2 Steps forward, 1 step back. You know how there are certain restaurants that go the extra mile and seem like this business is their lifelong calling? Well, unfortunately this is not the 1. In fact, ironically, those places often go out of business, but I digress. This is not 1 of those places. It has potential. The thin, tall sundress woman who greeted us seemed like she was up for the challenge. The menu is rather thin and my dinner guest said that their steak was only okay and certainly not worth the inflated price. I asked for a taste of avocado with my dish. The big boys typically give this to you as a courtesy or an obligatory $1. Benjamin's whopping $4 took my meal up to the next price bracket. I liked the diversity of the 2 light skinned minority waitresses. When I complimented the Manager on her kimono, she practically lectured me on how it was not. When I asked the waitress for an orange slice, in addition to not having any she got too familiar asking me what I needed it for. What ever happen to the customer is always right, even if my fashion jeopardy was slightly off. I actually wanted to like this place more for the several 2 steps forward, but I would be disingenuous to not warn people of the several 1 steps back. I read both the favorable and unfavorable reviews of the restaurant on this site. I figured I’d pay them the solid of letting them know of the site so one of them could perhaps write a response to any unfavorable reviews that were just miscommunications. The male manager who answered said he would get the female manager that I described only to return as if screening her calls. He was otherwise very polite cordial and professional. When I suggested that someone in his camp might want to write retorts to negative messages posted about the restaurant, he was not interested. Oh well.
My wife and I are fan of Talia’s and we love Talia’s very diversified menu. There is something for everyone on their menus. It's definitely more of American and Middle Eastern cuisines; but they also have terrific salads. My wife loves The Thai beef salad and I love thee Moroccan salmon. If you crave fish, this is the place. You can get a hearty, firm-flesh fish, grilled, sautéed or broiled salmon with two sides and… appetizer for $28. Good prices, portions and wonderful food. I will definitely visit Talia’s more than twice next week to enjoy the nine days menu which contains more than five types of fish. Talia’s 9 days menu last year was one of best nine days menu in kosher restaurant in Manhattan. The service is professional but sometimes you have to wait about half an hour for your main dish and therefore my wife and I start with an appetizer of Middle Eastern platter combo platter - regular hot dog, 1 spicy hot dog, 2 chicken fingers, Moroccan cigar and kibbeh with tahini sauce. The ambiance is very romantic, warm and cozy outdoor and indoor dining areas. Highly recommended!
Feast and Fetes has catered our daughter’s wedding and made it an unforgettable event. They were perfect in every aspect of their performance. Always answered questions on time, helped with menu suggestions and delivered a perfect wedding reception for 200 guest. The passed hors d'oeuvre were so beautiful and delicious that our guests were talking about it days after the wedding. Main course of beef tenderloin or roasted sea bass were presented to perfection. Two deserts alternating – fresh raspberry tartelette with crème fraiche parfait and warm guanaja chocolate coulant were a dream. The wine and three open bars had great selections of alcohol for everybody's taste. Waiters were highly professional and their service was on time. The event took place at the Foundry in Long Island City, Feast and Fetes were responsible for all the furniture delivery, equipment and transportation for chefs and food. All this was done on time without one single glitch. If you are looking for a great caterer Feast and Fetes is the one to go with.
Fresh Food Market and Deli is a rare experience in customer service! I contacted Mo from Indiana to schedule a breakfast deliveries for a seminar in NY. On the other end of the line I found a cordial, kind gentleman focused on customer satisfaction and a level of service that was astounding. Mo faxed menus and helped me plan for breakfast on 2 different days. When we had a catering glitch and needed lunch one day prior to our seminar, Mo came to our rescue. He encouraged me to make lunch choices that were delicious and economical, never overselling. (Rare in today’s market) Fresh Food Market is a simple, small store, but when you walk in Mo’s smile lights up the entire market. He treated me like family upon my arrival in NY and truly welcomed me to the city as if I were a long-time friend. I would not hesitate to recommend Mo and his store. He provides world class service, amazing food, and a customer experience that cannot be rivaled.
