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Great dinner at Relish in Williamsburg

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DeeDee Apr 8, 2007 05:44 PM

My honey and I enjoyed a great dinner at Relish on Wythe Avenue in Williamsburg, Brooklyn on Saturday evening. For appetizers we ordered the savory french toast stuffed with mozarella and carmelized fennel and the crumbled goat cheese salad with endive and grapefruit segments and then for entrees we enjoyed the hanger steak frites and a special for the evening of red snapper with hashed brussel sprouts.

The only problem that I had with the meal was the incredible inattentive service. While our food came out of the kitchen quickly and was delicious. The waitress was oblivious. We had to flag her down for everything. Refills on water, napkins, everything.

I would recommend Relish for good new American cuisine but beware of the service.

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  1. thievery RE: DeeDee Apr 9, 2007 09:52 AM

    yeah, i went this weekend after not having been in over a year. the menu has definitely gone upscale and everything my group had was delicious. unfortunately they've stuck with the same space cake hipster service. friendly, but seemingly clueless to the fact that patrons at a restaurant often want to actually order something. hipsters = bad service.

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      chompchomp RE: thievery Apr 9, 2007 01:16 PM

      saying hipsters=bad service is kind of a crazy generalization and naturally not always true...

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      pastoralia RE: DeeDee Apr 9, 2007 01:01 PM

      Exactly! The food is great but the service is a joke. We usually sit at the bar and it's still like pulling teeth to get some service even when it's not busy.

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        tabs RE: DeeDee Sep 26, 2009 07:14 PM

        Went to Relish for lunch today after Radegast was obscenely crowded. Once we got over the dramaschoolesque feel of the waitstaff and their friends, we found the food to be simple and wonderful. Every part of the chicken breast sandwich was perfection. My sirloin burger and fries easily competed with my favorite burger from Les Halles. Has anyone been recently to dinner there?

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          Claire RE: DeeDee Sep 27, 2009 05:29 AM

          I stopped going to Relish a few years ago. There was a nasty host at the door and the service was a joke. For so-so food (it appears from the other posters that the food has improved), and lousy service, I could never justify a return visit.

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