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auerbrau (278) Peace Dale, Rhode Island | February 28, 2012
62 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 12/20
I stopped in here early after Eataly opened and was most disappointed with the prices and the waitstaff. What was it...like $10 for a pint of some random-ass pale ale? I think I struggled through with $6 for a half-pint of Victory Prima Pils. The shitshow downstairs makes it hard to find beers and you always get the feeling your not trendy enough or a maze-solver enough to handle this place.
BMan1113VR (306) Los Angeles, California | January 5, 2012
74 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 16/20
Fun place. Really interesting stuff going on. A complete amusement park for those interested in italian food. The beer selection of bottles to go is limited. Some chilled. Mostly all Italian with the exception of Dogfish Head products (a pretty full line up) and Farnum Hill Ciders (three varieties). Beers are decently expensive, and I wouldnít really come here to buy bottles. But you should come here for the food and the Birreria.
GT2 (345) Riverslime, California | November 8, 2011
58 AMBIANCE 1/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 12/20
Absolute pandemonium- an onslaught of half of New Yorkís affluent mid 20s to mid 30s crowd are everywhere having a wine and cheese tasting in the middle of the floor space while alcoves upon alcoves sport different eating stations with unknown menus and nowhere to sit and eat. Waiting for a precious seat in an alcove can take over an hour. However, within the absolute chaos; there is a BEER STORE of sorts right near the Birreria upstairs sitdown restaurant, which has a separate listing here on ratebeer, which is probably fair. Eataly is an emporium of food for eating there or to make at home. Birreria is a restaurant. The BEER STORE part is sort of hidden but if you find it near the entrance of Birreria, you will find:
the entire Baladin, del Borgo, Ducato collection along with bottles of silver label Xyandu barleywine, but those bottles will run you $48 for a 375mL. Probably the most expensive selection of single bottles you will see in your life, but if you are looking for a random Italian beer this may be worth stopping in for. BTW, we all bought pasta here to make at home and it was delicious. Much better than waiting for two hours for a table.
ben4321 (163) Hoboken, New Jersey | October 2, 2011
48 AMBIANCE 1/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 2/10 OVERALL 8/20
Iím not sure why we need two different "places" are needed for the store/bunch of restaurants part and the Rooftop bar (the only part of this place that is even worth the visit), but this rating is for the rest of Eataly, Iíve got to say, since no one else will, this place sucks. The beer store is mediocre, with terrible prices, and only a good selection if your looking to overpay for DFH or want some semi-rare Italian beers. Otherwise, there isnít much going on here you canít get somewhere else and avoid the terrible crowds. If I could go below 1 on the atmosphere, I would. Walking around here is a nightmare. I like this place so much in theory, but I canít deal with the crowds, and I canít stand the price gauging that goes on here. The food selection is great, but totally not worth it. They know it will be full no matter what, so they charge crazy prices. Its our own faults for going there. Maybe in 5 years, when it isnít "cool" anymore, this place will become tollerable, but for now, it is a nightmare.
It is really too bad, 2 years ago I was so excited for this place to open, now, Iíd be happy not to ever go back. Iím sure Iíll get suckered in again, but Iíve visited on multiple occasions (mostly showing it to out-of-town guest who really wanted to see it), and Iíve honestly never really enjoyed myself. Maybe if Vinny hadnít pulled out it would have been worth the crowds, but with just Sam and the Italian brewers, they have decent beers, but they canít overcome the crowds caused by their hype.
jredmond (161) Manhattan, New York | September 4, 2011
80 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
Iíve only been here once, but the rooftop bar provides an inviting atmosphere. The staff is diligent and friendly. There were a few of the brewpubs available on draft along with some bottles as well. Somewhat long wait to get a table, but no wait if youíre drinking at the bar.
puzzl (123) New York, New York | September 3, 2011
64 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 3/10 OVERALL 12/20
Amazing location. The food is rather expensive; probably pretty good, but we didnít get much. Some unique beers that you can only get here, but for $10+ per 12oz you wonít be trying many. Fun to try once as a local, but not worth going out of the way for. A victim of its own popularity, as well.
nbutler11 (301) Phoenix, Arizona | August 17, 2011
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 13/20
This is a very commercialized/Disney version of Italy, but you have to be impressed by the importing going on at this place. The Italian beer selection is superior to anything Iíve seen in Italy, much less the United States. Expensive, but this place has the Italian goods if you want them. Be warned that you might have to crowd surf to get anywhere in the market on a weekend.
JoeMcPhee (465) Toronto, ON, Ontario | March 8, 2011
58 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 13/20
Massive Italian food emporium. If they donít have it, youíre probably mistaken that it ever existed. Weekends are insanely busy with people apparently willing to queue for anything. Having said that, there are very tasty panini up front, a great selection of meats and cheeses and a couple of spendy restaurants as well. But, if youíre here for beer, the selection is pretty limited. Thereís a smallish selection of Italian beer (including macros and some more obscure stuff). Absolute pricing is crazy, but the relative price on the Italian stuff is actually decently competitive. I didnít see anything new in here but it was worth taking a look to see what all the fuss was about.
swoopjones (230) Buffalo, New York | January 27, 2011
62 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 10/20
seems like mario bataliís ego runneth wild. Beautiful spot, food looks amazing, BUnitedís wet dream. Large selection of Italian craft. nice smaller bottle options rather than all 750ís. Didnt eat but food looked great. Just seems like too much, impressive?? Very but too much
zdk (84) New York, New York | January 27, 2011
60 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE 3/10 OVERALL 11/20
This place is way over-hyped, especially as far as the beer is concerned. If you feel like overpaying for beer, this is the place to go. The only american stuff is Dog fish head, which you could get in many other places for much less. The italian stuff, the only stuff thatís reasonably priced you could get at a supermarket for even cheaper. They do have more impressive Italian imports, but you will be paying out your ass for them. (Which you can expect if you get anything in Eataly). As far as the planned brewpub is concerned - Iíll believe it when I see it. When I heard Russian River was going to be involved, I was excited. But they apparently pulled out of the project. Now, Iím doubtful it will be open at all.
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