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Upper Manhattan, Upper West Side

Shark Bark Restaurant

Breakfast, Brunch & Lunch Restaurants, Caterers, Family Style Restaurants, Restaurants
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Cuisine: Southern

Price Range : Average


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Anna S.




I've heard a lot about the SHARK BAR. I came in to have dinner and some wine. My meal had no order to the appearance as to the way it was placed on my plate.

The garnishing were all wrong.

The taste was fair. I should have fully enjoyed my meal.

The wine was good.

My server needs to take several lesson in serving.

My bill - for what consisted of my meal - overpriced. But hey, I don't pay then I wear these metal cute cuffs and get escorted downtown.

My ice-cream was EXCELLENT. but then again, how can you go wrong with Haagen-Daaz.



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Stay Away from this Place

I see reviews like the one I'm about to write and I wonder how in the world it's possible for a place this bad to stay in business. Rarely do I find a place I don't want to give a second chance. This is one of those. I hate what I'm about to write, but I think this is an establishment that doesn't care to have White patrons. Being that I walk by this place all the time and it's crowded with African-Americans, I attribute the horrible service I received to this, especially considering THE RESTAURANT WAS ALMOST EMPTY. The young Black woman supposedly attending to me was also doubling as the hostess, and was absorbed in text messaging on her mobile phone the entire time I was there, including while she was ringing up my bill. Add to that HORRIBLY over-spiced food to the point of being inedible (and I like it spicy) it seemed like a message was being delivered: ""Stay Out!"" And I will. You should also!



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I went here for my friends birthday! It wasn't shocking to me that the food was horrible because I had received nothing but bad reviews prior to eating there. Unfortunatly,somehow we still ending up choosing this place out of all the places to eat in the city. I sent my food back and surely was not paying for it. We had a party of about 10 and about 4 people said they finished their food just because they were hungry.Others complained of it being bland and also cold.ID NEVER GO BACK AGAIN.I wouldnt even have given it the one star required to submit this review.



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Never again

This was my first time going after hearing so much about this bar this past Saturday 4/25/09. It was a girlfriends b'day so we ended up here. First of all the resturant is so small and crowded and it was HOT!! when we asked about the a/c we were told it was broken and they proceeded to put on a old fan which kept turning off!! Next we ordered drinks which were watered down!! i throught it was me but yes the drinks were watered down!! The food was ok could not understand a word the waiter was saying!! When the check came I was shocked that we were charged nearly $30.00 for a tip for 4 people!! which they included!! I'm sorry but I will not be going there anytime soon if at all. This resturant may have been good once upon a time but in my opinion it is overrated.



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Very good soul food....

Great soul food... period. Collard greens were kinda sweet but I loved them. The menu had variety and generously priced. Service was good, although, I felt like the waiter was rushing us with the check and the place was practically empty. Very quiet and the music was great (jammin to some oldies). Definitely a spot to go to when your hungry (right portions). Kinda small, so try going on an off night.



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NYC's original gourmet soul

I ve been eating so called gourmet soul food since the shark bar started the craze back in the early 90's. It had been a while since i had been in there since i ve been living in south america. I was in the neighborhood a few weeks ago and stopped in. The food was incredible. Wings were off the hook. Collards were hittin and the catfish was perfectly fried and excellent. I was so pleased I have been back twice since.



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Perfect atmosphere

Perfect atmosphere when you're in the I just want some kick --- soul food, leave me alone so I can eat type place. Plenty of locals too which tells you that this place is legit, not one of those wannabe type of places that have sprouted-up around the 'hood lately. Highly recommended!



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I have been coming to this place since ""98"" and it was ALWAYS the spot. The waiters were always nice, there were always good looking people around and you could be sure to see a star or two. Well boy have times changed and I can guarantee it has something to do with the help. This is my second time back since ""02"". I came twice with my girlfriends last year and was wondering why it was so empty on a Thursday and Friday night. The food was ok, not what it used to be, but good enough to travel from Jersey. So with that being said, I made reservations for 12 for mom's birthday that was celebrated Sunday, TODAY, 4/20/2008 for 2:00 pm. We would have spent at least $400-$500 easy! So you think the red carpet would have been rolled out for us right? Especially since the place was empty as hell and the fact that they had to board up the other half of the restaurant because of declining business. But no, the hostess was Disgusting!!! She was arrogant and nasty from the time we walked in until the time I blacked out and asked for my check after ordering just drinks. I asked to speak to the manager and guess who it was? Queen B*tch!! I really feel bad for the owner, I wonder if he even has a clue of what is running his establishment.

NEVER AGAIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



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Perfect Place to intimately Dine!

The Shark Bar is on of fave spots to dine. For years ive celebrated my Birthday here, and the waiters seem to always have something up their sleeve for the Bday person. I loove it.
This venue is cozy, intimate yet socially active. Plus, the food is great! wat more could you ask for. Shark Bar get two thumbs up in my Book : )



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An Institution

The place is an institution, songs are written about it, it has been in several books and written up as the place to be seen. I love it. Been coming here for years and just recently had the pleasure of introducing my kids to the wonderful food and atmosphere. I hope the place stays around long enough so they can take their kids.

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