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Euzkadi, thoughts?

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Raymond Sep 17, 2004 01:49 PM

Thinking of trying Euzkadi tonight. It looks interesting and I always love Tapas. Anything a must have? Other thoughts on the place? Thanks all!

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    Wilfrid Sep 17, 2004 02:12 PM

    Sorry, it's nothing special, and it won't transport you to the Basque Country. It's just another East Village bistro.

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      fortunato Sep 19, 2004 04:24 PM

      i agree. it's a mediocre place where the food is not too good nor too bad. there's plenty of others where you'll spend your money better

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      brooklynmasala Sep 17, 2004 02:12 PM

      unless the restaurant has changed, it it not a tapas restaurant. I went there when it first opened, almost 3 years ago and I really liked it.

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        wild child Sep 17, 2004 02:13 PM

        If you go, please post a review. I will probably go sometime soon.

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          Raymond Sep 17, 2004 03:42 PM

          Will do & thanks everyone!

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          kapil Sep 17, 2004 02:31 PM

          I think it quite good. Especially if you are new to Basque food...some items are better than others so spot around other tables for ideas. Wine list is not too expensive and space is fun. Go for it -- its very enjoyable and will spark a curiousity for further Basque inquiries...but if you want the real stuff you have to go to San Sebastion, Spain....

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            NancyH Sep 17, 2004 04:13 PM

            I just went for the first time last weekend and was pretty disappointed. We had a few small plates to share (croquettes, goat cheese w/honey, garbanzo beans w/spinach, and a couple others) and one large dish, the pork loin. The pork was good, but everything else was mediocre--and I was particularly disappointed by a couple of dishes we'd really enjoyed in Spain. Also, the place is tiny, packed and very loud, though the service is very efficient. For small plates (but not Basque cuisine) I much prefer Perbacco, though since the NY Times review, it's also packed.

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              Dag Sep 17, 2004 04:56 PM

              Yeah, I was disappointed too. Croquettes were good, but the rest of the food was not (a bacalao dish was almost inedible) and the place is very cramped and noisy.

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              bhill Nov 9, 2006 08:30 PM

              Ate there for the first time last night for a birthday dinner. The food was mostly all delicious. I'd say the weakest thing I had was the much-heralded croquettes, which were bland. The service was great and very friendly. And We didn't feel cramped at all.

              While it's true that very little is going to blow you away, I appreaciated the good ingredients and well-balanced flavors.

              I will say this though, you will probably end up spending more than you anticipated... but that's the case with most tapas joints.

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                Peter Cherches Nov 10, 2006 02:17 PM

                I like it and I like the vibe. I've usually gone for the early prix-fixe because it's an amazing deal. I don't know if the food is purely Basque or more generally regional - Basque-Catalan-Provencal. I think it's a good casual option.

                http://petercherches.blogspot.com

                1. Zion Nov 10, 2006 03:40 PM

                  I have a suggestion about Euzkadi...dont go to Euzkadi.
                  Perhaps Las Ramblas or Boqueria....Bar Carrera

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