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Aubergine-how is it these days?

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jdf Jan 9, 2007 06:25 PM

I had a wonderful meal there a couple of years ago and am thinking of returning there when I'm in the area. haven't seen much word on it on these boards in the past few years. So, how is it these days?

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    OrganicLife Jan 9, 2007 08:41 PM

    Aubergine in Columbia County NY? Hillsdale? My husband and I eat there foten when we're at our country home. Still wonderful by our accounts.

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      Old Red Jan 9, 2007 09:05 PM

      Aubergine in East Syracuse? I thought it closed.

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        jdf Jan 9, 2007 09:11 PM

        Sorry guys. To clarify, I was talking about the one in Columbia County (Hillsdale).

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        groover8 Jan 10, 2007 01:04 AM

        their website is under construction and the phone number is not in service... I hope they haven't closed....

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          OrganicLife Jan 10, 2007 03:57 PM

          Oh no! I REALLY hope they haven't closed!!!

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          pinenutswitheverything Jan 10, 2007 07:30 PM

          I went back in August and they had closed.

          Bummer

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            jdf Jan 10, 2007 08:12 PM

            That's a shame. I'm not around there too often, but really liked the place. Can you guys suggest something Aubergine-like in the nearby Columbia County/Berkshires area.

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              feelinpeckish Jan 10, 2007 09:09 PM

              You might consider John Andrews also on Rt 23 but further east nearer Great Barrington. Is is superb. Great food, wine list and service. NOT cheap by any means. There have been many posts on this site regarding John Andrews just search back to fill in on more info.

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                NYchowcook Jan 11, 2007 10:34 PM

                I was considering John Andrews for a birthday dinner this weekend, but friends tell me it's kinda snotty w/ NYC'ers. True?

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            pinenutswitheverything Jan 11, 2007 04:36 AM

            Steele from Sylvanus Lodge has some reviews of local eateries:

            http://www.silvanuslodge.com/Eating.htm

            The Greek place in Great Barrington is good

            http://www.aegean-breeze.com/

            But as far as places like Aubergine around there (jdf), depends what you mean. Aubergine was a unique experience. That was our place to go for special occasions.

            Check these out:
            http://www.jarestaurant.com/index.html
            http://www.chowhound.com/topics/show/...

            Cheers

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              OrganicLife Jan 11, 2007 03:59 PM

              I'm so upset this place closed! Their wine list was to die for!

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                byramgirl Jan 11, 2007 05:16 PM

                I agree that John Andrews is great and Verdura in Great Barrington is good also.

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