast was the real winner at the table. It was prepared medium rare and the pastrami imbued it with a wonderful saltiness without detracting from the flavor of the duck itself. The spaetzle was a little dry but otherwise quite good and a welcome break from the very flavorful duck. The toasted quinoa salad, however, was not so great. It looked like lawn mower clippings from a pasture and was very bitter even for an organic salad. All of that said, the major problem with these "large" plates was that the portions were actually quite small, even by tasting menu standards. A little bit more spaetzle or a a few more potatoes or a second vegatable or, well, anything would have made these very small "large" plates more homelike.

Unfortunatley, the service did not imporove the hominess of Home. Upon entering, we were greeted somewhat awckwardly by a host who seated us at a table in the back corner. It took a while for a waiter to come to our table. She gave us menus for food and walked away. When she returned, we asked for a wine menu. it was another ten minutes before we received the wine menu and we still didn't have water. The service continued like this throughout the meal. When we received our check, our waitress had written a suggested tip on the bottom of the slip. She suggested 25%...That is obnoxious.

I probably won't go back to Home. While the dishes did taste very good, they left me hungry and the service left me cold and wanting to go home.

1
★★☆☆☆

Walking in to Home is like being transported from the West Village to a more hospitable place in the country. While the decor is cozy and the large plates are well prepared, the service is cold and the small plates are forgettable (the best part of the small plates was the brie on the cheese plate. It actually melted in my mouth. However, they sell most of the cheeses served at Home at Murray's Cheese Shop down the street. Buy your cheese there and skip the bad service at Home.)

The "large" plates: The brook trout with arrugula and olives was delicate and flavorful. The accompanying fingerling potatoes were moist without being greasy. The pastrami cured duck breast was the real winner at the table. It was prepared medium rare and the pastrami imbued it with a wonderful saltiness without detracting from the flavor of the duck itself. The spaetzle was a little dry but otherwise quite good and a welcome break from the very flavorful duck. The toasted quinoa salad, however, was not so great. It looked like lawn mower clippings from a pasture and was very bitter even for an organic salad. All of that said, the major problem with these "large" plates was that the portions were actually quite small, even by tasting menu standards. A little bit more spaetzle or a a few more potatoes or a second vegatable or, well, anything would have made these very small "large" plates more homelike.

Unfortunatley, the service did not imporove the hominess of Home. Upon entering, we were greeted somewhat awckwardly by a host who seated us at a table in the back corner. It took a while for a waiter to come to our table. She gave us menus for food and walked away. When she returned, we asked for a wine menu. it was another ten minutes before we received the wine menu and we still didn't have water. The service continued like this throughout the meal. When we received our check, our waitress had written a suggested tip on the bottom of the slip. She suggested 25%...That is obnoxious.

I probably won't go back to Home. While the dishes did taste very good, they left me hungry and the service left me cold and wanting to go home.

Pros: The "large" plates taste great (except the salad)

Cons: The "large" plates are not large and the service is cold

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I've eaten at Home off and on for years. The food has always been consistently tasty. The setting is cosy, including the patio.

Recently, however, the service was odd. Several weeks ago I arrived early on a weeknight. I was the first diner (my date arrived later). Although I could have been seated anywhere in the restaurant, the staff placed me in the most cramped seat, sharing the chair's space with a column. As other diners arrived, they were also seated in the same two-top area. The restaurant was half-empty, but all of the diners were squeezed into the same area. Meanwhile, tables further into the dining room were empty throughout the 90 minutes we were there. Why was everyone forced to sit so close?

Several days ago I stopped in with two guests. Home was quite busy (at about 8pm on a Friday night). I asked about the wait. Rather than being given a waiting time, the server said I could "make a reservation" (for nearly 90 minutes later). I left.

While not necessarily a lapse in service, it seemed odd that while already present at the restaurant I would be asked to make a reservation.

Again, not a huge criticism, but simply...odd...service. I will continue eating at Home, but will probably go during off hours.

1
★★★☆☆

I've eaten at Home off and on for years. The food has always been consistently tasty. The setting is cosy, including the patio.

Recently, however, the service was odd. Several weeks ago I arrived early on a weeknight. I was the first diner (my date arrived later). Although I could have been seated anywhere in the restaurant, the staff placed me in the most cramped seat, sharing the chair's space with a column. As other diners arrived, they were also seated in the same two-top area. The restaurant was half-empty, but all of the diners were squeezed into the same area. Meanwhile, tables further into the dining room were empty throughout the 90 minutes we were there. Why was everyone forced to sit so close?

Several days ago I stopped in with two guests. Home was quite busy (at about 8pm on a Friday night). I asked about the wait. Rather than being given a waiting time, the server said I could "make a reservation" (for nearly 90 minutes later). I left.

While not necessarily a lapse in service, it seemed odd that while already present at the restaurant I would be asked to make a reservation.

Again, not a huge criticism, but simply...odd...service. I will continue eating at Home, but will probably go during off hours.

Pros: Food

Cons: Uneven service

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Awful awful. Upon arrival, I was neither greeted by the hostess in a timely fashion, nor did she know what she was doing. Then when we were seated the rest of the experience was a complete disaster. From having to ask for water and bread at least 3 times, to the waitress running around like a chicken with her head cut off, no smiles, no eye contact, not certain if they had orange juice and waiting on clean glasses and bread basket. Food, although somewhat tasty, was cold. Mom asked for no bacon, got bacon. Cozy but cramped, chaotic environment. For a sustainble table restaurant I expected peace. No way would I return

0
★☆☆☆☆

Awful awful. Upon arrival, I was neither greeted by the hostess in a timely fashion, nor did she know what she was doing. Then when we were seated the rest of the experience was a complete disaster. From having to ask for water and bread at least 3 times, to the waitress running around like a chicken with her head cut off, no smiles, no eye contact, not certain if they had orange juice and waiting on clean glasses and bread basket. Food, although somewhat tasty, was cold. Mom asked for no bacon, got bacon. Cozy but cramped, chaotic environment. For a sustainble table restaurant I expected peace. No way would I return

Pros: cozy

Cons: everything else

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While I've eaten here for brunch and wasn't impressed, their dinners are very good. I had the duck and it was great, not dry. The tables are pretty close together and their prices are a bit high, but still not bad.

