I have a gift card for a Steven Starr restaurant I need to use. We have been to Buddakan so many times in the past that going there would be nothing new and exciting. We liked Pod but were not big fans of El Vez. We have not gone to Alma de Cuba for a while but last time thought it was so-so. The Continentals and Jones are fine but not worth trekking into the city for dinner, and we have already done the Morimoto thing twice.
Here's my question...is the food at Tangerine as lousy as I have heard? The menu looks intrigiung but I hear that the decor far surpasses the food.
Also, how dressy is Striped Bass these days and is the food as good as it used to be?
Thanks as always for your recommendations!