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editedby Jul 17, 2006 05:49 PM

Chef friend in town, thought I'd go to wd-50 but the price is a bit out of reach ... any alternate (yes I know WD is totally unique!) suggestions? Like to keep it to about 100pp wine tax tip included.

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    JulesEV Jul 18, 2006 05:04 PM

    I ate at Urena several months ago. I can't remember most of what I ate, but do remember it was a good (even very good), inventive meal. The space is a bit strange, sort of sterile, but the food and service overcome it.

    In the same area, Parea has gotten some good buzz for its creative take on Greek cuisine. Frank Bruni reviewed it in the Times recently:

    http://events.nytimes.com/2006/07/05/...

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      RGR Jul 18, 2006 05:36 PM

      We ate at Parea a couple of weeks ago. Everything we had was delicious, including the donut holes, which Bruni hated. (I don't put much stock in his reviews.)

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      RGR Jul 18, 2006 04:11 PM

      I have not been to Urena yet, but from what I've read, chef/owner Alex Urena is serving some very interesting cuisine. He at one time spent some time with Adria, though there has been a debate as to how much influence that is having on his cooking now. There's a menu with prices on menupages.com. No way to know how up-to-date it is.

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        editedby Jul 18, 2006 07:22 PM

        Thanks everyone for your replies.

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