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It's time for "Where to find the best cassoulet?" question.

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RCC Nov 30, 2006 01:25 PM

The last good one that I had, and that was sometime very early this year, was at Brasserie LCB.

I'm looking for suggestions on any other good place where I can order one of my favorite dish.

Thank you.

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  1. MMRuth RE: RCC Nov 30, 2006 01:25 PM

    Have you tried Cafe d'Alsace? My husband really enjoyed the Cassoulet there.

    1. dkstar1 RE: RCC Nov 30, 2006 01:55 PM

      Here's a local (Murray Hill) rundown

      Park Bistro - all around solid version.
      Artisanal - fantastic but WAY TOO garlicky. You will need to brush your teeth for about 3 hours before it gets off your breath. If you are a garlic lover (and more importantly, so is the company you keep), than I can't think of a better version.

      Cosette - Okay. Could've been a lot better. It was too watery for my liking, which is too bad, because a better version would see me return (haven't been back since last year) and the cozy space + cassoulet + a cold, snowy day (if we ever get one) would be terrific.

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        RGR RE: RCC Nov 30, 2006 09:40 PM

        Gascogne specializes in the cuisine of that eponymous region of France where cassoulet is a major dish. No suprise, then, that my husband, the cassoulet addict, gives Gascogne's version two major thumbs up! It's on the menu year round.

        http://www.gascognenyc.com

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          gutsofsteel RE: RCC Dec 1, 2006 04:20 AM

          L'Absinthe. It's on the menu a few days a week, but not every day, so check.

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            centrejack RE: RCC Dec 1, 2006 02:35 PM

            There is a small bistro on the upper reaches of East Midtown called Cafe Joul - I really like their cassoulet, but I think everyone has different cassoulet preferences.

            Cafe Joul is on 1st avenue between 58th and 59th. Right next to Aja and around the corner from March. I think it is always on their winter menu, but it may have just been a special last time I had it. I don't remember.

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              ellenfoto RE: RCC Dec 1, 2006 11:00 PM

              La Lunchonette on 10th Ave, and Chez Jacqueline on Macdougal both have very good cassoulet.

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                mrnyc RE: ellenfoto Dec 1, 2006 11:34 PM

                ditto that. i really like the LES HALLES version too.

                i dont care for GASCOGNE, but i never had their cassoulet. i may relent and give it a whirl.

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                  guttergourmet RE: ellenfoto Dec 3, 2006 01:15 AM

                  I love La Luncheonette's-second only to LCB.

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                  tsiblis RE: RCC Dec 2, 2006 03:48 AM

                  Jarnac in the West Village is a lovely place with a great cassoulet

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