happy hour

Legend

Legend is my new go-to Sichuan fix in New York City. It deserves this fair warning: the dishes are very spicy. For people like me, that is a plus. The appetizers here are on the smaller side, but their prices are competitively suited for the size. On the other hand, the entrees come in rather large portions. Therefore, for a table of two, an appetizer and entrée with rice OR two entrees should do the trick, give or take an appetizer or two. The flavors here are pretty authentic and provide no mercy with the amount of peppers and cilantro in the dishes. Strangely, some of the dishes mix in cheaper...

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Mermaid Oyster Bar

Immediately walking into the Mermaid Oyster Bar, I was distracted by the lively bar, and dimly lit setting with high chairs and booths (my favorite type of furniture). The busboys made up for the busy, though accommodating waitresses. This restaurant is a good dinner place. Though I couldn't bring myself to order any of the seafood plates (small or big) because while I was not necessarily craving lobster rolls or crudo, the items did not seem to be interesting enough to justify their prices either. The crackers provided as a starter came with chilled butter and tasted nice topped with its poppy...

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