I had a _delightful_ time eating my heart out at El Almacen recently-- even my snooty Bay Area friend put one bite of the short rib dish in her mouth and pronounced it her favorite new York restaurant. There were 6 of us and we tried a good percentage of the menu, with wine, and we were so happy. Its was quiet, the ambiance perfect, the waitstaff very handsome, etc. Great dining experience, right? The check comes and its $475!! We take out the cellular calculator and find the bill was no less than $200 off. The corrected bill was $254.
!! huge discrepancy!
The worst part is that they weren't even that apologetic. I mean, we really wanted to believe it was an honest mistake, but they didn't give us any reason to. It ruined the evening so much! So anyway, go here, enjoy, but check the arithmetic.