Resto | New York, New York
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Currently with 6 ratings
Type: Restaurant

111 E 29th St
New York, New York United States 11226 [ print map ]
212 685 5585

Taps: 6 | Bottles: 90


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6 reviews for Resto
 Ambiance  80%
 Service  73%
 Selection  78%
 Food  82%
 Value  60%
 Overall  73%
 Rating  77%

  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 4/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 4/10   OVERALL 13/20
Maverick34  (52) New York, New York | December 15, 2009
Where to start with this guy? OK - first, itís packed and hard to get a table, and when you finally do sit down the food menu is very expensive, and IMO, not as superlative as its reputation portended Service was mediocre at best. Their beer selection was good but their pricing was weird. They were charging exorbitant amounts for certain 33 cl bottles, but then among the cheaper stuff on the menu was stuff like St. Bernardus Abt there were relative bargains to be had if you know what to look for.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
PRBeer  (411) Parsippany, New Jersey | March 5, 2013
OK...I see the reviews are mixed...but I mean címon...the Belgiums here alone are worth the visit. Then add the great deviled eggs, & the grilled cheese with pork belly & bacon, and whatís not to like? I canít speak to not getting a table...I just figure...if you love beer and a place is good other than the crowds...then you just come when they are not crowded. And letís not forget that you can walk through to the connected and co-owned Cannibal directly from Resto. So really...whatís not to like? I had a couple of amazing sours while I was here...both on draft. Definitely worth a visit.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
bmerz  (122) Brooklyn, New York | December 10, 2012
They are recently under a new GM and Chef with some notable credentials so things seem to have changed quite a bit since the older ratings. I think I went last night for my birthday dinner and to finally make it to this Belgo-American beer restaurant, I think one of NYCís 2 actual proper restaurants focused on beer more than wine. [DBGB being the other and Beer Table doesnít count. Itís not a standard restaurant IMO]. It is a place I have wanted to check out since moving here but never had the occasion. It didnít disappoint. The atmosphere is very nice with a rustic european feel...great for a date or dinner with friends alike. The food has Belgian favorites but is going more American now with large cuts of very good meat aged and butchered on premise. We had a fantastic leg of lamb that was enough for 4 people at least though advertised for two. The butchers board was excellent as well. The service was very friendly, fast, and knowledgable about both the food and beer. Their list is not extensive and is mostly more or less well known Belgian classics, which rock and pair really well, with some American Belgian style ales mixed in. They have some uncommon stuff to see on tap as well as a good selection of magnums and larger. It worked great for the purpose of being a notable restaurant rather a notable beer list with some typically crappy bar food to ruin your palate. The server made intelligent suggestions for pairing...the whole point of going in my opinion. I would definitely go again!
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 13/20
swoopjones  (312) Buffalo, New York | July 2, 2010
came with high expectations. at least for the food. about 8 taps, all belgian. Popperings Hommel!!!. nice belgian selection. Food was sort of disappointing. Great deviled eggs & grilled cheese with pork belly & bacon. Fries- not so good. mayos-pretty good. Burger- disappointing, not even asked for a temp. Short rib sandwich- sounds better than it is, but still good. Waiter was attentive & nice. stop for the beer & grilled chese
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 15/20
TeamTrappist  (23) jericho, New York | February 3, 2009
I am surprised this place hadnít been rated sooner. A casual, but upscale restaurant with a medium to small sized room and a bar with maybe14 seats? Resto has a fairly extensive belgian bottle list, but this is not a place to find the rare and obscure. All the commercially available trappists are well covered, with a pretty good selection of the other belgian and belgian style beers, including a smallish sour list. But combine this list with their delicious food, and you have a good reason to stop in. Two years ago New York magazine rated the burger here number 1 in New York. It is probably not number 1,but it is really,really good. They have a much more extensive menu than burgers, as this is by no means a burger joint. Delicious appetizers can be found here, along with great mussels and fries. Leans toward the pricey side.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 14/20
kiplog  (15) Evanston, Illinois | January 29, 2009
Minimalist style Belgian restaurant with 6-7 Belgians on tap. Behind the bar is an impressive selection of glassware for every tap and bottle they carry. Much more dressy than a beer bar. They have the recognizable Leffeís and Chimayís and Kwak, but worth a visit for the 1-2 on tap Belgians you only see in bottles. Food looks intriguing, but I didnít try it.

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