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Oct 24, 2005 12:07 PM

The Spoke Club

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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

    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

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

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