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Campanile for dinner- what to order?

mintleaves Mar 1, 2007 09:38 AM

Going to Campanile for the very first time on Friday night...what to order?

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  1. mnosyne RE: mintleaves Mar 1, 2007 09:53 AM

    Don't know if you're going for lunch or dinner, but their flattened roasted chicken with garlic mashed potatoes is 'buttery-liciouos' comfort food that I really enjoy.

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    1. re: mnosyne
      mintleaves RE: mnosyne Mar 1, 2007 11:29 AM

      Sorry for not being more spedfic, I'm gong there for dinner and the garlic mashed potatoes sounds delish!

    2. DanaB RE: mintleaves Mar 1, 2007 12:20 PM

      I've never had a bad steak at Campanile (one of my most memorable meals there involved a flatiron steak). They also do amazing things with beans and vegetable side dishes.

      1. David Kahn RE: mintleaves Mar 1, 2007 12:34 PM

        The best thing I ever had there was a porterhouse steak, with steak fries and creamed spinach. Every single thing about it was perfect.

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          JudiAU RE: mintleaves Mar 1, 2007 04:45 PM

          Campanile excels at the meat arts as well as vegetables. Desserts are generally quite good.

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            BHAppeal RE: mintleaves Mar 1, 2007 07:56 PM

            The grilled prime rib is outstanding with a tasty tapenade crust and canellini beans swimming in the juice of the meat. The flattened chicken with garlic mash potatos is very good as well. I find their fish specials to generally be excellent too. The wine list has many interesting things as well, and the pricing is reasonable. (They had several very good burgundy specials when I was there about a month ago -- many bottles below retail.)

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              mintleaves RE: BHAppeal Mar 2, 2007 01:17 PM

              Ooh...sounds like prime rib and skirt steaks are winners here!

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                Ernie RE: BHAppeal Mar 2, 2007 05:10 PM

                I have to disagree about Campanile's prime rib. I really wanted to like this place but honestly you can get much better meat dishes elsewhere. I found the olive tapenade an odd mix with the prime rib because it totally overwhelmed the beef flavor with that of the tapenade. I like to taste the meat, especially from a cut like prime rib which has subtle flavoring to begin with, so found this version to be strange.

                On another occasion, I have also tried Campanile's porterhouse which I thought was just OK. The large potato wedges served with it reminded me of Ore-Ida, which is not necessarily bad if you are craving them, however it was not what I expected at their price points.

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