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Newish restaurant - The Mott - anyone been?

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ManhattanLawyer Sep 9, 2009 10:45 AM

Thanks!

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    sam1 Sep 9, 2009 11:11 AM

    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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      stephaniec25 Sep 9, 2009 02:03 PM

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

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        mjh5821 Sep 9, 2009 02:21 PM

        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.

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        LeahBaila Sep 10, 2009 05:44 AM

        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

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        JC2 Sep 10, 2009 10:10 AM

        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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          MMRuth Sep 10, 2009 11:19 AM

          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.

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            shane Sep 10, 2009 12:12 PM

            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/dining/05lice.html
            http://www.abc.state.ny.us/bring-your...

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            randymac88 Sep 22, 2009 07:17 PM

            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.

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