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Dinner in SoHo -- Savoy or Quilty's

Susan M. Dec 13, 1999 10:13 AM

Have reservations at both places for a Saturday night. Could someone direct me to the best choice.

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    shemmy RE: Susan M. Dec 13, 1999 06:29 PM

    They are both great choices. I think the food at Quilty's a bit better, but it is a little more of a scene. Savoy has a very nice Mediterranean-style menu (and very good homemade cherries if you happen to order a Manhattan).

    I don't think you'll go wrong either way, but if forced to choose I'd pick Quilty's (have the pork loin).


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      Tara RE: shemmy Dec 13, 1999 10:40 PM

      WOW! Manhattans are my favorite drink, and I always order them "up with three cherries." Maraschino cherries have been one of my favorite foods for ever. I will run there to have fresh ones. Anyone know how to make them?

      I know, this is the wrong place to post this...

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      Al Pastor RE: Susan M. Dec 13, 1999 06:30 PM

      It is, of course, extremely bad form to make reservations that you don't intend to use. It leads to situations like the Bouley Bakery mayhem so amply documented elsewhere on this board. That being said, Savoy is truly a special restaurant, probably closer to the Cafe at Chez Panisse than anywhere else in NY, and definitely a leader in the responsible ag movement in NY state. Upstairs is especially nice, but downstairs is no punishment.

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        David Link RE: Al Pastor Dec 14, 1999 10:51 AM

        I've only been to Quilty's and found it to be warm with a spare decor. I really enjoyed the rabbit.

        Please be considerate and cancel whichever reservation you won't be using.

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        Stefany B. RE: Susan M. Dec 13, 1999 08:28 PM

        My choice would definitely be Savoy. If you prefer to be greeted as a treasured friend thats the place for you. The food is also exemplary.

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