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Dec 8, 2006 06:59 PM

Best Mussels on Smith and Court?

OK, let's settle this: I'm talking classic French style.
The candidates:
Bar Tabac
Robin Des Bois

Thoughts? Anyone missing? We are going tonight...

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  1. I love the mussels at Bar Tabac. I've had their provencal sauce several times and it is lovely. I branched out with the dijon sauce last time and was disappointed. It overpowered the mussels and was simply too heavy for my taste. Sadly, I've not tried them at the other locations you mentioned ... but thinking of going to dinner tonight so that might change! (Love the steak tartare at Robin Des Bois).

    1. For me, Tabac.
      I've had them there for years.
      But I've only been to 3 of the 5.

      1. Okay, I know folks are going to laugh, but I really love the Vietnamese mussels at Cafe on Clinton. Always flavorful and aromatic. Perfect on a Winter day.

        There, I said it.

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        1. I'll make people the mussels, but you have to beg for bread from neighboring Gravy to sop up all the good jalepeno infused coconut milk.

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          1. re: gaiadi

            Good things to say about Pacifico and Gravy in the same reply?
            Wow. You DID make me laugh.

          2. Yeah Bar Tabac kills it, I agree.
            Pacifico? Find it hard to believe...
            I'm sure Bouillabaisse 126 on Union has amazing Mussels,
            but it's a little too far in the cold.

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            1. re: kvn

              probably worth the walk to Bouillabaisse as fish and seafood are their specialty. that said, although I've never had their mussles, IMO Quercy has the best classic french food in the hood, and I'd be suprised if their mussles didn't follow suit.

              1. re: jimmyjazz

                that was my thinking as well, but I haven't found anyone who has actually tried them there...