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Ici--recent chowhound feedback, please

famdoc Nov 16, 2006 01:45 PM

Am interested in others' recent experiences at Ft. Greene's Ici (or iCi, as they seem to call it). Many earlier chowhound postings were decidedly negative.

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  1. jen kalb RE: famdoc Nov 16, 2006 02:00 PM

    We had a fine dinner at ICI a couple of weeks ago. Its very french but with a consciously market driven menu, purchases from local purveyors (for example that farm in RedHook) and a cheese plate featuring artisanal AMERICAN cheeses, very good.

    They do really nice things with vegetables -the collard side was excellent - as were the sauteed parsnips and other veg accomanying my main course scallops. Only quibble I had was excessive dijon sharpnes in my confit salad IMO wiped out the flavor of the confit, but Im not a dijon fan. Generous servings. Desserts are simple and homey. Welcome is warm, room is pleasant. Small well selected wine list.

    1. bobjbkln RE: famdoc Nov 16, 2006 03:32 PM

      We really like iCi. It's certainly our favorite restaurant in Ft. Greene. I don't recall that many negative reports on this board recently either.

      1. Bob Martinez RE: famdoc Nov 16, 2006 04:12 PM

        "Many earlier chowhound postings were decidedly negative."

        Actually, only 2 were negative and they were written in March.
        http://www.chowhound.com/topics/24904...

        The overwhelming number of posts about Ici over the past year were very positive.
        http://www.chowhound.com/search/std?q...

        The food at Ici is pretty good and the atmosphere is relaxed and pleasant.

        1. Nosher RE: famdoc Nov 16, 2006 08:58 PM

          We just wrote about iCi a few days ago on our site. The short version: we loved it. I've read the archive of posts about it and didn't even find them mostly negative-- just the opposite, in fact.

          One thing we didn't write about is the wine selection-- great, very young Loire valley wines by the glass that are worth a taste.

          Nosher

          NYCnosh* http://nycnosh.com

          1. Steve R RE: famdoc Nov 17, 2006 09:32 PM

            Well, here's another longtime CH regular that agrees the place is very good. There are several restaurants in Brooklyn that I think are better but iCi is one of those "cant miss" places when you want well prepared, high-end ingredient, interesting food in a comfortable environment for a very fair price.

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