Since Y and I had a so-so experience at Taim last week, when Phi invited me to tag along to lunch, I figured I'd give it another go, in particular because apparently the "platter" is the way to go (rather than the sandwich). The wait was equally long, if not longer and not entirely pleasant, crammed in like sardines in a can, with barely any maneuvering space. That said, our lunch was much better this time around. But I don't know maybe I'm getting jaded, but I'd say Ba'al may not be too far behind, though Taim still does reign supreme overall.
Taim, 45 Spring St, NY, NY 10012 (at Mulberry)