“And the plastic chairs aren't the most comfortable in the world either.”
“The salmon salad was yummy, my martini was amazing, and the white chocolate banana cream pie was divine.”
“The bar is a nice place to hang out while you wait for a table.”
“The service was top notch and the food was great.”
“Everything on the menu looks great though, so I wouldn't mind going back to try the burgers.”
“The service was super, our waiters were very cheerful and food was perfect.”
“The food can be pricey, and not worth it at that.”
“bad food and slow service make this a bad place to go”
The homemade potato chips. To. Live. For.
Molasses-Like Service for so-so food.
Once a year for 10 years we've eaten at Einstein's for brunch, usually The Veranda Platter. In the last couple of years, though, service has slowed to a crawl.
After we were seated this last time, it took nearly 40 minutes to get what amounts to bacon, scrambled eggs and breakfast potatoes. It was good, not great, and didn't warrant the wait.
Not every table was occupied. They hadn't just opened. There were none of the obvious and acceptable excuses.
It isn't just this year, either. It's gotten progressively worse. So for next year, we're shopping for a new Midtown brunch...any suggestions?
Awesome Food & Relaxing Atmosphere. This is one of my newest favorite locations to wine & dine with da fellas. I've visited this location several times over the past months & each time it gets better. Definitely, recommend this location for lunch and/or dinner during the weekday or the weekends.
Always Give it a Try and Always a Disaster. We live in the neighborhood and always try to come back to Einstein's to give it another chance. The service is conistently poor. The kitchen rarely gets an order correct and the management could care less. I ordered a plain turkey burger and asked for it plain twice. It came out with cheese and onion spread. I sent it back and it came back uncooked and when I cut into it there was a piece of white plastic in the meat. The waiter took it off the bill, but could have cared less. Sorry, but that was the last time we will be in. You just lost ten loyal customers. With so many new attractive patios in the neighborhood Einstein's really needs to get their act together!
Awesome Atmosphere. We went in here for a work lunch and the food was out in 10 minutes! The patio was amazing. The fresh air and openness was awesome. Food was so good, I came back on the weekend for brunch (Bloody Mary Bar!). I cannot recommend this place highly enough. Staff was very attentive, from the hosts up to the managers. Best restaurant in Midtown!
Patio is Great. The food here is so so. It's not over the top but not bad either--upscale bar food best decribes it. The Saturday and Sunday brunch is good on nice days when the patio is open. It's more about the atmosphere than the food. It's mostly a gay crowd with a lot of table hopping and visiting. If you have a problem with the gay lifestyle you will hate this place. The bar at nights is a good place to start the evening, but it's not a late night place. Service is hot and cold. At times I have found it to be excellent, at other times its horrible. We go here for the patio atmosphere and a drink with friends.
The "NEW" General Manager has NO CLUE what he is doing. A group of my friends use to go to Einsteins weekly and we will NOT return. The NEW General Manager has NO clue how to run a restaurant. We sat on the patio for brunch on a Saturday and we watch the General Manager walk back and forth and back and forth with OUT talking to any of his guests to see how their experience was..The service was slow and RUDE RUDE RUDE!!! I have heard that business as gone down for Einsteins do to the constrution in the area. I hope that the owners of Einsteins read this review and do something about their staff. Einsteins use to be a GREAT FUN place to dine out and have drinks but with that Manager and staff, they will fail....
Trendy. Its trendy, and the bar is excellent. The food can be pricey, and not worth it at that. Good late night hangout.
Fantastic food, awesome patio, but expensive. Don't heed the Citysearch warning about not ordering the "serious entrees"! I went here with a big group of friends this past weekend, and we each ordered an entree dish (nobody ordered burgers, sandwiches, etc.). Those who ordered the ribeye loved it - marinated and cooked to perfection; the special of the day (surf & turf) was fantastic as well. Seafood dishes were delicious, including the coconut shrimp and the tequila shrimp. Everything on the menu looks great though, so I wouldn't mind going back to try the burgers. Great wine and beer selection, as well as specialty drinks and martinis. I love the patio, but the construction directly across the street is a bit of a bummer. Service was wonderful and entertaining, ambiance is great as well. Only complaint is that the food was a bit expensive for what it was (entrees range from $14-22). I paid $50 (including tip) for my entree, 2 glasses of wine, and a dessert.
Horrible Attitude. I haven't eaten there in awhile (due to bad experiences in the past), so maybe things have changed...The food is pretty good at this place, but that's only if you get past the extremely pretentious hosts. Your best bet is to go when there is no wait. Contrary to what you are told over the phone, they do NOT honor call-ahead seating or reservations.
Sign in with Facebook Sign in with Facebook to see what your friends are up to!