Was gleefully happy that the place was half full when i arrived..
love the cool decor n esp the booth seats..altho when i arrived they were all occupied
so we were shown to another couple booth thingy..long table(so can order a lot muahahaha)...
bf n i decided to get the calamari($6.90)(duh), chicken n shrimp combo($17.90) for me...
n philly steak sandwic($11.90) for him..n after debatin over onion rings(5.90) n cheese balls($6.90) we choze onion rings...n we got free nachos..cos i was payin with a dbs/posb card n we had already spent more than 40
onion rings..well theyre onion rings..tasted like those u get in the supermarket n fry urself..
The calamari rocked. The batter wasnt too overwhelming..And the calamari was easy to eat..not the kind u have to cut into a few pieces n chew and chew and chew. It can rival those from fish n co...I loved the dipping sauce it came with..was spicy with a peanut like taste..abit like satay sauce..dipped everything i ate in it. No chilli sauce for today
didnt get to try the bfs sandwic but he seemd to enjoy it. I did however steal his fries. they were crunchy and yummy
my chicken n shrimp..i had no complains..the chicken was done nicely..it was flavourful..n not hard. Well done. And the shrimp..battered nicely too. The shrimp was very crunchy and fresh. I liked it a lot. Reminded me to the LJS shrimp but a lot nicer.
The nachos were alright. They're nachos. Not much to say right nut I liked the cheese dip and the fact that the cheese came in a seperate mini bowl/ plate made the nachos not too soggy
I did try the fried mars bar once and it was good too. A bit on the pricey side though for a mars bar and ice cream but still good and very sinful.
Overall i love NYNY. Good and fast service, Good food that is different(where else can u find a main that consists of chicken, shrimp and even has salad-how balanced is that). And serves up a mean fried mars bar. Next time, I shall try their waffle and their chocolate fondue.
New York New York (NYNY), the eye-catching restaurant located at the underground of Citylink. NYNY stands out with its dazzling name, and always caught the attention with its alluring interior decorations. The green and cozy furnitures are the signature of NYNY. Having pass by NYNY many times but fail to go inside, a timely visit is always due on the cards as my companion and me went there for lunch.
Seafood Platter for 2 ($33.90)
We ordered the Seafood Platter for 2 to share. A platter fit for the Kings and Queens of New York! Cold Crab, prawn fritters, crispy fish salmon and calamari rings, compose of the delightful meal. Having ordered Seafood platters previously before at Manhattan Fish Market and Fish & Co, i was pleasantly surprise when the platter arrive. All right i admitted, i did not pay much attention when i made the order, so i didn’t really notice the word “Cold Crab” on the menu. Yep, thats the surprise, neither was my companion ready for it. Nonetheless, let us take a peek into what is present in the platter.
Crispy fish & chips
Well you know the ever-present fish & chips? Steady and reliable
The prawn fritters were excellent. I loved this one. No doubt the prawn might not be very big, but then the bigger the prawn, i feel the less tasty it is. The prawn here is deep-fried, coupled with the Tata sauce, it is simply irresistible.
The Fish salmon here eaten raw, a tad too fishy for me, so i’ll give it a pass
Now then, everybody should know Calamaris are actually fried squids right? O well just in case. The Calamari rings here are up to the mark, tender and juicy. In my humble opinion, i consider the calamari rings here to be one level up from the one at Fish & Co. The main explanation being the ones at Fish & Co are too salty for my liking.
North Altantic Fishermen love their chilled steamed crabs. Just some background information on the crustacean. In case you don’t know what is a crustacean, they are large group of arthropods, comprising approximately 52,000 described species. Baffled already? All right all right, to put it in short, some of the names we are familar with; lobsters, crabs, shrimps, crayfish,
The sea creature with the claws that are ready to pinch you if you are not too careful. To be honest, i am not a big fan of crabs. Why? Because i am lazy, yes pure lazy.
