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Sep 25, 2007 03:41 PM

Veritas is Scott Bryan still there?


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    1. Whaaaaat?
      Oh dear! I have a reservation there next Monday.
      I know nothing about the new chef.
      Will the menu change?
      Any knowledgeable Chowies know anything?

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      1. re: idia

        not sure when he left, it was still good when i ate there about 2 months ago (he might have been gone by then though)...also fyi the menu changes alot anyhow

        1. re: idia

          Ed Cotton, a chef from the Daniel Boulud organization will be taking over

        2. i was there in june....did he leave before then? everything was divine.

          1. Scott Bryan was gone as of Sept. 30th. Don't know if the new chef, Ed Cotton, is already there. No doubt he'll be revamping the menu; however, that will take some time though he may tweak things a bit.

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            1. re: RGR

              i have reservations next tuesday...ill give a report.

              ive been there 3x before and i doubt there will be much change. that said, its sad...i personally think that veritas nor bryan get the recognition or the attention they deserve. maybe he left because the whole restaurant scene has been leaving him behind.

              1. re: sam1

                I've always been a big fan of Veritas, but one of the reasons we haven't been back in a long time is that the menu, with the exception of a few seasonal tweaks here and there, seems to have gotten pretty stagnant. It's as though Scott Bryan got bored and was itching to get out. While his cuisine has always been stellar, I'm hoping Ed Cotton will bring some new and interesting elements to the menu.

            2. Well, it will be an interesting experience next Monday to see if this fine restaurant can stand up to the criticism.
              I remember all the negatives that scared me about Gotham Bar and Grill and was I ever happy that I decided to go anyway. The place turned out to be a winner.
              So, I guess we shall see what we shall see...

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              1. re: idia


                Despite the fact that Scott Bryan has left, I don't think you have much to be concerned about regarding the quality of the cuisine. We have sometimes gone there on a Sunday, when he was off, and because the kitchen staff is like the proverbial well-oiled machine, the food was as stellar as the times we went when he was there. If you have not been to Veritas before, you should, of course, disregard my comment about the lack of change in the menu since it will be new to you.

                Enjoy and Bon Appetit!

                1. re: RGR

                  Thanks RG.
                  I agree.
                  I am looking forward to it.