3
★★★☆☆

While I've eaten here for brunch and wasn't impressed, their dinners are very good. I had the duck and it was great, not dry. The tables are pretty close together and their prices are a bit high, but still not bad.

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location: mysterious.
space: gorgeous. makes you feel like you're in a different era.
service: impeccable.
food: mmmmmm...

*sigh.* this is my idea of a great dining experience, from start to finish.

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★★★★☆

location: mysterious.
space: gorgeous. makes you feel like you're in a different era.
service: impeccable.
food: mmmmmm...

*sigh.* this is my idea of a great dining experience, from start to finish.

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I went to Home for a friend?s birthday this year, having had many pleasant experiences here in the past. Our night did not get off to a good start when we were shoved into a hot stuffy corner at the back. It took our waiter 15 minutes to come over and see if we wanted anything to drink, and then he disappeared without another word to us. Another 20 minutes later, he returned to FINALLY get out order. Our apps and entrees arrived in bits and pieces, leaving some people with food for about 10 minutes while others waited and our food grew cold- totally unreasonable for a party of 5. Then, when we placed a desert order, only half of the deserts arrived, and though about 6 people went back and forth past our table, we could not get a single person to stop. Then, when our waiter finally came back, he acted as though we had never placed the desert order at all, even though he had given spoons to people who had ordered. Then, without a word of apology he snatched the bill up off the table, and proceeded to add all of the deserts, not giving us a single thing for free in spite of all the problems. I was shocked to see how far a place that used to be one of my favorites has fallen!

1
★★☆☆☆

I went to Home for a friend?s birthday this year, having had many pleasant experiences here in the past. Our night did not get off to a good start when we were shoved into a hot stuffy corner at the back. It took our waiter 15 minutes to come over and see if we wanted anything to drink, and then he disappeared without another word to us. Another 20 minutes later, he returned to FINALLY get out order. Our apps and entrees arrived in bits and pieces, leaving some people with food for about 10 minutes while others waited and our food grew cold- totally unreasonable for a party of 5. Then, when we placed a desert order, only half of the deserts arrived, and though about 6 people went back and forth past our table, we could not get a single person to stop. Then, when our waiter finally came back, he acted as though we had never placed the desert order at all, even though he had given spoons to people who had ordered. Then, without a word of apology he snatched the bill up off the table, and proceeded to add all of the deserts, not giving us a single thing for free in spite of all the problems. I was shocked to see how far a place that used to be one of my favorites has fallen!

Pros: The food was tasty, I just wish I could have had it warm

Cons: Pretty much everything else

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My friend had taken me here for my birthday this year and we had heard some good reveiews about it.
When we went in, the seating hostess wanted to seat us outside in 40 degree weather, mind you it was February. She rolled her eyes at me when I told her it was too cold and huffed and puffed. I then asked her if we could sit at a booth and she told me she couldn't "waste" giving a booth to just 2 people. At that point I would have left but we were too hungry,
So we sat down to eat and the waiter didn't bring any water or any bread to our table, just came over and asked "What do we want?"(nice way to order). He never asked once if the food was ok or if we needed anything. It was the worst service I ever had at a restaurant and I would NEVER return there. The food was good but nothing special, it is even a bit pricey for sitting as crowdedly as we did.
Eggs Benedict and red potatoes for home fries. Nothing original.

1
★★★☆☆

My friend had taken me here for my birthday this year and we had heard some good reveiews about it.
When we went in, the seating hostess wanted to seat us outside in 40 degree weather, mind you it was February. She rolled her eyes at me when I told her it was too cold and huffed and puffed. I then asked her if we could sit at a booth and she told me she couldn't "waste" giving a booth to just 2 people. At that point I would have left but we were too hungry,
So we sat down to eat and the waiter didn't bring any water or any bread to our table, just came over and asked "What do we want?"(nice way to order). He never asked once if the food was ok or if we needed anything. It was the worst service I ever had at a restaurant and I would NEVER return there. The food was good but nothing special, it is even a bit pricey for sitting as crowdedly as we did.
Eggs Benedict and red potatoes for home fries. Nothing original.

Cons: Not a nice person in the place.

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This is my first time-review. I have eaten at Home twice, once six months ago and once just the other day for Valentine's Day. My fiance and I don't go there often because the food is fairly pricy (if you get appetizers-some of the entres are fairly reasonable for a special occasion). Both times the food was excellent (I suggest their almond-crusted tuna, but it was a special), though portions aren't enormous. Both times we had friendly, attentive service. The waitress the other day suggested a great wine to accompany our meal: Martha Clara Syrah. The desserts were the highlight of the evening. Definitely try the poached pear. We've had two extremely pleasant experiences at this establishment and we would gladly return for another nice evening out.

2
★★★★☆

This is my first time-review. I have eaten at Home twice, once six months ago and once just the other day for Valentine's Day. My fiance and I don't go there often because the food is fairly pricy (if you get appetizers-some of the entres are fairly reasonable for a special occasion). Both times the food was excellent (I suggest their almond-crusted tuna, but it was a special), though portions aren't enormous. Both times we had friendly, attentive service. The waitress the other day suggested a great wine to accompany our meal: Martha Clara Syrah. The desserts were the highlight of the evening. Definitely try the poached pear. We've had two extremely pleasant experiences at this establishment and we would gladly return for another nice evening out.

Pros: Attentive service, interesting flavors, wine list

Cons: Somewhat cramped, portions aren't very big, can get expensive

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It was great to see a place that features wines from the same line of lattitude as Bordeux. I am a big fan of so many Long Island wines, and was brought there to see there small list. The selection of wines was nice, not exactly all my favorites, but still wonderful to see a restaurant supporting a fantastic region. Aside from the wine I really took the place in. Of course it was cozy, it's in the Village on Cornelia St., the food was wonderful. Among the people I was with, I got to sample many of the menu items, and found the chorizo macaroni and cheese delicious, the quail was robust and comforting, the chowder was excellent, but what do I do with the shells? The service was very accepatable and very hospitable. They may have made a few mistakes, but the hospitality made up for the specifics. I was so pleased to have spent an evening there, and look forward to going again.

