I've had a run of bad luck recently. Here are some places you probably don't want to go:
Little Thai (on 42nd in the U-Dist)--On their signage and menus, they emphasize that their food is healthful. They say nothing about it tasting good. Now I know why.
Thai-Ger Room (on the Ave)--Booooorrrrrr-innnngggg.
Aladdin Gyro-Cery (on the Ave)--They used to have great gyros, but the one I had yesterday was forgettable. Not bad, but not particularly good either. Go to Bistro Antalya instead.
Bing's (in Madison Park)--This was actively, aggressively bad. Glacial service (err, yes, I *do* need a napkin and silverware at some point), clueless servers (see previous comment), and the food--oy. I let my morbid curiosity get the better of me; I have *got* to learn to smack my morbid curiosity upside the head when it gets ideas like that. I ordered the baked salmon (they have a grill; why don't they use it?) with shallots (okay, I could maybe see that working) and bell peppers (WTF?). Side dishes were cold garlic mashed potatoes and stringy asparagus. What the menu *didn't* say was that the shallots & peppers were cooked to death in some sort of weird-ass red wine sauce. And lemme tell ya, weird-ass red wine sauce with shallots and peppers does *not* go well with salmon. This entree definitely gets the "What Were They THINKING????" award for June 2001.