City Vineyard & Wine Garden at Pier 26

4.1
398 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
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  • Waterfront
  • Scenic View
  • Outdoor Eating
Offering year round riverfront dining, live music, wine on tap, incredible views, and a one of a kind rooftop bar & lounge, City Vineyard is the latest project by Michael Dorf, founder & CEO of City Winery.
Located on Pier 26 in Hudson River Park, this unique space overlooks the Hudson River and provides the perfect setting to celebrate skilled winemaking and high quality food. Michael's vision of combined dining room, wine garden & event space is delivered by a team of seasoned wine & culinary experts. City Vineyard brings the seasonal bounty of upstate New York to the shores of Manhattan, and our exciting menu is complemented by a carefully curated wine list. City Vineyard offers full-service dining in our main dining room & waterfront wine garden. The Rooftop Bar at City Vineyard offers beer & wine service with incredible views, though does not accept reservations.
Please note, due to unpredictable weather, all reservations are for our indoor main dining room.

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Sun 11:30AM - 2:00PM 2:15PM - 11:00PM
Mon - Fri 11:30AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 3:45PM 4:00PM - 11:00PM
Sat 11:30AM - 2:00PM 2:15PM - 11:00PM

What 398 People Are Saying
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Orlando
2 reviews
Dined 9 hours ago
Overall 3Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

House wine was excellant along with with the food and service. We were hoping to be outside but it was too hot and 2 tables of guests made the entire room unbelievably noisy. What would have been an awesome experience was a disappointment but no fault of the staff just 2 really in concentrate tables ruining the evening.

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Nashville
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

We thought we would be able to dine outside or at least drink outside. We were not informed that the deck would be closed for a private party until we arrived. It was also very warm inside.
The food was outstanding so it made up for everything!

City Vineyard & Wine Garden at Pier 26
Responded 4 days ago

Hi Ashely, our reservations as indicated on OpenTable is for indoor space only. We usually have quite a bit of events during the summer, but we try to accommodate as best as possible. Glad you were able to enjoy the food! Join another time when our space is fully open. Cheers, Alexandria-service Manager

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New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 1Food 3Service 3Ambience 1

It was excruciatingly hot - we were seated indoors and there was no air conditioning on a 90 degree day. It was unbearable so we ordered 1 drink and left.

City Vineyard & Wine Garden at Pier 26
Responded 5 days ago

Hello and thank you for taking time for giving us your feedback. Want to throughly apologize about no A/C, it unfortunately decided to quit on us, on a hot day nonetheless. We will have it back up and running tomorrow. I hope you can join us again then. Feel free to reach out to me, anohalty@citywinery. Stay cool! Regards, Alexandria-Service Manager

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JS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 3Ambience 5

The view is the main draw. The food was fine and the service was fine, but nothing special. The view and ambiance are outstanding and worth it!

City Vineyard & Wine Garden at Pier 26
Responded 6 days ago

Hi Jessica, thank you for leaving an honest feedback. I am glad you enjoyed the ambiance! Could you please email me at anohalty@citywinery to discuss your visit with us further? I look forward to hearing from you. Cheers, Alexandria-Service Manager

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1 review
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

AMAZING! I was celebrating my birthday with a group of 14 people. Our waiter was extremely nice, attentive and it was just overall an awesome experience. The food was really good, the overall atmosphere was excellent, had so much fun and of course the views are impossible to beat.

City Vineyard & Wine Garden at Pier 26
Responded 6 days ago

Hello and thank you for taking time to write such a great review and giving us 5 stars all around! Happy belated birthday! Glad you and your friends had amazing experience here at City Vineyard. We look forward to serving you again soon! Cheers, Alexandria-Service Manager

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1 review
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

Service was weird ... everyone was nice but I think because there was an event the host and servers were acting strange from stress. I’ll go back though because the space and view are gorgeous.

