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The Dish - 18 Reviews - 201 8th Ave, New York, NY - Restaurants Reviews - Phone (212) 352-9800

The Dish

201 8th Ave
New York, NY 10011
(212) 352-9800
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I have been going to the Dish for a little over a year now and everytime it seems to be getting better and better. I just can't seem to get enough of either the food or that lovel...


I took my partner to The Dish today for an early supper after seeing The Chorus Line. We ordered our food and drink from a very tall, tattooed waiter who absolutely STUNK of ciga...

Dish=Good Food, Harris= Good Service!!!! 4/18/2011

I have been going to the Dish for a little over a year now and everytime it seems to be getting better and better. I just can't seem to get enough of either the food or that lovely waiter Harris...Their chefs salad is just YUMMY!!! What more could you ask for, GOOD Food and Good Service!!!! more

The Dish is Diner-mite! 7/4/2010

We had a greek salad that was delicious and the salad was so huge that we split it between the 3 of us! We also had really great fried calamari and again...a generous portion. The cosmopolitan cocktail was wonderful, the service really excellent in every way...They allowed me to wait for the rest of my party before ordering...Great food, great atmosphere, great value. What more could you ask for? Oh, great service too!! This diner is Diner-mite! Pros: Great food. Good prices. You can't ask for much more. Cons: Too good to be true more

My fav restaurant in Chelsea 1/12/2010

This place has Brooklyn diner prices. The food is great too. My fav is the pesto chicken with pasta. They got reasonable drinks and happy hour prices till 7 I believe. Pros: Cheap, good food, not pretentious more

Friendly, great atmosphere, staff and food! 4/24/2009

Yes, the waiters are hot! Yes, the food is great! The prices are reasonable....but I truly love the welcoming feeling they give to you every time you enter. It is great to eat in a place like The Dish where there is no attitude like other restaurants in the Chelsea area. Great job The Dish! Pros: Food, Price and Staff more

The Dish is DE-lish 6/9/2008

Dish is a fun, energetic place, where everyone is having a good time. The people that are hating on it here are probably boring and are frightened by the younger hip crowd. The food is pretty damn good, which amazes me considering its big menu. Steak salads, awesome chicken dishes, huge dinner selection for everyone. Loved the drinks and the Chelsea gay atmosphere too. Reasonable prices too. Terrific service to boot!Cashiers are also very very nice and fast. Thanks a lot Pros: 5 Star Gay Restaurant more

Simply the best 6/9/2008

I've gone there with my boyfriend just because i've heard great things from a lot of people .Well, after we finished our dinner i understood why all these people are going there. Great food with prices from another decade, personable service, our waiter was really attentive and the atmosphere made us feel so wellcome .Everybody is so friendly.We left the place with a worm feeling in our heard and full stomach and we deffinetly going back there again.New York need more places like the dish. Also, if you are gay, the waiters are great to look at. If you are straight, they hire the best looking ukranian girls to gawk at. Pros: Like Coming Home more

This restaurant is going downhill very fast 3/15/2008

I took my partner to The Dish today for an early supper after seeing The Chorus Line. We ordered our food and drink from a very tall, tattooed waiter who absolutely STUNK of cigarette smoke. My partners carrot and ginger soup came out ice cold while my onion soup had a nice pool of grease on top. Appetizers consisted of poppers (very good) and calamari (very greasy). I ordered the Hasta Pasta (over cooked pasta, undercooked broccoli and basically flavorless) while my partner had a steak dish that was supposed to be over spinach. Waiter came out just before meal was to be served saying they had run out of spinach (all while we watched some guy come out of the kitchen with a plate of spinach). While the only thing in the past to worry about was getting the wrong check, now getting a hot, decent meal is also on the menu. Save your money, tastebuds and time. Go the McDonalds! Pros: Nice Decor, fast to fill your water glass, hostess was very polite and smiled Cons: waiter smelled badly, food was poorly prepared, only one bathroom and it was dirty more

