“Very enjoyable atmosphere.”
“The food was good, the roasted apple dessert is sublime.”
“Part of it was supposed to be dinner at Tribeca Grill, The poor service started at the door with a hostess who told us to come back closer to our reservation time instead of suggesting a cocktail at the bar, sitting at a dirty bar for 10 minutes ,a full 1”
“food overall was good but nothing that i'd go back for.”
“They have a nice menu and a friendly staff.”
“It is such a nice quiet place to go, very cozy and homey.”
“would recommend Tribeca Grill and would go back.”
“Waiters were nice and friendly.”
“Landmark or not, if the food isn't good, it's not worth going.”
“The wine list might be the best in the city, 45 pages long with tons of great values.”
The days when Tribeca Grill was the cat's meow, the gathering place of the glitterati, are long gone; but that doesn't mean that Drew Nieporent's flagship isn't a very solid, very comfortable restaurant with a big wine list and first-class service. The food was never the point, but it's pretty goddamned good.
Neglected at brunch. The food was OK, but not so good that it represented value for the vastly inflated price; the front-of-house person was fine, but we barely saw our waitress. We felt neglected and we were paying far too much to feel bad. Our drinks arrived long after we'd asked for them a second time, our bread order was met by stunned disbelief by another server. And despite a perky voice so high-pitched only a dog could hear, our waitress somehow managed to convey that she didn't care about us. If we had wanted slapdash service from teenage amateurs, we would have gone to the UK for brunch. I felt like the mark in a con trick.
Average at Best. Just had dinner there (albeit Restaurant Week) - but had an early table - restaurant wasn't crowded at all when we were sat. The food was average at best - I (an avid red snapper fan) was very disappointed w/ the entree - fish wasn't fresh - bland entree - couldn't eat it. The carrot/coconut soup was great as was my husbands warm asparagus salad. He had the skirt steak which was good and both our desserts were very good (apricot tart - yummy). The problem here is that although most of the food was good - it wasn't too exciting - no wow factor as one would expect from this TriBeCa oldie. The staff looked bored - were unfriendly and the service was very disappointing (had to bother another waiter for our check). Maybe they were already depressed about making 1/2 the tips and working twice as hard b/c of restaurant week. But, they should realize it's restaurant week that gets new customers in and their service should be great so that the new customers come back. In the end we were disappointed - we definitely got the $35 service (special menu price for restaurant week). The restaurant itself is nice looking and I like the location - maybe we'll give it another try - this time on a weekend w/ some friends....just maybe.
Pre-theatre dinner treat. On a June, 2008 trip to NYC we went to the Tribeca Grill before we caught a cab back to Broadway. The hostess actually knew when I gave my name that we had reserved as and were there for pre theatre and immediately sat us. No small achievement in my experience. The Sommelier was most helpful in assisting us with choosing a reasonably priced wine that we enjoyed. The service time from when our waitress took our order until it was served was absolutely amazing. We joked about whether the waitress who took our order and the service person passed each other on the way to the kitchen. Each course of our meal surpassed our expectations and the service at every level was outstanding. Forget about the celebrity ties, I would not come to the NYC area again without visiting this fine restaurant.
A Pleasant Surprise at Tribeca Grill. I traveled down with friends to Tribeca on Saturday May 17th for the "Taste of Tribeca:" street fair. Afterwards we walked around the Tribeca neighborhood, and then stopped in for an early dinner at Tribeca Grill. I haven't read much about the restaurant recently, and am not predisposed to like places with celebrity connections. Having said that, I really enjoyed our dinner. The room has a warm, downtown feeling, and while it got somewhat noisy at times, we could all hear each other at the table. The food was good and ample. I started with the Seared Tuna with Sesame Noodles, and others at our table tried the Warm Spring Asparagus Salad, and Jumbo Lump crabcake. All were quite good. For mains we ordered the Garganelli with Short Rib Bolognese, Seared Sea Scallops with Morels, and Long Island Duck Breast. Each exceeded expectations. The wine list was very substantial, and the sommelier was helpful in helping us navigate to some good choices that were not too pricey. It all made for a very pleasant trip to an area and restaurant that was off our radar screen.
Deserves minus 5 stars. Not worth it. Terrible management- not friendly at all. Service was less than expected. I would not recommend this place to anyone because of the manager.
How is this place still open. Inedible..DeNiro does not eat his own cooking I guess. Seems to do well with tourists and business people though
Disappointed. I was looking forward to trying this restaurant. I was extremely disappointed. I do not recommend this restaurant and would not go back. There was nothing at all special about the food and there was nothing outstanding about the menu either. I was expecting a lot more! I will say the service was very good. Although we waited a long time for our table (even though we made reservations) the staff was very apologetic and even picked up our drinks at the bar as well as our coffee and dessert.
Best Valentine's Day Ever. My boyfriend took me here as a surprise and I loved every moment of it. As a big foodie, I was really impressed with the food. I'd recommend getting the Lobster which was absolutely delightful. The portions were great, I didn't feel hungry after the meal. Also the service was excellent.
Not a bad experience.
Went with friends during the restaurant week. One of my friend ordered the port shank from the promotion menu, it was great. The meat was tender and juicy. Worth a try! Short ribs were good, too. And also the scallops.
Waiters were nice and friendly.
But just a little bit noisy.
Avoid the hype.
A DISAPPOINTMENT, I think this place is over hyped and the food is not good, people I repeat if you think this is great you need to get out more and taste more NY restaurants, I grew up in New york city and still live here so trust me when I say this from a New Yorker's persepective the food is Bleghhh. I had for an appetizer the, braised quail, please do NOT order this thing its perhaps the worst tasting thing I've ever had, it was a mix of sourcrat, Ham or (Spam?!) and a poor not freshly tasting quail and sweet apples?, Awful combination of flavors it was gross!
I then ordered for my entree the Seared Sea Scallops, Ouch, not fresh at all, certainly just ok not delicious not a WOW plate, just blah. If u think this is fresh seafood you're wrong please try other places.
The chocolate mousse was good, but then again its dessert so it doesn't count.
Seriously and i mean this in a good way take your money somewhere else where you will actually get bread before your meal something we didn't even get at this place, so much for great service, I hope this helps and pass it on, Im certainly telling my friends.
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