After 3 or 4 times hanging out at the bar for drinks, 3 dinners and today's brunch, I'm finally done.
The place just doesn't work.
The servers are always professional and friendly when you've got their attention, but they disappear for long periods every time. The bar is too conscientious for its own good and the bartenders take forever to get drinks out.
The food is slow to come out and you're left with an expensive cocktail list of small expensive drinks and an inexplicably bad selection of crappy wines by the glass.
At noon today they were out of things on the menu and it took them over 90 minutes to serve us our brunch of little more than eggs.
The place is always annoyingly loud and is the single strongest bridge and tunnel magnet in the neighborhood. Think lots of tables of loud girls.
Andrew Carmellini's food is excellent. The food is tasty and if you're going to go, I recommend the Fall Salad appetizer.
What a shame. It's so nice inside. I really want to love this place but it's impossible.
131 Sullivan St, New York, NY 10012