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Question regarding lunch at Babbo

DoctortedNYC Jan 14, 2007 12:34 AM

I want to bring a friend of mine to Babbo for lunch who is disabled and uses a wheelchair. If we can make reservations by telephone we will inform them of that. However from what I read in a lot of the posts it seems always crowded, cramped and hectic.

Any insight would be appreciated?

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    diropstim RE: DoctortedNYC Jan 14, 2007 12:42 AM

    Babbo doesn't serve lunch.

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      JeremyEG RE: DoctortedNYC Jan 14, 2007 04:15 PM

      No lunch at Babbo. Maybe you can try Lupa?

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        sugarcookie RE: JeremyEG Jan 14, 2007 06:43 PM

        Esca has good lunch and it's not crowded at that time of day.

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          G3B RE: sugarcookie Jan 15, 2007 02:28 PM

          Esca is far superior to Lupa in both food and service.

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            gutsofsteel RE: G3B Jan 15, 2007 02:31 PM

            Apples and oranges. They are both good, and completely different categories of restaurants.

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        r32nissan RE: DoctortedNYC Apr 17, 2012 07:58 AM

        Sorry to bum an old thread - but I didn't want to create a new one when I knew there would have been some CH's out there who had asked this previously.

        In any case - Lunch is starting at Babbo today :) I for one am excited - anyone else?

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          roze RE: r32nissan Apr 17, 2012 09:20 AM

          Very excited! Plan to go on Thursday myself! Any idea what's on the menu? I can't find any information about it on the website.

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            kathryn RE: roze Apr 17, 2012 09:23 AM

            Eater is live blogging their lunch there:

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              r32nissan RE: kathryn Apr 17, 2012 12:53 PM

              Eater has ALOT of coverage.

              My fiance and I went today and can report back that it was excellent. Music was very laid back and different to what is played during dinner service. We had:

              Fava bean, mint and ricotta
              Sardines and crostini
              Orrechiette with stinging nettles
              The lamb, tongue, sweetbread grill

              Overall it was excellent. there is a tasting menu which tempted us but we really wanted to try different things. The Turky porchetta tempted me but sweetbreads, lamb and tongue were all calling out to me.

              Have fun!

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                peter j RE: r32nissan Apr 18, 2012 11:01 AM

                Here's the lunch menu: http://ny.eater.com/archives/2012/04/...

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