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dec132 Jan 19, 2007 12:38 AM

I am going to Schiller's tomorrow night. What should I order food-wise and drink-wise?

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    Lucia Jan 19, 2007 12:53 AM

    It's more about the scene than the food. I don't think there are any standouts.

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      billyeats Jan 19, 2007 01:22 AM

      Schillers is kind of a "yeah, whatever" place food-wise, it's also a pain in the ass to dine there when it's really busy, but I gotta say I had this toffee pudding thing there once that was outrageously good. One of the best dessert items I've ever tasted. Seriously.

      1. thievery Jan 19, 2007 02:09 AM

        excellent fries should be added (if they don't already come with your order) to whatever you get.

        agreed there are no standouts, but it's mostly solid comforting food. cheesesteak, burgers, tuna burger, eggplant parm, cod cake good. french onion soup a bit too sweet. fish and chips left me feeling like crap (too big acommitment to fried)

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          wingman Jan 19, 2007 02:48 AM

          Just think of it as the poor man's Balthazar without the seafood tower. The steak frites are decent and the burger isn't bad - I too love the fries there.

          The scene isn't what it was a year or two ago but some beautiful women still frequent the place.

          1. nyufoodie Jan 19, 2007 05:12 AM

            schiller's have a pretty solid reasonably priced menu. i concur that the steak frite and the burger are quite good and the penne arrabiata too. i usually go there mainly for dessert...the sticky toffee pudding alone is worth a trip down there and some of their other desserts (apple crumble) ain't bad at all. it get's pretty crazy busy on the weekends and late at night but, quite pleasant and laid back when there's no crowd...as you can just linger.

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              dec132 Jan 19, 2007 01:42 PM

              thanks guys. do they have any good special drinks?

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                wleatherette Jan 19, 2007 04:27 PM

                they have a specialty cocktail list, but unless you like liquid candy i'd avoid it. there's a turkish delight-flavored martini that's particularly objectionable.

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              schmo Jan 19, 2007 02:34 PM

              they have really good manhattans.

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                Chico Jan 19, 2007 02:36 PM

                Mac'n'cheese!

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                  banjolinana Jan 19, 2007 03:30 PM

                  Agreed with all -- the food is average at best. But you have to get the shrimp in that spicy garlic oil. I liked their oysters baked with spinach and cream too. Both appetizers and both pretty good. Burgers I would say are better than their steak frites.

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                    piccola Jan 20, 2007 12:13 AM

                    Never been for dinner, but the brunch eggs are great - always perfectly cooked. And the omelets are super fluffly (if that's the style you like).

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