Topic Wiki

This is a wiki. Information about this area goes here. Update it as necessary. You can have special sections for Restaurants, Shuls, Hotels, and Attractions, Like this:

Restaurants

Shuls

Hotels

Attractions

http://5townscentral.com/
« Last edited by bb1836 on May 12, 2019, 08:15:10 PM »

Author Topic: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread  (Read 693521 times)

Offline Shmelly

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Platinum Elite
  • *******
  • Join Date: Nov 2011
  • Posts: 1433
  • Total likes: 13
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 1
    • View Profile
Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
« Reply #1260 on: January 17, 2017, 02:04:48 PM »
I've been to Cork & Slice 3 times. It truly is a beautiful place.

1st time: Appetizers and drinks went smoothly, and then 3 out of the 5 of us got our mains. The other 2 waited... and asked... and waited... and asked... and waited... approximately 30 minutes after the 1st 3 of us were served, the other 2 finally got their dishes, 1 fish and 1 pizza... and they were both cold. Luckily they weren't so hungry anyway by now.

Every place makes mistakes, right? And it was in their first week of being open, so let's cut them some slack, right?

2nd time: Just the wife and I. My pizza was delicious, but my wife's main (I think it was gnocchi) legit tasted spoiled. We each took 1 bite and didn't touch it again,

OK, let's give it one more shot, maybe we don't have refined enough palates for their gnocchi.

3rd time: We're 3 couples this time. Horrified look from the waitress when asked if they had hot chocolate. Sneering "we have fingerlings" when asked if they have french fries". For mains, we order 3 pizzas, a salad, a pasta, and a fish dish. Appetizers and drinks come out within a few minutes. Then a couple pizzas and the pasta. 5-10 minutes later the fish comes out. Where is our salad and last pizza? Another 5 minutes go by and finally the salad comes out, but still missing a pizza. No idea how much longer went by or how many times we were told just another minute, but we finally just cancelled that last pizza. More time was wasted when our bill came and that missing pizza hadn't been taken off.

There won't be a 4th time.
You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. - Dr. Seuss

Offline Yitzshpitz

  • Dansdeals Platinum Elite + Lifetime Silver Elite
  • *****
  • Join Date: Oct 2014
  • Posts: 670
  • Total likes: 55
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 0
    • View Profile
Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
« Reply #1261 on: January 17, 2017, 07:52:09 PM »
very good sushi, I hope they think out of the box and make it more than the usual Chinese/Japanese fare.

I dont like their sushi as much as Sushi Tokyo but bc of their buy 2 get one free I go there a lot

Offline damaxer91

  • Dansdeals Presidential Platinum Elite
  • ********
  • Join Date: Jul 2008
  • Posts: 3198
  • Total likes: 64
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 6
  • Gender: Male
    • View Profile
Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
« Reply #1262 on: January 17, 2017, 10:03:41 PM »
I've been to Cork & Slice 3 times. It truly is a beautiful place.

1st time: Appetizers and drinks went smoothly, and then 3 out of the 5 of us got our mains. The other 2 waited... and asked... and waited... and asked... and waited... approximately 30 minutes after the 1st 3 of us were served, the other 2 finally got their dishes, 1 fish and 1 pizza... and they were both cold. Luckily they weren't so hungry anyway by now.

Every place makes mistakes, right? And it was in their first week of being open, so let's cut them some slack, right?

2nd time: Just the wife and I. My pizza was delicious, but my wife's main (I think it was gnocchi) legit tasted spoiled. We each took 1 bite and didn't touch it again,

OK, let's give it one more shot, maybe we don't have refined enough palates for their gnocchi.

3rd time: We're 3 couples this time. Horrified look from the waitress when asked if they had hot chocolate. Sneering "we have fingerlings" when asked if they have french fries". For mains, we order 3 pizzas, a salad, a pasta, and a fish dish. Appetizers and drinks come out within a few minutes. Then a couple pizzas and the pasta. 5-10 minutes later the fish comes out. Where is our salad and last pizza? Another 5 minutes go by and finally the salad comes out, but still missing a pizza. No idea how much longer went by or how many times we were told just another minute, but we finally just cancelled that last pizza. More time was wasted when our bill came and that missing pizza hadn't been taken off.

