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Newish restaurant - The Mott - anyone been?

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  1. havent been but their lack of a liquor license and very inappropriate byob policy keeps me from trying it. the menu seems rather boring and $25 entrees does not encourage me to take a try on the place.

    apparently, they just got rejected for a basement liquor license last night. its a shame because the owners im sure just want to do well but i think this place will be doneski in short order.

    i totally miss double happiness btw.

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    1. re: sam1

      What is the BYOB policy? I was curious and wanted to try but I wasn't sure how BYOB worked there.

      1. re: stephaniec25

        That's a very interesting question. I called last night and asked...they said they 'couldn't answer that question' and to call back later to speak with a manager. Odd.

      2. re: sam1

        SO GLAD I read this post...We had reservations there for a couple of weeks from now, and this has deterred me from going. Thanks Sam.

        www.thelunchbelle.com

      3. I don't understand the issue about the BYOB policy. We went last week. We brought our own wine, they "decanted" it into a water bottle and served it for us. I love BYOB restaurants - saves a fortune. Food was very good. Not to die for, but good.

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        1. re: JC2

          I saw the menu a couple of weeks ago and thought it looked interesting. No idea what their particular story is w/ the BYOB, but if they don't have a license, they technically aren't allowed to do BYOB.

          1. re: MMRuth

            The State Liquor Authority has been cracking down on places allowing BYOB with pending license applications. In fact they have stated that it is grounds to deny the application.

            http://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/05/din...
            http://www.abc.state.ny.us/bring-your...

          2. re: JC2

            I've been twice and loved it. Very gracious staff and the food was great. Not super upscale great, but definitely solid and tasty. I think it definitely merits a try. Cool location too.