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Newish restaurant - The Mott - anyone been?

ManhattanLawyer Sep 9, 2009 10:45 AM


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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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    1. re: sam1
      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.

      1. re: stephaniec25
        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.

      2. re: sam1
        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.


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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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        1. re: JC2
          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.

          1. re: MMRuth
            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.


          2. re: JC2
            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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