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c11 Mar 5, 2010 08:22 AM

Has anyone checked it out and can give some feedback?
Thank you.

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    liz8000 Mar 31, 2010 02:25 PM

    I know this post is a bit old but if you haven't gone already don't bother. Fun atmosphere but the food was horrible. Even the chips with the crab dip were awful. I don't use a lot of salt and even I thought everything was bland as did all of my friends. Nothing special- don't waste your time.

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    1. re: liz8000
      foodie4life Apr 1, 2010 09:48 AM

      I agree about Choptank. The food was really lackluster and our waitress had a strange attitude.

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      Choptank
      310 Bleecker St, New York, NY 10014

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      roro1831 Mar 5, 2010 09:49 AM

      Going tonight, will report back on Monday

      1. ttoommyy Mar 5, 2010 08:35 AM

        I haven't been, but did you see this?

        http://events.nytimes.com/2010/03/03/...

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          boccalupo Mar 5, 2010 08:52 AM

          Sietsma was a bit more kind in his review.

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            uwsister Mar 5, 2010 12:57 PM

            Do you like his reviews? I've been disappointed by his recommendations a few times.

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              boccalupo Mar 5, 2010 01:20 PM

              I am not sure his "batting average" in that sense is better or worse than other reviewers. I do like the fact that he seeks out places off the beaten path.

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                Simon Mar 5, 2010 07:25 PM

                you mean Sifton?...i'm not sure about his batting average, but i think his writing is awful...embarassing really...

                in the Choptank review, he spends more time name-dropping Baltimore trivia than discussing the food and the vibe of the restaurant....

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                  uwsister Mar 5, 2010 11:39 PM

                  I think the poster means Sietsema.

                  boccalupo, I also like the fact that he writes about lots of hole-in-the-wall places, but I think he fancies himself an expert in too many cuisines and misses frequently because of that.

                  And yes, I also find Sifton's writing to be lacking. After reading his reviews, I always want to ask "So, how was the food?"

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