“the food is great, the service is always friendly and attentive, the ambience is classic.”
“loved the dessert!”
“Wash it down with their rich coffee and order the Eggs Benny- its to die for.”
“Food & service was delicious & attentive repectively.”
“Since I'm a great fan of all French food, this place didn't disappoint.”
“It just seems that none of the employees there care about the food or if it makes their customers happy.”
“To start off your meal, the bread basket filled with yummy cranberry scones, pumpkin bread and corn bread that is worth the trip alone even if you don't order another thing.”
“Sure, the wait was a bit long for a table, but the service was good and the food was pretty good too.”
Long before Balthazar, and long before Minetta, Odeon defined the quality of Keith McNally cool. Bright, classy, urbane, and reliably good at all hours of the day and night, what began as a celebrity hangout has become a New York classic.
Normal Food, at least not bad.. Odeon is nothing special. I don't understand why this place is always over crowded with people are starving. Plus I have to wait for at least 30 min. whenever I go there. Their food is nothing special. But it is a sort of safe zone to provide an average food. But don't expect too much. I prefer Baltazar or Pastis rather than Odeon.
A hot spot in the '80s, it's a Tribeca icon today..
A mecca during the hard-partying, decadent '80s, now the familiar burgundy and black banquettes and lazy ceiling fans create a comfortable, stylish neighborhood vibe. The brasserie-style menu remains relatively unchanged, featuring classic bistro choices like frisee salad with bacon, blue cheese and a poached egg, steak tartare, moules and steak frites, and various burgers and sandwiches. A brunch features French toast, eggs Benedict and oatmeal with brown sugar and fruit.
Great for the Usuals/ Average Service to the Regulars.
From a former employee who has also eaten at the Odeon:
to EAT at the ODEON:
standard stuff done well. Anything from the beef tartare to the steak is terrific. The calamari appetizer is fantastic, as is the goat cheese salad. Eat some of the fish dishes and meat, and indulge yourself in side orders of the fries. PLEASE ASK for extras of the Odeon sauce. It's a great, slightly spicey, totally addictive aoili. And the hanger steak is amazing, it comes with a great bernaise sauce.(did i spell that wrong?)
here's the caution: the tough "house manager" makes the new waitstaff only wait tables for brunch and lunch until they're "lucky enough" to work dinners. therefore, you only get decent waitstaff for dinners. the brunch and lunch waitstaff are all newbies and have to figure out whether you want your omelette "regular" or "usual," which entails the condiments on top of the omelette. and now that outdoor seating is a commodity, good luck getting a table outdoors.
Reliable Classic - You can't go wrong!. My experience couldn't be more different from the previous review! Everyone from the hostess to the bartender was extremely nice. The waitstaff was very attentive. Try the spinach salad with goat cheese and pine nuts - well seasoned and the spinach was fresh. I also had a delicious fig tart which was absolutely delicious. In fact, given the large volume of people who walk in and out, I didn't think that either service or food was compromised at all. Highly recommended.
What happened?. What happened to The Odeon? Lately, the odds of getting good service is 50/50. We were there about a month ago and the guy was on top of everything. But last week, another guy, forgot we were there. Still...the food is consistently good. The calamari is excellent, as is the lamb.
Tribecan eatery. Another place to eat late at night after a party or a date. the simplicity of this place is its greatest advantage.
not cool. yikes: this is loserville. it's over. it was a long time ago.
Best brunch in New York City. To start off your meal, the bread basket filled with yummy cranberry scones, pumpkin bread and corn bread that is worth the trip alone even if you don't order another thing. Wash it down with their rich coffee and order the Eggs Benny- its to die for. Not overly buttery or lemony and they don't over-cook the eggs like some inconsiderate chefs like to maliciously do. The potatoes are seasoned to perfection and shaped into a wedge that is crispy on the outside and moist on the inside. If it's a nice day sit outside- there is alot of foot traffic in front but not alot of cars on the weekend, which makes for a pleasant dining experience.
Great French & Reasonable. I had lunch there 2 weeks ago with a friend. Since I'm a great fan of all French food, this place didn't disappoint. Food & service was delicious & attentive repectively.
Bread Basket to DIE FOR.. i would HIGHLY recommend this for brunch. Not for the main entree, the staff or the ambience...but for the bread basket. i have never ate something so yummy. This was no poor man's bread. This was heaven...scones as far as the eye could see, the best scones i've ever had! Corn bread that beats cheese cake...and a raison bread like you would not believe. Please go! But leave your low carb diet at home!
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