October 20, 2005

New York: Delphi

This was not the restaurant I intended to go to on Sunday night when I was down in the city catching the Kristin Hersh show at the Knitting Factory (Michael's review). I had done my research and come up with an extremely close by Korean restaurant: Kori. But apparently I hadn't looked hard enough because they are closed on Sundays.

Thus, the thing one always wishes to avoid in New York occurred: the wandering of the streets in search of a decent place to eat. And, as so often happens, we failed. It looked like a likely place. Cosy. Warm. Intriguing varietal menu. However, the food was indifferently prepared, and more to the point, the service was the worst I've had in a while. And it made us late to the concert. When we ordered (two different lamb casseroles), we were told that it would take half an hour to prepare. As it grew close to an hour and we had already been unimpressed by the appetizer (a cheese puff), our moods turned sour. If the food had been exemplary, perhaps that would have moderated the thinnest tip I've left in years.

So... Delphi at 109 West Broadway: not recommended.

Posted by Jennifer at October 20, 2005 10:12 AM | TrackBack

This really was a dismal sort of dining experience. The food was fine, but not great, and certainly not worth the excessive wait. Maybe if the waitress had at least been somewhat apologetic about how long the entrees took she might have salvaged a better tip, but instead she was acting almost sullen by time she brought our food, despite the fact that we hadn't been complaining.

Posted by: Michael at October 24, 2005 10:33 PM
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