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Tocqueville or Fleur de Sel for anniversary?

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abthoman Jul 10, 2007 02:27 PM

Hi all,
So...Tocqueville or Fleur de Sel for an anniversary dinner? I'm looking for something intimate and very tasty, but not too formal or precious. Thanks!

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    HickTownBarnaby RE: abthoman Jul 10, 2007 02:48 PM

    I think Fleur de Sel fits your description nicely. But it's a small dining area with tables close together---hopefully it won't be that busy on your anniversary and you'll have some distance between you and the other diners.....

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      parkslopemama RE: HickTownBarnaby Jul 11, 2007 07:15 AM

      I second the motion for Fleur de sel.

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      kobetobiko RE: abthoman Jul 11, 2007 08:18 AM

      If you want initimate and not formal, then Fleur de Sel is the way to go. Foodwise I think they are both excellent, but Tocqueville's space is quite formal and a bit stuffy.

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        drumwine RE: kobetobiko Jul 11, 2007 12:05 PM

        I fourth the motion for Fleur de Sel

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        RGR RE: abthoman Jul 11, 2007 02:41 PM

        We just had dinner at both, and both restaurants are putting out stellar food. At Fleur de Sel, we had the tasting dinner, and it was, as always, superb!

        This was our first time at Tocqueville in their new location. While the dining room is not huge, it has a grander and less intimate feel (mostly due to the very high ceiling) than the cozier space at Fleur de Sel. Though there are no poor tables at FdeS, the one I like best is the table for two directly in front of the window.

        Happy Anniversary and Bon Appetit!

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          Liquid Sky RE: RGR Jul 11, 2007 04:43 PM

          FDS, definitely! I've eaten at both and was so much more impressed with the presentation and service at FDS. Everyone I went with enjoyed their entree, and we each had ordered very different things.

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