the mussel pot sat night: reviewed by such reliable sources as urban daddy and eater ny, i expected nothing less than a great addition to my mussel tour of america. WRONG. after the perfectly mixed strawberry and basil mojito served by the hot bartender, everything went disappointingly down hill. the hostess, both nasty and terrible at her job, the 75 min wait for our table past our reservation, the bread guy who argued we couldn’t have any more, the misplaced waterfall in the freezing indoor garden, our elton john wanna-be waiter with selective hearing, the severely undercooked waffle friends and severely overcooked shrimp and worst but not least, the overpowering curry mussels that made me wonder if i was having a terrible nightmare. indeed i was. i may go back just for the mojito, but dare i even dream of trying the food again. i indeed will stick to schillers.
official rating: 3/10
the mussel pot: 174 bleeker street