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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 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 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 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 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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          1. re: Nosher
            shortstop 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 Sep 16, 2006 02:24 PM

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

            1. Dandel 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 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 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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                  1. re: Benjamin68
                    Dandel 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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