78 Reade St, New York, NY | Directions 1000740.715356 -74.007066
7 am-1 am
Neighborhoods: Downtown, Tribeca
POOR LARGE GROUP TREATMENT – My group and I had a reservation for our holiday luncheon. Checked out space in advance, called to make request then called again to confirm. When we arrived it was a totally different story. Nasty acting server was communicating messages between manager and I instead of him talking with us. She was annoyed because we did not want to sit with half the group's backs to each other in front of the door on a 20 degree day. My supevisors arrived and just began rearranging the furniture with the folks who bus the tables. I felt really bad because there are other restaurants we could have given our business to...AND they did not see anyting wrong with the way that they treated us. JERKS...going to mention to anyone working at Tweed not to patronize Mocca.
mocca used to be fun, and have great energy... what happened?
It would be great if it was clean! – Mocca has a lot going for itself. The location is great! The space is really cool, the lighting at night is quite funky. The pitta bread, tahini and falafel are really good! Price are also good the drinks are also very good value...a place I enjoyed to go but always had the same problem. IT IS DIRTY IN THERE!!! The seats are appalling, I mean even with the red color it needs cleaning they are dirty spots and marks everywhere...I cannot believe that they do not feel bad to serve food in such a dirty place. There is dust everywhere, it does not cost much to get the staff to spend some time steaming the seats and recover them. So last time we just couldn't ignore it anymore and wonder how the kitchen could be if the restaurant is like that. i am actually surprise they did not get caught by health regulation before.
Come one Mocca!!! Do some cleaning in there, change the seats, clean the floors, windows and the borders of the windows... and we will come back.... You have a lot going on for you...hire a cleaning company!
Friendly Service in NYC? Pleasantly Confused – First time to the big city, and I was wary of "rude new yorkers"- everyone there from the host to the bus boy was SO friendly! I even felt comfortable enough to pull out my map. Just planning on stopping for coffee and directions, but ended up grabbing some lunch. whatever you do, get the salad! i forget the name but it had chicken and eggplant, and a bunch of stuff, for like 10 bucks, in lower manhattan?!? check it out, but cafeful, they make some stronggggg cocktails...which i guess is a good thing :)
Go For Drink.. – Mocca is not bad. It's not overpriced. But it's also not amazing and not really memorable.
The service was forgettable to bad at times, but not maliciously so. Probably...don't go there. I give it three stars, but only because I can't really complain too much about things. Go for a drink and a snack, not for dinner? Yeah. There it is.
hang on to them hats and glasses. – I love this place. I frequent a lot of tribeca eateries, and this is one of my faves...great food, great atmosphere, great staff. Thats right, this place is a triple threat!! Not to mention they have an awesome happy hour. For as much as i eat, and eat out, this place was a very rewarding discovery!
p.s. their staff is hot too!!!
Great Happy Hour – I always though this was just a coffee bar until I saw a 2 for 1 Happy Hour sign in their window. Not only do they have great cocktails (and two for the price of one!) but they also have great food! Definitely coming back for dinner soon
We always enjoy Mocca Lounge – I finally had to write a review to counter the negative I see here. We come to Mocca for the past 2 years of and on, mostly at night, with a group of co-worker or just with friends. Every place has its ups and downs but I always enjoy Mocca. The staff always makes us feel welcome. We specially love the place when the night manager (forgot his name but he is there for a long time) is in. He always chooses great movies and the music is very eclectic. They used to have House music and Djs but I guess money dictates but it does not mean its better or worse.
I have to say some of the previous reviews are unfair. If the person did not like their food they should have said so. My experience was always good, their appetizers are great for the a small budget and wonderful for sharing. And if something was not 100% to our liking (they only have humans working there and they can make mistakes) they always tried to make us happy.
I can still highly recommend this restaurant for the great cocktails, happy hour, food and service!!! Btw the coffee is still delicious!
Good Restaurant – First time, phenomenal. Second time, great. Third time, eh. Yet, I know I'd still go back for dinner here, no doubt. Most times, you'll probably find creative entrees that simply please. Enjoy an early dinner and you'll enjoy the work of a fresher staff as well.
Never Again.... Avoid at all cost – I decided to take a friend out to dinner and after searching I thought this place would be cool. When we arrived there was no wait... but the restaurant is so tiny (looks so much bigger in their pictures). I ordered from the prie fix menu which seemed like a good deal. Or so I thought... the tuna i ordered was so dry and tasteless I couldn't even finish it. We wait for almost an hour to get our food and it was disgusting. The waiter felt bad about us waiting for so long and gave us a free drink and a free drink coupon for later use. That is the only reason I am giving this place 2 stars. I never did go back and I never will. Save your time and money and go somewhere else.
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