Picholine: Tonight's Review---Sorry to say, Mediocre.
Picholine has been on our Manhattan list for many years. No more.
We went tonight. The meal was mediocre and very expensive.
The restaurant was not close to full, and we can see why.
The Chicken Kiev was tasteless. The souffle was dry and also tasteless. The dining room had no buzz.
Recommendation: Think twice before you want to spend a ton for a meal that is passable at best.
This is sad for us, as we always loved this restaurant.
Very disappointed to hear this. I've been recently, and I thought it was up to its usual best.
Since you have been a regular for many years, perhaps you shouldn't right it off quite so quickly. Even great restaurants, in my view, have occasions when they are not completely in synch with the diner, and vice versa.