2
★★★★☆

It was great to see a place that features wines from the same line of lattitude as Bordeux. I am a big fan of so many Long Island wines, and was brought there to see there small list. The selection of wines was nice, not exactly all my favorites, but still wonderful to see a restaurant supporting a fantastic region. Aside from the wine I really took the place in. Of course it was cozy, it's in the Village on Cornelia St., the food was wonderful. Among the people I was with, I got to sample many of the menu items, and found the chorizo macaroni and cheese delicious, the quail was robust and comforting, the chowder was excellent, but what do I do with the shells? The service was very accepatable and very hospitable. They may have made a few mistakes, but the hospitality made up for the specifics. I was so pleased to have spent an evening there, and look forward to going again.

Pros: L.I. Wines, Food, Ambience

Cons: Pricey

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Food was ok, but it took an act of God to get service. We were told they were under staffed, but there were at least 4 waiters for the 10-12 tables that are in the resturant. When we could flag someone down, it still took forever for them to get back to us.

1
★★☆☆☆

Food was ok, but it took an act of God to get service. We were told they were under staffed, but there were at least 4 waiters for the 10-12 tables that are in the resturant. When we could flag someone down, it still took forever for them to get back to us.

Pros: good food, cute decor

Cons: terrible service, a little difficult to find

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After having a pricey but mediocre brunch at Home a year ago, we decided to give it one more try for dinner. Seeing the restaurant half empty, three of us walked in on a Saturday evening to ask about a table. We were asked to wait, then rudely told they had nothing available. We were futher advised that "This is New York-GET A RESERVATION". Granted, it was a last minute decision to go out for dinner, and we had spent the afternoon watching football and were not decked out in typical West Village fabulousness, but is wearing a sweatshirt really enough of a reason to assume we were tourists and should be talked to so condescendingly. Then to add insult to injury, after we had already left the seemingly 6' x 12' room they consider a restaurant, the waiter/owner stepped out, called us back, and curiously asked if we liked Italian food. I cautiously replied yes, and he proceeded to tell us about this wonderful Italian joint around the corner that had "lots of tables with a quick turnover" and "lots of great pasta". Knowing the area for over a decade, the restaurant he was describing was an absolutely awful place--and he new it. Clearly he was not offering a helpful suggestion but instead was knowingly tyring to send us to a bad restaurant. Who needs this kind of treatment? Can't imagine why we would ever go back.

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★☆☆☆☆

After having a pricey but mediocre brunch at Home a year ago, we decided to give it one more try for dinner. Seeing the restaurant half empty, three of us walked in on a Saturday evening to ask about a table. We were asked to wait, then rudely told they had nothing available. We were futher advised that "This is New York-GET A RESERVATION". Granted, it was a last minute decision to go out for dinner, and we had spent the afternoon watching football and were not decked out in typical West Village fabulousness, but is wearing a sweatshirt really enough of a reason to assume we were tourists and should be talked to so condescendingly. Then to add insult to injury, after we had already left the seemingly 6' x 12' room they consider a restaurant, the waiter/owner stepped out, called us back, and curiously asked if we liked Italian food. I cautiously replied yes, and he proceeded to tell us about this wonderful Italian joint around the corner that had "lots of tables with a quick turnover" and "lots of great pasta". Knowing the area for over a decade, the restaurant he was describing was an absolutely awful place--and he new it. Clearly he was not offering a helpful suggestion but instead was knowingly tyring to send us to a bad restaurant. Who needs this kind of treatment? Can't imagine why we would ever go back.

Cons: rude, rude, & rude

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I go to Home only occasionally, and each time I hope it's as good as the last, and it always is. The traditional american food is always totally satisfying, and the service is perfect. It's a nice ambience for a date, but not too overtly romantic, like flickering candles in the pitch-black or anything...

2
★★★★☆

I go to Home only occasionally, and each time I hope it's as good as the last, and it always is. The traditional american food is always totally satisfying, and the service is perfect. It's a nice ambience for a date, but not too overtly romantic, like flickering candles in the pitch-black or anything...

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The coldest evening since last winter and they nonchalantly lead us to a table outside and act as if it's the most natural thing ever. The heat lamps above (one didn't work) did not combat the wind. I kept imagining how uncomfortable this would be for people on a date who were too timid to actually say anything.

Moreover, the table was misaligned, and needed some adjustments to keep from teetering over. They "fixed" it by shoving a napkin under a leg, which worked for about 5 minutes. They continued to seat non-protesting customers (probably from the disbelief that they were seriously being sent outside) in the backyard as we ordered some very unimpressive food.

The "fondue" was some toast with a ranch dressing like dip, hardly fondue and completely ridiculous. The macaroni and cheese with "overnight tomato" was tiny, really just amazingly small, and it had a piece of tomato on top- nothing to include in the description of the meal, as it was a mere garnish. The chopped salad with "Autumn vegetables" was 8 dollars worth of onions and corn with some more ranch dressing. Everything we ordered was small, boring and expensive. For 4 people, we paid $180.

The waitstaff was supercilious, didn't bring water even when reminded 2 times and bumped into us repeatedly as they squeezed past to bring food to other cold diners. They even asked us to move our handbag (to help what?) and still bumped us every time they passed.

Ultimately, I found this to be the most annoying restaurant I've been to in New York in a decade. The portions were so stupidly small, it was shameful. Most shocking was the way they just seated everyone outside as if it were absolutely normal and acceptable, when they knew it wasn't! They even gave us some stupid button/pin when we left: "Polar Bear Diner Club- Home Restaurant- Fearless eaters under the heaters." SHAME ON THEM!

1
★★☆☆☆

The coldest evening since last winter and they nonchalantly lead us to a table outside and act as if it's the most natural thing ever. The heat lamps above (one didn't work) did not combat the wind. I kept imagining how uncomfortable this would be for people on a date who were too timid to actually say anything.

