33 Carmine St, New York, NY | Directions 1001440.730104 -74.003182
Neighborhoods: West Village, Downtown
BEST SANDWICHES – I don't know what those people before me are talking about. I recommend ordering from here. i have never sat down in the restaurant. But what i do know is this place has the most delicious, hearty sandwiches i have ever tasted. My boyfriend and i absolutely looooooooove them. We practically order every weekend.
We are all lambs - following the reviews - what a waste! – I read so many great reviews of this place that I chose Grey's as the brunch spot w/ several of my friends. What a mistake. It was super crowded (and after tasting the food, I can't imagine why). I happened to be 20 min late, which is how long it took my friends to get a seat, squeezed in on one of those long communal tables. The food we tried: iced coffee (standard issue, decent), egg and cheese on croissant (egg was rubbery) some sort of tuna wrap (real tuna, not out of a can) which was very bland, cheese fries (AWFUL! they literally microwaved slices of american cheese on the fries, so by the time they got to us it was one gelled piece), cookie (despite its good looks, was dry and hard). Frozen mocha was good. I think there was a decent omelette amongst us. The cheapest thing was the egg and cheese, and at $4.50, no bargain. Definetly not a place to linger, and in my opinion, not a place to return to, either.
Barebones Brunch – I went on a Sunday around 11am. There is a long line. When it's not out the door, it'll take about 20 minutes to get to the front. After placing my order, I carried my beverage, water, silverware, syrup, salt, pepper, ketchup, napkins, etc to an empty table. This is quite a task since the place is packed, there's hardly any room to move. I got myself situated at a table only to realize the coffee (which is good coffee) is lukewarm. Then someone called my name into the crowd and served me my food. My interaction with a restaurant worker is over at this point . There is no coffee refill or waiter/waitress service. The food itself is also cold. I ordered a cold dry french toast that tasted very eggy and some cold home fries, which would have been tasty if warm. Overall for the price, there are tons of more comfortable brunch places in the neighborhood. If you're going to go for the first time, I think it helps to know there is no service, you'll be carrying your coffee and utensils and it's extremely crowded.
Funky Cool Sandwich stop – The artsy cool atmosphere adds to the great sandwiches and salads here. Great quiche, and great tuna melts.
SOO Cute! – Very cute cofee house with excellent coffee and great meeting place for clients, friends, ect.. Kind of a neigborhood place but very warming to "non" locals. It is a must!
The strong coffee and charming rural vibe add up to a classic cafe. – The Scene
The Grey Dog's Coffee has the charm of a Martha's Vineyard country home, with dried flowers, wicker baskets and an old mailbox decorating the room. Locals whittle away afternoons at chipped-paint tables speckled with ubiquitous gray paw-prints. Tasteful dog-related artwork hangs from the walls, and the friendly people behind the counter have the bemused bearing of a group of college hippies.
In addition to its deep selection of strong, rich coffee drinks, the Grey Dog Cafe offers a full range of breakfast, lunch and dinner items. The well-made sandwiches are especially popular, with choices like Black Forest ham with warm Brie and Dijon mustard, and hummus, tomato and roasted red pepper on toast. Beer and wine are also available.
room temperature toast – Room temperature toast, according to the cranky snob owner, is the way they serve it. He actually said that! "We do the best we can", he said. So when we asked for warm toast , they put some very nice cold toasted bread through the toaster again and we got slightly charred but warm toast. It makes sense the toast is cold, because it took them 15 minutes to make two eggs over medium (broke the yolks,overcooked the eggs) with four other people in the cafe. Luckily it was all set off by cold plates and dried-up home fries. Nice ingredients, horrible delivery. Best thing in there is the small dogs with their owners.
My favorite eatery in NY! – I live in LA and always make sure to visit Grey Dogs when I'm in NY. It is cozy and has great food for great rpices. The employees are quick, but careful. They are also polite and helpful. Seating is tight, but hey, it's NY! Beware of the occasional egghead trying to cut in line or save a table out of order. The pea soup is wonderful as is the olive bread.
Feels like home. – Just moved here from Northern California. Grey Dog is just what the doctor ordered. Self serve on the easy stuff. But they deliver your order to the table. You get your own tools and napkins, water, etc...
The music is great. They have it going on.
The Best Coffee For the Best Price!! – It is truly amazing how wonderful this coffee shop is! The coffee and the service is wonderful. I have to admit, they have the best muffins I have ever had - HONEST!!! Everytime I go there, there is a short line, but the waitstaff moves the line very quickly without leaving you feel like cattle (how do they do that??).
My fav AM purchase is a coffee and muffin, and believe it or not it costs 1/2 (I mean 1/2!) the price of the same from Starbucks. I think they do all of the baking on premise, which would explain how yummy everything is (and why the muffins actually have the crispy (not soggy) top).
The patrons of Grey Dog are always very hip looking, but not pretentious. I have heard that evenings are wonderful and their wine list is very respectable.
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