Editorial review from GrubHub 2/29/2008

This is a standard local restaurant. If a place has this many dishes and cuisines on their menu you cannot expect much and because you cannot expect too much you can also not be disappointed. Good for some healthy food and a few good vegetarian offerings. more

quiet little find 10/27/2007

I came here with my boyfriend for a quiet little birthday dinner (on a weekday). We didn't really plan anything, we just walked around 8th ave. after work and walked in. They have an upstairs with large windows (which were open) and a cropped view of the Empire State bldg which was nice on a warm night. We're both vegetarian and they had plenty of choices for us. The cost of dinner was super affordable and the food really touched the spot after a long day of work. We didn't have desert but I couldn't help but overhear 2 girls at another table raving about their cheescake. I'd go back here for another weeknight dinner, the waiters were also very nice. Pros: quiet, affordable, tasty Cons: appetizer was forgotten but it was too much food so it ended up being alright more

nothing more then a cheap diner 4/13/2007

Walked in at 6:00 and no one to seat us.Along came a person dressed like he just came in to use the bathroom approached us and said sit where ever you like.After 10 minutes a scruffy waiter came and asked are you ready? we sat near the counter and all the waitstaff was joking around touching each others behind and yelling in spanish.Along came a dishwasher with a smelly mop started to mop near our table,we had to chase him away.We asked to speak to the manager and along came the person from the bathroom,he was not shaved,smelled of cigarettes and coffee breath.He had on a black tee shirt,dungarees and spoke with a heavy greek accent.He tried to speak to us but we couldn t take the foul breath,so we just left. Pros: cheap food,you get what you pay for Cons: greek diner in chelsea more

Cheap eats, great atmosphere 7/1/2006

The atmosphere is friendly, spacious, and upbeat. The brunch menu is a real steal, offering a free drink with your meal. I wouldn't order the cheapest steak, however - you get what you pay for there. The breakfast menu is reasonable and the food delicious. The staff is friendly and the service okay. The menu is ample but the environment non-greasy. Pros: Good prices, good atmosphere Cons: Don't expect miracles more

More than made up for mistake 11/20/2005

i've always liked this place-- solid food, huge menu, nice atmosphere whether by yourself or with friends. Last night i ordered take-out from them and they messed up my order.I wasn't furious or anything-- it happens to everyone-- but i did go by today to tell the manager. He was so gracious. i didn't expect anything except ""we'll work on that,"" but he insisted on refunding my money. because of the mistake, i might have been wary of the dish in the future, but such wonderful customer service will keep me coming back. a wonderful neighborhod staple. more

The Dish is GREAT!! 11/25/2004

I have eaten her for breakfast and dinner several times, and it is GREAT every time I go. The food is awsome and the scenery inside is just as good as looking out from the 2nd floor over 8th street. It is a great place to take a bunch of your friends and hang out and enjoy some terrific food and sights. Prices are reasonalble and portions are larger than you would expect for the price. Pros: Inexpensive more

Very Crappy Food 10/28/2003

Is a Tuna filet supposed to be chewey and difficult to even pull from your fork. No and somebody needs to teach Dish this. The fries were nothing special although not terrible. The spinach-rice had awful flavor and the French Onion soup (the best part of the meal) was covered with cheese but it wasn't broiled until it began to brown as it should have been. more

Dish Is It! 7/24/2003

Lots of value from the Dish: huge menu, great big burgers and salads, warm bread, fast service. Best value on 8th Avenue - 2 can eat for $25 (if you don't ordera ""Jealous Bitch"" or 2 from the drink list). Go upstairs and ask for a window seat in summer, and watch the show on 8th Avenue as well as catch some fresh air. If you're nice to the cute waiters they often bring a dessert on the house. Gaggles of guys eating together having will too. Pros: big menu, fast service Cons: loud when crowded more

Midsummer Night's Gawk 11/17/2002

Always an interesting gaggle of folks checking each other out at this place, features nice opening to the street in warmer weather. Good looking men and more good looking men, but not a happy hunting ground unless you are also a good looking man. Well-mannered girls like me were made very welcomed and served delicious Matzo ball soup. Pros: Good fun, Interesting people, Fun more

love it 8/3/2002

This is really one of the best diners in the city. The menu is GIGANTIC. And not only that, it runs the gamut of food styles. The atmosphere isn't greasy like most diners. As a matter of fact, its quite airy and open. The wait staff is friendly. Sunday Brunch is great as well. A chelsea gem. Pros: selection, taste, value Cons: somtimes a wait more

Big menu, great food 5/14/2002

The lunch special is a great deal. For such a big menu, they do a remarkable amount well. Especially recommend the pastas with chicken and either pesto or vodka sauces. The upstairs seats by the windows are great for people watching. Pros: Value Cons: Noisy more
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  • Hours:

    Mon: 7:00 AM to 12:35 AM Tue: 7:00 AM to 12:35 AM Wed: 7:00 AM to 12:35 AM Thu: 7:00 AM to 12:35 AM Fri: 7:00 AM to 1:30 AM Sat: 8:00 AM to 1:30 AM Sun: 8:00 AM to 12:35 AM
  • Neighborhoods:

    Chelsea, Midtown