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the last supper...la berandin or babbo..different ..I know!

cstrausswny Jun 10, 2007 03:43 PM

We plan on seeing "Jersey Boys" with dinner at Becco or Megu..next night- Eleven Madison Park and question of the day La Bernadin or Babbo...I know it is totally opposite but we love all types of cuisine and would like your opinion!

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    RCC RE: cstrausswny Jun 10, 2007 03:52 PM

    Within your choice, other than Babbo, every one has a similar cuisine wherever you may be from. This Italian restaurant's cuisine style is not easy to find ... unless you are in Italy.

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      kobetobiko RE: cstrausswny Jun 10, 2007 03:57 PM

      I love both Babbo and Le Bernardin on different things: Babbo for their pasta, adn Le Bernardin for the seafood. Since you are going to EMP which means excellent French fine dining the night before, I will pick Babbo over Le Bernardin as you can try something different in terms of type of cuisine and atmosphere. It is likely that you will be getting a few seafood dishes prepared in contemporary French way at EMP anyway, so going for Italian and have some pasta and meaty dishes will be a great way to "diversify" your culinary experience within these few days.

      Either way, I am sure you will have a wonderful meal! Enjoy!

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        steve h. RE: kobetobiko Jun 10, 2007 04:12 PM

        i endorse kobetobiko's comments. an over-the-top recommendation is to consider dumping emp so you can slot both babbo and le bernardin.

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        kpangaro RE: cstrausswny Jun 10, 2007 04:12 PM

        I agree with the last post that you might want to hit Babbo since you'll be having french the night before, but I also must say that my last meal at Le Bernadin (a chef's tasting) was by far the greatest eating experience of my life to date. Without a doubt. Either way, you are in excellent hands!

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          ericat RE: cstrausswny Jun 10, 2007 04:27 PM

          As someone who has eaten at both Le Bernardin and Babbo in the last week, I would vote for Babbo. Though you really can't go wrong either way, both meals were great.

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            RGR RE: cstrausswny Jun 10, 2007 07:06 PM

            I would recommend against going to Becco. There is much, much better Italian food to be had in the Theater District, as well as more pleasant ambiance. Here are two Italian restaurants that are close to the August Wilson Theatre:

            Roberto Passon is on the corner of 9th Av. & 50th St. - http://www.robertopasson.com

            Trattoria Trecolori is on 47th St., b/t B'way & 8th Av. - http://www.trattoriatrecolori.com

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              bread for breakfast RE: RGR Jun 10, 2007 07:27 PM

              I don't think you'll be disappointed, whichever way you go. But here's a vote for Le Bernadin.

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                Pool Boy RE: bread for breakfast Jun 11, 2007 12:20 PM

                Been to both. If you're a worshipper of seafood, I'd highly recommend Le Bernardin. The service there was great and the sommelier really knows his stuff there (if you're even remotely in to wine).

                Babbo is amazing though. If push came to shove, I think I'd probably go to Babbo, but my wife would probably say Le Bernardin


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