City Vineyard & Wine Garden at Pier 26
Responded 6 days ago

Hi and thank you for taking time to write a review. Can you please send me an email, anohalty@citywinery to explain your visit further. I look forward to hearing from you. Cheers, Alexandria-Service Manager

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TG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Terrific burger...the fries? Meh, not a fan...you may want to rethink them. Brian, our server? Great job taking care of us and our needs!

City Vineyard & Wine Garden at Pier 26
Responded on 11 July 2019

Hi Tommy, thank you for taking time to writing a review. I am shocked you did not enjoy the fries, but glad you enjoyed our mouth watering burger. We look forward to serving you again soon. Cheers, Alexandria-Service Manager

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Italy
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 3Food 1Service 2Ambience 5

Vista ed atmosfera magnifiche. Personale nella media. Paella con riso scotto e con frutti di mare senza sale (piatto improponibile a certi standard), vino della casa al di sotto della media di un vino sfuso di una osteria italiana a 50 dollari.

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New England
2 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The paella was amazing! Definitely would get that again!

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Responded on 11 July 2019

Hello and thank you for rating and reviewing us! The paella is definitely delicious! Come back and get it again soon! Cheers, Alexandria-Service Manager

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SN
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Beautiful setting m, very attentive and patient staff especially because there were children in the group. The kids menu with crayons was a lovely touch that the kids really enjoyed.

City Vineyard & Wine Garden at Pier 26
Responded on 11 July 2019

Hi Sandra, glad you and your kids were able to enjoy yourselves here at City Vineyard. We look forward to serving you again soon! Cheers, Alexandria-Service Manager

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New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 1 July 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 4

I did not get my fries until 30 mins after ordering and they were not what I asked for (yes, only fries, can't imagine a more complicated food item). My waiter took this away and 20 mins later the "replacement" order arrived; and it too was not right. Really!! How hard is it to make fries!! I only ordered two things and it took 50 mins to get a lemon and the fries I ordered they could not get those right. I went to this restaurant two weeks prior and the non-lemon item I ordered was PERFECTO! I was SO looking forward to this only to be HUGELY DISAPPOINTED!! Then, to add to this poor experience, I made my rez on Open Table - - I received an email getting credit for my visit (as I should have). THEN, AFTER I left the restaurant and expressed (nicely) my disappointment to the manager . . . I received the "we missed you" email from Open Table. I immediately called, and spoke with the manager AGAIN. Anyway, enough said, I will not go back, 50/50 experience in NYC . . . there are too many places "ON THEIR GAME" to RISK FOR SERVICE AND POOR FOOD QUALITY!!!

City Vineyard & Wine Garden at Pier 26
Responded on 3 July 2019

Hi Melody, I am disappointed to hear about this, as this is not the way we run our business. Please contact me at anohalty@citywinery to discuss your visit further. I look forward to hearing from you. Regards, Alexandria-Service Manager

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NT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 3Ambience 5

I loved the ambiance and the food was great. The bathroom lines were a bit long and not sure if all of the stalls were working. I had to sit down and come back later when the line was shorter.

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New England
2 reviews
Dined on 24 June 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 1Ambience 3

When my friend and I arrived at city vineyard our host was super friendly and helpful. We were then seated, and didn’t get even offered water or a drink until I saw the lovely host and asked him about our server (this was after a half hour of waiting)
We then proceeded to have the same bad level of service the entire time.
My husbands salmon had a cream sauce on it (that was not described in the menu as the menu said it would be a red wine reduction)
My burger was under cooked.
Overall I was very disappointed by my experience.

City Vineyard & Wine Garden at Pier 26
Responded on 27 June 2019

Hi and thank you for this honest, though concerning feedback. It would be helpful to learn who your server was so we can address these issues. We take our service & food very seriously, and what you described is below our standards. Please feel free to email at anohalty@citywinery to discuss your visit further. I look forward to hearing from you. Regards, Alexandria-Service Manager

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 23 June 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Excellent place for an outdoors brunch, plenty of fresh air and the best waterside views in New York.

