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Tree NYC

namreb May 1, 2008 12:27 PM

There is a new addition to my block called Tree NYC.....
It looks really good....and it looks to have a beautiful back garden!

Any reviews on food ?


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  1. Davedigger RE: namreb May 1, 2008 12:35 PM

    Looks lovely! I too would like to know how the food is.

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      jsmitty RE: Davedigger May 1, 2008 03:43 PM

      not a huge fan of bashing on blogs. however, that said tree was a lousy experience. a creepy atmosphere when you walk in, an owner with little charm and food that was not terrific. that's the word. i wanted to love this place and i couldn't have disliked it more......

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        namreb RE: jsmitty May 15, 2008 12:12 PM

        thanks for the update. i walk by it everday. i am curious about the garden in the back?

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          jsmitty RE: namreb May 16, 2008 10:08 AM

          the garden is cute.. the backyard reminds me of places like home, gasgone, moustache et.a l.

    2. erin07nyc RE: namreb May 15, 2008 01:25 PM

      This place is new? I thought this was the Tree that's been recommended for bruch for a while.

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        KTinNYC RE: erin07nyc May 15, 2008 02:47 PM

        It's been open for a little while. Maybe a year or more?

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          jsmitty RE: KTinNYC May 16, 2008 10:08 AM


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        emmenewyork RE: namreb May 16, 2008 12:17 PM

        Tree seems to be getting good reviews but I found it as average as average can be.

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          jsmitty RE: emmenewyork May 20, 2008 11:08 AM

          yes i agree

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          iforman2001 RE: namreb May 20, 2008 01:28 PM

          its not new. very mediocre.

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            jsmitty RE: iforman2001 May 21, 2008 06:35 PM

            glad u agree!

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            cherry121 RE: namreb Oct 29, 2008 04:13 PM

            Had a wonderful dinner at Tree this past Saturday, I'm not a huge escargot enthusiast but these were amazing. The short ribs were simply delicious and my friend's steak was just as impressive.
            The garden is quite lovely and they recently had it covered so it can be used year-round. Def worth checking out, I highly recommend

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              sara333 RE: cherry121 Oct 31, 2008 03:22 PM

              I go there a lot because i live in the neighborhood and the kitchen stays open late, so it's perfect for a late night bite. I wouldn't say it's the most amazing food I've ever had, but it's always been a pretty reliable local option -- I especially like the duck confit appetizer, which makes a great snack with a nice glass of red wine. The onion soup is also pretty good. Some of the staff can be charming and others are intermittently snarky . . .haven't had much of an issue either way.

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                annaesm RE: sara333 Nov 2, 2008 07:21 AM

                I've been a bunch of times, having relatives who live nearby. We've gone for both brunch and dinner, and found both to be quite good. The garden out back is really cute, and the whole thing is covered, so it's usable this time of year, too. Last time we went was for brunch about 2 weeks ago. I had the caramelized onion tart, which I really like a lot. I usually have either that or the burger for brunch, as I don't like egg dishes (I know--bad idea to go to brunch!). The burger is always solid. The fries are really good too, very crispy and hot. My father-in-law has the French onion soup every single time--he swears by the stuff. My own favorite app. is the tuna tartar over a potato galette. In fact I had it instead of an entree last time I went for dinner. The potato galette is super crispy. And I also really like the salmon over spicy lentils for an entree. The salmon is good, but I love the lentils. I keep trying to make them at home, unsuccessfully. Every time I've been the service has been fine--doesn't stand out, but not a problem either. Overall, I'd say Tree is a nice little place.

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