People seem to enjoy these, so, Eleven Madison Park. The Cod has actually eaten here. Good stuff. The big knock on 11Mad is a) cost b) small portions. The closest Cheesecake Factory is in Hackensack, so I can see how this could be a problem. But beyond delivering value-sized portions, keeping on top of a three stars from Bib and four from the NYT is never easy, and even a chef like Daniel Humm can lose track of a detail here or there. It turns out that Chef Humm is not keeping his cocktail servers sexually satisfied - which makes them surly when dealing with indecisive patrons like Sasha B:
Our (cocktail) waitress greeted us in a timely fashion, and handed us our menu, including both drinks and the a la carte dinner menu... I reviewed the cocktail menu briefly and inquired about the "bar tenders selection - $15" She proceeded to ask what I typically drink. When I stated I can like anything form Gin, to Vodka to Bourbon in a drink, she impolitely encouraged me to review the cocktail list and she'd return for my order. She neglected to make any suggestions and seemed very annoyed by my question...
10 minutes go by... Me: "how are our drinks coming along?"
the waitress (that needs to get laid): "when they're ready, they'll arrive on your table!"
Me: "Oh, Thank you!"
5 more minutes.... our drinks finally arrive....
It is possible for people of good will to disagree on the value that a high end restaurant meal represents, but there is an emerging concensus that there are some terrible, terrible people on Yelp, even among the Yelp Elite.