It takes skill to eat a crab you know? there are so many different parts of the crab to be eaten, well i like the big hammer of the crab, there’s lots of meat there. The small leg? Nah, you can have it. You’ll have to slowly suck the meat out of the thin skinny leg. Well be careful while you are having a suck at it, the cute guy or pretty girl next table might just be looking at you.
Nevertheless, both of us took quite a long time to finish it, the Cold Crab is fresh, too bad we are not crab lovers huh? hahaha!
Some might say New York New York is not good, they excel in the decorations but failed in the food. But my contrarian view tells me that they are good and a excellent place to hang out with your friends. The decorations are well done, in fact the environment of a restaurant plays a huge role as to whether the food is good. The food might not be the best, but they are still good. The crucial factor to this will be the price, its within reasonable pricing, and all this only sums up to one equation, i will be back.
Total bill was $39.90 for 2 person, which i find it to be inexpensive. NYNY @ Citylink is strategically located to tap on the huge crowd travelling from City Hall to Suntec/Marine Square. Thus, the restaurant being full even when it is not during lunch or dinner time is not an uncommon sight. There are more to try from the comprehensive menu of NYNY. Until then!
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” Food all the way from New York City “
After a hard day’s work at my Conference, my Dear came over to meet me at Suntec. He insisted on trying New York New York, so we went there for dinner on the Full Moon night (yes, the mid-autumn festival night).
We were starving.
We ordered the Spicy Buffalo Wings. Crispy, not so spicy. Seasoning is so-so.
We saw the “fried mushroom” on the menu. As mushrooms lovers, we wont miss this dish. They use Golden mushrooms and Shitake. The batter is too thick. The Golden mushrooms are not suitable for frying as they are too tough. If you are not careful, you might be choke by a bunch of the fried Golden mushrooms.
My main dish is the chicken chop. The seasoning is not very appealing to me. The sauce is good though.
I like the penne creamy pasta with roast chicken that my Dear ordered. The sauce is thick, the taste is just like the Pasta de Waraku’s. I dun really like their chicken. Not nice. :p
Maybe they are no good with Chicken.
I went there on 3 occasions.
Occasion 1: Free flow of Candy Floss and a foot-long weiner!
I think I will go in and order a hot chocolate velvet and keep getting candy floss in future since it is free.
No joke, the Crazy Dog is a foot-long sausage on a tiny bun with lots of pickles and other stuff.
The sandwiches are really good and you can even order them for take outs and they don't bill you with service charge.
Occasion 2: Experienced Half-hearted Service and Half-decent Drink
My second outing to this restaurant with the Girlfriend had us ordering the signature BBQ Ribs, Smoked Salmon Salad and Frosty Bailey's Chocolate Velvet.
BBQ Ribs were huge and they tasted really good. The cut was not as fatty as what the other restaurants (like Café Cartel) would serve and the BBQ sauce was not too sweet.
The Smoked Salmon Salad was surprisingly good. The flavours were strong but it also allowed the freshness of the salmon to be tasted. I strongly recommend this one.
I mentioned the chocolate velvets were good in the previous post. I want to add on that the statement only applies to the hot ones. The cold ones, especially the frosty ones suck terribly. The Girlfriend and I both agreed that the Frosty Bailey's Chocolate Velvet was a rip off.
The Girlfriend and I were also rather appalled by the service. It's one thing to be slow. It's a whole new league when they fail to follow-up or do things halfway. First they omitted the iced water, then they cleared the table halfway.
But at least this restaurant is a great place to people watch.
Occasion 3: Warning: Extremely rich hot chocolate
Potent hot chocolates which they call chocolate velvets. Highly recommended for chocolate lovers.
My friends and I got quite a shock when we saw the bill. 3 seemingly harmless main courses and 3 drinks set us back by $74. After a little investigation, we realized it was the drinks that really 'compounded' the bill.
So my tips on eating at this place:
- be prepared for the bill or
- order just the main courses or the specialty drinks
That's for you to be mentally prepared.
On with the food. As mentioned before, the chocolate velvets are out of this world. "Richer than Donald Trump" was how they described these drinks, which was quite apt if not corny.
