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what not to miss at lupa and babbo and what is best place for mussels

I have friday night babbo and sat. at lupa...what is not to miss at each. Also who has best mussels ...garlic type etc.

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  1. the caramel gelato at Lupa.

    1. The pasta tasting menu at babbo was heavenly. I've never had anything like that before- it was sooo good. I felt kinda sick for an entire week because I ate too much from that meal, so beware.
      The main courses from Babbo were so so. The osso buco was disappointing. I prefer the entrees at Peasant. The osso buco and the tripe were spectacular. I also loved the ricotta cheese spread they served for the bread. It's actually quite tasteless but it just so good and so addictive!

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      1. re: jmeeee

        did you pair with wine? trying to keep cost down...and would rather spend on more food

      2. Cafe de Bruxelles on Greenwich for best moules frites.

        1. gnocchi at Lupa, sweetbreads at Babbo, and Cafe de Bruxelles for mussels

          1. I went to babbo and didn't have the pasta tasting, but my friends and I did order a few pastas--if you go that route, definitely get the "lune" (moon shaped ravioli) and the mint love letters with lamb sausage. I wasn't a fan of the lamb chops at Babbo. At Lupa, the antipasti are all very good to share (the beets were my favorite) and all the pastas I tasted were delicious--especially the Bucatini All’ Amatriciana.

            For mussels, I'd suggest Markt on 6th Avenue and 21st.

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            1. re: jrazzle

              I haven't been to Markt since they moved from the Meatpacking District to the new location and smaller space. Really liked the mussels there.