Nook

Nook

(Now Closed)
American Restaurant$$$$
Hell's Kitchen, New York
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  • Mélina
    MélinaAugust 8, 2013
    Cozy space with quick service. Always busy but worth the wait. The smoked salmon/cream cheese scrambled eggs were the definition of perfection, and iced Belgian chocolate was to die for! Cash only.
  • Lee H.
    Lee HoffmanSeptember 29, 2012
    Wow, food is phenomenal. Tuscan chicken and poached pear salad are unbelievable. Three heads ups: its cash only, byob and make sure to make a reservation or you won't get a table.
  • Sean R.
    Sean RobertsonAugust 10, 2013
    Very good and cheap. They don't serve alcohol but you can bring your own wine or beer. We had the egg scramble and made our own mimosas with their fresh squeezed orange juice. $50 total inc champaign.
  • Roxanne F.
    Roxanne FloresJanuary 25, 2014
    Ver y small and intimate space hence the name. Mushroom cigars, tuna tar tar and pierogi apps were very good. Entrees were large and also very good. Apple pie a la mode is a must so save space.
  • Pam L.
    Pam LairdApril 11, 2015
    Spicy sausage scramble with mashed potatoes and red onions and greens greens dressed with a touch of sweetness. Intimate, personal spot.
  • Jack P.
    Jack PatersonSeptember 29, 2013
    Great food although the wait was longer than they said. And service pretty slow. And no earl gray tea despite it being on the menu. Still, delicious fries and excellent croque Monsieur.
  • Bauzen
    BauzenFebruary 12, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    This is the best weekend brunch spot in Hells Kitchen. There's a small line brewing around noon, so come early, or come late and order any of their egg scrambles - they're straight baller.
  • Aliya B.
    Aliya BJanuary 20, 2013
    Try the vegetable quiche. It's badass, even for a meat lover like me. The Eggs Florentine with Ham is amazing too. Really tiny place though, not good for more than 4.
  • New York Habitat
    New York HabitatNovember 18, 2011
    The name is fitting because this place is small but we just love it. Best part? BYOB. Get the tuscan chicken with the amazing rosemary fries and chow down!
  • H I.
    H IOctober 15, 2012
    Potato pancakes with sour cream and smoked salmon + capers was really really good. Huge portions, too. Might wanna consider splitting with someone. They only take cash!
  • John A.
    John AntosJuly 25, 2015
    Small location with handful of tables with some good Polish food. Recommend: potato pancakes with tomatoes and sausage, cheese & potato pierogis. Cash only.
  • n g.
    n gDecember 30, 2012
    The nook scrambler for brunch is fantastic and worth the wait. They don't keep a waiting list so monitor your position to prevent queue jumpers!
  • Jennifer B.
    Jennifer BarbosaDecember 27, 2012
    Reminds me of Prague. The menu is small but the dishes are top notch. Try the tuna tartare.
  • Alissa P.
    Alissa PeckSeptember 22, 2012
    Order the tuna tartare terrine with avocado glaze. Suggest no stilettos as walking through the active kitchen required to use the washroom / WC. BYO.
  • Nicholas R.
    Nicholas RDecember 8, 2012
    Tiny nook of a place. Make a reservation!! And then enjoy some of the best food in Hell's Kitchen. And don't forget to BYOB.
  • Kira R.
    Kira RoytburgNovember 14, 2012
    Mushroom rolls are really good. Desserts and espresso drinks are amazing as well. Try to leave some room for that desert. BYOB.
  • Monica T.
    Monica ThomsonAugust 6, 2013
    Amazing that it's BYO. Def get the mushroom cigars! The salmon and tuna entrees are also deeeelish!!
  • Catherine P.
    Catherine ParkJuly 11, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Super tiny (hence the name); come right when they open to beat the lines. Eggs florentine is amazing
  • Jesse S.
    Jesse SheldonJuly 16, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Teeny tiny. Salmon from same spot as the Waldorf from what I hear. Sure tastes good enough. Best I've had in NY.
  • Emma
    EmmaJanuary 5, 2013
    Best brunch spot in all of NYC. BYOB and the total for 3 people was $31. You can't beat it.
  • Kristin S.
    Kristin S.March 26, 2013
    Small little gem. BYOB and cash only. Tuscan chicken and sashimi avocado salad are both delightful choices
  • william r.
    william ringJuly 5, 2013
    One of the best meals I've had in New York. The owners are hands on and make it the place what it is!
  • Brent M.
    Brent McCaslinDecember 19, 2010
    Tight space, and a limited menu selection. but if you make Nook your choice, you can't go wrong with whatever you choose to try!! FANTASTIC!!
