- Deb Van D Sep 28, 2000 08:07 PM
I'm going to EQ on Saturday and wondered if anyone had some experience to share. Sorry, tried to research it (even Googled), but struck zed.D
I have not been there in several months, so with that proviso.....there is or was a rabbit loin on the menu that was utterly delicious. I also remember a squash soup that was outstanding. Didn't think the desserts were up to much. Very, very good service and a nice atmosphere--quiet and low-key.
This is what I remember of EQ from about 6 months ago. I was intrigued to go there bec as a newish New Yorker, around 10 years ago, I dined in Mondrian (Foys earlier place), and loved the elegance and simplicity of the food, especially the fish. I was very happy at EQ, as I think Foy continues to do something with food that is unique. The word that comes to mind about his food is 'pristine', just like the setting. As an app, I had tuna tartare and exotic fruit (hard to place) accompanied it, but it went very well indeed. I had fishit might have been halibut or cod, and it was terrificthe skin was crispy and the meat moist. We moved on to a cheese course. This was a very good selection put together by our waiter. We didnt have dessert.
I thought EQ was top-notch as did one other in our group of 4. I have to add, to include a contrasting opinion, that two others in the group were not so bowled over as I was.
Other observations: The restaurant is very attractive, small and comfortable. The service was good, too. On the down side, it is very expensive (I think even 6 months ago they were hitting the $30 mark for mains. The wines are pricey too. We considered having port with our cheese, but the brandy/port list listed, in my view, extortionate prices for even a tawny port. So we stuck with wine.
Will I go back? Yes, definitely.