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Aug 8, 2006 03:34 PM

Bar Minnow

I'm going to a party at Bar Minnow in Park Slope this weekend. I searched the boards but the only postings are over a year old. Has anyone been recently?

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  1. I live in Park Slope and went to Minnow a while ago - just after they opened the bar section of the restaurant. I had lived in the Slope for a while and had been meaning to try Minnow... boy, were we unimpressed. Just OK food, bad service. We haven't been back. Hope you have a better experience.

    1. the service at bar minnow is worse than comical. after a huge wait for our food during a quiet sunday night last summer, the waiter brought our food to a couple in the front. we knew it was our food and watched as the couple ate our food, watched as the waiter realized his mistake, and couldnt believe that he took the food away from them after they bit into it and served it to us.

      they comped our drinks and made us wait another 15 minutes for our food to arrive.

      1. I too was horrified last summer by the awful service and lousy food. We've since moved out of Park Slope, but finding myself in the area last week for a show @ the bandshell and craving some clams - I stopped in to give them another chance.

        I sat at the bar to avoid server issues, and was less ambitious in my ordering this time - a fried cod sandwich and a 1/2doz raw littlenecks. The clams were fresh, and the sandwich was actually suprisingly well executed, highlight being the pillow soft sesame bun.

        With cold Victory Pils and Brooklyn Brown on tap, I would probably go back more often if I still lived nearby.

        As a sidenote, I'd say 50% of the diners were eating burgers - has anyone tried one recently? It seems to be the choice pick.

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        1. re: EJC

          The only reason I'd go to Bar Minnow is for the burger. It's excellent and they fries are really good too. The fish is painfully average the lobster roll is a waste of everyone's time.

        2. i've never been, but only heard bad things from friends . . . maybe they should change their name and forget the seafood

          1. My husband took our kids there about 6 months ago and almost walked out. The waitress was rude and obnoxious and the food mediocre.