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kornheiser Oct 24, 2005 12:07 PM

I have a business meeting at The Spoke Club next week. What's the word on this place? I'm already expecting it to be a tired affair filled with poncey, solipsistic assholes, but am hoping at the very least I might grab a good meal.

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    peppermint pate Oct 24, 2005 03:49 PM

    With those expectations, I think you'll be pleasantly surprised. Seriously, I've been there a bunch of times and its surprisingly laid-back and inviting. The main room is quite nice - modern with lots of warm and textured neutrals - and the food is pretty to very good. Current chef is Paul Boehmer (Ultra). I usually have one of their fish dishes - pan-seared or a fish sandwich. Some people rave about the burgers but I wasn't so wowed. Service is typically friendly but spotty and I find it a bit pricey for what it is.

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      Cereal Killer Oct 27, 2005 05:48 PM

      The only thing missing from your preview is the bad food and crappy service. However, with expectations like that you have nowhere to go but up.

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        gtw Dec 21, 2006 12:51 AM

        The new chef is Hans Vogels who was for a short time at Chez Victor in Le Germain Hotel.

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          kasey j miller Dec 21, 2006 08:54 PM

          Menu is small, but food is very good. Lovely room with a great atmosphere and interesting people. Enjoy.

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            cottonrandy May 4, 2009 01:38 PM

            ...and a good meal you shall get. I had the fajitas and they were fantastic. The roof patio is one of the best in the city.

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