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Jan 25, 2007 12:57 PM

Knife + Fork or Salt

All -

I'm trying to make a decision between these two restaurants for a party of 3 girls tomorrow night. Please let me know your thoughts.

Thanks so much!

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  1. I made a reservation for my wife and 2 female coworkers for Knife + Fork about 2 months ago and they enjoyed it. The room is fairly dim, not that loud and with decent but not extraordinary food - which they liked - so that they could just catch up and chill.

    Both visits I've made to Salt (once with my wife and her cousin, once with a friend) - the noise level was very high, the seating arrangements are very tight (mostly communal dining) and the food is hit or miss...with the hits being very good.

    If you are looking for a nice night to catch up - Knife + Fork. If you are looking for a little extra liveliness to get you ready/amped for a night out...Salt.

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      1. Oh I get it, these are names of restaurants. I thought this thread was literally about a choice between... oh, never mind

        1. i have never been to Salt, even though i have wanted to go for some time, but my wife and i had a very nice evening at Knife & Fork back in september. First of all, the prix fix is well worth it and the food, as dkstar1 said, is definitely decent (some very good) but not extraordinary. While some of the dishes were memorable, i did in fact have one of the worst flavor combinations, all i will say is snails, garlic & foie gras with some foam thrown in there. Besides that one dish, we did enjoy the rest of the food. Wine list is well priced as well. we very much enjoyed the ambiance of the restaurant. its a small, intimate and the service was exactly what we expected from this type of restaurant, knowledgable, attentive and friendly.

          1. knife + fork - for sure! one of the very best dining experiences in new york. food, atmosphere, service, price - all refreshingly wonderful.