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Ruby et Violette

gtrekker2003 Jan 12, 2007 10:35 PM

Is it worth all the hype? Which cookies are the best to try?

And how much are they? I just want to try 1-2 for now and probably go back for more later. :)



  1. a_and_w Oct 13, 2008 08:53 AM

    Try the rootbeer float -- looks vile but tastes delicious. They reduce rootbeer syrup and add white chocolate chips -- kind of a molecular gastronomist's cookie.

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      ernie0716 Oct 11, 2008 08:11 PM

      I bought cookies here today with high hopes. What a terrible disappointment. The cookies were $2.50 each, it was hard to tell them apart. I got a dulce de leche, honey pecan and butterscotch. There was an odd aftertaste as well and honestly I can make better ones at home.

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        jsgjewels Jan 18, 2007 02:33 PM

        The best cookies ever! And the sizes are perfect to get a taste of the flavor without gorging yourself. My faves were the truffle (intense chocolatey goodness) and strawberry white chocolate. Only wish they were open on weekends too.

        1. Bugsey34 Jan 18, 2007 02:19 PM

          Love this place, highly recommend it as well!

          1. omotosando Jan 18, 2007 03:59 AM

            Got some holiday season 2005 when they were selling them in beautiful tins at Barney's. Got seduced by the beautiful tin, but underwhelmed by the cookies. Perhaps they weren't as fresh in a tin.

            1. Nosher Jan 13, 2007 08:18 AM

              Yes, it's well worth it. We've got some snapshots of the cookies and a review from last year on our site. They changed ownership last year (finally, after much back-and-forth), but the cookie recipes and methods have stayed the same. I'd call ahead and ask what cookies they're making on a given day, just so that you can be sure to get what you like; the batches they make are TINY.


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              1. re: Nosher
                trinyc Jan 15, 2007 06:04 PM

                Love Ruby et Violette...although they are closed on the weekends and close relatively early. Definitely check their website before going, it's well worth the trip.

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                  Toot Jan 15, 2007 11:12 PM

                  Yes, they close early and often. I have tried to go there a couple of times AFTER checking the hours in their website. They were closed anyway... never had the cookies, I heard they are good...

              2. amyleechen Jan 13, 2007 02:11 AM

                They make are one of my favorite chow-gifts to give (and to get!). Love the chocolate mint cookies! They changed ownership a couple of years ago, but quality and recipes remain in tact. The website can be quirky when placing an order, but placing a phone call is easy enough -- and the person on the other end of the phone is pleasant. Most definitely worth a try!

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                  G3B Jan 13, 2007 12:30 AM

                  I second the lemon white chocolate. I got 3, another was peanut butter and I can't remember the 3rd, but definitely the stand out was the lemon white chocolate. They are on the small side, so one may not do the trick depending on how much of a sweet tooth you have. It was enough for me, though.

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                    fayth Jan 13, 2007 12:20 AM

                    When I visited last year- I believe the cookies(small size but unique flavors) were $1.50 each. Loved the lemon white chocolate (recipe is printed on their website-nyt article). Their store is adorable-thought it worth the visit since you get a lot of ideas of what you can add to your own cookie recipe. Check out the flavors on their website.

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