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Cool, but it's hard to see the cards. Only seems to be a problem when a set is brand new.
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One of my big gripes with a lot of Mexican restaurants in Mexican neighborhoods is that the food is often unadventurous. And one of the things I look for in a restaurant is that they semi-frequently try new and interesting things. Matamoros used to be pretty standard, but they've been branching out. Catfish tamale, octopus ceviche, multiple chilaquiles options, an interesting specials menu... I really hope that they not only continue to try new things, but the trend catches on, because it's fun to have different kinds of Mexican.
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Food: Very goodDecor: GoodService: Good
Public - 11 months ago
reviewed 11 months ago
I was looking forward to dinner here as I'd heard good things, but it was sort of all over the map. The Spanish Octopus was pretty tasty, and the cilantro jalapeño sauce was really good, but it was this one piece of a tentacle for fifteen bucks. Broccoli & cauliflower was roasted and good, but nothing really special. Nice to have on a cold day. I was really excited for the bone marrow tacos, but they just didn't work. Which sucks because I love bone marrow and I love tacos. Made me sad. The fries were fine, but nothing special. Hands down, the best thing on the menu was the chicken liver & pancetta pâté. Rich, creamy, smooth, awesome. I wish everything were this good. My large plate was the pork chop. It was good, if a bit over cooked. Plenty of juice, but a lot of the flavor came from the chutney. To drink, I had an old fashioned, which was a little too syrup-ey for my taste. Not my favorite. The beer menu was also disappointingly small. Service was also spotty. It started out really well, but slowed as the evening progressed. A bit pricey for what it is too. I'd come back on occasion if it were in my hood, but probably not go out of my way for it.
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Food: Poor to fairDecor: Very goodService: Good
Public - 11 months ago
reviewed 11 months ago
So I had heard that the thing to get here was the roast chicken. And I love a good roast chicken. I love it so much that I was happy to wait the 20 minutes they require for it. No problem. But after the waiting was done, what was presented to me was not roast chicken. It was much more like mostly boneless, pan fried chicken schnitzel. Sort of. It was good though, I liked it, but I wanted roast chicken. More highlights include the bartender lightly rinsing his shaker, making a drink, lightly rinsing it again, and then making mine. Then my drink had in it, remnants of 2 drinks prior (a small piece of mint). The bartender was also not able to transfer a bar tab to the table. Moving on the sides were uninspired and small, the pasta was average, as were the meatballs. The calamari was pretty decent, and the wine list was better than expected. Oh and there was a band playing in the bar that sort of reminded me of John Mayer. But with bongos...
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Food: Poor to fairDecor: GoodService: Poor to fair
Public - 11 months ago
reviewed 11 months ago
If you're going to charge $19 for a Manhattan, it had better be awesome. And what I had at Battery Gardens wasn't. Also, the gimlet was sub par and the sangria was watery and bland. Stay away, even though it has a nice view.
Food: Poor to fairDecor: Very goodService: Poor to fair
Public - 11 months ago
reviewed 11 months ago
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One of the most important parts about seeing a show is that the sound is good. Yeah, it's good to have sight lines and all that, but if it sounds like crap, it doesn't matter how cool the band looks. And the sound sucked. If it were just one band, I'd blame the sound guy, but all the bands sounded bad, plus other people have said the same thing with other shows here. The process in which to enter was also terrible. Way too complicated and too many steps. This is a tried and true process, get it right. All they have going for them is a cool looking space and food. And don't get me wrong, these are both positives, but they don't make up for the rest of it.
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Atmosphere: GoodDecor: GoodService: Poor to fair
Public - 11 months ago
reviewed 11 months ago
At first glance, having a Chicago style hot dog on the menu is wonderful, and a welcome addition to the neighborhood. But upon further inspection, there's a whole bunch of stuff wrong. 1. The hot dog is grilled 2. The pickles are not in "spear" shape 3. The relish is not bright green. 4. There is no celery salt. Dale should know better. He put the item on the menu because he is from Chicago. This is not a proper Chicago style hot dog. This makes me sad. I also had the porky melt at Pig Island and was excited to try it at the restaurant. What they served on the Island was not what I got... The restaurant version was on marble rye (not griddled pumpernickel) and had mustard. it also tasted beefier, rather than porky. Maybe that's how it "normally" is, but I fell in love with the version at Pig Island and want it again. Also worth mentioning, the shrimp "Po Boy" is more like fried shrimp on Texas Toast and their coleslaw is sub-par. Lots of little things that should improve.
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Food: GoodDecor: Very goodService: Good
Public - 11 months ago
reviewed 11 months ago
I wish there was a way to be able to completely ignore anybody who says the wings here are good. They are not. The chickens that these wings came from were anemic. Tiny. Malnourished. Sad. Some of the smallest, crappiest wings I've ever had. And let's go on to the nachos. I love nachos. But nachos shouldn't be a plate of circular, overly salty corn tortilla chips, with a layer of hardened cheese over the top, and two little plastic cups on the side. The fried food was fine, as it's *really* hard to screw up mozzarella sticks unless you're trying. My wrap was adequate, but when I ask for the fries to be crispy, I mean it. The saving grace is that this place has some decent beer specials. That's it. Don't expect anything more.
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Atmosphere: Poor to fairDecor: GoodService: Good
Public - 11 months ago
reviewed 11 months ago