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raybird Oct 12, 2006 03:57 PM

i'm trying to decide between the two for a late weeknight dinner with an out-of-town friend. how would you say they compare? both sound really good from the posts i've read so i'm just not sure which to try first.

thanks!

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    lizziea312 Oct 13, 2006 03:47 PM

    I LOVE Red Cat. It's honestly one of my favorite restaurants in NYC. I haven't looked at their latest menu, but for appetizers, we had tempura bacon with black-eyed peas, and lobster perogies. Both were incredible. The suckling pig was perfectly done. It's a great restaurant, really good service, and very nice atmosphere. It's a very "New York" restaurant to take people from out of town.

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      raybird Oct 13, 2006 12:50 AM

      thanks! it turns out that the little owl is closed on the night i want to go so that solves that. i will definitely go soon, though - it sounds delightful and the menu looks great! have you been for brunch or only dinner?

      and for red cat, any favorites to recommend?

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        adam Oct 12, 2006 05:46 PM

        food is great, and somewhat similar at each - great ingredients, well and relatively simply prepared. comfort food-ish, if that makes sense.

        little owl is much smaller, more intimate, more charming, but they are both nice relaxed places with very nice and very excellent service.

        i would recommend looking at both menus and going with which looks good to you. i've had excellent experiences both places and think you'll be happy whichever you pick. enjoy.

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