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Metisse or Savann?

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JimmyZ. Feb 10, 1999 01:39 PM

For a charming, cozy Valentine's dinner, should I head
all the way uptown to Metisse or try Savann, which
I've heard uneven things about. Or should I just
stick with my reservation at Bottino and go for hip
and sexy...

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    Alan Divack Feb 10, 1999 08:08 PM

    I ate at Metisse about 2 or so years ago. The place
    was very pleasant, though I don't know if I would call
    it super romantic. EVeryone else I was with liked the
    food much more than I did. I think it was marred by
    the use of too intense reductions in the sauces -- they
    almost made me appreciate the kind of floury sauces
    that you get in Germany. The desserts were excellent
    though -- simple and elegant. The one that sticks out
    in my mind was a brioche crust topped with caramelized
    apples and creme fraiche.

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      coolbreeze blowin Feb 21, 1999 09:41 PM

      i ate at metisse 3 weeks ago and it was a real treat

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