All Reviews by pronger

  • Brooklyn Fish Camp 162 5th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217 (718) 783-3264

    2 stars Posted on 08/16/2008 05:00pm

    Provided by Citysearch

    My wife and I went on a cool summer night, and enjoyed the backyard space. That is, until four legged vermin showed up. After the third appearance we moved indoors (along with a few other diners) and enjoyed the rest of the meal there. A free round would have been nice, but they only took one beer off of the tab.\r \r Like the other reviewers, this place can be expensive. $33 for a lobster roll slightly longer than a hot dog bun just won't cut it. The rest of the meal was good, though (good steamers, salty grilled sardines), and the hot fudge sundae was the best I've had in a while.\r \r We will be returning, but will stay away from any ""market price"" entree, and will stay indoors.
  • Coco Roco 139 Smith St, Brooklyn, NY 11201 (718) 254-9933

    2 stars Posted on 08/25/2006 05:00pm

    Provided by Citysearch

    A few dont's - don't order any type of paella - I've had better out of the box. Don't go when crowded, because the inexperienced wait staff can't handle the volume. And when you wonder what happened to your credit card after ten minutes of waiting, don't expect an apology from the manager, because you won't get one. The Churrasco Coco Roco (basically, steak with chimichurri sauce) wasn't bad, even though they gave me a medium steak when I requested rare. All in all, we were glad to leave, and see no reason to return.
  • Mandarin Oriental New York 80 Columbus Cir, New York, NY 10023 (212) 805-8800

    5 stars Posted on 12/11/2005 04:00pm

    Provided by Citysearch

    My wife and I celebrated our fifth anniversary by spending a weekend at the Mandarin, and while the final bill cost more than a month's rent, I have have nothing but nice things to say about the service (they left a fifth anniversary cake when we checked in), the view, and the location. It was wonderful waking up, walking the dog to Strawberry Fields, then coming back and getting a pot of tea sent up before a sauna. We left well rested and content, and if you want to to splurge on a special weekend, this is place to do it.
  • Roots & Vines 409 Grand St, New York, NY 10002 (212) 260-2363

    5 stars Posted on 02/22/2004 04:00pm

    Provided by Citysearch

    A good, solid, coffeeshop in an area that sorely needs it. Unlike Starbucks, the baristas are helpful and down to earth, and the fresh coffee always gives you that caffeine kick you need. Great to pop in, and great to hang out (the WiFi is free).