What is basically a take-out restaurant, Sido has re-invented itself with some low-lighting, a little dark wood and a friendlier, more patron-forward attitude. We got that from their PR firm — the place is still a take-out dump that serves relatively inexpensive middle-eastern food, which tends to be a little bland, but perfectly serviceable for what it is. It’s a good alternative to the million-and-a-half Italian joints in the neighborhood, and CVS is right next door in case you have any adverse reactions to the chili sauce. [MF]
1608 3rd Ave.