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Oct 3, 2007 12:51 PM

Belcourt Opening in EV?

Does anyone know when it's opening and what to expect from it? It's on 2nd Ave at 4th Street, in the old Fruitti di Mare space.

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  1. reports that the friends and family opening is today (Wednesday).

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    1. re: kathryn

      At there on Saturday night. Food was delicious, had the bitter greens salad with anchovies. My one complaint is that there should have been more than two anchovies on top of the salad!

      Service was awful, though. We ordered a salad, the pork belly, the hangar steak and a side of fries. The first thing to come out was the fries -- and when we asked to send them back as we wanted them with the steak the waitress looked as us like we were nuts.

      The salad was delish, the pork belly and hangar steak was great (though the marrow sauce could have used a little something extra).

      The restaurant was only about 1/3 full that night; six tables were taken. There was one table of about 6 or 8 people that were extremely loud -- like as if they were at a sports bar. The acoustics were terrible, no one told them to be quiet and by the end of our entrees we were both stressed out (and barely able to talk so we ate in silence). We skipped coffee and dessert as it was so obnoxious we couldn't have a relaxing meal.

      We wouldn't go back simply for that excessive, sports-bar-level noise. Food was delicious, though.

      1. re: Misscox

        I ate there the Saturday before last and the place was packed, with a thirty minute wait for a table. It's been doing very good business most nights I go past. I don't like the noise levels either, but the food is actually worth it.

        1. re: Misscox

          We were there on the previous Saturday and I was not impressed. Of the dishes we had, I thought the octopus app was the best. The bourride was seriously lacking in flavor. My wife's lamb burger was just ok. The thing that bothered me the most was that the waitress dropped the check twice without me asking for it. Once before we ordered dessert and the next before we ordered an espresso. The second occurrence was with the manager glaring from behind. I think we had been there at that point for about 75 minutes. At that price point, (around $150 w/tip for the two of us), I could think of many other more enjoyable venues. They just want to turn tables.

      2. Saw a rabbit dish on the menu that looked intriguing. Anybody try that? Also a polenta with choice of cheese?

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        1. re: guttergourmet

          Yes indeed. If I was picky, I'd say it needed a pinch of salt, but the rabbit is confited, therefore very tender. Served over soft polenta with a generous drizzle of oil. It looks too oily in the picture, but it was good oil and I found it all blended nicely together.