Thanks so much for the great party you made for us all! Everyone is still talking about how great Essence was, how original your sound is, how much fun we all had and what a great repertoire of music the Essence Band can play. We couldn't believe you guys. One minute a 40's ballad and the next minute the entire room is singing Journey along with Eddie. One minute a quite jazzy swing set and then the next a hard rock Janis Joplin tune. What a great dance party you gave us and the soft moments were perfect too. Iris - Thanks for listening so well to all our ideas and to following our requests to the "t". We really appreciate it and we know we made you jump through hoops, always worried that you couldn't pull it off. But, at the end of the day, we couldn't be more happy than we are. Thanks to Iris and Essence for making our party really memorable.
Stella & her team at Scoozi are the caterers we hire for client promotional parties. They have been working with us for the past 3 years and are simply amazing. I received my sample menu from Scoozi in about a day or two after I initially called. The menu is always exactly what I am looking for or what I am looking to try. The staff is very hands on, answering my questions very promptly. I didn’t have to worry about a thing! One year we had a British themed party and the Scoozi Gastro Pub menu made the event over the top for our guests! Their selection of menus never has us bored and that is why we keep going back for more! (Or it could be the Inside Out Crispy Kreme Donuts!) If you go with Scoozi, try the Smore Pipettes! It is one of their signature items and is delicious!!!!
Celebrated my daughter’s birthday at Talia’s Steakhouse last night. We live in Central Jersey so we don’t travel too often for kosher restaurants in Manhattan. Our expectations were set high for a night in the city. Suffice to say, Talia’s exceeded our expectations. There was live music and we got to sit in their sidewalk café and enjoy the beautiful weather. We all shared the Fry Trio basket to start, which was a great choice. My prime rib was excellent. My wife and daughter loved their Veal Scaloppini. Our 6 year old couldn’t get enough of his chicken fingers. For dessert, the wait staff brought out warm chocolate soufflé with a birthday candle and sang Happy Birthday with help from the live musician. It was a perfect way to end the night. Would definitely be back again.
If you're in the mood for something sweet and tangy (and fried), BarKogi's Korean fried chicken wings won't disappoint. Not your traditional chicken wing; it's crispy shell is not like any other fried chicken batter. Soy garlic or spicy soy garlic (quite spicy) are both excellent options and great as an appetizer for the whole table or can serve as the main course. Although famous for their wings, they also offer the usual of Korean fair -- korean bbq, bibimbop, korean taco, and other usual Korean dishes but the wings are their specialty. Service is curt and efficient. So if you're looking for the red carpet treatment or a chatty waiter who'll give you their recommendations, you may have to look elsewhere. Or, just have faith go with your gut, pun intended.
The other day the weather was finally beautiful, and my friend and I were walking past Talia’s outdoor café, so we decided to have an early dinner. We had an extremely pleasant experience. It was not too crowded yet, but there was a mixed young crowd, couples and some business men, and everybody seemed to be having a good time. The service was extremely good, and our waitress took our order the minute we finished looking over our menus and brought our drinks right away. The food was served nice and hot, and we were so full after we finished that we almost didn’t have room for desert, but we couldn’t refuse a chocolate soufflé! I felt very satisfied with my experience at Talia’s and will definitely be back many more times!
I want to thank you Feast and Fetes for overseeing what was the most extraordinary dinner party I have ever been to - the fact that it was in my home makes it even more special. Everything about the event was perfect. The staff was beyond excellent, the food presentation like a work of art while the food was truly beyond belief. All of us have eaten numerous times at DANIEL and enjoyed these dishes at the restaurant, but they were better at my home. This is not just my view but also the unanimous vote of all twelve who attended. Mr. Lepicart and Daniel should be very proud of their ability to produce such a very high-quality outside of a restaurant where all is in your control. Bravo !