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istopsomewhere Dec 3, 2006 04:23 PM

Yum. Where can I get a good cup of tea and (more importantly) madeleines?

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    RGR RE: istopsomewhere Dec 3, 2006 06:45 PM

    Well, you'd have to have much more than a cup of tea, but at Cafe Boulud, in place of the ubiquitous mignardises at the end of your meal, they serve absolutely *the* *most* *sublime*!!! madeleines -- a basketful. If your budget won't allow dinner, go for lunch when they offer a 3-course prix-fixe for $24. Madeleines included, but not the tea.

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      Debra M. Schwartz RE: istopsomewhere Dec 3, 2006 09:56 PM

      I haven't been there, but my son swears by Alice's Teacup, which is up in the west 80s I believe.

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        RGR RE: Debra M. Schwartz Dec 3, 2006 10:55 PM

        Alice's has two locations: W. 73rd St. and E. 64th St. Looking at the menu on their website, I see scones but no madeleines. Are you sure they have them?


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          Debra M. Schwartz RE: RGR Dec 6, 2006 10:54 PM

          I suppose they don't have madeleines if they are not on the menu. I've never been there. I believe the original post mentioned a good cup of tea, and that was what I was responding to.

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        Sunfish44 RE: istopsomewhere Dec 5, 2006 07:59 PM

        I'm pretty sure Alice's doesn't have madeleines, but their scones are out of this world. The best I've ever had. They might not be the truest, they seem moister than scones are supposed to be, and they're so much better for it! As to tea, their list is a book, and they're served in cute teapots with mismatched cups and saucers. Its a great place for girls' birthdays.

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          jenhen2 RE: istopsomewhere Dec 5, 2006 08:00 PM

          Financier has amazing ones. There are 3 locations downtown - WFC, Stone Street and Liberty/William. Really, they are great!

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            007FOODGURU RE: istopsomewhere Dec 6, 2006 01:59 AM

            The best madeleines in NY - Payard Bistro. Madison Avenue - 70's.

            Hands down. The rest of his food is sensational too.. and so civilized.. But what do you expect???

            Alice's scones are excellent by the way --

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              wrathofcannes RE: istopsomewhere Dec 8, 2006 02:52 PM

              They have really delicious madeleines at Artisanal...made with orange zest..yum!

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