After seeing this chic diner in the film version of Angels in America, I hunted it down on my bicycle, using the Williamsburg Bridge for triangulation. That night, my girlfriend and I enjoyed an amazing meal, complete with prompt seating and friendly service. Unfortunately, return trips to Relish have been far less satisfactory than the first.
This is odd. The Macaroni and Many Cheeses has always been crispy on top and creamy inside, the Mixed Greens crisp and flavorful with a light vinaigrette, and the specials intriguing. In short, most menu items are tasty and adventurous, while staying true to their warped diner roots.
But my last three visits have been marred by both my high expectations and their rude service. My recommendation is: go once on a hot evening, sit in the garden, enjoy the cocktails, order several items, take pictures, and never go back.
Pros: Food, Cocktails, Ambience
Cons: Service, Price