Restaurant Review: Made Nice

Details: Located at 8 W 28th St, New York, NY 10001. The official site is https://www.madenicenyc.com/

Made Nice is fast casual restaurant from the chefs at Eleven Madison Park, the three Michelin starred restaurant also considered by http://www.theworlds50best.com to be the best restaurant in the world. This is their take on fast casual and what’s most surprising is not that the food is good, but that the food is only a few dollars more expensive than many other fast casual places. In fact, many other fast casual places are the same price. The primary difference here is that Made Nice has the cachet of Eleven Madison Park.

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Restaurant Review: Ikinari Steak

Details: Located at 90 E 10th St, New York, NY 10003. Official site is http://ikinaristeakusa.com/

Ikinari Steak is the latest, trendy import from Japan. This place has been all over social media and the food blogs. The idea is that you get good quality steak, fast. And you don’t get to sit down. They have standing tables. Luckily, the hype around eating steak while standing as well as how packed the place was has died down and I got to eat in a less crowded Ikinari Steak while sitting down.

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Restaurant Review: Red Lobster

Details: Located at 211-217 Old Country Rd., Carle Place, NY 11514, among other locations. Official site is redlobster.com.

Not too long ago I went to a Red Lobster and found that every single thing I ordered was some of the shittiest food I’d ever had. Truly, Red Lobster is one of the shittiest places to eat in America. I can see the appeal if you live inland and have no access to seafood. However, if you don’t, there is almost no reason to ever visit this den of shitty food.

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Restaurant Review: Bengal Tiger Indian Food

Details: Located at 58 W 56th St. Fl. 2, New York, NY 10019. The official site is http://www.bengaltigerindianfood.com/

Bengal Tiger Indian Food is an Indian restaurant in midtown Manhattan. They have a pretty good lunch deal, which is what I got.

The lunch deal they have includes two choice of dishes, rice and naan bread for around ten dollars. They have vegetarian options for those who are into that sort of thing. I had the chicken tikka masala and the aloo gobi matar (stir fried potatoes, cauliflower and peas).

The dining area is up a flight of shady looking stairs. It’s a dimly lit, kind of shady looking space. The people working there were fine though and I got the food to go.

Overall, Bengal Tiger Indian Food is a decent place to get Indian food takeout in midtown Manhattan at a decent price. I’d recommend it for lunch during a work day.

Score: 6/10

Restaurant Review: Maki Maki

Details: Located at 1369 6th Ave, New York, NY 10019. The official site is http://makimaki.nyc/

Maki Maki is a relatively new takeout only sushi place in midtown Manhattan. What differentiates this place from other sushi places in the area is the higher than average quality of the sushi, prices which match lower quality sushi options in the area, and their focus on hand rolls.

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Restaurant Review: Dim Sum Palace

Details: Located at 334 W 46th St, New York, NY 10036. The official site is  https://www.dimsumpalace.com/

I didn’t come here for the dim sum, I came here for the takeout. Had the general tso’s chicken lunch special where, as at most place, you get a soup (got corn soup) and rice (got vegetable fried rice) with the chicken. Cost around ten dollars. Overall, it was okay. The vegetable fried rice wasn’t great.

Score: 5/10