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Deciding between Maze, The Modern, Town and BLT Prime

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estherrosenberg Nov 17, 2007 08:17 AM

Any recommendations among/between these options for dinner?

Thanks!

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  1. Spiritchaser RE: estherrosenberg Nov 17, 2007 08:27 AM

    I can only speak to Maze. We've had lunch and it's always been wonderful.

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      kobetobiko RE: estherrosenberg Nov 17, 2007 09:07 AM

      Are you looking for more causal fares or bigger dishes? Maze and the Bar Room at the Modern both serve small plates (though some dishes are enough for entrees IMO). Both have a more formal dining room (Gordon Ramsay and The dining room of the Modern) that serves formal dinner with amuses, apps, entrees, desserts, etc., at a higher price. The Bon Bon cart at GR is awesome!

      I had only been to BLT Prime once, so probably not the best person to comment, but in terms of selection we are looking at most steaks and only a few seafood appetizers. It is very hearty and filling and best if you are a steak lover. Otherwise you may find the menu a bit "simple" (which is not a negative because they are serious about their steaks)

      Never been to Town so can't compare with the rest.

      So to summarize, for causal and fun dinners and share a few plates with friends, I will choose Maze then the Bar Room at the Modern (in that order). For more formal dining, go to BLT Prime if you / your friends are steak lovers. Otherwise, I will choose Gordon Ramsay over The Modern.

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        jeanki RE: kobetobiko Nov 18, 2007 03:13 PM

        I enjoyed Town a lot but the portions there also are on the small side. The flavors are more refined than at say, BLT Prime. But you will be a lot more full after BLT.

      2. financialdistrictresident RE: estherrosenberg Nov 19, 2007 01:00 PM

        I have only been to The Modern-Dining Room. We went recently for dinner and it was very good. We posted a report if you want to do a search.

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          stay off my farm RE: estherrosenberg Nov 19, 2007 01:34 PM

          Avoid BLT Prime if you want to enjoy your meal

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            moop6883 RE: estherrosenberg Nov 20, 2007 06:29 AM

            If you can spend some cash, I loved the Modern for my anniversary dinner. The main dining room is really quite beautiful, excellent cheese cart and all food is prepared beautifully, kind of dark and romantic. Town is a brighter space and the food is not as impressive. BLT Prime is tasty but feels more lie a traditional steakhouse. Never been to Maze. Good luck!

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              hudsonvalleyfoodblog RE: estherrosenberg Nov 20, 2007 09:51 AM

              I've been to Maze and BLT Steak. My guess is that BLT Prime is just as good. I thought it was amazing. I ordered short ribs and love it. The only problem was the portion was so big I couldn't finish it. I don't think you'll have a problem with any of those choices.

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                Fallon RE: estherrosenberg Nov 21, 2007 06:33 AM

                I've eaten at all 4 places and would rate them in the exact order you listed them. Keep in mind that Maze is Gordo's casual small plates eatery, with his fine dine restaurant in the back. I've eaten there as well and frankly like Maze better. The Modern Bar is similar to Maze w/the fine dine restaurant in the back as well. I like Maze better than the Modern's equivalent. Town is good but nothing to write home about. Also found them to be a bit snooty. BLT Prime is one of the loudest restaurants I've eaten at. That alone hurt the meal experience. The steak I had was good but the din was terrible. Won't be back for that reason alone.

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