There won't be a 4th time.

I asked for Hot Chocolate last time I was there and got it. And been there several times and no snootiness from them. High end dairy places don't have to serve french fries. Don't see the issue with that

Offline AsherO

  • Global Moderator
  • Dansdeals Lifetime 30K Presidential Platinum Elite
  • **********
  • Join Date: May 2008
  • Posts: 31011
  • Total likes: 7974
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 79
    • View Profile
  • Location: NYC
Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
« Reply #1263 on: January 17, 2017, 10:10:34 PM »
I asked for Hot Chocolate last time I was there and got it. And been there several times and no snootiness from them. High end dairy places don't have to serve french fries. Don't see the issue with that

They don't have to serve you anything, but IME, and others in this thread too, they are extremely arrogant and unpleasant about it.
DDF FFB (Forum From Birth)

Offline benjie1305

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Presidential Platinum Elite
  • *********
  • Join Date: Dec 2013
  • Posts: 5870
  • Total likes: 17
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 15
  • Gender: Male
    • View Profile
  • Location: NY Area
Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
« Reply #1264 on: January 17, 2017, 10:35:37 PM »
They don't have to serve you anything, but IME, and others in this thread too, they are extremely arrogant and unpleasant about it.

My experience in the 3 times Ive been has always been good. Got everything I wanted. In a timely fashion. And dealt with friendly staff.
Work hard, Play harder!

Offline Cheesecake

  • Dansdeals Platinum Elite + Lifetime Silver Elite
  • *****
  • Join Date: May 2015
  • Posts: 547
  • Total likes: 38
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 0
    • View Profile
Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
« Reply #1265 on: January 17, 2017, 11:20:14 PM »
My experience in the 3 times Ive been has always been good. Got everything I wanted. In a timely fashion. And dealt with friendly staff.
I guess you're not Mike the Plumber.

Offline coralsnake

  • Dansdeals Presidential Platinum Elite
  • ********
  • Join Date: May 2008
  • Posts: 4608
  • Total likes: 162
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 9
    • View Profile
Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
« Reply #1266 on: January 17, 2017, 11:50:17 PM »
I guess you're not Mike the Plumber.
Closer to Conan the Barbarian
"Here at DansDeals we donít do buses." -Dan

Offline YMW

  • Dansdeals Platinum Elite + Lifetime Silver Elite
  • *****
  • Join Date: May 2013
  • Posts: 691
  • Total likes: 8
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 3
    • View Profile
Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
« Reply #1267 on: January 18, 2017, 12:53:57 AM »
Any quick breakfast place on route to JFK?

Offline Sammy82

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Platinum Elite
  • *******
  • Join Date: Apr 2011
  • Posts: 1507
  • Total likes: 430
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 1
    • View Profile
  • Location: AWAY
Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
« Reply #1268 on: January 18, 2017, 12:59:36 AM »
Any quick breakfast place on route to JFK?
DunkinD

Offline YMW

  • Dansdeals Platinum Elite + Lifetime Silver Elite
  • *****
  • Join Date: May 2013
  • Posts: 691
  • Total likes: 8
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 3
    • View Profile
Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
« Reply #1269 on: January 18, 2017, 01:34:10 AM »

Offline damaxer91

  • Dansdeals Presidential Platinum Elite
  • ********
  • Join Date: Jul 2008
  • Posts: 3198
  • Total likes: 64
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 6
  • Gender: Male
    • View Profile
Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
« Reply #1270 on: January 18, 2017, 08:58:22 AM »
Any quick breakfast place on route to JFK?