  • Fanny C.
    Fanny ChanFebruary 15, 2014
    Amazing red onion mashed potatoes with most entrees. Definitely get one of the egg scrambles.
  • Teresa W.
    Teresa WFebruary 9, 2012
    byob with no corkage fee but note that it's cash only. everything's tasty, but be sure to order the mushroom cigars.
  • Amber S.
    Amber SchreinerOctober 11, 2013
    Zagat rated it a 23, I would rate it a 19. Preparation and atmosphere was sub par but the service was excellent. Vegetarian options were too limited to make this a repeat but I don't regret it either
  • Jessica
    JessicaFebruary 20, 2010
    BYO with zero corkage fee!Amazing teeny-tiny restaurant...make a reservation a little ahead of time to make sure you can squeeze in. Trust them to whip up a proper rare steak. :)
  • Viveka v.
    Viveka von RosenNovember 12, 2011
    Sooo good. Very small but the food and service was excellent (if hurried). Don't miss Nook in NYC
  • Abby M.
    Abby MOctober 20, 2011
    Tomato soup -- need recipe! Great lunch special w/half sandwich, soup and salad or rosemary fries.
  • Kim K.
    Kim KMarch 24, 2013
    BYOB but you have to spend $15 per person. Unfortunately, none of the brunch items are more than $12 so it makes it a bit difficult....
  • Chelsea B.
    Chelsea BalkanMarch 3, 2012
    The mushrooms are amazing. Also enjoyed the rack of lamb but only comes with 3 pieces
  • Elizabeth M.
    Elizabeth MitchellMarch 17, 2012
    Amazing tiny brunch spot. Perfect start to the day. Eggs Benedict and latte before the st. Patrick's day parade.
  • Erin G.
    Erin GalvinSeptember 21, 2010
    very tiny spot but the food is delicious. The mushroom cigars are an amazing appetizer, the salmon is a great entrée
  • Jeff H.
    Jeff HApril 14, 2012
    Delicious mushroom cigars. Delicious chicken kebab. Byob is huge!
  • Amy B.
    Amy B.January 26, 2013
    The filet is fantastic! Huge portions and only $25!!! Will definitely be back!!!
  • Jamie F.
    Jamie FMarch 29, 2014
    Weirdest seating policy for brunch. They more or less make up wait times and give tables to people they want to.
  • Khoa M.
    Khoa MaMarch 8, 2015
    The host on Saturday is the best. BYOB is great!!!
  • Gabbie C.
    Gabbie ChamorroJuly 5, 2011
    The tuna sashimi is awesome and healthy. My bf got the kebab, also delicious.
  • Jonathan D.
    Jonathan DDecember 27, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Incredible brunch and dinner here. Can't recommend the scrambles here enough.
  • Winnie
    WinnieJanuary 13, 2015
    Eggs Benedict was okay. Service was fast. Restaurant is very small. If there's no space, you can't wait inside the restaurant.
  • Alex M.
    Alex McKenzieNovember 17, 2012
    Make sure to use the restroom and you can see your good being made!
  • Steve S.
    Steve SomersApril 14, 2012
    Great brunch. Get there early and have the scramble.
  • Jeremy T.
    Jeremy ThomasAugust 22, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Order soup and go for brunch. Best brunch.
  • Nicole P.
    Nicole PapasergiouJuly 15, 2014
    Filet was incredible. Awesome BYOB spot
  • Andrew L.
    Andrew LevyApril 6, 2014
    The crabcakes have a wasabi sauce on them. Delish!
  • Jenny P.
    Jenny PiersonJune 9, 2013
    Delicous quiche. And I left my jacket there and they had it for me. Thanks, Ramon!
  • Armando
    ArmandoSeptember 26, 2012
    Hell’s Kitchen – BYOB with brunch items ranging from $8 – $14 (cash only)
  • Diogo P.
    Diogo ParrinhaOctober 6, 2014
    Delicious brunch, try eggs benedict!
  • Harish H.
    Harish HoonSeptember 6, 2015
    Awesome scrambled eggs. Liked the one with smoke sausage!
  • Mischa L.
    Mischa LumiereSeptember 23, 2014
    Tiny location with speedy service. Staff is a but rude. They wouldn't let my friend use the bathroom while we waited for our table. Only once we were seated were we allowed to use it. Odd!!
  • Sejal P.
    Sejal PachisiaOctober 9, 2014
    Scrambled eggs with mushroom are incredible
  • Marcia L.
    Marcia LeeJanuary 6, 2016
    Great for dinner dates, no groups bigger than 4
  • Priscilla T.
