680 Columbus Avenue, New York, NY | Directions 1002540.791010 -73.968870
Sun-Thu 12pm-4pm, 5pm-10pm;
Fri and Sat 12pm-4pm, 5pm-11pm
Neighborhoods: Midtown, Upper West Side
A definite must! – Where to begin? First off, as a fairly regular NYC diner, I've sadly come to realize that good food usually comes with lousy, unappreciative service. I wisely checked with citysearch before making my reservation and after reading all the reviews wondered, "can it really be? good food and good service under one roof?" My mother and I went to Roth's tonight after a broadway play and were completely pleased. I was stunned that the waiter not only came by the table several several times to see if everything was alright but the manager came by to check as well. And we didn't have to wait 20 minutes between finishing a course and waiting for the dishes to be cleared or waiting for the check. The service was kind, attentive and prompt. The restaurant has a cozy atmosphere and was very clean, even the bathrooms (which can be a nightmare in even the nicest establishments). I found the prices to be reasonable for a steak place and was happy with the meal. (The only reason for 4 stars instead of 5 was that I ordered my steak well done and it was more medium.) Nonetheless, it was a wonderful and leisurely evening and the jazz music was great. Comfortable volume level where one could still conduct a conversation without straining to hear. And the musicians were so appreciative of our applause, it was actually cute. I will definitely return!
Wonderful service and great food – The place was great and when we walked in we were made to feel so very welcomed. Nick, our server, was so very sweet, funny and attentive. The food was great. The steak was perfectly cooked and my Mom had lobster that was so very succulent and well done. I would definitely recommend it to anyone. It can be a bit pricey, but I always believe that you get what you pay for! Gotta love Roth's and we didn't have to travel all the way downtown!
A great find in NYC – Nice atmosphere, the wait staff was phenomenal and the food was well worth every penny (and very reasonable). I was there on a second date and even she mentioned how enjoyable the evening was in every aspect. We went on a Wednesday and bottles of wine are 1/2 price! Plus, they had a live piano player which complemented the evening ever so much. I will definitely go back!
VERY SOLID – You can not beat the food service and price. Very friendly and informal setting.
I love some of the "expert" poor reviews. Those people should stay home and eat their mother's cooking.
Try it; you'll like it!
Great Restaurant! Excellent Food! Go Visit! – I was invited to this restaurant along with two girlfriends for lunch. The ambiance was quite warm and charming. Really nice for couples, small gatherings The staff was friendly, although I will admit our particular waiter had an "interesting" personality, not bad but not someone I would want to spend more than than two hours around. I have also been there in the evening and my waiter Pervis was extraordinary. On this particular visit, I was greeted by the owner and he is such a nice guy. The appetizers were so tasty - try the calamari! The salads were awesome! We all decided to try something simple for the entree - burgers. So juicy and great portions. The fries were a little too well done and thin for me as I like thicker fries but they passed my test. You have to try their Chocolate cake! Never tasted anything so delicious. You might have to share, it is so rich. The bathroom was so clean and spacious. Roths is a great restaurant! I recommend you visit soon.
I like it.... – Roths is kind of a gothic anamoly in the neighborhood. The dark exterior and high prices make it tough for everyday dinning, but on special occasions this place fits the bill. The jazz is really good although if you go at the wrong time the Jazz is too loud and overpowers the experience. The steaks are pretty good, they try to be like the downtown steak houses with the meat display. Overall if you want a nice night out with out going downtown this is about as good as it gets this far north....
Very Nice – It smelled so good from the outside we had to go in. He enjoyed the steak very much, I found it a little bland but I usually do since I'm hispanic and American steak seems to taste like that to me always. So I don't blame the restaurant. I enjoyed the lobster and the little necks. They have a full bar which I love and they have a nice selection of wines for those that love their steak with wine. I love the service and the decorations. I could go without the piano, it makes everyone speak a little louder. It's very quaint. I defenitly have it on my list of places I enjoy. Well priced.
Very Good Restaurant – Roth's is a very good, friendly neighborhood steakhouse that hits all the right notes. From the wine to the apps to the entrees, Roth's delivers. It's also nice not to have to go to the touristy midtown steak joints as this is situated on the Upper West Side.
Solidly mediocre – That this place is still in business -- and thriving, by the looks of it -- reflects the low standards that most upper west siders accept as the norm: attentive service comes with high prices and solidly mediocre food -- underseasoned, sloppily presented, and above all boring. Even the steak -- and this is a steakhouse -- underperforms when compared to non-steakhouse restaurants elsewhere in the city. Unfortunately this sort of place -- aging, unchanging, and utterly uninteresting -- is par for the course for this neighborhood. Do your self a favor -- spend $15 bucks on a cab and go somewhere downtown.
Friendly waitstaff, pleasing music – I came here with my parents when they were in town. Never tried the place before but always wanted to so we decided to try it out. The wait staff were friendly and a bit quirky, made us feel like we were going there for years. Food was okay for the most part. Their chicken soup was suprisngly very tasty and HUGE however their filet mignon was a bit too dry for my liking, not exactly the best I've had. Music was very nice and not too overwhelming. Overall very nice atmosphere.
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