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What to order at Country (dining room)?

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ann_mit_01 Nov 17, 2007 08:06 AM

Possibly the hardest restaurant to search for on these boards!! We're going for dinner the Wed. before Thanksgiving... any recommendations? Thanks!

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    rrems Nov 17, 2007 12:51 PM

    My recommendation is choosing a different restaurant. I'm sure there will be those who think it's great, but we found it to be overpriced, pretentious and ordinary. And if the prix fixe is $85 there are plenty of better choices e.g. Cru, EMP.

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      ann_mit_01 Nov 17, 2007 02:26 PM

      hmmm given the less than glowing reviews + price point, we decided to change to Crispo instead. Realize that the atmospheres at the 2 are pretty different, but think we'd probably rather err on the side of less formal.

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        rrems Nov 17, 2007 07:01 PM

        Yes, very different, but you can't go wrong with the food at Crispo, and the price is right.

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          ann_mit_01 Nov 22, 2007 10:13 AM

          Went to Crispo last night and had a great time. Ordered entirely too much food -- risotto balls (standard, but really tasty), octopus salad (also really good), a proscuitto sampler that included 2 cheeses + figs (good, but I'd probably skip next time), carbonara (fantastic and lighter than I'd have expected) and the gnocci with duck/fontina/argula (also great, but incredibly heavy despite the gnocci being ricotta and not potato-based). The pastas were easily enough for 2... and since there were 2 of us in total, we wound up with an embarassing amt of food. Would definitely return or recommend.

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            rrems Nov 22, 2007 06:14 PM

            I'm so glad you enjoyed it. Next time try the mozzarella with peppers, the sausage wrapped in sage leaves, and the veal breast parmigian. The fish choices are usually exceptional, too. I have not tried the carbonara, but definitely will.

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      Felixnot Nov 17, 2007 11:11 AM

      order a lot. we found portions really small at lunch. shockingly so.

      food was good though.

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        girlcritic Nov 17, 2007 10:58 AM

        Get the 85 dollar pre-fixe. It's seasonal and changes every 2 weeks, so you can't go wrong.

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