505 3rd Ave, New York, NY | Directions 1001640.745494 -73.977947
Neighborhoods: Midtown, Kips Bay
Great Experience – Have not gone their in a while and was pleasantly surprised last week by a completely new restaurant. Great new ambiance, music, menu and attitude. Had the stripped bass, and my wife the veal meatballs, best she had ever had. Looks like the place is under new management.
Not Worth the Wait – After placing our order at an off peak hour for a late lunch, we proceeded to wait for a good 40 minutes for pork sliders that were fatty and mushy, and beef sliders that were overcooked, or reheated on the outside and dry on the inside. Fries on the side were at least 30 mins. old. Very unappetizing experience considering the wait because it wasn't for freshly cooked food! Wouldn't go back!
rubish – Ok, so - the website is never updated. they dont haver accurate opening times posted. so, you should really call if you want to go there. additional, all of the staff are angry people who just sort of shrug when you ask them questions. fail
Unscrupulous and sneaky, will never go back – I used to like coming to this place, but not anymore. Restaurant was sneaky and clearly charged my Visa for more $$ than I approved it for. Looks like it pays to look at statements once in a while, but never again will I go back.
Good food but.... – Cinema on 34th and Third can serve interesting and well-prepared food.
It would merit 4 stars if....
- The courteous, perky wait staff were better trained, more attentive and more alert to customer needs.
- The a/c on the West side of the dining room were working properly on muggy summer nights.
- Tactics designed to up the price of drinks ($2.00 extra for a straight-up martini) were abandoned. Why the surcharge??? "Because it takes more liquour to make a martini and the price is by the shot," according to a "manager.") .
Cinema is a Good DEAL! – Ive lived in Murray Hill the last FIVE years, and Cinema is the perfect location for a local....all you others steer clear. Its fun, its reasonable, its CLEAN, the staff is super friendly, and if you are reallly bored with a date (also great for a first date, its romantic, and fun and priced just right!) you can watch the reels of charlie chaplan in the back.. The food is yummy, was there again last night (second night this week) and the crowd is different daily...there are good looking yuppies all around. The alcohol is great, the service is spotless, there are no overcharges (i think the other post-ee cant calculate a check) ..Thumbs up Cinema..you got my Vote!
Editorial Review – Manhattan chain serves up tapas, pizzas and full entrees in a movie-themed setting.
terrible experience – The plates, silverware, and stemware were not clean. The water had food floating around it in it. The food was half cold and nothing special. The waitress spilled coffee on my husband and did not apologize. DON'T GO THERE!
Avoid at all costs. Credit card scammers. – Food and service aside, you should avoid even entering this place. At the 60th Street and 2nd Ave (70th Street) locations, they intentionally overcharge customers on their credit cards. If the customer brings the "mistake" to their attention, they are incredibly unhelpful about fixing it, and they will delay and delay taking action, and lie to you outright, about having taken action. They do this intentionally. I have contacted my credit card company and an investigation has begun. To be fair, I am only assuming that the policy is the same at this location. But, better safe than sorry.
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