It appears that a second—and albeit significantly better—visit to Truck restaurant in Bedford was not enough to erase the memory of a "chaotic" first experience for one New York Times reviewer.
Alice Gabriel gave the eatery a rating of "OK," citing sporadic service and mostly dull food following a recent Saturday night outing. After detailing, over several paragraphs, the few ups and many downs of that trip, Gabriel recollected the second fondly, because of "cheerful, unruffled service" and tasty food.
Truck opened this summer. Here are a few of the takeaways from the review:
THE CROWD All ages. Casual dress. High chairs available. Wait staff is mostly friendly, but undertrained. Management can be brusque.
THE BAR Bar area has warm, cinnamon-brown walls and a handful of tables for dining. Short list of margaritas, craft beers and wine. Power-Wagon margarita with Pueblo Viejo blanco tequila ($10). Brewery Ommegang wheat ale and Negra Modelo lager on tap ($7). Also on tap, Gotham Project’s 2011 Empire Builder chardonnay-riesling blend, from the Finger Lakes region ($8). Try the Mexican Coke, made with cane sugar.
WHAT WE LIKED Guacamole with fresh chips, chorizo con queso, posole soup, Bedford chopped salad, farm salad, chicken chinga taco, chicken and black bean flautas, carne adovada enchilada, devil’s food cake, vanilla soft serve ice cream.
The Times uses the following ratings: "Don't Miss, Worth It, OK, Don't Bother."
So, Bedford and Katonah residents, we want to know if you agree with Gabriel's opinion. Share the experiences you've had at Truck in the comments section.