Crown Shy

4.7
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120 reviews
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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.
What 120 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.5
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.3
Value
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

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

OT
Houston
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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 7 February 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 6 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 4 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

s
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on 2 February 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 1 February 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Good food. Great service. Free cupcake for anniversary!

P
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

So much fun!

R
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 21 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 19 January 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 17 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

S
Indiana
6 reviews
Dined on 12 January 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 11 January 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 8 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Fabulous. All great

AG
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 8 January 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 6 January 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 2 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Restaurant very good !

M
San Francisco
63 reviews
Dined on 31 December 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.

OT
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very good somelier
Loved food recommendations
Fabulous service!

OT
New York Area
85 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic! Excellent service, food and drinks

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 29 December 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 18 December 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
51 reviews
Dined on 17 December 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 17 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience3

A little too loud and service was slower than usual

OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 14 December 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.

B
Richmond
12 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Beautiful restaurant. Good food and service. Will return.

S
New York Area
94 reviews
Dined on 1 December 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

The food, especially the short ribs, was excellent. Short ribs are suitable for sharing. Ambiance falls a little short for the lack of tablecloths.

K
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best food I’ve had in a long time at a rather good deal during lunch time. Glad we went when we had the chance

JR
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 27 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a lovely time and the food was super!

T
Toronto
95 reviews
Dined on 25 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

I have been twice and enjoy the casual atmosphere. The food and service were excellent-I would strongly recommend the short ribs for two. They also have a very good selection of wines.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

My girlfriend and I have been wanting to go to Crown Shy for quite some time. Finally we made it yesterday.
Food was as awesome as we suspected it would be.
From the gruyère churros, the octopus with morcilla, romaine salad and finally the braised short ribs. All amazing! The deserts were superb as well, nice touch on the satsuma orange sorbet and sticky toffee pudding.

I also liked the versatility of the wine list and got a very respectable bottle for less than a hundred. I appreciate that. It was a Côte de nuits, very elegant, well balanced that fit with all our dishes, it’s subtle acidity was perfect to balance out the fat from the short ribs.

Only draw back was the wine service.
I truly dislike when a server or sommelier opens a bottle remotely from the table and taste it themselves, then make me taste it.
First, why doing it away from the table?
Second, why make me taste it if the sommelier deemed the bottle was not corked?
Third, I can taste it myself and can recognize a corked bottle.
I’m old school that way and would prefer at my next visit to have the server / sommelier open the bottle at the table and have me taste it.
It isn’t the first time I have seen this practice but I cannot stand it.

Besides that, the experience was truly terrific and I am curious time see how many stars Michelin gives Crown Shy next year because I believe it deserves more than one.

I will return soon.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Exceptional service and well-prepared and tasting dishes.

FY
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2019
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience4

We had two vegans in our party. We gave them advanced notice - when making our reservation AND the day prior when we called them to confirm they were a aware of it. We were told it wouldn’t be an issue and we would still have 3-5 options to pick from.
Our server was flummoxed when we reminded her we had vegan diners in our party. It took her 10 minutes to come back and tell us they could adapt two entrees (two salads) by leaving the animal proteins off the dish. The salads did taste good but without the animal proteins the dishes were so small that we were still famished when we left the restaurant. We appreciate they were able to leave the animal proteins off. It seems excessive that they still charged us the same amount for those dishes though.
Our omnivore diners really enjoyed their dishes and were stuffed by their two entrees and selection of breads.

I
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Pear salad and short ribs were excellent. Service was spot on. I would definitely return.

AK
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Wonderful service, very careful to explain everything, and the server was friendly.
The food was smashing! While some of it sounded a bit twee, everything was fresh, delicious and beautifully presented. The person I was eating with (lunch) felt the portions were a bit small but it was more than enough for me.
There are several options for non-alcohlic cocktails.

SK
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and service

m
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Impeccable service and inventive fare. The price fix midweek lunch was surprisingly inexpensive. Perfect for a corporate lunch.

c
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Super! Totally great vibe with outstanding food and service. Will definitely be back. Outstanding addition to the Financial District food scene.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 11 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had the 3 course price fixed lunch. The ambiance is beautiful, service excellent and food sublime. Will definitely be returning again soon.

JN
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 11 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding experience all around. Prix Fixe lunch was an excellent value for very high end food and service.