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“Worst meal in 12 days - Avoid”
Review of Mendy's Restaurant

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Mendy's Restaurant
Ranked #8,654 of 13,689 Restaurants in New York City
Neighbourhood: Midtown
Restaurant details
Neighbourhood: Midtown
Mirfield, United Kingdom
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93 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Worst meal in 12 days - Avoid”
Reviewed 30 June 2013 via mobile

We have spent 12 wonderful days in NYC. I would say its quite difficult to find a poor eating establishment. However, we managed it tonight via a Groupon for this diner.
We arrived 50 minutes before closing. The waiter took our order quite quickly BUT half the starters were "finished" so we ordered a comprimise appetizer of chicken strips. Pretty sure they were frozen and from Walmart. NO BEER! It took 20 minutes from initial order to receipt of a drink! Waiter did not ask what sides we wanted so I informed him when he delivered the appetizer. We ordered fries on one dish but it turned up with mash. 5 minutes later the fries arrived but they were terrible. I felt obliged to leave a $12 tip but had I been on home soil - not a chance. A night to forget!

  • Visited June 2013
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1 Thank DavidAWooo
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  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
New York City, New York
Level Contributor
25 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“A Classic”
Reviewed 25 February 2013

Great place for family or formal meal. Love the soups and sandwiches, and if your not going deli, go for the shawarma platter.

Soup and a half-a-sandwich, now that's a meal.


Visited November 2012
Thank ezzi386
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Baltimore, Maryland
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 September 2012

They offered $10.00 special loaded with offers, now i know why.....for $10.00 i got 3 pieces of hard to eat roast beef, the cole slaw was dated, and the condiments seemed previous used, couldnt complain about the canned soda, but the waiter barely spoke english, whata nightmare

Visited May 2012
1 Thank sharah z
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New York City, New York
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236 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Authentic but Disappointing”
Reviewed 19 July 2012

Judging by the long years in business and the number of yamulke'd patrons at Mendy's, one would expect some really great NY-style Jewish food. The cole slaw was fresh, the matsoh ball soup was okay, but the pastrami was not as delicious as I anticipatred. I could name 5 places in NYC w/ better pastrami. I won't be so petty as to name them all. But, If you're in NYC for 1 day and in search of good pastrami, try the Carnegie Deli.
By the way, Mendy's is overpriced.

  • Visited June 2012
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Thank Mary Jane D
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Crestwood, Kentucky
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“food okay, pricey”
Reviewed 3 July 2012

Stereotypical new york attitude of staff. Meat was delicious on sandwiches, which includes yummy homemade slaw and a kosher pickle. a bit pricey. Tried 3 of the 4 soups, too us they were just okay. And cashier was the downside, let's just say - service without a smile. All Kosher deli, no ham no cheese. Probably wouldn't go again.

Visited July 2012
Thank Heather M
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