Mumbles is the type of local eatery that makes Manhattan great. They do a little of everything, the food is consistent and the portions are huge. Best of all, the prices are cheap and there are theme nights where you get out-of the ordinary items or you might get your fave menu item for less. Mumbles is such a place. Many years ago (20+) it was up in my ‘hood at 83rd and Second and was a place that was always packed with people from all walks of life, but mostly folks from the neighborhood who spent several nights per week there. Mumbles also offers large, high quality drinks—they have many flavors of margaritas for $11 (or even cheaper during Happy Hour). My dining partner loved her Mango Margarita made with Cuervo Gold tequila, Triple Sec, lemonade and mango juice.
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I visited Mumbles on Retro Night, meaning I just had to have the Better Than Mom's Meat Loaf ($16)! It was a huge portion—two big pieces of meat loaf with lots of fresh mixed veggies including broccoli and carrots. There was also at least a cup’s worth mashed potatoes with a little bit of skin included, topped with delicious wild mushroom gravy.
|Better than Mom's Meat Loaf|
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|Truffled Mushroom Pappardelle|
I want to emphatically add that the service is extra-attentive at Mumbles and the staff will go out of your way to make you things not on the menu. They really bend over backwards for their customers and seem to know what a lot of the “regulars” preferences are. I highly recommend it, especially for the special deals they have going on all the time—including a $24 steak or lobster dinner special on Monday nights and a $28 three-course prix fixe on Thursday nights which changes every week but offers diners dozens of food options.
179 Third Avenue
New York, NY 10003