Crown Shy

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$31 to $50
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American
Crown Shy is a New York restaurant and bar from Chef James Kent and Jeff Katz in a landmark Art Deco tower in the Financial District.

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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.6
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4.6
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4.3
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BO
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Deserves a SECOND Michelin star. Truly outstanding in all respects

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

I went at lunch. 3-Course Prix Fixe -
and I ordered Grilled Citrus-Marinated Chicken, Hot Sauce. the taste was good but the presentation of the food was disgusting. the chicken paw on the plate was the decoration. I hid it under the lettuce.

AS
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Crown Shy is an understated yet beautiful and welcoming restaurant space. The bar and table service is first rate, the food excellent. Do not be fooled by the rather simple-seeming menu selections - it is easy to order too may dishes, and you will eat them all! The vegetable dishes we ordered (the acorn squash and the charred carrots) were attractively composed, but somewhat underwhelming For appetizers, the Gruyere fritters and the white bean humus were both outstanding. For our main course, the grilled, citrus-marinated chicken with hot source was extraordinary and delicious - if it weren't so damn good, it could easily feed two people! The wine list is quite extensive - and expensive, but the wine steward made several suggestions to meet our taste and budget.
Highly recommended.

HO
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great mean and amazing service

r
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

food was good service was excellent. James was perfect.

JW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pastries and short rib sandwich were excellent. Good drinks too

TA
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lunch time set menu ... Great value, great food , great service! Highly recommend!

KL
London
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Creative food and relaxed yet upscale vibe
Loved the decor

CH
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

I was a little disappointed. The music was very loud. The food was good but as good as I hoped. I realize that it is hard to live up to the hype. The space is beautiful. I am looking forward to your new restaurant!!

KA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

amazing food!! small portions, but it's just a reason to order more dishes. the sommelier was super helpful and guided us to the most perfect wine. went for my anniversary and they gave us a cupcake to help celebrate which was a wonderful touch! they also have an awesome playlist which always helps.

IO
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food was amazing but bar service was quite off, drinks took forever we even had to cancel some.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service were excellent. Music was a bit too loud

OT
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great decor and service excellent. Food was delish too! Desserts need a little more variety though. Not everyone likes ice cream (however it was delicious!).

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to Crown Shy to check out the space for an upcoming event. Natalie, the event coordinator was very sweet and so helpful. Our som, Ramsey, was very attentive and sweet.

M
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Surpassed our expectations. Great service/ambience, delicious food and cocktails.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I LOVE the food and service. I’ll be back Friday!

s
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience4

The service was friendly but extremely inattentive. The table next to us had an almost constant manager/server checking up on them. The menu limited for brunch and my omelette had obviously been sitting out waiting before they brought it to me, there was condensation and it wasn’t hot. The Bloody Mary was excellent. I’d go back and sit at the bar (if in fidi) but not for the food. Meh.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good food. Great service. Free cupcake for anniversary!

P
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So much fun!

R
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the best!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waitress heard that me and my girlfriend were debating between two different desserts and we ordered just one, and she brought the other one on the house; in addition to a dessert she brought us because it was our anniversary!

G
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal food and service for the price. Highly recommend! Will be going back.

S
Indiana
6 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Small expensive portions far from family style dining pitch, asynchronous meal pacing, flavors inventive but never really reaching the point of craveability.

SN
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Took a while to get seated even with a 5:30 reservation but it was worth the wait. Shared 3 small sized plates, and a main between 2 and that was plenty of food. Didn’t need dessert but the sticky pudding for two we had was delicious! Attentive service and food was served at the right pace with barely any wait time. They check in with you to see if you’re ready also. A great experience. Order the quail and and the carrots with razor clams!

H
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Fabulous. All great

AG
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in FiDi. I’ve been there for brunch, dinner and lunch and all are delicious.

i
London
59 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Everything was perfect about the meal but we did feel like we were being moved a long too quickly. We had to ask the server to bring out our dishes a little more slowly. Instead of getting 5 dishes at once. We ask for 3 and then 2 and then the final 2.
We love to come here. The food is amazing.

RA
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Restaurant very good !

M
San Francisco
64 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Tasty food, and maybe our server just had an off day, but he broke a glass on a guest next to us and didn't give us nearly enough attention. I could have drank at least another glass of wine had he been more attentive. That said...he saved us money! Delicious food though so we'll return and give it another shot when we are in the city.

MM
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good somelier
Loved food recommendations
Fabulous service!

OT
New York Area
85 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic! Excellent service, food and drinks

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I took my wife to brunch here for her birthday. The place is quite beautiful. They have a nice big open kitchen. The hostess, and our waiter were very friendly. The food was pretty fantastic. We ate the French toast and the biscuit with eggs. Also had a cocktail which was newly added to the drink menu and was pretty great tasting- The Genevere CROWN. We wanted to have a dessert which looks like cream filled churros, but our waiter informed us that the dessert we wanted was only available for dinner. So we passed on the dessert and will definitely come back some day for dinner. Even though we passed on the dessert, the waiter still brought out a cream filled donut dessert with a lit candle in celebration of my wife’s birthday which was incredibly nice. And that donut tasted pretty awesome too!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Great food and ambiance. Waiter was good but was very transactional. When you are spending $ to have great food in an attractive setting, you are also looking for the full experience. Wait staff help to provide that if done right.

GM
Miami
52 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the arctic chard and grilled chicken. Both were delicious and contained complex flavors.
We will be back.

S
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience3

A little too loud and service was slower than usual

OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Crown shy is a great addition to the neighborhood, especially for weekend brunch. The ambiance is great. Beautiful space, open and airy. A few of the brunch items we tasted from the menu were definitely high quality food.

We will come back and try dinner soon.

OT
Miami
72 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Overhyped nothing special