Giant Bagel is at 480 Rockaway Turnpike

Offline am7734

  • Dansdeals Gold Elite
  • ***
  • Join Date: Aug 2013
  • Posts: 212
  • Total likes: 15
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 0
    • View Profile
Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
« Reply #1271 on: January 18, 2017, 10:53:49 PM »
Any quick breakfast place on route to JFK?
On route from where?

Offline Cheesecake

  • Dansdeals Platinum Elite + Lifetime Silver Elite
  • *****
  • Join Date: May 2015
  • Posts: 547
  • Total likes: 38
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 0
    • View Profile
Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
« Reply #1272 on: January 19, 2017, 02:07:02 PM »
On route from where?
I would guess 5T/Rockaway.

Offline Yankee123

  • Dansdeals Platinum Elite
  • ****
  • Join Date: Nov 2015
  • Posts: 364
  • Total likes: 8
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 0
  • Gender: Male
    • View Profile
Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
« Reply #1273 on: January 19, 2017, 02:58:13 PM »
I would guess 5T/Rockaway.

The DD and giant bagel is correct if coming from 5 towns. not necessarily FR

Offline Cheesecake

  • Dansdeals Platinum Elite + Lifetime Silver Elite
  • *****
  • Join Date: May 2015
  • Posts: 547
  • Total likes: 38
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 0
    • View Profile
Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
« Reply #1274 on: January 19, 2017, 03:14:26 PM »
Where is Giant Bagel? You would (or easily could) pass DD from FR.

Offline Yankee123

  • Dansdeals Platinum Elite
  • ****
  • Join Date: Nov 2015
  • Posts: 364
  • Total likes: 8
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 0
  • Gender: Male
    • View Profile
Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
« Reply #1275 on: January 19, 2017, 03:19:53 PM »
Where is Giant Bagel? You would (or easily could) pass DD from FR.

Coming from FR I and I would assume everyone would go straight up 878. So in theory you could. "easily" depends on time. Burnside and rockaway turnpike from DD to costco can be a nightmare at some times and quite frankly not worth it....

Offline ushdadude

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Presidential Platinum Elite
  • *********
  • Join Date: Apr 2013
  • Posts: 6379
  • Total likes: 974
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 5
    • View Profile
  • Location: NY
Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
« Reply #1276 on: January 19, 2017, 03:41:44 PM »
How about seasons express?
or that bagel  place on rockaway?

Offline stooges44

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Presidential Platinum Elite
  • *********
  • Join Date: Jan 2017
  • Posts: 6567
  • Total likes: 2764
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 269
    • View Profile
Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
« Reply #1277 on: January 19, 2017, 03:53:32 PM »
Coming from FR I and I would assume everyone would go straight up 878. So in theory you could. "easily" depends on time. Burnside and rockaway turnpike from DD to costco can be a nightmare at some times and quite frankly not worth it....

If you want to strictly stay on course from the 878 there is no place you can go so DD or Giant Bagel are your closet options Giant Bagel being better since it's much closer to the 878 then DD and the parking lot is usually less crowded the dd's.

How about seasons express?
or that bagel  place on rockaway?

Seasons express is a good option for extremely overpriced pre-packaged items but if your looking to stay in fr (although it's technically in Lawrence) that would be your best bet and you would avoid the traffic of DD or giant bagel.

the bagel  place on rockaway  - see a couple of posts above
If it's not free shipping it's not worth it.

Offline stooges44

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Presidential Platinum Elite
  • *********
  • Join Date: Jan 2017
  • Posts: 6567
  • Total likes: 2764
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 269
    • View Profile
Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
« Reply #1278 on: January 19, 2017, 04:07:38 PM »
Also keep in mind DD is open 24/7 giant bagel is not.
If it's not free shipping it's not worth it.

Offline Shmuel4

  • Dansdeals Platinum Elite
  • ****
  • Join Date: Dec 2012
  • Posts: 287
  • Total likes: 9
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 0
    • View Profile
Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
« Reply #1279 on: January 22, 2017, 12:04:28 PM »
Anyone who can recommend a printing company in the area?  I need a few thousand copies and I company I can use on a regular basis.

Thank you