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Top 5 Most Overrated in Manhattan

Magnolia Bakery.

The cake is too dry, and the icing is not sweet enough for me. (It's more buttery than sweet.)

While others might turn up their noses at Crumbs, I think that place makes the bomb-diggity cupcakes. There is a reason why they're dominating the cupcake game!

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Magnolia Bakery
401 Bleecker St, New York, NY 10014

Jul 12, 2011
JessicaMadeline in Manhattan

50 Best Dishes in New York

Scarpetta - Spaghetti Pomodoro

Pastis - Croque Monsieur

Jacques Torres - Peanut Butter and Chocolate Chip Cookie

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Scarpetta
355 West 14th Street, New York, NY 10014

Pomodoro
51 Spring St, New York, NY 10012

Jul 12, 2011
JessicaMadeline in Manhattan

STEER CLEAR LIST - Worst Meal You've Had in the Last Six Months

NOT A FAN of Fatty Crab on Hudson St.

Went there for a Thus night meal -- there were four of us. Really disappointing for such a highly regarded -- and pricey -- spot. Here's why:

- The place was blasting music as if they were trying to fill a club, when the restaurant is really small.

- Waiter was quite snarky and too-cool-for-school, which struck me as especially strange given it took him about 20 mins to come over and bring us water. No apology, no warmth, etc.

- We were told to order lots of small plates, and that the food would come out fast and furious. We didn't see the first plate until about 45 mins after placing it.

- Food was not tasty, but maybe that's just my opinion, b/c the other folks I was w/ liked it.

- Had to literally wave arms like a crazy person to get any staffer's attention. They were all chatting and hanging by the bar area.

- No apology for any of the delayed service.

I won't go back.

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Fatty Crab
643 Hudson St, New York, NY 10014

Jul 12, 2011
JessicaMadeline in Manhattan