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Jon S. Aug 27, 2001 04:57 PM

I am dining at Babbo on Fri. Any suggestions? What's good...

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    sk Aug 27, 2001 05:30 PM

    do a search. much info on babbo

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      ragazzanyc Aug 28, 2001 11:57 PM

      Is Babbo also a wine bar?

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        Billie Monroe Sep 3, 2001 12:07 PM

        Babbo has a "wine bar area" - 10 seats at the bar and 4 tables reserved for walk-ins. Both bar and those tables serve full menu, just like the rest of dining room except that, during a busy time, it's a little less intimate. The bar is a full bar, meaning all top-shelf liquor, etc.

        Billie

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      Lisa P Aug 27, 2001 06:30 PM

      Pork tenderloin entree at Babbo is heavenly!

      Lisa P

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        brad gross Aug 27, 2001 06:38 PM

        Was there a couple of weeks ago and had the pasta tasting menu...sublime..and an amazing value for the price.... Be HUNGRY, though!

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          Peter Aug 28, 2001 08:16 AM

          Try to get a table upstairs.

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            growler Aug 28, 2001 12:39 PM

            two must-haves:

            1) appetizer: the warm lamb tongue, in a vinagrette with greens, thin slices of cheese and a three-minute egg plopped in the middle.

            2) first course: goose liver ravioli. It's like God himself descends from heaven and sits on your tongue.

            for an entree, the duck is nice, as is the pork tenderloin. also like the beef cheek ravioli with crushed squab liver.

            dessert, try the chestnut spice cake with ice cream and pear slices.

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              Young Jon Aug 28, 2001 09:28 PM

              The Beef Cheek Ravioli! Also, try their pasta side that they serve like rissoto.

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                gary Aug 29, 2001 09:27 AM

                check out newyorkchefs.com. the lamb's tongue salad, beef cheek ravioli, and bucatini ala amatriciana were all excellent. the oxtail at lupa is amazing, so the oxtail here likely good as well. highly recommend the meats over the fish.

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                  Tatyana Gourov Aug 29, 2001 11:13 AM

                  Mint love letters!

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