62 Charles St, New York, NY | Directions 1001440.734840 -74.003039
Neighborhoods: West Village, Downtown
HORRIBLE SERVICE – Had dinner there with some family and friends. It was a group of 6. The waiter scoffed at us when we asked for an extra plate (which we were willing to pay for) and had an attitude all evening.
When time came for the bill, which was to be split with some cash and 2 credit cards, he walked away from the table in a huff, as though we were giving him too much work.
I wish there was a minus rating. I cannot even remember how the food was- the service was that horrible!
Sit at the last table in the back and you will be surprised! – I just had dinner at Sevilla a few hours ago with a friend. We sat at the last table next to the kitchen's entrance. Having worked in the restaurant industry for quite a while, I observed their standards of hygine. I notice the waitstaff touching with bare hands the bread to be served and reusing left over pieces from other tables instead of discarding it. I also noticed that as the waitstaff plated the salad they arranged it with their bare hands. They wiped off their hands with a napkin hanging on their side that was also used for wiping plates. We skipped the salad and had the paella, which was really good. Service at our table was careless to say the best. We brought our observation to the manager, he was very concerned and rushed in to correct the problems. I recomend that you seat at that last table and see it for yourself.
green sauce to die for – sevilla was sooo good and reasonably priced. Sangria was perfect. We had the Paella and some clams with green sauce. I had never heard or thought of trying the green sauce, but it was to die for. Definitely recommend it.
Citysearch Editorial Review – With portraits of matadors and flamenco dancers donning the walls and a team of friendly staffers, Sevilla feels like it's right out of New York's now-defunct "Little Spain" neighborhood on West 14th Street. Customers settle into comfy booths and order from a lengthy menu with sections devoted to meat, poultry and fish. Classics like Shrimp Ajillo (garlic) and paella starring varied combinations of crustaceans, chicken and sausage are customer favorites. The sangria (both white and red) is also popular; it's served by the pitcher to tables of boisterous diners as they take in both the alcohol and the jovial Spanish environment.
Heaven forbid you don't drink! – After telling the waiter for the 3rd time I wasn't interested in drinking with dinner he began ignoring us. Finally he gave our table over to another waiter who was somewhat better, but still we were ignored. The food at Sevilla is great! But this waiter ruined the dining experience. Additionally, it wasn't as though he wanted to flip the table as I had to ask for the check even though the meal had been completed for 25 minutes. Overall, big disappointment!
The best Seafood in the city! – Simply one word, "the best". Well management ever since it opened it doors by a dedicated staff, and if you been coming here as long as I have you'll now some employees have been working their for over 40 years. At Sevilla you grow with the business as generation after generation continue the tradition of excellence. Never had a bad thing to say about this gem in the heart of NYC, oh by the way the food is amazing.
High quality fooddd – Great!! real food, the food takes forever but when they bring it, it's hot and in the pan, they leave the same pan that they cooked it from with you until you're done. No microwaved restaurant food, pretty high priced, but worth it hight quality food. Wouldn't recommend for vegetarians that don't eat fish because menu consists of meat and seafood, one item with a lot of vegetable, basically a vegetable rice mix, but for the price I would've like some eggplant or fake meat.
good food, cool neighborhood, bad service – The experience at Sevilla started terribly when our reservation for nine people was downright ignored. My friend called three times (twice to change the number of people for the reservation) and the available table was confirmed during each call for, what in the end, was a nine person reservation. The host told one of us that we never had a reservation but then told another one of my friends that he could seat us in 10 minutes. We went to the bar for a drink but the waiters were angry that we were in their way and were very rude about it. They seated a few groups before us that had NO reservation at all. After more than 30 minutes cramped into the bar area, we were seated in a long booth with a table added to the end of it.
The waiter didn't seem thrilled to serve us. I didn't blame him, I was sitting all the way in the booth and had to practically yell across the restaurant to ask him a question. It was definitely a less than optimal setup.
Now to the food & drink - The sangria is delicious. I had a 1.5 pound lobster for $21 and it was equally delicous. The Paella can feed an army so I think it may be worth paying the extra plate charge ($3.75) and just share.
If the host hadn't been so rude, I may have recommened this place if you are in the neighborhood. The food is average and so it's not worth putting up with the cramped seating and rude staff. There are a plethora of good places to eat in this neighborhood... explore those restaurants and not this one.
Maybe come to say you've been here, but not for the food – We came here for dinner. The wait was not too long. At first glance, the place looked very nice, and all the waiters had fancy outfits. When we sat down, we saw that the waiters outfits were old and stained, much like the rest of the place. Still, it had some charm. I can say one thing for the restaurant - they don't skimp. The portions are big, and more importantly, the sangria is not watered down, and if you get paella, there is more seafood than rice. We had the seafood paella and a plate of mussels. Both were huge, and the waiters served both onto our plates. The sangria was fairly tasty. The food, however, was not. Even though every spoonful was brimming with seafood, it had no taste whatsoever. Perhaps this place is a victim of its own authenticity because it reminded us of restaurants in Spain, which had incomparably better seafood. In any case, we are not sorry we came, but we won't come back.
A taste of Spain in the village – The seating is tight to say the least, if there are more than three couples waiting to be seated you will have to wait outside. It is very busy. Now, the great thing is that the food is excellent and the sangria is fantastic. There are old wood panel walls, a little artwork. The bar looks like a bar of old but well taken care of. There are a few booths but it seems as if they are for larger parties since this place stays relatively busy. So, if you are looking for romance it will be a reach. But, the food is fantastic.
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