NYT Rates 'Truck' Restaurant as 'OK'

Do you agree or disagree?

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.

KKS December 05, 2012 at 12:15 PM
I agree its just ok. Nothing special and dull food and very loud. I expected more and have tried it twice only because its close by. Probably won't be back.
Joseph M December 05, 2012 at 12:20 PM
my experience would put it into the "don't miss" category, sorry NYT. the service was professional, crisp and very friendly. the margeritas were not to be missed! Macho Tacos were fantastic (I don't buy into the totally organic/sustainable argument so for me this is a huge admission) and the devil's food cake....EXTRAORDINARY!!!!! Go judge for yourself!!
Local Business Owner December 05, 2012 at 12:23 PM
I ate at Truck a couple of months ago and have not returned. I have thought about returning and may do so, but the experience of having to yell at my dinner partner in order to be heard over the loud environment was unpleasant. I also found the food to be "ok," although would like to give it another try as my sampling is so limited. In all fairness, it takes restaurants a while to work out the kinks. However, if I want a relaxing meal after I get off work, I will definitely go somewhere else.
Mark M December 05, 2012 at 12:51 PM
I like the food, and the servers are ok. The hostesses and owners seem indifferent and even rude... They've been busy during the first few months and sometimes I feel like they think they will be busy forever so don't need to treat their customers right. This will come back to haunt them in the long run.
Summer December 05, 2012 at 01:05 PM
I had visit similar to NYT's Gabriel. So-so food/drinks with bad service.
Debbie Scapoli Rinaldi December 05, 2012 at 04:09 PM
We've been to Truck about 4 times so far. I especially enjoy their Power Wagon Margarita. The food has always been good. I like the salad/taco combination and the chicken tikka taco was excellent. I support the idea of organic and sustainable. I like to go out to eat and feel satisfied but not stuffed. My husband wishes they would expand the menu a bit. My son isn't a big fan of Mexican but he likes the pigs in a blanket. If they did add to the menu, I could get my family there more often. I like supporting businesses right here in Bedford.
saromat December 05, 2012 at 05:19 PM
I picked up a carry-out order for my son and a small salad and taco came to over $33.00. Unfortunately, there was more packaging than food, and the modest amount of food was fairly tasteless. If I want Tex-Mex, I'll go to Salsa Fresca.
HoppGroundKid December 05, 2012 at 06:02 PM
I agree with the review, having been there early on, a couple of months later, and tried takeout. There's really nothing special about this place. The food is fair; service, hostesses and ownership couldn't care less. They "try" to be involved with social media, but are unresponsive to individual postings and private messaging. Plus, the suggestion box near the front entrance is taking up valuable space. From what I've heard, they ignore any suggestions. You can do much better ... Elsewhere.
inBedford December 05, 2012 at 06:56 PM
Being desperate for food options in the area we've been a few times. Food is overpriced and barely average. Margaritas were good. Service was decent. Unfortunately, we won't be back.
SKrum December 10, 2012 at 05:41 PM
Overpriced? No way, the prices are similar to eating anywhere in these parts. We really enjoyed our experience, the food was great, the portions were perfect, margaritas were strong...it's nice to finally have a lively spot with a little character out here in the burbs!


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