The other day I was reading the forum and I noticed some of the experts talking about a Chinese place that was notoriously awful (and of course I can't remember the name). Are there any other restaurants a tourist may deem as appealing, but could turn into a nightmare (food, bugs, health violations, etc)? We're staying in Park Slope area and planned one day in Midtown and the others would be more neighborhoods such as Chelsea, Greenwich, and more just walking around finding things then going to see a set list of attractions.
One example I can provide if my question is confusing is like for example in Chicago Giorando's is a very popular pizza place for deep dish pizza among tourists. Locals know that the owner of the franchise went bankrupt and now the quality is terrible and nothing is made fresh anymore. So although it's not a nightmare, it's just not as good as it was 5 years ago, but a tourist wouldn't know that and would waste their money on a "Chicago Institution" without knowing otherwise.