Just read the NYT piece on fondue, and saw the recommendation for Cafe Select. Never been. Very appealing menu (just read it on their website). Problem is that the chef is Ingrid Roettele, and she was last at Heartbreak, where I found the food shockingly lousy.
Any experiences at Cafe Select? I'm particularly interested in the fondue menu...
I did like Roettele AG back in the day...
212 Lafayette St, New York, NY 10012
Shockingly lousy indeed. Last night we ordered oysters and got lukewarm snotty bivalves which had to be sent back. We also ordered mushroom toast with poached eggs. The toast arrived with boiled eggs! We sent it back and the waiter asked if we wanted "hard" or "soft" poached eggs. Sigh.
Food aside (grumble grumble), the ambiance is lovely.
when it first opened (2009?), it had a buzz and i went. service was absolutely horrible and the food was merely passable. i had a decent schnitzel if i recall.
i cant believe the place is still in business but i always see some hipsters in there because they dont know any better.