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The Orchard tonight

julesj66 Sep 15, 2006 05:49 PM

Going to dinner @ The Orchard for the 1st time this eve. Any best bets for ordering?!

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    mle18 RE: julesj66 Sep 15, 2006 06:16 PM

    The flatbreads are delicious, I had the cheese one.
    And probably the best thing I have had in a restaurant as of late is the tuna tartar appetizer--fried plantain, that you top with some tartar, guacamole and creme fraiche. It seems unlikely, but in fact it is a taste sensation.

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      Lucia RE: julesj66 Sep 15, 2006 06:23 PM

      Flatbreads for sure (I like the mushroom, haven't tried the beef). Risotto is very good.

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        calypsogirl RE: julesj66 Sep 15, 2006 07:19 PM

        the flatbreads are great...duck confit and mushroom. the tuna tartare is also delicious, as are the gnocchi, the butternut squash agnolotti and the striped bass.

        1. Nosher RE: julesj66 Sep 16, 2006 02:02 PM

          We love their flatbreads and the tuna tartare. If you want to see some photos (albeit yellow-tinted ones due to the lighting in the restaurant), we have some on our site.


          NYCnosh* http://nycnosh.com

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            shortstop RE: Nosher Sep 16, 2006 06:02 PM

            I strongly second the tuna tartare. One of the the better versions of this dish I have had. Served with guacamole, fried plaintains and creme fraiche, it is delish.

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            valerie RE: julesj66 Sep 16, 2006 02:24 PM

            Another vote for the flatbreads -- I had the short rib one. Lobster empanadas were also great.

            1. Dandel RE: julesj66 Sep 16, 2006 02:49 PM

              cool, i am going to the Orchard tonight. Looking forward to trying the flatbreads. Anything else i should not miss?

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                RCC RE: julesj66 Sep 16, 2006 02:53 PM

                Did anybody mention the beef tartare flatbread and the tuna tartare appetizer?

                The risotto dishes are also very good.

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                  Benjamin68 RE: julesj66 Sep 17, 2006 02:39 PM

                  The short rib and robiola flatbreads, the lamb, and the agnolotti are all can't-miss items here.

                  Based on the comments above, I will definitely try the tuna tartare and duck confit on my next visit. Has anyone had the arctic char?

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                    Dandel RE: Benjamin68 Sep 17, 2006 03:40 PM

                    went there last night with my wife and 2 friends. the tuna tartare with friend plantains were perfect; but the cavatelli was disappointing. my wife's caesar salad was very mediocre while the pumpkin pasta was uninspiring.

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