The downtown divide
- Liza Sep 2, 1999 01:44 PM
I'm new here so I apologize if you've covered this
Anybody else agree with me that Bubby's is the most
overrated place in Tribeca? More expensive than Odeon,
way dirtier than Odeon, surlier waiters than Odeon,
Anybody else tired of how 'homey' and 'eclectic' now
seem to mean 'dirty' and 'unwashed'?
Or is it just me...
Don't know about the homey/dirty rating, maybe it's all
in the eye of the beholder, but I never noticed a
problem. But as far as I'm concerned, I've always
gotten a good meal at Bubby's. (Maybe not as good as it
used to be, but never disappointed yet) I got a pork
chop that was bigger than my head, done nice and juicy
and rare-ish, and truly delicious, just a couple of
Odeon? I get a real Los Angeles beautiful-people only,
you-are-an-outsider feel when I've gone there
(infrequent). Despite the fact that I thought the food
was decent, I hate the hostile vibe.
re: keith koenigsberg
Wow. Could it have been the same night I ordered the
pork chop rare, too, and it came back way over done?
I review places on the side and have been sent to
Bubby's four times and each time got worse. Last time,
my reviewing partner said, "I don't care if we do get
this meal free. I'm not coming here again."
I thought the same thing about Odeon, too, but after
the first visit, came away very pleased. They've since
always been very nice - even to shlumpy me in shorts
and flip flops - and never had any attitude. That may
be because I tend to go there on Sunday evenings, most
likely a local night out.
What do you think about Bodega?
re: Jim Leff
This sounds better said in a bad accent, but yes, I
review anonomously. They are reviews mostly of the
service - from the reservation to the goodbye.
Restaurant owners who want to know that the customer
is being treated well. We also get into small details:
salt and pepper shakers, cleanliness of menus and
bathrooms, that sort of thing.