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Feb 22, 2008 01:09 PM

Bar Tano

Has anyone been there yet? Comments?

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  1. the bar toto peep's, right? i have been meaning to walk down there...

    1. I drove by it the other day on my way to Fairway - slightly out of the way! Curious if it is just a redo of Toto. I like Toto - nice prices and not so bad food but nothing out of the ordinary. I don't get to go as my boyfriend hates the place.

      1. Nevermind...My wife and I made the mistake of going to Bar Tano tonight. We had the WORST service we have ever had in any borough of NYC. First, we sat at the bar while waiting for a table and watched another party of 2 walk in off the street and be sat before us. Our appetizers came with our meal, my wife received the wrong entrée and I was forced to eat entree while she waited for hers. She then received the incorrect entrée for a second time. She originally ordered a mozzarella panini with pesto. The first panini to come out was ricotta and eggplant. When it came out again it was missing the pesto. When we told our server about it, he came back and slammed a cup of pesto on our table and walked away. We then decided to leave with her only taking two bites out of her panini. We were only comped for her entrée, even though our entire meal was ruined. The worst part was that our server never even apologized. I would never go there again. Our ENTIRE night was ruined and all we received was 12 dollars off our bill. I'm usually not picky about service, but this was ridiculous.

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        1. re: BklynYoop

          My friends and I have had nothing but great dinners at Bar Tano. The food is authentic Italian (like the fritto misto, panini and delicious meatballs over polenta). Everyone seems to love their pizza too. The servers have been very nice. The way I see it is it's a new restaurant off the beaten path. It's got a beautiful decor and an interesting, different menu. It's been open only a few weeks. There are bound to be a couple of screw ups with the growing pains of any new restaurant, but it would be a shame to see the business suffer over a posting that doesn't represent the vast majority of experiences there. We need to give small businesses a shot. Otherwise, the alternative is the Olive Garden.

          1. re: carolyn1

            "Otherwise, the alternative is the Olive Garden."

            in park slope?

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          1. I actually live across the street and was pretty psyched for this place. I wasn't expecting much, just a place to get a drink and something to eat when i was too lazy to go 5th ave. My gf and i went in the day after it opened and had some drinks, she was hungry, but i had eaten, so she got a pasta dish. Nice selection of drinks and mediocre pasta. I've gone in a few more times for drinks because it's so convenient.
            This weekend we didn't have a chance to go grocery shopping, so last night we were short on vegetables in the house. We decided to run across the street and pick up some salads for a quick fix. I got back to the apt and neither of the salads had dressing and were both missing ingredients. No big deal, but I like getting what I order and what I'm paying for.
            I don't recommend it for food, maybe once they get the kinks ironed out.