Moreover, the table was misaligned, and needed some adjustments to keep from teetering over. They "fixed" it by shoving a napkin under a leg, which worked for about 5 minutes. They continued to seat non-protesting customers (probably from the disbelief that they were seriously being sent outside) in the backyard as we ordered some very unimpressive food.

The "fondue" was some toast with a ranch dressing like dip, hardly fondue and completely ridiculous. The macaroni and cheese with "overnight tomato" was tiny, really just amazingly small, and it had a piece of tomato on top- nothing to include in the description of the meal, as it was a mere garnish. The chopped salad with "Autumn vegetables" was 8 dollars worth of onions and corn with some more ranch dressing. Everything we ordered was small, boring and expensive. For 4 people, we paid $180.

The waitstaff was supercilious, didn't bring water even when reminded 2 times and bumped into us repeatedly as they squeezed past to bring food to other cold diners. They even asked us to move our handbag (to help what?) and still bumped us every time they passed.

Ultimately, I found this to be the most annoying restaurant I've been to in New York in a decade. The portions were so stupidly small, it was shameful. Most shocking was the way they just seated everyone outside as if it were absolutely normal and acceptable, when they knew it wasn't! They even gave us some stupid button/pin when we left: "Polar Bear Diner Club- Home Restaurant- Fearless eaters under the heaters." SHAME ON THEM!

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I had heard good reviews of this restaurant and was eager to try it. I will not go back. The place was tiny, and they crammed four of us into a table that, even in tight NYC spaces, has no business being a four-top in a restaurant. The food was mediocre, and they didn't even have the onion-rings appetizer that was raved about because their deep-fryer was broken. Service was sub-par as well. There are dozens of places in that area that you could go to over this one.

0
★☆☆☆☆

I had heard good reviews of this restaurant and was eager to try it. I will not go back. The place was tiny, and they crammed four of us into a table that, even in tight NYC spaces, has no business being a four-top in a restaurant. The food was mediocre, and they didn't even have the onion-rings appetizer that was raved about because their deep-fryer was broken. Service was sub-par as well. There are dozens of places in that area that you could go to over this one.

Pros: Lots of great places nearby

Cons: Food, Dining room, Service

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After a couple of so-so experiences at Home, I decided to give it one more try as it's just around the corner from my business partner's place. We called the day before to book a table in the garden for 7 PM for a dinner with some clients. On arrival, the smart-alec person who 'greeted' (sic) us said they had the reservation but claimed that we never asked for a table outside and so on the nicest day of the year in NYC, we had to sit inside.

The menu has become completely uninteresting and the portions are tiny. What they call "fondue" is in fact just a blue cheese dip, not much more than salad dressing. The duck salad was miniscule, the green salad was completely tasteless and their flagship mac & cheese, though potentially tasty, tasted like it had been cooked in an oven that had not been cleaned in years - it had a burnt aftertaste to it. One of my party asked for a side of English peas, which the chef refused to provide as he was "saving them for another dish" - MAKE MORE.

The waitstaff were totally indifferent with a surly attitude and you feel like they're doing you a favor allowing you to eat there. The only highlight is the chocolate pudding. There are so many better places to eat in the Village - do yourself a favor and skip this one.

1
★★☆☆☆

After a couple of so-so experiences at Home, I decided to give it one more try as it's just around the corner from my business partner's place. We called the day before to book a table in the garden for 7 PM for a dinner with some clients. On arrival, the smart-alec person who 'greeted' (sic) us said they had the reservation but claimed that we never asked for a table outside and so on the nicest day of the year in NYC, we had to sit inside.

The menu has become completely uninteresting and the portions are tiny. What they call "fondue" is in fact just a blue cheese dip, not much more than salad dressing. The duck salad was miniscule, the green salad was completely tasteless and their flagship mac & cheese, though potentially tasty, tasted like it had been cooked in an oven that had not been cleaned in years - it had a burnt aftertaste to it. One of my party asked for a side of English peas, which the chef refused to provide as he was "saving them for another dish" - MAKE MORE.

The waitstaff were totally indifferent with a surly attitude and you feel like they're doing you a favor allowing you to eat there. The only highlight is the chocolate pudding. There are so many better places to eat in the Village - do yourself a favor and skip this one.

Pros: Chocolate pudding

Cons: Everything else

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I went to Home last night with my boyfriend and enjoyed the relaxed and attentive waitstaff. Our waiter was very informative about all of the ingredients on the menu (taste, where it was from, wine pairings). As an appetizer, we shared the beet and goat cheese salad, which was very fresh, wonderfully salted and seasoned, and with goat cheese sold at the Union Square Farmer's Market at that wonderfully melt-in-your-mouth room temperature.
My entree was the chicken thighs stuffed with sausage on top of garlic spinach and topped with delicate onion rings. Surprising, the portions were JUST RIGHT and the flavors blended together beautifully. In addition, Home makes their own ketchup--a nice surprise for the onion rings.
My boyfriend had the steak on top of mashed potatoes, which he said was done perfectly medium rare and was also the perfect portion and great flavor.
Overall, the only thing I would suggest is a less can-make-it-at-home dessert menu. Nothing looked very appealing after our dinner. (Apple pies, puddings, bread puddings).
I would definetely go back to Home for breakfast or another relaxing weekday dinner!

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★★★★☆

I went to Home last night with my boyfriend and enjoyed the relaxed and attentive waitstaff. Our waiter was very informative about all of the ingredients on the menu (taste, where it was from, wine pairings). As an appetizer, we shared the beet and goat cheese salad, which was very fresh, wonderfully salted and seasoned, and with goat cheese sold at the Union Square Farmer's Market at that wonderfully melt-in-your-mouth room temperature.
My entree was the chicken thighs stuffed with sausage on top of garlic spinach and topped with delicate onion rings. Surprising, the portions were JUST RIGHT and the flavors blended together beautifully. In addition, Home makes their own ketchup--a nice surprise for the onion rings.
My boyfriend had the steak on top of mashed potatoes, which he said was done perfectly medium rare and was also the perfect portion and great flavor.
Overall, the only thing I would suggest is a less can-make-it-at-home dessert menu. Nothing looked very appealing after our dinner. (Apple pies, puddings, bread puddings).
I would definetely go back to Home for breakfast or another relaxing weekday dinner!

