Thursday, August 11, 2011

Motek Creperie on St. Mark's Place has apparently closed


Multiple readers have pointed out that the year-old creperie at 125 St. Mark's Place has closed. Recent trips past show that the gate is down. The inside looks a little disheveled.

One Yelper we know (well, through Twitter) called it the "WORST crepe ever. WORST business in the East Village."

Dunno. Never ate here. You?

13 comments:

Mark said...

Saw that coming from a mile away! Hate to say I thought the same about Marco Polo. We have strong suspicions about the Chocolate Library and the new Sweet Buns place. "Junk" goes/went without saying. Physical GraffiTea is up for grabs.

But god bless Tuck Shop for sticking it out! May god also provide something decent in the mysterious Taco Joint.

Anonymous said...

live right around the corner, and had a dessert crepe. i thought it was good, but it was also covered in nutella so it wasn't a hard sell.

DLD said...

Nice guys in Motek, but I've never seen someone take longer to make a cup of coffee.

The taco place and whatever reincarnation of the bao place have been under contruction forever. I think the taco place is owned by the same people who own 10 Degrees.

Anonymous said...

Meh. Okay concept. Not great execution. Crepes were fine, service friendly enough but lackadasical. What that spot really needs is a place where yupster parents like moi can get a decent egg and cheese on a roll while our kids play with the rats in the Tompkins playground across the street.

Stedman said...

I can't say that I'm surprised. The crepes were nasty, and the service was slow and surly.

jugrote said...

Echo the comment about the sloooooow service. A friend of mine was in a big hurry getting out of town and he ordered some very simple crepe and a coffee. He even asked if it could be made fast, and the guy said sure, things are slow and no one else is in here. Took him over a half hour. Sillyness.

Jen said...

I had actually bought a KGB Deal for Motek, that was valid ONLY on the one year anniversary celebration date (this past Monday, 8/8). The thing was, I bought it only ten days before. So they really must not have seen this coming.

Corey said...

Had one good, not great, crepe there. A few months earlier, I walked in to make an order, and left after the wait staff ignored me for 10 minutes. I would prefer the space be rented to someone who likes being in business.

VH McKenzie said...

I was already to feel sad for another small-time business that has been driven out by high rents -- but these illuminating comments make it clear that this sorry-ass place essentially invited another bank to take its place.

Shite.

chris flash said...

Worst crepe I EVER had that took the guy FOREVER to make...the thing had almost nothing inside -- I had to toss it after a few attempted bites.

Ray's made me a generous crepe for less than half the price in half the time....

Anonymous said...

Yeah, he was slow but nice to me. Crepes were too expensive for the size so I only went when he had those half-price crepes back when he opened.

Mark, I hope the Taco Joint is good as well.

Jill said...

I went in when they first opened, half price on everything, and I think that promotion never really went away. It was pretty slow but I thought it was because they were new. They told me they had dreams of franchising.

~evilsugar25 said...

i never understood the idea of opening this here, as the well-established (and yummy) crooked tree is pretty much right across the street.

oh, and i had a crepe delivered from here when crooked tree was closed -- granted not the best delivery food -- and it was pretty yucky.