1) Jerry' Famous Deli: Really terrible service, but the pastrami reuben is soooo good.
2) Hungry Cat: I have never had good service there, but I crave, crave, CRAVE their cocktails
3) Genghis Cohen: I eat at Genghis at least once a week (for the last 5-6 years). I like a lot of what's on their menu, but if I get one or two certain members of the waitstaff, I know we're in for sloppy service.
4) Rainbow Room: parking is such a nightmare, and the servers all seem like they are high (me: "what borbons do you have?" waitress: "Uh, Dewar's, and I think Tanquerey.") but to me, the Rainbow Room's pizza ends the Vito's/Village debate.