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http://gothamist.com/2015/03/06/subway_delays_forever.php

a blockbuster year for the MTA

I thought jalopnik did a bang up job writing about this issue. The MTA is a giant, steaming pile of turd.
post #8942 of 11479

Is it hard to get dinner reservations in NYC once I arrive (so within a week)? Seems like quite a few restaurants require you to call them. Also, any suggestion for a good Mexican place (and perhaps just another good restaurant)? Not planning on making dinner reservations already for every day, but still nice to have it somewhat planned imo.

post #8943 of 11479
depends what you're looking for. most places you should be able to book on opentable.
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Mexican is not one of NY's great strengths. Dos Caminos and Rosa Mexicana are OK, as is Zocalo (if that's even still open).

But, really, it's not worth going out of your way for.
post #8945 of 11479
Empellon is good for Mexican, though not the traditional stuff that rules in LA
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I went to Anejo last night and enjoyed it. Clientele was primarily young, attractive white people, so authenticity may be questionable. Angelo Sosa's (from Top Chef) joint.
post #8947 of 11479
Sosa is very talented actually. Trained by Vongerichten. As surprising as it may sound given the fact that the place is a B&T nightmare, the menu at Buddakan NYC when it first opened was excellent and impeccably executed.
post #8948 of 11479
If you're willing to go one subway stop outside of Manhattan, Casa Enrique in Long Island City is good. FWIW, it even has a Michelin star.
post #8949 of 11479
I've found some very good mexican places in the Bronx.
post #8950 of 11479

Thanks for the suggestions. It was mainly due to recalling eating some fairly good Mexican in NYC (that probably wasn't very authentic, but okay), and the Mexican in Denmark is not very impressive.

 

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Originally Posted by gdl203 View Post

As surprising as it may sound given the fact that the place is a B&T nightmare, the menu at Buddakan NYC when it first opened was excellent and impeccably executed.
 

So has Buddakan gone downhill or am I missing something? Was considering going there as well.

 

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Originally Posted by erictheobscure View Post

If you're willing to go one subway stop outside of Manhattan, Casa Enrique in Long Island City is good. FWIW, it even has a Michelin star.

 

Wow, the prices seem really cheap for a restaurant with a Michelin star. Does the 7-day MetroCard cover outside Manhattan as well?

post #8951 of 11479

I personally think Buddakan is too expensive for what it is.

 

And the Metrocard will work as long as you're using the subway in NYC (so yes).

post #8952 of 11479

You don't want to go to Buddakan.

 

lefty

post #8953 of 11479

I honestly don't know if the food is still good (it was excellent back when it opened) but the atmosphere is unbearable - so I would never send someone there.

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it's easy to shit on the likes of Budakkan, Tao, Morimoto, and that general theme of restaurants, but when you have a group of people coming in from out of town who want to eat at 9 (or 10? they can't decide) and who is going to be a group of 6 (or 8? or maybe 4?), these are the restaurants I usually turn to.
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Okay thanks, will try to find a different nice Asian restaurant then.

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