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Went there for brunch on a Saturday with 5 girls. When I told the host my name, he just stared. Waitress came up to me and looked at me questioningly. I repeated the reservation name to her, & the host whom I had spoken to said rudely "I GOT IT."
We sat down to a claustrophobic's nightmare of a table. Menu was EXTREMELY limited. "Eggs any style" was an option. My friend asked if she could have a style in particular, and the waiter answered, "We don't DO that." He was being so unhelpful and my friend, who was almost in tears, had to ask, "Well what DO you do?" The host looked miserable the whole time, and was prancing around in a tizzy.
Food was mediocre.
Just a horrific experience. Even if the food was delicious and the menu was endless, I still would never go back.

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★☆☆☆☆

Went there for brunch on a Saturday with 5 girls. When I told the host my name, he just stared. Waitress came up to me and looked at me questioningly. I repeated the reservation name to her, & the host whom I had spoken to said rudely "I GOT IT."
We sat down to a claustrophobic's nightmare of a table. Menu was EXTREMELY limited. "Eggs any style" was an option. My friend asked if she could have a style in particular, and the waiter answered, "We don't DO that." He was being so unhelpful and my friend, who was almost in tears, had to ask, "Well what DO you do?" The host looked miserable the whole time, and was prancing around in a tizzy.
Food was mediocre.
Just a horrific experience. Even if the food was delicious and the menu was endless, I still would never go back.

Pros: Ambiance

Cons: Staff, Limited Menu , Did I mention staff?

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I don't really like greedy restaurants. You know the type. They shouldn't keep their patio open year-round. We shouldn't have stayed (like four other couples who left). The waitstaff may try and convince you that the heaters are warm in winter, I assure you they are not. We tried to eat our food (the little bits that are served) quickly so as it would not get cold. I think my Dad enjoyed the hot dogs he bought on the corner after the meal more than his undercooked chicken he returned to the kitchen for more cooking, and still came back undercooked. We witnessed the waitstaff continue to try and tell people things were fine and this was business as usual and the restaurant was great--while we waited and waited for our meal. I think our cold night lasted well into two hours and we left hungry and broke.

1
★★★☆☆

I don't really like greedy restaurants. You know the type. They shouldn't keep their patio open year-round. We shouldn't have stayed (like four other couples who left). The waitstaff may try and convince you that the heaters are warm in winter, I assure you they are not. We tried to eat our food (the little bits that are served) quickly so as it would not get cold. I think my Dad enjoyed the hot dogs he bought on the corner after the meal more than his undercooked chicken he returned to the kitchen for more cooking, and still came back undercooked. We witnessed the waitstaff continue to try and tell people things were fine and this was business as usual and the restaurant was great--while we waited and waited for our meal. I think our cold night lasted well into two hours and we left hungry and broke.

Pros: nice neighborhood

Cons: service, portions, general greed

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I was there 11-23-2005. Food is below average. Small portion but good presentation. The average cost for 2 people is 95 dollars included tips. If your date is not helping out with the bill, make sure to bring enough cash or have one of your credit cards handy.

1
★★★☆☆

I was there 11-23-2005. Food is below average. Small portion but good presentation. The average cost for 2 people is 95 dollars included tips. If your date is not helping out with the bill, make sure to bring enough cash or have one of your credit cards handy.

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the food is thoughtfully prepared and brimming with flavor. the only drawback was that our waitress forgot a beverage order and when reminded failed to rush it to the table or offer her apologies.

2
★★★★☆

the food is thoughtfully prepared and brimming with flavor. the only drawback was that our waitress forgot a beverage order and when reminded failed to rush it to the table or offer her apologies.

Pros: food

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This is a beatiful little place. You have lots of choices on Cornelia street but you cant go wrong by choosing Home. We were lucky enough to have the garden seating on a beatiful evening. The wine list is good and reasonably priced. The food was interesting, delicious, and well presented. Everything was cooked and seasoned with gourmet skill. Even the salads and the soups were exceptional. We went on a Friday night at about 6pm. We did not have a reservation but were seated immediately

2
★★★★★

This is a beatiful little place. You have lots of choices on Cornelia street but you cant go wrong by choosing Home. We were lucky enough to have the garden seating on a beatiful evening. The wine list is good and reasonably priced. The food was interesting, delicious, and well presented. Everything was cooked and seasoned with gourmet skill. Even the salads and the soups were exceptional. We went on a Friday night at about 6pm. We did not have a reservation but were seated immediately

Pros: Excellent Food, Beautiful Ambiance

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There is nothing about Home to rave about. The menu was not particularly interesting or varied; the service was below sub par. Although the environment is homey, I would not go back. The food was a meal I could find anywhere else in the city for a better price. Would not recommend.

1
★★★☆☆

There is nothing about Home to rave about. The menu was not particularly interesting or varied; the service was below sub par. Although the environment is homey, I would not go back. The food was a meal I could find anywhere else in the city for a better price. Would not recommend.

Pros: location

Cons: service

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I left hungry. When I suggested I could eat another fish dinner, they said they would be happy to serve me another, but I would hardly do that as there were others in my party. I said this to give the staff a hint that they don't serve large enough portions. The main course too small and so was the side. The dessert was as good as the waiter said it would be. I ripped my panty hose on the bench in the garden where they seated us. I said something about it to the hostess or owner, she gave me a blank stare. I told her that I didn't expect to be reimbursed for the expensive hose, just smooth down the wood on the bench so that this doesn't happen to anyone else. She smiled blankly, she didn't care.

