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“Neighborhoody Goody”
Review of Mumbles Restaurant - CLOSED

Mumbles Restaurant
Price range: $21 - $30
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Gramercy Park
Cross street: 17th Street
Description: Located just two blocks from Union Square, Mumbles is a contemporary bistro that highlights everything we love about New York. An upbeat, affordable restaurant based on the way we like to eat today, our diverse menu is based on fresh ingredients and expert preparation. We are taking a modern approach to comfort food, with menu items ranging from BBQ Spare Rib Sliders and Truffled Mac & Cheese to Jamon Croquettes, Seafood Risotto and our famous Penne alla Vodka. In addition to tasty lunch and dinner options, we also have a full bar with a great selection of American Craft Beers.
New York City, New York
1 review
“Neighborhoody Goody”
Reviewed May 25, 2011

Mumbles was allegedly named after a bartender who mumbled all the time, but he's long gone and no one mumbles now. In fact, all who work here -- multi-year employees for the most part -- are articulate and understandable. Nicely decored with lots of wood paneling, sconce lighting and wall art reminiscent of a French bistro, the atmosphere is casual, friendly and relaxing. No excess noise. No mouthy bar crowd. Patrons are 40-something's on most days -- professional, educated, single or married with small kids who enjoy the cut-above kid's menu. Food is uniformly very good with large tasty portions. The fish never disappoints, nor the vegetables that go with the many entrees. The breakfast steak is great and I'm not much of a meat eater. Ditto for the broiled half chicken, and the homemade-ish meatloaf and gravy. Although seemingly enjoyed by all who partake, the pasta dishes for me are generally nothing to write home about, except for the linguini with broccoli rabe -- excellent. Great hamburgers and great appetizers. I'm partial to their pot stickers, Japanese-inspired peppered fresh tuna, and chunky guacamole with multi-color chips. Wine selection is undistinguished but house wines are good buy. The bar is comfortable and the bartenders businesslike and attentive. Outdoor seating is a plus in warm weather. Sit long enough and you'll see at least one TV or movie star who lives in the area. The owner, David Feldman, is the salt of the earth. His wife Maryann is a doll. They care about keeping their place neighborly, inviting and unpretentious. On a scale of 1-10, low to high, Mumbles rates a steady 7 for quality and value. And that's in comparison to joints within two-three blocks that are ranked among the best restaurants in NYC.

  • Visited May 2011
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Perth, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
42 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“EXCELLENT SERVICE!!!!”
Reviewed April 13, 2011

Mumbles was located near the hotel we were staying in and after a long hard day of shopping and sight seeing it was always on our point of call to drop into Mumbles for a wine on our way back. Whenever we stopped in for a drink or food, the Bar man, Alex, had our drinks ready and waiting at the bar before we had even taken our coats off. Whether we stayed for one or a few, he made our stay an enjoyable and pleasant experience and would definitely recommend if you are in the are to drop in and have a wine or 3 and say hi to alex!!!!

  • Visited March 2011
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Clearwater, Florida
Level 5 Contributor
56 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Fantastic burger!”
Reviewed April 4, 2011

We had a family gathering of 16. The service and staff were extremely friendly and helpful. Several of us had the burger, which we all raved about. Everyone left very happy. One of the family members paid for everything a head, so I don't know abot prices.

  • Visited April 2011
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Level 6 Contributor
381 reviews
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“I only stopped in here for a beer with a...”
Reviewed October 9, 2010

I only stopped in here for a beer with a friend and I had a good time. The food looked good and people seemed happy. I am encouraged to atop by again and eat.

The decor is a little dated. Less manhattan and more midwest.

Definitely a beer bar. In the good way with some nice cold draughts on selection.

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Cape Charles, Virginia
Level 4 Contributor
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“good food, so-so service”
Reviewed August 25, 2010

We've eaten here a number of times but have stopped recently. The food is always excellent but the service has gone way downhill. Not sure what happened. Once you get your food, servers don't check in on you, ask if you want another drink or even ask if you want dessert or coffee (they need to learn how to upsell). Even though food is great, we have gotten so frustrated with the service that we've taken our business elsewhere. You're in NYC - there are thousands of places to eat!

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