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JMinNYC | Feb 28, 2003 10:02 AM

In a string below about One If By Land... someone mentioned Agave as a good alternative.

I wanted to mention separately that I had a very disappointing meal there this week - Perhaps exacerbated by high expectations. My decision to go there was based mostly on press. I realize that usually I go by word of mouth, so I'll have to revert to that strategy.

First, we had the red snapper ceviche - ceviched to within an inch of its life. Very tough. Not much fish. Then we shared the lobster quesadilla. Didn't taste of lobster but did taste very fishy. And, it wasn't the lobster bits that tasted fishy - it was something else. We told the waiter we didn't care for it. He just gave us a very blank look and didn't say another word. They cleared the dish away half eaten.

Entrees included the pork chop - with a a chorizo stuffing. I don't know - there was just something about the texture about the stuffing that grossed me out. The apples and pecans on the dish were nice. One of us had a fatty on-the-bone short rib with gummy flavorless jalapeno gnocchi. And a third seemed to enjoy his chicken breast but by then I wasn't eager to try another dish.

Only redeeming element, when the check came we weren't charged for the quesadilla. However, at these prices (entrees above $20) in this neighborhood (mine), and with lots of competition (Mexicana Mama, La Cocina, etc.) I don't expect Agave to last.

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