160 8th Avenue, New York, NY | Directions 1001140.742093 -74.000552
Neighborhoods: Chelsea, Midtown
we never had a chance to sample the food – we went to this restaurant twice, first time for drinks and second time for drinks and a couple of appetizers. the first time, we sat down at the tables outside, waited for 10 minutes for service. when it became apparent no one was coming we went to the bar and ordered our own drinks. the second time, we were seated inside at a table by the window, were given menu's by the host, poured some water and then we waited for at least 10 minutes, no one came to take our order (drinks or food), it wasn't busy, there were waiters hanging around at the serving stations. would not go back there.
Great drinks, and HOT STAFF – I had dinner here and when we first entered the amazingly decorated space we were greeted by an extremly fun host, cute too! We wanted to sit outside, and we were promptly taken to a table. The seating could have been more comfortable, but who cres we were cruising eighth avenue! The server came to us and was sooo hot, he went over the menu and specials with us. We ordered the infamous frozen cosmos and they were perfect! For dinner I had the grilled chicken and my friend had some tuna dish. My grilled chicken was delicious and my friends tuna was amazing. Our food came out quick, and the frozen cosmos went down quicker. Overall we had a great experience here, and the staff was HOT and FUN!
Moderately priced American fare and casual ambience that's popular with the Chelsea boys. – The long retro-decorated space seems almost like two rooms: a lively window section and the more formal back area. The bar, adorned with two golden viceroys (men in service to the king), is hopping with Chelsea singles during happy hour. Couples and families stick towards the back of the restaurant. During warmer weather, there's some of the most plentiful outdoor dining in the city along 18th Street. Viceroy is known for its sirloin burgers, which are juicy and monstrous. Most of the entrees are flavorful, particularly the gazpacho and wholesome turkey meat loaf.
Food Not Worth It – I've been to Viceroy many times as it's in my neighborhood and over the years the quality of the food has just gone down so far that I'll sadly cross it off my list of local places to eat. The space is great - roomy with a beautiful wood bar, but the food is just tasteless. I've only had bad service there one time, ironically, when the restaurant was making an 18% tip mandatory. !!! They have sinced abandoned that policy, but the quality of the food will keep me away.
bad bad service – this place was the worst for service. i live in chelsea and love the people around me in my neighborhood. i went to this place for brunch and felt like i was being ignored. i will never go back to viceroy. they did not ever serve me what i ordered.
Worst Service Ever! – It's sad b/c the space is very enjoyable -- however when it came time to bring out the dishes the waitress told me "oh yeah, we ran out of that dish - do you want to order something else" SHE WAITED UNTIL THE REST OF THE GROUP ALREADY HAD THEIR FOOD! There is no reason a restaurant with such poor service should be able to survive in NY. The oinly good thing: I tried all of my friends dishes, and I would say that one would have to go very far away from Manhattan to find food this bland. I guess I should be happy to have saved the cost of an entree. Oh, and the waitress was angry that we only left a 10% tip --- we were very generous!
Downtown Eats – Not bad for a lunch. I had a chicken ceaser salad that big for 14.95. I also got a tea, OJ and muffins. Definately a good deal. I had alittle wait but you'll feel good after your done. It s also very roomy.
Perfect for lunch – This place is perfect for a Saturday Lunch or Sunday Brunch with friends. Food is decent. The atmosphere and ambience and warm and wonderful. Greast mixed crowd. And the patio seating is perhaps the best in Chelsea. Some service improvements would put this place over the top.
6 – Not what it used to be. Viceroy used to be a great place to hang out with friends, eat some ok food in a really nice and comfortable atmosphere. The bartenders were terrific as were the waiters and so was the crowd. NOT ANYMORE! All the great bartenders are no longer there, the waiters stink and the crowd has gotten really dumpy. Food has always been just ok and it still is - it's not worth going anymore!!! iT'S OVER.
Leisurely Lunch – Viceroy's the perfect lunch spot -- the tables aren't too crowded together, the service is good, and the lunch offerings are excellent, particularly the salmonburger (wonderful) and the salads. Dinner's a bit more hectic, and more pricey (though less so than in most nearby bistros), but still pleasant.
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