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One dinner in Williamsburg

Dymonnprl Oct 17, 2006 01:08 AM

We are heading to Wmsburg the end of this week with another couple and are looking for a nice restaurant for dinner. It doesn't have to be pricey...just good food. Please eliminate the Fat Canary, Trellis, A Carroll and Blue Talon from your suggestions--been there, done that. I should mention that one in our party suffers from celiac disease, so unless an Italian restaurant as several entrees other than pasta and without breading, eliminate those suggestions, too. WOW! I sound bossy! I don't mean to, I just would like something different. Any thoughts on Center Street Grill or Backfin? We're never tried those places.


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    maryelizabeth Oct 17, 2006 07:23 PM

    I'm not the OP, but I didn't think Blue Talon was good, at least not as good as the hype. I don't even remember what I had, but I do remember that the service was SLOW.

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    1. re: maryelizabeth
      MMRuth Oct 18, 2006 12:07 AM

      Headed down that way to pick up our dog last year - and celebrated our last night of puppy-free freedom with dinner at Blue Talon - also recall having slow service there, but otherwise enjoying the meal - I also recall feeling as if there weren't too many choices in the area, though it seemed to have improved in 2005 over 2001.

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      detlefchef Oct 17, 2006 12:17 PM

      Are you implying that Blue Talon is not good? Just curious because my wife and I are meeting some relatives there this weekend and had decided on eating there. I understand that, as with most places discussed here, you can get 5 stories from 5 people but it seemed to be a rather safe bet and a good middle ground for one couple who's very much into food (us) and one couple who may not be as much (them). Should I be rethinking my choice?

      On another thought, we're still looking for a good b-fast spot. No buffets please.

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      1. re: detlefchef
        Dymonnprl Oct 18, 2006 12:04 AM

        Not implying Blue Talon is bad at all...I just want some place different.

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        maryelizabeth Oct 17, 2006 11:28 AM

        What about Le Yaca in the Kingsmill Shoppes? It's a (pricey) French restaurant. We had a lovely dinner there last winter.

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          Dymonnprl Oct 18, 2006 12:05 AM

          Unfortunately my husband is a picky eater and French food isn't at the top of his list. Any other suggestions?

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