I tried the juicy beef burger. Huge portions, well marinated minced beef. The fries on the side were rather disappointing though. I could see them still soaked with grease when the food arrived.
The friends ordered the rotisserie chicken and chicken and prawns combo.
Pricing for the main courses are actually quite reasonable. But once again, be prepared for a bomb of a bill if you want a specialty drink to wash everything down.
New York New York is an interesting place.. The beautiful interior designs sets you in a gluttony mood. Though some might get a huge headache with the vast array of colours and designs, it makes me feel rather westerny. I like their furnitures. and seat designs. Though some people might need a little courage to eat in a restaurant LOUD like this, no doubt that, we do see queues all the time.
I was there for early lunch and was glad i could get in without squeezing or queuing... I was seated pretty near to the kitchen and i've got pretty good attention there. I ordered Ribs.... and it was delicious. The serving was enough for two and the sides were great.
The RIBS are honey glazed on the outside till perfectly glowy and the meat was tender and juicy. I had ribs from elsewhere before and lousy ones are usually overcooked with meat so dry and hard on the inside or looked too dead pale on the outside..
But the ribs here were perfectly beautiful on the outside and YUMMY on the inside... I could say they have one of the better RIBS in town.... I would say the price is quite reasonable as the servings were huge. Really good for huge groups to go out together but not so good for business lunches as you might have difficulty talking to each other without shouting. The lightings were too warm if not shining onto the customer's faces and it made me pretty uncomfortable. But for the DELECTABLE RIBS.... perhaps its worth the experience.
Very cool place with a good menu........
I’ve walked by so many times, but I’ve never been in to eat. Finally, I got my chance.
I was given one of the “cabin” seats. Initially, it felt quite cool to be in there. But later I realize that it was one of the lousy seats. Waiters don’t really seem to look out for that little you cooped up in one of those corners, plus the air-conditioning there isn’t strong enough to counter the effect of the warm orange spot light right over your head.
The food, however, seemed fine. I ordered a seafood platter but they were out of cold crabs, so I had a replacement. The platter turned out to be really huge. Their calamaris and prawn fritters were good. The prawns seemed quite fresh, thus making it rather crunchy to chew on. But the platter was so huge it seemed more like it was for 3 people. I like their fries too. But as with all fries, you’ve got to eat it while it’s hot. Their carbonara wasn’t that good though. I thought the base was too thick. No doubt all cream bases are like that, however this was a tad too thick, it made it unbearable to finish your plate.
Food and service aside, they’ve got a pool table right in the middle which adds on to the already-funky-looking place. $2 a game. Cheap? I don’t know, but I’ve seen more expensive ones. I thought it was quite a good idea as you get to entertain yourself while waiting for your food.
I’d say this place is worth a try. Just don’t get the cool-looking warm seats..
One thing that stands out at New York New York, is the long~ queues that you see outside the branches at CityLink or Ang Mo Kio Hub. Kind of makes you wonder, "what's so attractive about New York New York?", doesn't it?
Personally, I like New York New York for it's ambience and the cushioned seats, where I can chill and just have comfortable and nice talks with my friends while dining there. :)
However, with regards to their food, it was quite okay in my opinion. I had their pastas on the 2 occasions that I went, and they were okay. Nothing very special or extremely good that I'll recommend. Oh, but do note that the portions are in quite large.. x)
Hmm. The only thing that kind of stops me dining at New York New York, is their service.
Most of the staff are young and seemed new to their jobs. I can understand their stand when things get hectic and busy. However, they do provide less than acceptable service even when it wasn't the peak period!
I was at their branch at AMK Hub, and was frustrated when I wanted to get attention for some service. The 2 waitresses were just standing near the counters talking, and after trying for some time, they were still oblivious to our needs. It was disappointing that they were not vigilant, especially after making mistakes with our orders earlier. =/
Maybe New York New York should build up a more friendly and efficient service in the future..
Oh..you can get free cotton-candy there too! :)
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