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Ellen Apr 20, 2000 04:15 PM

A while ago, the NY Times reported that Alain Ducasse
is opening a restaurant in NYC.

The article included a phone number for reservations.
Does anyone have it?

Thanks.

Ellen

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    stephen kaye Apr 20, 2000 06:00 PM

    I believe he's at the essex house/nyc

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      Michael Apr 20, 2000 11:53 PM

      Steven is correct...it will be in the Essex house.
      As for the number that the Times mentioned, they won't be taking specific reservations yet. Just taking the names and numbers of those who are interested in making them in the future.

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        Ellen Apr 29, 2000 11:17 AM

        thanks, michael.

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        Orik Apr 21, 2000 02:53 PM

        (212) 265-7300

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          chris Jun 26, 2000 07:44 PM

          8 month wait for a reservation. $160 prix fixed per person.

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            kakia johnson Jul 5, 2000 06:17 PM

            And for the price and the "high-profile" chef it didn't even earn four stars!!! go figure!

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              Dena Jul 6, 2000 11:06 AM

              "...it didn't even earn four stars!"

              Not that I have any interest in dining at Ducasse's new restaurant in NY, but just to be fair, from whom should it have earned these stars? I didn't know it been reviewed by the New York Times yet, though I could be wrong. (I've been out of town for a little while and haven't seen the paper.)

              If you're referring to his restaurants in France, as reviewed by Michelin, isn't three the highest number given?

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                Rebecka via Paris Jul 6, 2000 01:56 PM

                Yes, three stars is the highest Michelin rating. Both of Ducasse's restaurants, one in Paris, one in Monaco, have received 3 stars, making him a "6-star chef".

                I do not believe Alain Ducasse at the Essex House (his new NY place) has been reviewed yet in NY Times, or anywhere for that matter. It just opened last week.

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                  Jacquie Jul 13, 2000 04:12 PM

                  The New York Times' July 12 issue has a write-up on the restaurant, but admits it is not a review. They say they will not be able to do a review for a long time (because of the long wait list). See page B1 for the article.

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                    christina z Jul 14, 2000 06:37 AM

                    Yes - I was horrified by Bill Grimes's description.
                    I can't understand why anyone would want to throw
                    all that money away on such a pretentious experience.
                    $1500 dinner for four?!?!?! Give me a break.
                    That's obscene.

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                      RouenMom Dec 19, 2001 06:53 AM

                      Well, it received 4 stars in today's NY Times (by Bill Grimes) and he raves about it. I was there for dinner last February (by then it was only a 2 month wait) and dinner then was phenomenal. It must be stellar now.

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                        Rubee Dec 19, 2001 04:53 PM

                        Yes, the prices are ridiculous but easily one of the best meals I've ever had. It's not just the food but the whole experience. Try to go early, sit in the beautiful salon that most people pass by, sip a cocktail and peruse the menu. We went to NY last February also, and had called to get a reservation only 2 weeks before. We were put on a waiting list, (so made a back-up reservation at Danube). Driving up that Friday, we received a phone call from Ducasse saying that they had a cancellation that night. You never know.

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