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JoeMcG wrote about Snapper Magee's
I moved to Kingston about 6 months ago from Brooklyn, and had found Snapper Magee's right here on Metromix after reading the reviews I thought they were a little over overly positive but still had to check the place out. After my first night I was sold, Snapper Magee's is now "My" bar, and I think that's part of it's charm and why people of all walks are so drawn to it, anyone can feel at home here. Yes there are patrons I don't care for but everyone seems to be kept in check by the "Be Good Or Be Gone" sign behind the bar, the beer and drinks are inexpensive unlike other Kingston establishments, the live shows I have seen have all been great, Jukebox is great if you like rock & roll, punk and ska, staff is also great, all are friendly and welcoming, in the 6 months I've been going I have never seen a fight or seen any drugs. As mentioned in previous reviews it is definitely a dive, but that's part of it's charm, its a funky little place that doesn't pretend to be cool. It just is cool. Yup It's a Great Little Place. If your in Kingston check it out, leave your ego at the door and have a good time.
Pmt42 wrote about Sir John's Restaurant
I booked a party for my son's communion at Sir John's restaurant. I had entire family there. We were a party of 20. The service was excellent and most accommodating. staff was very friendly and prompt. Food was outstanding. The best was my mozzarella caprese appetizer, main course, penne a la vodka, delicious and fresh. Everyone enjoyed themselves. Would definitely book another party and will definitely be back again for lunch or dinner. Thank you Sir John's for making our son's special day a wonderful memory. The Stapleton Family
Tarajeanrelli wrote about Platzl Brauhaus
We had a great time at the senior oktoberfest event. Our table, along with the whole dining room, were singing and laughing; we really enjoyed our selves! The band was interactive with us and got us to Prost (cheers) and sing along with all the fun German songs. It was a great experience, and we can't wait until Oktober 2013!
Tarajeanrelli wrote about Platzl Brauhaus
Every year the Peekskill seniors and I attend Platzl Brahaus' Oktoberfest event, and each year is just as great as the last. The food is authentic and delicious. The live band and the German folk dancers were just incredible. The dining room and the rest of the park were decorated so meticulously. The staff was very friendly and helpful. It is always a delightful stay at Platzl Brahaus.
Sportsfan101 wrote about Pub 151 @ Gloria's
Dont let the pictures and detailed description fool you. First off Newburgh is not the greatest of areas. It is not the safest and most pleasant of cities. Then there is the actual bar. The bar is fairly small and not much room besides the dance floor in the back. The service isnt all that great and the facilities are not kept in the best conditions. Prices arent bad but i recommend you take your time and money to another place.
CraigRosenfeld wrote about Rhoda's Cafe
Went there on December 1, 2012 to eat breakfast AND to collect on an Invoice for doing there website a few months back. Place closed up; Sign on door says the business was evicted by the sheriff. ... Very Sad because the owners (George and Rhoda), and the waitresses (LouAnn, etc) were all awesome .. I loved their Hobos! Sad to say, but 'Goodbye Rhoda's Cafe!'
Empire895 wrote about Gallery Billiards
Gallery Billiards is a great laid back place to shoot some pool on professional pool tables plus order your favorite drink while you do. Not many pool halls have a full service bar but this one does! They also have a fantastic juke box plus TVs to watch the game. It's like having your own man cave at a price that won't break your wallet, plus the owners are cool and work hard to keep the place professional and clean! They even have weekly tournaments too! I definitely recommend checking them out if you are looking for an alternative to the typical movie night.
ebseller015 wrote about Bourbon Street of Nyack
I am writing this to share my experience at Bourbon St., on 10/14/2012. It was a nice Sunday afternoon, I happened to be in Nyack conducting business. I had in mind to go to Bourbon subsequently, and watch football with colleagues. It has been a while since I have stepped foot into the New Orleans designed restaurant. I was a former “regular” and was present faithfully on football Sundays, to take advantage of their 25 cent wings. The atmosphere was vibrant. On the 14th of October I walked into bourbon with my colleagues and when I walked out my impression of Bourbon transformed. We were greeted by a completely new staff. Our waitress was polite and was wearing a Giants shirt. We were seated in the back by the biggest TV in the restaurant. We all ordered our wings without any issues. Halfway through my wings the waitress approached me with the bill stating that she would leave it there until we were ready. In less than a minute she comes back to the table, grabs the bill, and returns after realizing that we had not even regarded the bill yet. She put it down and returned within 5 minutes to get the bill. I looked at her and showed her that my fingers were covered with BBQ sauce. Please give us a second. By this time it was nearing the start of the Giants 4:30 game. The TV we were watching was switched to baseball. We asked our waitress if she could change the channel back to football, as the giants were going to play soon. She brushed it off and told us that we would have to speak to the woman in charge. Come to find out, the woman in charge was the bartender. There was no manager, supervisor, or owner around. We approached the bartender politely and asked her to change the channel. She refused and said that she was busy. We approached her again, and again she refused but this time she was rude. She told us that her regulars wanted to watch baseball on that TV. Excuse me! How rude of her. She sent an obvious message to us that she did not care about our business or what we wanted. A family of five walks in and sits adjacent to us. They are pumped about the Giants game as well. The Father asks us if the Giants game is playing on the TV in front of us. We told him to express his needs to the boss (bartender) because she did not care about ours. He made his way over to the bar. By that time my colleague was already at the bar asking the bartender if she could please change it back to football. After all, it is football Sunday. We love the Yankees but today it was time for the Giants. They only play once a week. Ten of your customers are requesting it. The Boss’s response was “I can do whatever I want so get the f**k out of here”.You’re the boss you can do whatever you want including being rude and disrespectful to your customers. Another waitress saw what was going on so she approached the table and tried to mediate the situation but in a condescending way. To make matters worse, that family that was there heard everything. They immediately left.
