Review: Bubby’s in Meatpacking District is a tourist trap

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Bubbys Breakfast platterApril 12, 2014- By Steven E. Greer

I was in the Meatpacking District doing an errand and decided to try out the new Bubby’s restaurant across from the High-Line on Washington Street. My expectations were low based on my experience with the Tribeca location, but I genuinely hoped that this one would be nicer.

It was the first warm sunny weekend of the year and the place was packed. I sat at the bar and ordered the “Bubby’s Breakfast”, selecting fried eggs, bacon, and toast.

The service was lousy. They gave me no utensils or napkin until the food arrived. When my order came out, a clueless busboy auctioned it off to the wrong seats.

Visually, the platter was disgusting. It was one big pile of dark brown lard-fried crap. The “fruit” was a tiny wedge of some kind of off-season mellon.

The eggs were clearly made by an untrained hack, likely earning below minimum wage. The bacon was undercooked and mostly translucent fat. The toast was sub-par.

In all seriousness, a Denny’s Grand Slam would have been much better, and 1/3 the price.

I ordered no drinks. When I signed my check, I was out $24.

The couple from Buffalo next to me complained about their steak sandwich being too tough.

The only people who like Bubby’s are tourists in the city going to the High-Line, and Japanese looking for “American food” (Bubby’s has several location in Japan).

Bubby’s is an insult to America. This is not “American” cuisine. It’s a tourist trap.

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2 Responses to Review: Bubby’s in Meatpacking District is a tourist trap

  1. Resident Gateway says:

    Did you actually think it would be the least bit good? Were you drunk at the time? The original location is so terrible how could any off shoot be any better?
    You’ll eventually get your $24 back, but will never get back the time you wasted there.

  2. Editor says:

    Very funny comment, sadly, I was not drunk and have no excuse for my behavior

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