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Jan Jun 6, 2006 07:22 PM

We are currently boooked to dine at The Square on a Sunday evening in July. Is this a good choice or should we choose another restaurant in this price bracket? All help is appreciated!! We are staying in the West End.

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    Fred Stare RE: Jan Jun 6, 2006 08:15 PM

    If you are talking about the Square in London on Bruton St, GO FOR IT. I think it's one of the great restaurants of the world in the French tradition.Whenever in London I always try and eat there once. I guess I've known it since the beginning, perhaps 15 years ago, when the Square referred to was St. James Square, and now it's Berkley Square. London friends introduced me to it, then it progressed from one star, changed locations, and now has two.The interior is starkly modern, where there seems to be no dress code, but it is a marvelous combination of formal and informal. Trust the sommelier. He or she is always good, and Chef Howard is innovative, but not far out. I've always liked the way he does pigeon. Expect the bill to be between $100 and $200 per depending on wine, etc. ENJOY.I shall be back the 2nd week of September, and can't wait.

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      scott RE: Fred Stare Jun 6, 2006 09:15 PM

      I ate at The Square last week. The food was fine but the service was unbearable and dropped the ball at every turn. My partner and I even skipped dessert, we couldn't WAIT to get the hell out of there. It was the single disappointing meal we had in London, which included superior experiences at Gordon Ramsey in Chelsea, Le Gavroche, Mirabelle, The Ivy, J. Sheekey.

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        Angela RE: scott Jun 7, 2006 06:48 AM

        Am curious to know, do you refer to your Good Food Guide circa 1980 on your trips to London?

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          Oakglen RE: scott Jun 7, 2006 10:22 AM

          Our group of four greatly enjoyed it; and the prices seemed reasonable, for London. I was served monk fish that was rather fishy in taste. Our only complaint.

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