We were looking forward to fresh seafood at Natural on Allen Street tonight, but got there to find the lights out and grate closed. No sign, no explanation of any kind. We were just there a month ago and it was bustling and great, as always. The owner also owns the building, so it's not a rent issue. Does anyone know what happened?
Instead, we went to that old reliable, N.Y. Noodletown. But something was terribly wrong tonight. Every item we ordered was incredibly salty -- a problem we have never had in 10 or more years of eating there. It was such a shock that we may never return. All in all, a disappointing evening on two fronts.