“prefer seating at the sweeping, stainless steel bar for a great view of the succulent oysters being opened.”
“But then we ended w/ the hot fudge sundae - the peanut brittle was a nice touch, but the whipped cream and hot fudge were disappointing.”
“The hostess was very friendly and recommended a decent bottle of white wine.”
“The bar area is fun to snack on some yummy seafood.”
“especially like the appetizer menu and usually order two instead of an entree.”
“Not the best restaurant for seafood but does the job.”
“We love good food and will give them another chance, but I will not recommend this to a friend until we return and have a good experience.”
“[Hint: don't be afraid of long lines -- leave your mobile number with the hostess & enjoy a drink down the block.”
“Food is excellent and worth the prices.”
“We waited no more than 10 minutes and got great seats at the bar.”
Best lobster roll in the city. GREAT, fresh food and our server was friendly and helpful. Delicious mussels with fennel, conch soup was just OK (not much conch) but the lobster rolls were to die for. The guy sitting next to us even ordered four to go! Be ready to wait (ours was about 45 mins) but well worth it. Unlike anything else in the city.
Tender morsels of tasty seafood. Was just there last night, is just as the editorial review states it is PLUS extremely nice waitstaff, unheard of in ny levels of niceness. I was impressed by the food, having sampled the rich lump crab meat gratin and chunky, delish lobster roll. Thumbs up!
Disappointing. We'd heard such great things about Mary's Fish Camp and were very excited to try it. The Crab Au Gratin appetizer was excellent, but it was downhill from there. The Lobster Risotto was mushy and bland with rubbery lobster. The Montauk Skate was doused with so much lemon it was hard to taste anything else. Though I will say that the greens were good and the texture of the fish was excellent. The hot fudge sunday was embarrassing - not hot at all and tasted almost entirely of the peppermint candy cane crumbled into it. The wait staff was just fine (though they forgot to bring us coffee).
Consistent on 2 things, very good lobster roll, really rude wait staff. I have been to Mary's Fish Camp several times as I live in the neighborhood, just a mere 4 block away from the restaurant, and I can say the they have been consistent on 2 things. First, the lobster roll has always been good, second would be the service has always been rude and the waitress will talk down on you. After several years of going to this restaurant, I have just had it when I went this weekend. I had a $89 lunch bill for 2 persons, gave the waitress $120 so she could give me change so I could leave a $18 tip (20%). She only gave me back $11 change, when I told her (in a nice way) that I left $120, she remarked "Oh I'm sorry, you wanted the $20 back?" for everyone to hear. I just said yes, left the tip and exited quietly. I have never heard of the waitstaff deliberately not giving back the change to take as tip. That was the last straw from the rudeness of the wait staff that I will get and never again will I come back. Each time I went back in the past I hoped that I could get past the rudeness but, nope. I travel to New England often and nothing beats the lobster over there.
A true "jewel" in West Village!!. We wanted to head to the Greenwich Village area (West Village) to check it out & eat dinner. Did research to find just the right restaurant. Had 2 choices, Mary's won hands down! Came late, so no lines. Got a table right away. Food is excellent and worth the prices. Top quality seafood, great choices and unpretentious atmosphere with very knowledgeable staff. Simple, plain, very casual, great food! A must if you are in the area! www.marysfishcamp dot com.
Give me a break. I love it.. I loved my first visit to the fish-camp. I read the reviews and was worried that I may be in for a bad experience. Not so... We were greeted with chic attitude sans rudeness. Our food was nothing short of amazing. I had the crab sandwich and my B/F had something I normally would not have gone for, but I tried it and wished I had had it too. Our experience was that of a truly west village, intimate affair. For those of you looking for over the top, upper east side service, you should stay in your own neighborhood. Mary's fish camp is a real village experience and if you don't like it go home.
Great service, delicious food + + +. My boyfriend and I finally had the chance to check out this restaurant. We walked in and were seated immediately and we had 4-5 different fun happy people coming to check on us during our meal. I ordered the "Montauk Skate fin" (or filet?) that sounded really exotic?something definitely out of my "safe zone." The skate fin turned out to be a lemony, zesty dish that was an unforgettable taste experience. So good and so different! The prices were reasonable, and (as a west village resident) I am sick of cookie-cutter "fancy" restaurants?mary's really surprised me with its original taste and fun atmosphere! I can't wait to go back and try other menu items soon.
I love Mary's Fish Camp. They have the greatest lobster roll that I have ever tasted. So, this past Saturday I decided to satisfy my craving and head over there. I arrived at 10pm and the hostess turned my friend and me away at the door saying that they were only open for another 55 minutes and had other tables waiting to be seated! What the hell kind of business is that? If you have a table willing to come in pay for appetizers, 25 bucks each for a lobster roll plus a bottle of wine and dessert, how can you possibly turn away that kind of business?
I will go back....but, lose the attitude and seat all of your gracious customers who are willing to pay the money to eat there!
Flavorful Bouillabaise and Tasty Salt Crusted Shrimp. My bf and I went to Mary's Fish Camp on a Tuesday night - we figured we had a better chance of getting seated w/o a long wait if we went earlier in the week - and we were right! We waited no more than 10 minutes and got great seats at the bar. The hostess was very friendly and recommended a decent bottle of white wine. The first dish we had was the salt crusted shrimp - seasoned to perfection! Then we had the fried clams and oysters - which were good, but the fried oysters I had at Pearl's definitely beat out these oysters. Then there was the Spicy Florida Conch Chowder - from my experience - chowder is thick, this was more like a broth. It really lacked any rich flavor - tasted like water w/ hot sauce...but maybe that's being too harsh. Let's just say, I wouldn't order it again. The grilled seabass was just ok (not as terrible as Pearl's), but not something to rave about or order again. The sides were what stood out - the grilled haricot verts, brussel sprouts w/ bacon, and the fries - all must tries! At this point, we were pretty full, but not quite satisfied. The two diners sitting to our left had the bouillabaise and were extremely happy with it - so we decided to give it a go. What a good call! The bouillabaise was so flavorful w/ fresh seafood (lobster, scallops, shrimp, mussels, clams, and squid). But then we ended w/ the hot fudge sundae - the peanut brittle was a nice touch, but the whipped cream and hot fudge were disappointing. A rollercoaster meal, but now I know what to get next time!
Excellent. Really wonderful food. i've only ever been here for lunch. The smoked salad is terrific, well actually everything here is good. Highly reccomended.
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