- Renee May 25, 1999 02:54 PM
Has any one tried City Hall or Canaletto?
I would appreciate any feed back on these restaurants.
Got to tell you, I was really disappointed. Went
early on a Saturday evening for a friend's B-day, and
while the space is indeed interesting, the food was
The first sirloin, ordered black & blue, was sent back
after arriving brown & browner. OK, every kitchen
misses sometimes - the second try arrived perfectly
cooked, but for a restaurant that claims to dry age
its beef, its flavor was flat and insipid, with none
of that mineral-sweet, slightly funky flavor I'v come
to expect in real dry aged beef. Oily smashed spuds,
and gratingly oversalted beet greens did nothing to
redeem the repast. A companion's meagerly portioned
swordfish steak was served overdone.
Personally, there are sooo many other places worth
dropping the cash on that I just can't see stopping in
on this place again.
Gustaf the bartender (Downstairs) makes a hell of a
Manhattan though - so maybe have a drink and enjoy
looking up at the underbelly of Duane Street's