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Hi all,

First of all, how is the name pronounced, and secondly is it a good brunch spot?

thanks!

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  1. two it. or at least thats how they pronounced it on RMO.

    never had the brunch but heard it was good.

    has anyone else been?

    Chow!
    HL.

    1. I would think that Thuet is pronounced "Too-ay."

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      1. re: FlavoursGal

        I stand corrected. French pronunciation rules would have one pronouncing it "Too-ay." I just got off the phone with my sister, who spent 16 years living in Paris, and she confirmed what you've all been saying.

        In this case, as with Fouquet on the Champs-Elysees, the "et" at the end is pronounced "et." So, it is "Too-et."

        1. re: FlavoursGal

          You called your sister to make sure?! That's awesome. It his name, though, so I figure he can pronounce it any way he wants to.

          CK

          1. re: Cereal Killer

            No, I did not call her specifically to ask her how to pronounce "Thuet."

            I'm not THAT bored at work! :)

            By the way, she now lives in rural Pennsylvania - a cheaper phone call. :-)

      2. Too-it. It is a fantastic brunch spot.

        1. Thanks everyone -- am now doubly looking forward to a celebratory brunch at Thuet!

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          1. re: WineWidow

            Googs is correct. Too-it

            1. re: robb

              Yes, it's "Too-it". I used to work with one of his ex-wives and that's how she pronounces it :)

          2. Its pronounced 2 a'...Brunch is good there, anything Marc does is great Have a great time..

            1. Brunch is really really good. Make sure you get a basket of pastries. Last time I was there I had the smoked salmon and eggs it was very delicious. Service was ok.

              1. I've only been to Thuet for dinner but I was not all that impressed with the food considering all the hype. The appetizers were good (steak tartar and shrimp & avocado salad) but the mains were average.

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                1. re: wildphoenix

                  I didn't love it either. Hazy memories (from lunch ~three months ago), which I guess speaks for itself.

                  Nice to know how to say the name though.

                2. I haven't been for brunch but have heard great things. As for lunch, dinner, it's hit and not quite hit. When it hits, I'd say it's fantastic. When it doesn't quite work, the bill seems awfully high. And I'd love it if they had a decent bottle of wine for less than $60.

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                  1. re: pimentdespelette

                    I've been for brunch and it was fantastic (although calorie/fat-intensive (!) and last weekend, I was there for dinner. After our dinner, I will not be going back. When we arrived for our reservation, the hostess explained that there was a large party that had taken all of the menus. She would bring us menus as soon as they become available. 45 minutes later, our menus still weren't available, but everyone else around us had menus. Our waiter was also nowhere to be found - so no drinks - not even water, while we waited and waited and waited. We asked one waitstaff at the half hour mark and she said that she didn't know who our waiter was but that she would find out. We continued to wait and and wait until finally a waiter came to apologize for having us sit there for almost 50 mins. It wasn't that he didn't notice us sitting there as he took the orders of the table right next to us. It really didn't get any better after that. When our appetizer arrived, the waiter presented my plate with such flourish the presentation slid all the plate and almost landed in my lap. Our waiter also forgot our bottle of water and then when it came time for our bill, we waited and waited for that as well. Luckily, we weren't in a hurry, but for $200 for 2 people, I expect far better service. Oh yes, food was pretty good but was eclipsed by the poor service.

                    1. re: CChan126

                      Wow, I would have walked out after 15 mins of no water and no menu.

                      1. re: Teep

                        Same here! And I've actually done that at a couple of places!

                  2. Too-et..The brunch is great as is the other food..I live one block away from the restaurant and eat there often..You can actually have a lot of fun there if you sit at the bar and don't take the restaurant as seriously as some of the other customers!!!! Top notch breads and pasteries that are available for take-out

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                    1. re: tasoid

                      Great point. It is that way everywhere i think. Don't take it [snobbery] so seriously and you can always have a great time!

                    2. Can you make reservations for brunch, or is it a first come kind of a thing?

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                      1. re: Piperdown

                        you can make a rez for parties of 6 or more