“Cooking really can be fun!”
“Tax, tip, food, some wine, clean up, and space are ALL included.”
“Also enjoyed the theme classes very much such as brunch and specific cuisine topics.”
“Abby and her staff took great care of my friends and I. She started the class off with a basic run through of the menu recipes along with some basic cooking tips.”
“Abby and her staff were wonderful.”
“Mediocre cooking classes don't come cheap here”
CAMAJE's chef-owner Abigail Hitchcock offers intimate, hands-on cooking classes in her restaurant's kitchen. The New York Times, New York Post, Daily News, TimeOutNY and more media have all enthusiastically covered CAMAJE's cooking classes. Some of the most popular classes are Cooking Confidence, Counter Intelligence, Knife Skills, Weeknight Dinners, Sushi Basics, Serious Chocolate, Wine Tastings and the popular cook-for-your-friends One Night Stand. Class prices range from $65 to $275 and include all materials and ingredients. Ask about team building, competitive cooking events, kids birthday parties and gift certificates. Call us to register. …
Horrible customer service. We made dinner reservations early in the week for 6 o'clock on Sat. night. They called on Saturday - a few hours before our reservation - and said that they made a mistake in the reservation book and they were canceling our reservation! Instead of apologizing profusely and offering another day/time with a free drink/appetizer to compensate for their mistake, the general attitude was basically, "yeah, we messed up, but too bad!!"
Not worth the money.... BAD! No A/C, cramped hot small space, and limited teaching or learning involved. Recipes were just read out loud then divided up - so each person only learns how to make one thing with little instruction. We did not get the Abby or Chris as an instructor that everyone raved about below - although the kitchen staff in the back were nice. Set up was cramped and missing measuring cups, spoons, mixing bowls, etc. The class advertised it was from 6:30pm to 10pm, but really the instruction ended much, much earlier with most of the time for us to eat the food we made - even then we left at 9pm. At the end, we asked if we could take home the left over food we made and were met with blank stares and "we just don't do that". Apparently the staff eats and packs away the food we just made and paid for for themselves instead. Very strange and not worth the money!
Great Party Experience.
Three weeks ago, I held my best friend's bridal shower at Camaje, and had a wonderful experience. After spending weeks researching bistros and cafes in the W. Village, I was excited to work with Chef/Owner Abigail Hitchcock. She generously answered my many questions and was a pleasure to work with, engaging me in a planning process that had been intimidating and aggravating with others.
We were able to reserve the entire restaurant and the space proved ideal for a party of approximately 22 people - the front, floor-to-ceiling windows opened out, creating a warm, spacious, yet intimate feel. The food was delicious - the fruit salad was made from fresh, seasonal berries, the entree was rich without being overpowering, and the meyer lemon tart was incredible. In addition, the front house staff was friendly and charming, and overall, our experience was rewarding. I'd HIGHLY recommend Camaje to anyone interested in having a similar event and I look forward to returning on my own for a quiet dinner.
Hidden away, cozy gem,. I have been here quite a few times and have never had a bad experience. The food is consistently very good and I have found the wait staff quite helpful. I notice that the menu seems to change quite often, probably seasonally, so don't fall in love with any of the dishes.I once had an awesome Lamb Tagine there but it hasn't graced the menu since.The smoked mac & cheese is a mainstay and there's a very good reason for that-it's really good. It is a quiet little place with no attitude or pretentiousness. It's a great Sunday afternoon spot to dine al fresco in the nicer weather. I highly recommend giving it a try.
Yummy food at Camaje. We went to Camaje after spotting it on Citysearch and had a wonderful experience. We really liked the cozy atmosphere and I spoke with a very nice woman whom I believe was the owner/chef. Oh yeah, the food was great too. Definitely recommended!
Mediocre cooking classes don't come cheap here.
The setting was very informal. The class was started late, and the owner/chef took phone calls during the first part of the class, where she was explaining the ingredients/recipes to us. Furthermore, the recipes were simple and we each got to make only one thing. The space was cramped and we were cooking in the kitchen while the normal cooks were cooking for patrons of the restaurant.
All of this said, the recipes and items we made were quite good in the end. Overall, I wouldn't go back for a class there.
Hidden Gem. Stumbled upon Camaje by chance, strolling through the Village with friends. The people there are very friendly and the food is delicious. I like the quaint ambiance.....makes me feel like I'm at home hanging with friends & family
Perfect Place for a Pefrect Shindig. This party was for a dear friend's engagement and we were 12 or so NYC thirtyso's. We arrived en masse to a cozy (couches in the front) Village bistro with candle-lit art on the walls. The waiters were super friendly and the wine-oh the wine!-was flowing from an impressive list -I am an amateur wine enthusiast and I enjoyed the variety for such a small place. The friends we were celebrating had had many great times there and so did we. The food was elegant but not pretentious and the space was perfect for conversation and a truly perfect engagement shindig.
nice but overpriced. great place but overpriced i thought... you gotta try the chocolate brioche french toast thats served during brunch
What a ripoff.
Overpriced and overhyped by citysearch members. First off, it's the size of my living room. Literally. Picture the eating area in small neighborhood chinese takeout joints. Booked a bday party for 7 and I asked "How is the setup? Will there be enough room for all of us?" I was promised 4 tables bunched together. We arrived and the waiter (very nice guy though) asked for my party to surrender one of the tables. Mind you, we were already cramped to the corner to the point where everyone had to get up in order for one person to get out.
Service was not bad, friendly staff. Well, more like friendly 2 guys who were the only ones working. Food came and I wondered where the rest of it was. Average of 25 a plate. R-ack (lol citysearch flagged that as an inapropiate word) of lamb had 3 "ribs". 3!!. Fish came, size of my video Ipod. Steak came, oh boy, it was thin and the size of a meat patty.
Good thing it was dark to cover the disgusting peeling floor and aging decor. Definitely one of those places that jack up the price to give itself esteem. Avoid at all cost but pass by it to get a good laugh at the size of the room.
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