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JT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I celebrated my birthday here and they were having a wedding that they didn't tell me about so we had to rush through lunch BUT they were so gracious and felt bad that I hadn't been contacted so they made sure to take care of us and make me feel special for my birthday. The food, the atmosphere, and the staff make this place pretty special. I highly recommend!

City Vineyard & Wine Garden at Pier 26
Responded on 27 June 2019

Hi Jill, thank you for taking time to write the review. I am so glad you were still treated so special on your birthday. Happy belated birthday! We look forward to serving you again. Cheers, Alexandria-Service Manager

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Dusseldorf Area
3 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 5

The setting at the river is beautiful on a sunny day. The Brunch was okay. For me it was very strange that we got olives on the table that we did not order at all. So I thought that it's maybe complimentary from the house. But at the end we had to pay 9 Dollars for the olives. Besides the waitress asked us if we want some bacon with the omelett and we said yes but I never expected that a bit of bacon would cost 8 Dollars extra. For me the check has been an expensive surprise.

City Vineyard & Wine Garden at Pier 26
Responded on 26 June 2019

Thank you for this honest, though concerning feedback. It would be helpful to learn who your server was so we can address these issues. It is not our practice or policy to force charge any guests. Olives are a menu item, though if you didn't order them you shouldn't have received them or been charged for them! Additionally, our servers are coached to suggestively sell sides, though its clear she was not transparent. Please reply so we can address. Thank you. efazio@citywinery

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1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 5

The atmosphere was really great and it was a pretty view being by the water. However, the place itself was overcrowded-- the outdoor bathroom queue was a 20 minute wait in the rain, the food wasn't very great and came out cold the first time so we had to send it back and the service was really slow. Our waiter was friendly and apologetic--he seemed to be overworked, it just didn't seem worth it for the cost of the food and I probably wouldn't go back or recommend it.

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Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 4

Paella no crust on the rice = not paella. Undercooked mussels

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Acapulco
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Love the place. The only thing is going to the restroom line was crazy!

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1 review
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Boys night out

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Responded on 27 June 2019

Hello and thank you for taking time to rate us. Glad you were able to enjoy us on a boys night out! We look forward to you coming back again soon. Cheers, Alexandria-Service Manager

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Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 11 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great place to meet friends on a Tuesday night. Beautiful night to drink and catch up

City Vineyard & Wine Garden at Pier 26
Responded on 13 June 2019

Hello and thank you for taking time to rate us. So glad you and your friends could enjoy us on such a beautiful night. We look forward to having you return. Cheers, Alexandria-Service Manager

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 3

Terrible service - overpriced food and drinks

City Vineyard & Wine Garden at Pier 26
Responded on 8 June 2019

Hi and thank you for your feedback. I am disappointed to hear about your visit, we aim to give every guest a great experience and we let you down. Please reach out to me, anohalty@citywinery to discuss your visit further. I look forward to hearing from you. Regards, Alexandria-Service Manager

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JB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 4

Management isn't great, but they did try to accommodate. Food has gotten considerably better than several years ago., still has some room for improvement

City Vineyard & Wine Garden at Pier 26
Responded on 6 June 2019

Hi and thank you for your feedback. I am glad you enjoyed the food, I am concerned about your experience with management. Could you please contact me at anohalty@citywinery. to discuss your visit further. I look forward to hearing from you. Regards, Alexandria-Service Manager

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2019
Overall 2Food 4Service 1Ambience 4

The service was very slow and lazy and they ran out of yogurt

City Vineyard & Wine Garden at Pier 26
Responded on 6 June 2019

Hello and thank you for your feedback. It disappoints me that your visit was no up to the standards we set for ourselves. Please contact me at alexandria@citywinery, to discuss your visit further. I look forward to hearing back from you. Regards, Alexandria-Service Manager

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New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 4

If you're in your twenties, this is the spot! Saturday night on the water, you just can't go wrong here. The bar overlooks the river and views of NJ. Awesome.

