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Posted by Jess on 08/15/2010
I'm new to the UES and someone told me Land was her favorite thai in NYC so I figured I'd give it a try. Unfortunately, it sounds like my reaction is the same as many recent reviewers. The pad thai lacked flavor, and both the chicken and the noodles were very dry - probably the two worst things you can do to the dish to take away its best qualities. Total bummer. I was hoping for better.
Posted by Ace of Steak on 08/15/2010
This place used to be great, but it's like the chef got lazy. It's very hard to f up Thai food and they are succeeding. One positive-they have a really Hot waitress. I will keep eating the s there if she's around
Posted by Amy Wong on 07/21/2010
I've had dinner at Land many times before and just recently this past weekend. The service is always fast and friendly. The food is always the best - the most authentic thai food in the city (I know cuz I've been to Thailand several times). Try the veggie dumplings and the skirt steak- its my fav!
Posted by We used to eat here weekly! on 07/15/2010
We also ate here almost every week, and then one meal we got watery curry. I probably had the curry more than 100 times so I knew it was different and watery and tasteless...and it was a Saturday night, a night you would expect the best chef. Well I said nothing because they were always so nice to us, and assumed the chef was replaced at the last minute. We went back 2 weeks later and again got this watery tasteless curry. We hoped it was a fluke but it is for real. The pad thai was still good so I will only go back to have thai. The green curry used to be the best in the UES and I am bummed out. It definitely has changed.
Posted by neighbor on 07/12/2010
I couldn't agree more with the posters below. Land used to be a staple for us. It used to be one of the best restaurants on UES. Used to be. Since it opened, we ordered at least once a week. But something happened over the past 6 months. Recipes have changed. Ingredients are cheaper (Ex: they are now adding canned baby corn to everything that used to have fresh broccoli, preen beans and cauliflower). Bell pepper now is being added to every dish. The food is greasier. We were hoping it was temporary and kept ordering -- but alas, out last gross, greasy, tasteless, baby-corn filled meal will be our last.
Posted by Rod on 05/28/2010
If there was ever a place that flipped from great to grotesque, this is it. Used to be you'd go in, order, and wait as each dish emerged raising the ante of delicious to new heights. Not its less than strike up the bland. The appetizers in particular were a tour of flavors and textures that was such a delight. What a shame. I'll miss what was a gem of cuisine.
Posted by Anonymous on 05/27/2010
Land had been my favorite Thai restaurant on the UES, but lately the food seems to have gone downhill. I still think the vegetable dumplings are among the best in the city, and the drunken noodles (whole wheat) are good; however, the pad thai is way too saucy, and the last time I ordered the pad see eiw, it was barely edible. Way too much egg and there was something just wrong with the noodles. Too bad because that's one of my favorite Thai noodle dishes. The papaya salad used to be one of my faves but has been pretty lackluster.