afichick wrote about Bellota at 42
Bellota's tapas food is absolutely to DIE for. I consider myself a picky eater but on my first visit I promised my fiance I would take a risk and just "eat". Let me tell you, it changed my restaurant experience forever! For a cautious person, the menu ingredients can be a bit intimidating but as long as you know you like the main component in the dish, I can guarantee you'll love everything about it. Chef Goncalves is a genius with all the robust flavors he incorporates into his dishes. The service at Bellota is immaculant. You must ask for Jordan, she's the best according to me. Although, I have had a few of the other servers and they are very good at what they do, as well. Jordan was extremely helpful and patient with all of the many questions I had during my first visit. Now, for the view! Oh my- this view on a clear night is definitely a good reason alone to dine at Bellota. It is on the 43rd floor of the Ritz Carlton. Enough said. The ambiance throughout the restaurant is very edgy-romantic. Mood lit candles on trunks of trees, set up along the windows makes for a sexy, sophisticated yet laid back feel. One thing to be aware of though, is the DJ music that starts playing after 8 thurs-sat nights. So if loud music isn't your thing, or if you're going to dinner with an old friend that you actually want to hear, then go earlier in the night or on a tuesday or wednesday. Other than that, Everything is spectacular and I highly recommend going.
Terrible wrote about Augie's Prime Cut Restaurant & Bar
Writing a review is important, but if you are a patron that felt ripped off or treated with disrespect, file a compliant with the Department of Consumer Protection, 914-995-2211 located in White Plains NY. On July 29th went to Augie's Prime Rib, for a 4 PM reservation. Waited more than 30 minutes to be seated when the down stairs was 75% empty and the loft was 90% empty. Finally seated, and Christine was the waitress from hell. The only time she paid attention to myself and my wife was to purchase raffle tickets or receive our check. The prime rib was under cooked, sent back 3 times. The billed included a non-advertised gratuity of 52% with a local tax of 18.74%. Augie was asked to intervene and insisted she can charge a gratuity for a party of 1, and it was not illegal. We were a party of 2 and complained about the gratuity and tax. Christine insisted upon being tipped, which was very wrong. You tip for good service, not because it is demanded. Augie is a very rude, self centered individual. Notified Consumer Affairs, and because I had a copy of my receipt, Augie may be fined for charging over tax and adding gratuity to a bill that is not advertised as such. If you are willing to eat at Augie's Prime Cut, get a receipt. If you are overcharged, complain to Consumer Affairs. Give Augie your love that keeps giving like the ever ready rabbit. Costco food is much better than what is found at Augie's, and you can tip their employees for good service. Christine must be a relative of Augie, both are cut out of same mold. Rude, unprofessional, disrepectful of others. Spell lousy service, terrible food.
RonUSR wrote about Horse and Jockey
When you go to the Horse & Jockey, you are not a stranger. Everyone is friendly and the owners make you feel right at home. The food is great with huge portions. Most of the time you are bringing half your meal home. The dining room is quaint and seperate from the bar area. Therefore, you can enjoy your meal and relax. The food prices are low and everyday they have specials. The specials range from $10 to $15 and include rolls and a huge salad. If your not that hungry, they have sandwiches and burgers. There are TV's located all over playing the games. After your meal, stop at the bar for a beer. You will meet some new friends. You must check this place out. You won't be sorry.
yesidid wrote about Foundry Cafe
if you stop into foundry,make sure to meet staff, just saty away from the owner,he is a mean degrading unfriendly person,sorry a real jerk,saw him yell at a mother of two childern out in front of other people,he is not a likeable person mean mean mean and thats on a good day for him
Lovepizza wrote about Sir John's Restaurant
I have read the other two reviews. I have to say I disagree with them both. I ate dinner at Sir John's recently and had a terrific meal. Not only was the food great John the owner bought my table an after dinner drink. John always goes out of his way to talk to the customers and makes them feel welcomed. I was also there the night of the fireworks. Yes i did notice cars being towed. That was because they were not in any of the stores in the plaza. They parked and walked down the street. The parking lot clearly stated do not park here for the fireworks or you will be towed. It's unfortunate that people can not follow the rules. It is not fair to blame other people. So don't let what people say influence your decision. Try out Sir John's and let me know what you think.