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We loved our server, Autumn. She really took care of us!

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NI
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely lovely garden, food and staff. Autumn was our waitress and was superb. The sun was shining and the view is pretty. We discovered it while visiting the pier next door and am pretty sure city vineyard did not appear in any searches I did for outdoor dining but definitely worth a visit.

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EM
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 30 May 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent wine with stunning views on a nice day. Food is a little pricey but it good quality and very tasty. Would go again.

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Wilmington
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 2Ambience 2

My boyfriend and I decided to go come here to celebrate his birthday after hearing nothing but good reviews from family and friends. It was very quiet for Wednesday night at 6pm, but that was probably due to the horrible storm that was taking place! We walked up to the hostess stand so that we could be seated, but she was on the phone and did not acknowledge our presence even once in the few minutes we were standing there. Eventually we are walked to our table, and not even a minute after sitting down, our waiter asked us if we were ready to order. We thought it was strange that he was in such a hurry to get our order since there was only 2 other tables that were actually occupied. This type of rushed service lasted over the course of the entire meal and made it very difficult to enjoy. My burger was pretty good, but my boyfriends crabcakes were burnt, and average at best. We eventually got our check and before we could even get our coats on, our waiter came back and took the check. I'm all for fast service (especially on weeknights), but what is not enjoyable is feeling like you're being rushed the entire time you're trying to enjoy a meal. I left with the impression that this is a place to churn out tables as quickly as possible, and not one where you can sit down and enjoy a meal.

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SP
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 27 May 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 1Ambience 1

Been here many times but this weekend was very disappointing. The food was bland and mediocre and they were obviously struggling with the busy holiday weekend crowd, the service was slow and patchy.

City Vineyard & Wine Garden at Pier 26
Responded on 30 May 2019

Hello Sue, Thank you for your feedback. It disappoints me that your visit was not as good as your other visits. We love when our guests come back time and time again. Please contact me at alexandria@citywinery, to discuss your visit further. I look forward to hearing back from you. Regards, Alexandria-Service Manager

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PA
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 27 May 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 3Ambience 2

Don't waste your time making reservations. I made my reservation days in advance for a roof top table only to have my request ignored. The food is over priced and poor quality. Even with reservations they make you wait in a long line when you get to the restaurant.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 27 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful. Had a very good experienced and will go back there again.

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KJ
1 review
Dined on 27 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had such a lovely time here over the long weekend - the perfect place to relax along the water with good food and delicious wine! The staff were friendly and attentive which made the whole experience even more enjoyable. Will definitely be back in the future.

City Vineyard & Wine Garden at Pier 26
Responded on 30 May 2019

Hello Kirsty! Thank you for rating us 5 stars across the board! So glad that you enjoyed yourself after a long weekend, and that the food, wine, and staff helped with that. We look forward to serving you in the near future. Cheers, Alexandria-Service Manager

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NN
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Alexandria the host was very friendly. Our overall experience was great and we would definitely come again. The food was good. We ordered shrimp cocktail as an app. Then had the burger and chicken sandwich. The chicken was a little dry but the burger was so yum and juicy. We have a carafe of rose spritz which was also good and a great value for $45. Would def come back again.

City Vineyard & Wine Garden at Pier 26
Responded on 27 May 2019

Hello, thank you for taking time to rate and leave a review. The chicken sandwich is my favorite, I have let the chef know it came out a little dry for you. That rose spritz is the bees knees, especially on a hot summer day. We look forward to serving you again soon. Cheers, Alexandria-Service Manager

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S
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Was very good

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L
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

One of those times when everything falls into place... The weather was nice, the view was spectacular, the restaurant had our table ready even though we arrived (seven of us) 15 minutes early. The waitress was as pleasant as can be, the service was timely. The menu was just long enough to have something for everybody, without overdoing it. The food was good, even if the oysters were all the small type. Somewhat noisy but not the boisterous, half-drunk or fake laughter noisy... the smiling, good looking, amiable noisy. Finally, prices were as expected... neither less nor more expensive than other nice places. Definitely a place to return to.

