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Regional Restaurant West 90s??

erica Oct 31, 2007 05:44 AM

Friends are coming to NYC for one night and are intent on eating here (they received a recommendation). Can anyone offer comments on this place (B'way 98th-99th). It is not listed on Menupages. Any ideas on what to order, or should I eat before I go?

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    ilikeitlikethat Nov 2, 2007 07:16 AM

    This restaurant is a hidden gem. The pastas are amazing, just like in Italy. The front of the restaurant is set up like a wine bar, there is a great selection of wines!

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    1. re: ilikeitlikethat
      PetiteSyrah Nov 5, 2007 05:55 PM

      Bleh. I keep hoping Regional will impress me, but so far.....it is just another, slightly expensive, neighborhood Italian. Gennaro is better and cheaper.

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      americanafan Oct 31, 2007 05:57 PM

      Haven't been there for a while, but I certainly wasn't impressed on previous visits. In that neighborhood, my money's on Gennaro, Amsterdam & 92nd.

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        erica Nov 1, 2007 04:00 AM

        Thanks for all the responses so far! The neighborhood happens to be inconvenient for us as we are in midtown-east... I think the price is one reason they want to go there...but it looks like for the same $$ we could go someplace like Crispo!

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          freddieandflossie Nov 2, 2007 06:51 AM

          I go there all the time it is fantastic!!!!!!!! I think it is totally worth the trip. If not tonight, try the unlimited mimosa brunch they have forr brunch on the weekends!

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            erica Nov 3, 2007 06:43 AM

            OOOOO..so is this a totally hip and trendy spot with big drinks?

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        calconscious Oct 31, 2007 07:48 AM

        I live on block and WISH i could say it was good - i don't think it is. Not horrible mind you and to some extent depends on your taste. I don't like high carb restaraunts that make the sauce taste good by adding tooooo much oil. If you take home the leftovers and pull them out of the refrig. the next day - egads - the amount of congealed oil in the sauce makes my bypass it everytime now.

        1. LNG212 Oct 31, 2007 06:31 AM

          I'd love to hear more responses too. My friend and I were going to head here tonight (we live in the nabe). We thought the front area looked set up like a wine bar and that's what we were going to aim for. But if 'hounds are panning it, we'll likely go somewhere else.

          1. MOREKASHA Oct 31, 2007 06:07 AM

            It's not worth a detour. Average neighborhood Italian, lovely storefront (that counts up here). If in the hood, it's ok, but they have a problem hetting their dishes being served hot.

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            1. re: MOREKASHA
              erica Oct 31, 2007 07:32 AM

              Thanks...that is just what I thought. I have to admit I was a bit surprised to learn their choice of places, as the UWS is not exactly known for great chow-ish food! Any more opinions out there??

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