“The service was good, as was the ambiance, wine, and food.”
“The cake tasted more like a warm brownie.”
“Everything was delicious and the wine by the glass was great too.”
“We have been to this restaurant several times and feel the food is good and the service not so good.”
“From poor wine selections we progressed to bad olives!”
“My friends seemed to like the food enough, but I suppose I'll never find out if the food is any good for myself as there is no way I'm ever setting foot in this place again.”
“tried Gemma with some friends who enjoyed a New Year's Eve dinner there and were eager to go back.”
“was so irritated by the terrible behavior of our first waiter that I couldn't even eat the food I'd ordered.”
“Delicious food at great prices and great atmosphere.”
“can honestly say that the worst meal I have had in a very long time was at Gemma.”
Gorgeous space on the Bowery, where al fresco dining is the best spot to enjoy decent Carpaccio and solid pastas. A safe menu of classics
They serve food here?. Headed here after work on a Friday and could barely recall my dining companion or the food. The scene is just outrageous. There are so many beautiful people milling around- it is absolutely worth the trip to sit outside and not just people watch, but gawk. The hotel next door is constantly spitting people out more beautiful than the next. We did enoy a goat cheese salad and margherita pizza. Both were fine, nothing memorable. But of the scene. Am ready to go back next week and enoy their outdoor space, and oh yea, their food.
they just don't try, and it shows. I would not go back. This place has a nice setup and is very large, but the service and food are abysmal. The waiter was horrible and rude and I could have thrown together a better meal on the fly. Going here made me feel like I was throwing my money away.
So much potential.. The service and ambience really work well at Gemma. The Bowery Hotel is beautiful, and the location is smoking hot. Unfortunately, the food just isn't up to par. Bland flavors that were often too bad to eat. Great people watching spot, perhaps with a drink, but that's all.
OKish Food, beautiful interior. It's a beautiful atmosphere to have a nice dinner with great wine, but if your a true foodie it would be better to just walk down the bowery to DBGB.
Great place for thin crust pizza. This is my go-to spot for when my friends come to town. Delicious food at great prices and great atmosphere. You can't book a table in advance but I have been able to get large groups for dinner in for no hassle. Oh, they also have great Bloody Mary's!
Huh Citysearch?. My review has nothing to do with Gemma. I am a frequenter of citysearch, visited the site tonight to check out Gemma bc friends just suggested we go... At first glance, I saw the 4.5 stars (very nice!). Then I saw the break down of ratings, which included 10 one star ratings, and 4 five star ratings and 4 four star ratings. Now, I've certainly had a few glasses wine already tonight, but my basic math instincts tell me that there is something fishy going on here. Cityseach playing favorites much? Or maybe the little man behind the website is enjoying the benefits of kick backs...
Expected the worst, but received very good service..
Went to Gemma's for a birthday dinner. Everyone's order came out pretty tasty and deliciouso. I ordered the scallops with mushroom risotto (can't go wrong). A few of the other orders went with either the salmon, sea bass or pasta, which were all very good. Our waiter would come back to ask for refills and the bus boys were very efficient with clearing our plates for the next dish. The waiter would also come back to let us know that our plates would be out in a few minutes. It took longer than we expected but we had plenty of conversation to keep us distracted.
Prices were average and actually less than what I had expected.
Worst. Service. Ever.. Went to Gemma and the Bowery Hotel last night with five friends and were treated appallingly for no reason. We were prepared to spend quite a bit of money on wine and received nothing but grief after we asked for a specific bottle of wine in the fireside bar that was only available in Gemma. Apparently good service has been replaced with utter disdain at Gemma and the Bowery Hotel. My friends and I have never ever experienced such abhorrent service, but then I guess that's what you get when the managers of both Gemma and the Bowery's fire side bar are unprofessional egomaniacs. Steer clear of this pretentious hell hole.
DO NOT GO HERE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!. If I could give it no stars I would. This place was awful. The food was pedestrian. It was worse than what I would have gotten from my local pizza joint. The pasta was not fresh, nor was it cooked well. The steaks were overdone. The service left a lot to be desired. The waitstaff is happy to serve an overpriced, bad bottle of wine but not to come back and refill your glass. A friend couldn't even get a steak knife to cut his pork chop with. The portions are extremely small. I felt ripped off walking out of there. There are so many great places to eat in NYC. This is not one of them.
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