City Vineyard & Wine Garden at Pier 26
Responded on 30 May 2019

Laury, Thank you for kind words and great review! So glad you got the full experience of City Vineyard. We look forward to serving you again. Cheers, Alexandria-Service Manager.

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Edinburgh
8 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

Really overrated. Service was awful and food was frozen. Also ridiculously priced!

City Vineyard & Wine Garden at Pier 26
Responded on 27 May 2019

Hi Emma, Thank you for your feedback. I am disappointed to hear about the service, we aim to give every guest a great experience and we let you down. Our food is made fresh everyday, I have let the Chef know about your concern. Please reach out to me, anohalty@citywinery to discuss your visit further. I look forward to hearing from you. Regards, Alexandria-Service Manager

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MJ
1 review
Dined on 21 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The wine was very good and we order paella that was also very very good.

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Responded on 23 May 2019

Hi Maria, Thank you for rating us! We love our paella too, it's a big hit! Looking forward to serving you again. Cheers, Alexandria-Service Manager

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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 19 May 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

While I’ve had many positive experiences here, this one overshadows all of them as the worst experience I’ve ever had at a restaurant. We were immediately sat (since we had a reservation), however a waiter didn’t not come up to us for at least 15 minutes, once one finally did we asked if we could get some water & rather than asking if we needed anything else (mind you we were prepared to order) he just ran off gave a few orders to the bus boy. The bus boy took multiple pitchers of water to the large table next to us, but we received nothing. We waited about another 10 minutes (25 minutes) and finally decided to leave....very hungry and very thirsty. I really loved this place, but not sure I’ll go back or recommend it to any friends.

City Vineyard & Wine Garden at Pier 26
Responded on 21 May 2019

Hello, I am glad you came back, but disappointed that your most recent visit was not a positive one. Our intent is to provide all of our guests with positive experience. Please reach out to let us know further details so we may learn how to improve our operation for you and all guests moving forward. You can reach me at anohalty@citywinery. I look forward to hearing from you soon. Regards, Alexandria-Service Manager

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n
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 16 May 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 2Ambience 3

I reserved a table for 8(4 adults and 2 children) at 3.30pm. We were celebrating my daughter's graduation. We got there on time, but as soon as we got there the hostess who took us in told us that we had to be out by 5pm if we dine inside, which is where they had set up our table. We decided not to seat inside since we didn't like to be rushed. Outside, we also had to choose between being on the sun or the shade. The shaded tables also had the 5pm cut off time. We decided to have them set up a longer table outside. Between the time we arrived to the time we were seated took 30 min. Once we were seated, we were hit with another dilemma, it was 5 min to 4pm and we needed to put our order ASAP in order to order from the lunch menu. Because at 4pm they were changing to the dinner menu, and the lunch menu was not going to be available. The servers were cordial and accommodating, I believe they probably were following "orders" from management. In any case, the food took a while to come, and the dessert forget it, I took double the time of the food. To make things worst the creme brulee with berries had berries that were going bad, you can clearly see them.In any case, I don't blame the servers or the hostess, they did the best with what they had. But the beautiful view from this restaurant should match the food and service given. We try to make the best of it, but were disappointed that such joyous occasion was damper by the food and service of this restaurant.

City Vineyard & Wine Garden at Pier 26
Responded on 21 May 2019

Please allow me to begin by expressing my most sincere apology for letting you and your guests down. I share in your feelings of disappointment with every word you wrote, and I want you to know that I take it seriously, and I take it to heart. Please reach out to me at anohalty@citywinery. I look forward to hearing from you soon. Regards, Alexandria-Service Manager

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