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Am I lame for avoiding The Little Door?

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booking for a late dinner tonight (10:30pm). I'm considering Grace, Jar, The Little Door, and Il Pastaio. Boyfriend wants to go to The Little Door, but is the food any good? I hate spending money on bad food even if it's served in a charming, dimly lit patio? where would you go?

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  1. I think the food is much better at Grace than at the Little Door. The Little Door has a beautiful setting, but I found the food to be VERY pricey for decent, yet unspectacular food.

    1. I'm in the same boat as the OP. I've never been there before, but have heard good things (all from outside this board). It's enough to have kept me away, but I think I will put it back on my list, only because I remain curious about it. If it's not a special occassion night - I'd just say GO FOR IT - esp. if the BF is game. I hate spending money for bad food as well - but I've remained curious ... so I think I'll end up there eventually (and either think - "man, I caught a good night" - or "shoulda listened to the 'hounds!").

      1. I would go to Grace and not even think twice about it. Grace has great food, wonderful decor, attentive staff, filling mains and satisfying desserts.

        1. Grace is one of my all-time favoites. Esp. the pumpkin seafood risotto. But Little Door is a really good time with fab Morroco-ish patio and totally fine, decently prepared food -- definitely not at all "bad", just not super-inventive. You could also just do the bar/drinks/appetizer thing some time if you're curious and don't want to commit to a meal... Fun place to hang out.

          1. I went to LD a couple Fridays ago and I thought the food was wonderful- I mean really one of the best meals I've had in a long time. The pistachio-goat cheese quiche was a great appetizer choice, my bf had the mustard encrusted lamb chops, I had the rib eye and we shared the apple tartin for dessert...I cannot say that I found fault with anything except the potatoes au gratin that came with my ribeye, but that's because I'm never a fan of that preparation.

            The ambience is romantic, the French waiters aloof and it was the first time a restaurant made me want to slow down and enjoy every bite of every dish in a long time. I have never been to Grace or Jar, so take my opinion for what it's worth.