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“Wonderful staff and food” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Market Cafe

Market Cafe
496 Ninth Ave, New York City, NY 10018 (Hell's Kitchen)
212-564-7350
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Ranked #2,015 of 11,596 restaurants in New York City
Price range: $9 - $19
Cuisines: American, Eclectic
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Hell's Kitchen
NJ
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74 reviews 74 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
“Wonderful staff and food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

We split hummus - it's house made with grilled flatbread, a spinach salad - chopped with walnuts, raisins, feta, and cumin, and fish tacos. All were really delicious, generous portions. The staff was a really nice cohesive group, and the service was exceptional. Oh! Great martini, too!

Visited June 2013
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
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English first
Tampa, Florida
Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Yeah For Gluten free”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013 via mobile

Very nice. friendly Staff. The Gluten Free Menu Has A Large Selection Of Options. Great Food. The Cucumber Slice In The Water Is A Nice Refreshing Touch.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Amazing Food - don't let the decor put you off!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013

We went to the market cafe as it was recommended by our hotel and it was a great recommendation. It was somewhere we would have walked by without a second thought as the decor does leave a little to be desired but the food is superb. There were four of us with different eating needs and we all had a great meal. The waiting staff were attentive and helpful and as the restaurant has been there 20 years it is obviously doing something right. So don't disregard it and go in and enjoy a NY hidden gem.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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New York City, New York
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66 reviews 66 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Delicious Food in quaint diner style cafe”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

We checked out the Market Cafe on a GroupOn but would definitely go back again. The atmosphere is basic, simple diner but with much hipper staff and food! The tiger shrimp w polenta was DELicious and had a lovely kick to the saucy sauce. Unfortunately after wine, appetizer and entree we didn't have room for dessert BUT the dessert menu looked great and we will definitely go back probably just to have dessert! Would be kean to check out their brunch as well...what a great find.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Great Neck, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Not cheap and my meal was lousy”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

Decor is chilly and kind of cheerless; however, our waiter added a splash of color with his purple-tufted mohawk "do" and pointed purple fingernails.

I orderered Steak Frites (grilled skirt steak, pesto butter, market spiced fries). The steak was spongy, not cooked as requested (well done, not medium rare) and really REALLY salty ... and the "market spiced fries" were practically inedible: like they'd been cooked the day before, then reheated into a deep brown, tooth-chipping rubble.

My friend seemed to like her meal, though: (The Salmon dinner entree)

  • Visited February 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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