“The owner is great and checks on all of the customers, the place has a very family atmosphere and feel.”
“The desert was perfect.”
“For serious coffee drinkers, this is the best coffee in New York.”
“Stay for great coffee, high quality food ( lobster blt, salad nicoise, a fabulous burger), fresh lemonades and ice teas, and decadent desserts.”
“The FOOD WAS SO GOOD I Couldnt stop eating my friends draged me out of the restaurant, great dinner special and very good selection of wines.”
“great place any time of day!”
“We will definitely return and have recommended the Antique Cafe to our family and friends.”
“The food was devine, the service perfect and the ambience spoke for it self.”
“It was definitely worth the time and money to enjoy the wonderful food.”
“There's nothing particularly fancy here, but the sandwiches are so good that they're worth searching for parking and braving the sometimes long lines for lunch.”
Burgers Never Miss. I'm an all American food lover, burger and fries guy. There are plenty of mediocre burgers and soggy fries at the endless dives in this town. Antique cafe isn't one of them. Now, granted, the menu could have more items, I wish they'd expand a little, but I always love their burgers. The fries are always great, and the better part of this restaurant is the fact it's not a slick, boring, generic, cold "futuristic" looking place. So many seem to be popping up in the town like a cancer, I love Antique cafe because it has charm, it's small, and not overpriced. Definitely a cut above a lot of other places in the neighborhood. At least this place has a little class, with it's jazz, always fresh flowers, and pretty friendly staff. Stay Antique Cafe, become the institution in this town you deserve to be.
Good Saturday Brunch.
My wife and I frequent New York and love the Antique Cafe. We were planning a trip down from Maine last month, and went online to see if it was still around. I have to admit I was a little worried by seeing some of the bad reviews that it had gone downhill, as so many good places do. Still, we decided to give it a chance.
We arrived Saturday morning for brunch, before noon, got seated promptly, and had a very polite waiter take our order. He was respectful of us both. We never felt as if they were rushing or ignoring us. Perhaps every place goes through difficult times, but we didn't see any evidence of it during our visit. We sat for an hour, had pancakes, she had eggs benedict with salmon (her's was better than my pancakes, I admit) , delicious coffee drinks, and pleasant jazz in the background.
Frankly I don't know who's complaining about service, because I paid attention to the staff to see if they were insufferable or rude, and it simply didn't happen. Perhaps they had a bad apple for while there? Anyway, believe me, it's a lovely place for brunch, my wife and I will continue to dine there during our New York visits.
Can't be Bothered. I have been coming to Antique Cafe for years and I cannot for the life of me figure out why I, or anyone else for that matter, continues to frequent this place. Every single time, without fail, no matter who takes care of you, I get the sense that they just cannot be bothered. As another reviewer (one of the REAL reviewers) pointed out, it's as if they're doing me a favor by letting me overpay for food and/or coffee. I'll admit the food is "okay" but it's not great, and in fact after lunch there today, I got incredibly sick. I guess these guys still think that they're the only choice in the neighborhood and they can get away with treating everyone horribly, but that is no longer the case. There are lots of great places opening up in the area, and you can get way better cupcakes AND delightful service at Blue Dog around the corner, so please, avoid Antique Cafe at all costs. Maybe someone who understands what "service industry" means will come in and turn this prime location into something worth going to.
In the heart of Chelsea.
I like this cafe very much, the owner with his staff have done a great pice of work to improve the look, especially of the outside patio.
I wish Antique Cafe and its customers great 2008 summer season
I chose Antique Cafe based on reviews and ratings I had seen right here on City Search (and a couple of confirmations by New Yorkers who had dined there themselves.) My colleagues and I were extremely impressed, even beyond what I had expected;Not only was the food fantastic, the entrees were huge! None of us was able to finish ours. One colleauge and I had the fried calamari platter; the other chose the broiled platter. I don't think I have ever seen such big scallops in my life! Everything was prime. The sides were delicious as well - some of the best rice I have ever had. None of us had room for dessert, but they looked delicious. We would all definitely visit again. It was everything we hoped for, and then some.
Make a perfect dinner for a special date..
The food is delightful and will leave room for dessert (check the coconut frosting cake), which is equally delicious. Service can be a tad on the slow side if the place is busy but it's generally worth the wait.
good wine and music; make a perfect dinner for a special date.
This was truly a fine restaurant. Excellent!. An enjoyable dining experience. Everyone enjoyed their meals. Generous servings, cooked as requested. Service from the waiter was friendly.
This lovely spot is open for lunch and dinner.. This lovely spot is open for lunch and dinner. The owner a great guy from Peru and he certainly know simple, delicious bistro style cooking! I'm lucky enough to live nearby, so I've enjoyed their quiches, pastas, and salads on numerous occasions. They also have heavier entrees including veal, filet of sole,scallops, beef etc. Everything I've ever tried has been first rate. They have a reasonably priced selection of beers and wine.
Great food!. Great food! Some places the quality can vary but not here! I love their Hamburger . The salad is great and you really can't beat the service. My coworkers took me there for my birthday and they sang to me in english and spanish and did an outstanding job during the whole meal!
The service at Antique Cafe is amazing. The service at Antique Cafe is amazing, incomparable to any other restaurant I've been. The food was absolutely delicious. The wine was perfect for the meal. The prices are acceptable, considering the neighborhood, the wonderful food and the perfect service... I enjoyed my dinner so much there, and can't wait to go back.
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