Terrible Terrible Service. I planned a dinner party for 10 on a Saturday (6/18/11) and stayed for the club with about 30 people on guest list. I spoke to Nick over the phone and he sounded like our experience there would be wonderful. He offered our party a free bottle of champagne, b-day cake and free guest list b4 midnite and said if there were any problems to just call him. On the day of we went to dinner. The dinner was just OK. I enjoyed the appetizers (guacamole & buffalo chicken fingers) more than the dinner (steak & shrimp). The dinner tasted a little burned and for $24 plate I expected more flavor and more food (small portions). We spent close to $400 on dinner. For the club the service was apsolutely HORRIBLE!!!. We brought 3 bottles. None of our friends got in free like Nick said because they didn't start letting people in till after midnite. I had to hound the manager and our server over 4 times EACH to get the champagne and cake. They finally brought it to us around 2am from 11pm that I asked!...They looked like we were bothering them even though we spend another $450 on bottles plus tipped the waitress $50 bucks! We had to eat the cake with our fingers because they refused to give us plates or utensils (they just said yes and would never bring it). And to top it off, a few young kids (barely 21) next to us brought just 1 bottle, got a table/couch and the same waitress got their stuff within 15 minutes. So to end this review...we spend close to $1000 and the food was sub-par and the service was even worse. Ohhhh and you'll be blinded by the massive neon red moving advertisement beaming over the club!
Great Rehearsal Dinner.
My Wife and I had the pleasure to work with Angela Ortiz The Event planer of this place.
We had a big group about 19 people and they were very caring and hospitable taking care of all our needs.
Our expectations in every way were exceeded .
Thank you very much for everything and we do recommend this place for any event or casual reasons.
Ed & Crys
Brunch of a nightmare. I was here this Sunday for a brunch with a good friend of mine. We are booth in the the hospitality business,I am a Director of Food & Beverage and my friend is a Director of Sales & marketing for a very big hotel chain. We had no reservation so it was a 20 minutes wait for table,its ok we had no problem with it.So we go to the bar to wait for table but the bar is closed inside,(they were short handed,the Manager was bar-tending the outside bar)Its supposed to be a $ 21.00 brunch pricey for the area.Service very slow we had to beg for our drinks to be refilled.I had Eggs Benedict with potatoes roasted burned to crisp over cooked eggs Hollandaise souse a drop only.Save your self time and money go somewhere nicer but not here.
BEWARE. Service is horrendous. I will never ever enter this establishment again. I thought I was going to a place to get some fine dining and a relaxing evening only to discover the place turns into a nightclub in the evening where staff are incrediably rude and brute. If you are a young female looking for a fun safe environment, THIS IS NOT IT. Stay away & consider yourself lucky. The horrible things I saw the staff do to the patrons is unimaginable (violence). This place should be shut down.
BEST TIME EVER!!!!.
I was just recently at Hudson River Cafe for a friends birthday party and it was AWESOME! There was a live Dj playing great music and the vibe was very cool. The food was great and the drinks we're even better. It's even open Late Night on the Weekends till 4 A.M.
Try the garlic shrimp with tostones.. "The BOMB"!!!!
Thank you HRC.. I'll frequent here every chance i get!
Uptown Hidden Delight. I have been here for brunch on a Sunday, and I had a very pleasurable experience. I live in Hell’s Kitchen, and I don’t normally venture out beyond 96 St. mostly out of habit I would say. On a quest to discover new restaurants, my husband and I have have set out to visit new eateries other than the ones we normally frequent in our area. We searched for restaurants serving brunch on Sundays, and we decided to try the Hudson River Café uptown and leave our area of comfort. This place was definitely a breath of fresh air for us. We love the place in its entirety. The food is fantastic, the service outstanding, and the place just gives you an all-around good feeling. The setting is modern yet has a very homey simple classic look that is very appealing and comfortable. The volume in the restaurant was perfect and inviting: there were muted and captioned multiple TV screens showing sports and news, low light jazz playing in the background, and a relaxing serene ambiance – perfect for an early day meal. The floor was full and yet the waiters managed to give swift and graceful service without the commotion that we usually experience in other full places. I tell you that after eating we felt we were enjoying the place so much that we stayed for nearly a good 2 hours ordering mimosas. I ordered the crab cakes with poached eggs along with cilantro grits. This meal was delicious. I’m a big fan of crab cakes, but I have never seen it served along with eggs which was an interesting and savory choice. The cilantro grits was amazing- very tasty and creative. My husband ordered the arepa with smoked salmon which he loved. On top of that, the service was very pleasing. The unlimited mimosas are fantastic. Hudson River Café gets an A in our book.
I give a *STAR* to Hudson River Cafe. This is my favorite restaurant in New York. The atmosphere is fun and trendy. Tuesdays has the greatest bar scene, But the restaurant is also very family friendly, i love the mix of soul cusine because i can have lill bit of everything, from Guacamole, guava b.b.q. Back Ribs to Branzini a la plancha, and the cocktails drinks something to die for,,,,
SIMPLY CHIC, ELEGANT, FRIENDLY RESTAURANT. I love Hudson River Cafe, late afternoons there are always amazing, love the big umbrellas acompanied with the new frozen patron margaritas.....to start i order jumbo lump Crabcakes, main dish i always have to order the same plate is delicious Hudson Paella, mi friends order some shrimp and beef taquitos, coconut filet and Churrasco.. we end it out with more margaritas and as dessert Flourless Chocolate cake and cream panna cotta... i really recommed it :)
Avoid Brunch There!. We went there for a nice Sunday girl's brunch but after the frustrating, unsatisfying experience, I wished I'd stayed in bed with a bowl of cereal. I ordered the cajun shrimp and grits - what a mistake! How is it that a place in Harlem has such disgusting grits?! The grits were horrible and the the shrimp had the same disgusting seasoning. Did I also mention that we had to wait over 40 mins for this disgusting dish? Someone needed to send our waiter to charm school. He disappeared for long periods of time, kept promising our food was coming soon when it didn't and just didn't seem to care. What a ruined Sunday brunch!
Great Place For a Few Drinks. Not a bad place to start your Friday nights. The outdoor lounge is cool and the people are friendly.
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