1
★★★☆☆

I left hungry. When I suggested I could eat another fish dinner, they said they would be happy to serve me another, but I would hardly do that as there were others in my party. I said this to give the staff a hint that they don't serve large enough portions. The main course too small and so was the side. The dessert was as good as the waiter said it would be. I ripped my panty hose on the bench in the garden where they seated us. I said something about it to the hostess or owner, she gave me a blank stare. I told her that I didn't expect to be reimbursed for the expensive hose, just smooth down the wood on the bench so that this doesn't happen to anyone else. She smiled blankly, she didn't care.

Pros: tasty food, nicely prepared, good location

Cons: very small portions, pretentious staff

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We left the restaurant still hungry...a big no-no. Sure, it's charming and romantic with a lovely garden. But if the food is no good, the ambience doesn't matter. For $19, I would expect more than six bite-sized scallops; the asparagus was more like a garnish than an accompaniment. And if you're going to serve the trout whole, say so on the menu. Sure, they offered to fillet it, but if I had known I'd be pulling tiny bones out of my mouth the whole time, I would have ordered something else. The temperature was lukewarm, suggesting that the long wait meant our food had been sitting there a while. Overall, a pretty unpleasant dining experience.

0
★☆☆☆☆

We left the restaurant still hungry...a big no-no. Sure, it's charming and romantic with a lovely garden. But if the food is no good, the ambience doesn't matter. For $19, I would expect more than six bite-sized scallops; the asparagus was more like a garnish than an accompaniment. And if you're going to serve the trout whole, say so on the menu. Sure, they offered to fillet it, but if I had known I'd be pulling tiny bones out of my mouth the whole time, I would have ordered something else. The temperature was lukewarm, suggesting that the long wait meant our food had been sitting there a while. Overall, a pretty unpleasant dining experience.

Pros: Garden dining

Cons: , Cramped, Short on value

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I took my parents and my girlfriend here for a casual dinner before going to the Blue Note. It definitely met our expectations. The food was excellent, traditional American dishes prepared VERY well. I've never enjoyed a porkchop so much, it was great. Definitely try the bleu cheese fondue and the onion rings with the homemade ketchup. The ambiance overall is very simple but we ate on the patio behind the restaurant which was a very nice touch. I don't think I would take someone here for a romantic dinner but it's perfect for a small group or a casual night out.

2
★★★★☆

I took my parents and my girlfriend here for a casual dinner before going to the Blue Note. It definitely met our expectations. The food was excellent, traditional American dishes prepared VERY well. I've never enjoyed a porkchop so much, it was great. Definitely try the bleu cheese fondue and the onion rings with the homemade ketchup. The ambiance overall is very simple but we ate on the patio behind the restaurant which was a very nice touch. I don't think I would take someone here for a romantic dinner but it's perfect for a small group or a casual night out.

Pros: Great Food!, Outside Patio, Casual Atmosphere

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My visit to Home was about three years ago, on an empty night with a small group of friends. It was fantastic; the food, service, and ambiance couldn't be beat. Based on this, I suggested we go there for a double date-type dinner last night. Bad idea! The entrees (Brook Trout, ) ranged from average to bland, although the sides and desserts were very good. The service is where the problems existed. You have to ask for everything - even water refills, and yes, the waitstaff seems put off if you aren't ordering appetizers, wine, coffee, etc. I'm going to try and forget last night. Overall, the place is too damn small and just not worth cramming yourself into.

1
★★★☆☆

My visit to Home was about three years ago, on an empty night with a small group of friends. It was fantastic; the food, service, and ambiance couldn't be beat. Based on this, I suggested we go there for a double date-type dinner last night. Bad idea! The entrees (Brook Trout, ) ranged from average to bland, although the sides and desserts were very good. The service is where the problems existed. You have to ask for everything - even water refills, and yes, the waitstaff seems put off if you aren't ordering appetizers, wine, coffee, etc. I'm going to try and forget last night. Overall, the place is too damn small and just not worth cramming yourself into.

Pros: appetizers (fondue), NYS wines

Cons: , waitstaff, consistency!

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I was taken on a date to Home for dinner. I was really not impressed by this place in the least. After looking through their limited menu and finally picking things out, I was informed that they didn't have the food I wanted. It was early on a Saturday so I don't think there was any excuse. The food was overcooked and dry-
Will not return to home.

1
★★★☆☆

I was taken on a date to Home for dinner. I was really not impressed by this place in the least. After looking through their limited menu and finally picking things out, I was informed that they didn't have the food I wanted. It was early on a Saturday so I don't think there was any excuse. The food was overcooked and dry-
Will not return to home.

Cons: poor service, crowded, subpar food

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I strolled into Home last week and discovered their autumn menu which was filled with great autumn produce and new specialties. I had roasted lamb with spaghetti squash and an interesting tomato goat cheese sauce, then a pear upside down cake for dessert. Superb! Our waiter was informed and helpful. The freindly prices at this place are the best kept secret in New York!

2
★★★★★

I strolled into Home last week and discovered their autumn menu which was filled with great autumn produce and new specialties. I had roasted lamb with spaghetti squash and an interesting tomato goat cheese sauce, then a pear upside down cake for dessert. Superb! Our waiter was informed and helpful. The freindly prices at this place are the best kept secret in New York!

Pros: Prices, Seasonal Food, Roast Lamb

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Stopped by Home after hearing about its wine list which features North Fork wine. I grew up there so was intrigued. Sat in the garden with a bottle of Jamesport Sauvignon Blanc and Blue Cheese Fondue. Wonderful. Reminds me of Paris, but without the attitude.

2
★★★★★

Stopped by Home after hearing about its wine list which features North Fork wine. I grew up there so was intrigued. Sat in the garden with a bottle of Jamesport Sauvignon Blanc and Blue Cheese Fondue. Wonderful. Reminds me of Paris, but without the attitude.

Pros: Local wine , freindly waiters, delicious food

Cons: none

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I was very excited to get a walk-in table on a Friday evening but was soon disappointed. Our waitress was rather un-friendly, seemed annoyed that we didn't want appetizers and we waited 15 minutes before our wine arrived. The food was decent but nothing special. The tips can only be left in cash and our waitress didn't even thank us for our over-generous 20% tip. I won't rush back. Shame really, because this is a gorgeous little place.

