I hate to say it - especially because I know Patrick Feury personally and am a pretty big fan of Nectar -- but Maya has really gone down hill. The other night I went there with a few friends, around 9pm on a weeknight. We were the only ones sitting and eating (there were a few people at the bar).
Everything was awful. My friend's steak was tough and tasteless; my pastrami sliders were inedible, and my other friend's chicken tasted "chickeny." The food came 1.5 hours after we ordered it, and though they offered an amuse of tuna tartare and goat cheese (which was bad), we were unimpressed. Yes, it snowed lightly, and they said that they did not have all of their staff there, but this was no excuse.
I had brunch there a month ago and it was also mediocre. Late entrees, cold food, and they got our orders wrong. I was really hoping this was just a fluke, but, unfortunately, it wasn't.
It's sad, because I know Feury is a top chef, and I know his other restaurants are pretty good. Maya is too ambitious and falls very short.
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