    Priscilla TranApril 21, 2013
    Make sure you are aware of the order people arrive while waiting because there is no list.
  • Anne C.
    Anne ColvinSeptember 30, 2012
    Order the peanut butter pie. Amazing!
  • Christy K.
    Christy KuoFebruary 9, 2014
    The side dish of bacon is amazing!!
  • JoAn S.
    JoAn SantiagoOctober 4, 2013
    Braised cabbage....OMG. A MUST HAVE!
  • Jesse K.
    Jesse KarmaJanuary 12, 2010
    I used to work here. Its great homely food, and worth the slight cramp and atittude, trust me. =]
  • Laura M.
    Laura MijalovskyJanuary 29, 2014
    Horrible! Very small place, tables close together. Zero temperatures and the heating does not work. Poor service, maybe it was just a bad day but it really is not a good choice ... not recommended.
  • Alice N.
    Alice NamOctober 28, 2015
    I won't get the salmon and egg sandwich next time if I were to drop by this place again
  • Natalia C.
    Natalia CzochMay 29, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Good brunch! Had the salmon scramble and the soups are delicousoooooo!
  • Aleksey K.
    Aleksey KernesMay 12, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Be nice and tip the great staff
  • Shiv H.
    Shiv HiraJuly 19, 2011
    Always kick it off with two orders of the mushroom cigars
  • Brian N.
    Brian NewmanDecember 30, 2012
    Pepper tuna sashimi salad is awesome.
  • Ellen S.
    Ellen SternMay 19, 2013
    Mushroom Cigar appetizer yum
  • Alexis
    AlexisMay 19, 2010
    No corkage fee, and the most amazing tuna tartar. Delectable.
  • Aly P.
    Aly PowersJanuary 30, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    BYOB and always worth the wait.
  • Ridley P.
    Ridley ParsonApril 16, 2011
    Great food, but brace yourself for the douchiest of attitudes. You've been warned...
  • Sean K.
    Sean KeatingOctober 11, 2013
    BYOB is always awesome, that being said food is better then mediocre but nothing to write home about.
  • Sanjay P.
    Sanjay PathiyalNovember 8, 2012
    Don't go with a big group (very small restaurant)
  • Scott W.
    Scott WalshDecember 4, 2010
    Sunday brunch with John is great, such a great waiter!
  • Jordan P.
    Jordan ParkerJuly 21, 2016
    Avoid the waits -- go at unpopular times!
  • Daouna J.
    Daouna JeongMarch 23, 2013
    This place is cash only!
  • Josh M.
    Josh MachizFebruary 21, 2010
    Prosecco and OJ is the best, every Sunday!
  • Jessica S.
    Jessica SanderJanuary 20, 2014
    Cash only!
  • Lauren S.
    Lauren SmithJanuary 16, 2015
    Cash only!
  • KeiKa A.
    KeiKa AJanuary 2, 2012
    Great place for brunch!
  • Duncan A.
    Duncan AlneyJanuary 29, 2012
    An absolute treasure!
  • Leandra H.
    Leandra HellerFebruary 24, 2012
    Rosemary fries are yummy
  • Scott H.
    Scott HernandezAugust 17, 2010
    Just remember: Cash Only!!!
  • Gonzalo F.
    Gonzalo FiorinaJanuary 11, 2015
    The brunch options were limited and all that we order was cold and not tasty. Not recommended
  • Alexis K.
    Alexis KarlinAugust 20, 2011
    Best service
  • Mike Z.
    Mike ZApril 17, 2010
    It's all good especially the nook scrambled eggs
  • Georgie G.
    Georgie GirlJuly 21, 2009
    Been here 10+ times
    eat the goulash. oh, and the cigarette thingys as an app.
  • Matt
    MattJuly 4, 2013
    I was really disappointed. Soooo slow and the turkey sandwich tasted like ass.
  • gingerbread m.
    gingerbread morowitzOctober 17, 2009
    Cash only; try the soup.
  • Isabella W.
    Isabella WeiOctober 3, 2013
    Service was ridiculously slow. Only go here if you have some time to sit around and wait
  • Ava
    AvaJune 22, 2013
    Overrated. The food tasted like nothing. Not gonna go back.
  • Jesse K.
    Jesse KarmaFebruary 9, 2010
    They're called 'mushroom cigars'.. .
  • JuAnne N.
    JuAnne NgJanuary 10, 2010
    Make reservations!
  • Alex Z.
    Alex ZaltsmanDecember 19, 2009
    Goulash!
  • Jennifer O.
    Jennifer OngFebruary 23, 2013
    Worst service ever. Beyond rude
  • Liz C.
    Liz CorbettAugust 25, 2011
    Rude manager.
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