2
★★★★☆

I was very excited to get a walk-in table on a Friday evening but was soon disappointed. Our waitress was rather un-friendly, seemed annoyed that we didn't want appetizers and we waited 15 minutes before our wine arrived. The food was decent but nothing special. The tips can only be left in cash and our waitress didn't even thank us for our over-generous 20% tip. I won't rush back. Shame really, because this is a gorgeous little place.

Pros: cute restaurant

Cons: poor service

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This place has a lovely outdoor backyard. The food was good for brunch but it took 20 minutes to get a MENU!! The hostess seats you and "suppose" to get you the menu but never comes back. Even if you ask the waiter for a menu, he'll say that the hostess will get it for you. Yes, it was busy but it was absolutely ridiculous that we couldn't get a menu for 20 minutes then waited another 20 minutes to order!!

1
★★☆☆☆

This place has a lovely outdoor backyard. The food was good for brunch but it took 20 minutes to get a MENU!! The hostess seats you and "suppose" to get you the menu but never comes back. Even if you ask the waiter for a menu, he'll say that the hostess will get it for you. Yes, it was busy but it was absolutely ridiculous that we couldn't get a menu for 20 minutes then waited another 20 minutes to order!!

Pros: food, ambiance

Cons: service

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A freind invited me for lunch at Home because he said "they have the best hamburgers". He was right! Served perfectly grilled with a thick slice of white cheddar, just the rightr sized bun, homemade pickes and homemade ketchup! And the buttermilk onion rings on the side were also terrific. The place is quaint and comfortable with nice waiters.

2
★★★★★

A freind invited me for lunch at Home because he said "they have the best hamburgers". He was right! Served perfectly grilled with a thick slice of white cheddar, just the rightr sized bun, homemade pickes and homemade ketchup! And the buttermilk onion rings on the side were also terrific. The place is quaint and comfortable with nice waiters.

Pros: Best Hamburger, Homemade Ketchup, Onion Rings

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I have been eating brunch at Home for a couple of years. I have tried the pancakes, french toast potato cakes and omelet. Its always consistenly excellent. The bacon is incredible. Oh, they have the best coffee this side of seattle! I highly reccomend it. A good value too.

2
★★★★★

I have been eating brunch at Home for a couple of years. I have tried the pancakes, french toast potato cakes and omelet. Its always consistenly excellent. The bacon is incredible. Oh, they have the best coffee this side of seattle! I highly reccomend it. A good value too.

Pros: coffee, bacon, value

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My wife and I read about Home when they first opened, tried to go but could never get a reservation. We finally, after many years, went home again and had a very nice evening. We were sat in a cozy booth and ate delicious trout and a wonderful pound cake. The service was freindly. We plan on returning soon.

2
★★★★★

My wife and I read about Home when they first opened, tried to go but could never get a reservation. We finally, after many years, went home again and had a very nice evening. We were sat in a cozy booth and ate delicious trout and a wonderful pound cake. The service was freindly. We plan on returning soon.

Pros: trout, pound cake, freindly service

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I was visiting NY from out of state with my sister and had read about Home in a travel guide so thought we would try it. Everything was very good, especially chocolate pudding!

2
★★★★☆

I was visiting NY from out of state with my sister and had read about Home in a travel guide so thought we would try it. Everything was very good, especially chocolate pudding!

Pros: Chocolate Pudding, Comfort food, village atmosphere

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Had a great pan fried flounder last night (fri) and my freind had the scallops. Both Delicious!

2
★★★★★

Had a great pan fried flounder last night (fri) and my freind had the scallops. Both Delicious!

Pros: Great Fish, Cozy, Quaint

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I surprised my girlfreind and took her to Home Restaurant for a romantic dinner last Saturday night. It was cold and rainy and Home offered a perfectly comfortable atmosphere and delicious food. We especially liked the hot and oozing blue cheese fondue! Our waiter helped us pick a tasty New York wine, our first and was otherwise very attentive to our table. We felt pretty special.

2
★★★★★

I surprised my girlfreind and took her to Home Restaurant for a romantic dinner last Saturday night. It was cold and rainy and Home offered a perfectly comfortable atmosphere and delicious food. We especially liked the hot and oozing blue cheese fondue! Our waiter helped us pick a tasty New York wine, our first and was otherwise very attentive to our table. We felt pretty special.

Pros: attentive waiter, fondue, New York Wine

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I called for last minute Sat. night reservations at this restaurant because of a recommendation by a friend. When I called a polite gentleman answered the phone and took my reservation. I was then asked if I knew how to get to the restaurant. Wow, I didnt even think of that... Greenwich Village can be difficult to navigate so I thought the offering of directions to be a nice touch. We were seated on arrival and ordered some wine...very good New York wine. The food was excellent...simply prepared and with a great deal of soul. So comforting to taste something that isnt fusioned to death these days. The service was exceptional, gracious and accomodating. Home Restaurant delighted my friends that evening and I'm thankful to my friend for recommending it to me....Thanks Janey!!!!!!!!

2
★★★★★

I called for last minute Sat. night reservations at this restaurant because of a recommendation by a friend. When I called a polite gentleman answered the phone and took my reservation. I was then asked if I knew how to get to the restaurant. Wow, I didnt even think of that... Greenwich Village can be difficult to navigate so I thought the offering of directions to be a nice touch. We were seated on arrival and ordered some wine...very good New York wine. The food was excellent...simply prepared and with a great deal of soul. So comforting to taste something that isnt fusioned to death these days. The service was exceptional, gracious and accomodating. Home Restaurant delighted my friends that evening and I'm thankful to my friend for recommending it to me....Thanks Janey!!!!!!!!

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I have been dining at Home restaurant for almost 5 years now and have had nothing but positive experiences. Last night (Sunday) was a good example. We went with freinds who brought their 6 year old son. Almost immediately the staff engaged him in conversation and brought him a delightful top to play with. Needless to say it occupied him for the rest of the evening, allowing the rest of us to enjoy the delicious food and wine.

2
★★★★★

I have been dining at Home restaurant for almost 5 years now and have had nothing but positive experiences. Last night (Sunday) was a good example. We went with freinds who brought their 6 year old son. Almost immediately the staff engaged him in conversation and brought him a delightful top to play with. Needless to say it occupied him for the rest of the evening, allowing the rest of us to enjoy the delicious food and wine.

Pros: great food, great staff, cozy feeling

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I just had dinner last night at Home for the first time and was wowed by the whole experience. We ate delicious locally oriented food and drank a wine from a local vineyard. Our waiter seemed well versed on the menu and answered all of our questions politely. The place is quite narrow, like many Greenwich Village spots, but this seemed to only add to the ambiance. My wife and I left delighted and will go Home again, and again!

2
★★★★★

I just had dinner last night at Home for the first time and was wowed by the whole experience. We ate delicious locally oriented food and drank a wine from a local vineyard. Our waiter seemed well versed on the menu and answered all of our questions politely. The place is quite narrow, like many Greenwich Village spots, but this seemed to only add to the ambiance. My wife and I left delighted and will go Home again, and again!

Pros: great value, unpretentious, delicious

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This place, although the food was not half bad, has the worst service I have ever had in NYC. Being a server in the past, I have to say that you are better off staying home (Unless you are really craving an over-priced entree like scallops that figure out to be about $5/scallop).

I find it humerous that a place calls intself "Home". This is a very apt assessment if you grew up in a rude, unfriendly and inept household.

1
★★☆☆☆

This place, although the food was not half bad, has the worst service I have ever had in NYC. Being a server in the past, I have to say that you are better off staying home (Unless you are really craving an over-priced entree like scallops that figure out to be about $5/scallop).

I find it humerous that a place calls intself "Home". This is a very apt assessment if you grew up in a rude, unfriendly and inept household.

Pros: Romantic

Cons: Over priced, cramped, crappy service

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Home, that's a simple recipe:

Take two parts poorly made meals, overprice everything...

mix together in severely cramped conditions,

Add about four to five stupid, cold waiters / waitresses and voila, you're home!

four waiters for four tables - all two tops and not one person asks how the food is?

no one brings coffee?

I'm glad this isn't my home and I don't recommend that you make it yours.

0
★☆☆☆☆

Home, that's a simple recipe:

Take two parts poorly made meals, overprice everything...

mix together in severely cramped conditions,

Add about four to five stupid, cold waiters / waitresses and voila, you're home!

four waiters for four tables - all two tops and not one person asks how the food is?

no one brings coffee?

I'm glad this isn't my home and I don't recommend that you make it yours.

Pros: nice location

Cons: waiters terrible, bad food, overpriced

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I've heard such hype about HOME that I took someone there on a 2nd date. Several friends had warned me that the portions were small -- REALLY SMALL -- and boy were they right! Completely overpriced, especially for the miniature portion sizes, and just so-so as far as flavor goes. I had the chicken, which was all of a tiny little leg, wing, thigh, and smalllllllll breast. It was like a miniature cornish hen. Apparently the burger here is really good, but you can only get it at lunch. Very disappointing experience. ALso, there was no music playing when we were there, and the entire crowd seemed hushed because it felt like everyone was listening to your conversations.

1
★★☆☆☆

I've heard such hype about HOME that I took someone there on a 2nd date. Several friends had warned me that the portions were small -- REALLY SMALL -- and boy were they right! Completely overpriced, especially for the miniature portion sizes, and just so-so as far as flavor goes. I had the chicken, which was all of a tiny little leg, wing, thigh, and smalllllllll breast. It was like a miniature cornish hen. Apparently the burger here is really good, but you can only get it at lunch. Very disappointing experience. ALso, there was no music playing when we were there, and the entire crowd seemed hushed because it felt like everyone was listening to your conversations.

Pros: cute decor

Cons: miniature portions, overpriced, too quiet/no music

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Two of us went for brunch. The food was pretty good but the portions were smaller than what I would expect for brunch. The service was slow and the servers seemed quite edgy. We had to wait for menus as did other guests as for some reason they didn't have enough to go around. Overall, the dining experience was good but not good enough to make us go back.

1
★★★☆☆

Two of us went for brunch. The food was pretty good but the portions were smaller than what I would expect for brunch. The service was slow and the servers seemed quite edgy. We had to wait for menus as did other guests as for some reason they didn't have enough to go around. Overall, the dining experience was good but not good enough to make us go back.

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don't sit outside!!!...the benches have little nails protruding... ripped my pants.... and the staff at the restaurant didn't care!

1
★★★☆☆

don't sit outside!!!...the benches have little nails protruding... ripped my pants.... and the staff at the restaurant didn't care!

Pros: quaint

Cons: outside, small

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This is one of those places with a very specific one-page menu of trendy fusion food. If you like that sort of thing, you'll feel right at "Home". For what it was, the food was decent, and service and ambience were nice, but not exemplary. The homemade ketchup is fantastic, though.

2
★★★★☆

This is one of those places with a very specific one-page menu of trendy fusion food. If you like that sort of thing, you'll feel right at "Home". For what it was, the food was decent, and service and ambience were nice, but not exemplary. The homemade ketchup is fantastic, though.

Pros: cozy, friendly service

Cons: limited menu

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I had a very enjoyable dining experience at Home last night. Took a date. Great atmosphere for a date. Great comfort food. Fresh. Unique cause so much of the ingredients are local. Comfort food with class. Service was lacking a little.

2
★★★★☆

I had a very enjoyable dining experience at Home last night. Took a date. Great atmosphere for a date. Great comfort food. Fresh. Unique cause so much of the ingredients are local. Comfort food with class. Service was lacking a little.

Pros: Great date spot, fresh, unique, comfort with class

Cons: Service was average

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When husband-and-wife David Page and Barbara Shinn opened Home in the mid-nineties, they created a neighborhood restaurant with a year-round back garden, a farmhouse feel and a menu that expressed nostalgia for their Midwestern…

 

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