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A Trip to CityZen

caphill2320 Jan 9, 2008 07:25 AM

So, we were lucky enough to get a gift certificate to CityZen for Xmas and are planning a trip! We have never been, what is the best way to do this? Is there a set menu? A best day to get a reservation? What are the best dishes to order, etc? I only know to ask for more Parker House rolls...

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    Dakota Guy RE: caphill2320 Jan 9, 2008 08:36 AM

    The menu changes so it is difficult to recommend a dish. If this is your first time, try the tasting menu. If there is somehting on the a la carte menu that entices us, we do that, otherwise usually the tasting menu. They also have a vegetarian tasting menu that is very good. Theh chef doesn't like to make substitutions from the tasting menu so don't bother to ask.

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      Annapolis07 RE: Dakota Guy Jan 9, 2008 08:57 AM

      When I was there a couple of weeks ago I asked for a substitution from the tasting menu and they did it with no problem. I guess it depends on the situation. I agree do teh tasting if you like the menu. If not the nice thing is they let one person do the tasting while the other can do the three course. I like this since most restaurants insist that the tasting menu be the entire table. I have personally never has a bad dish, but many on this board have and will give your their perspective.

    2. Joe H RE: caphill2320 Jan 9, 2008 02:54 PM

      Ask for table #49 which is a two top directly in front of the exhibition kitchen. The right table makes a huge difference in this restaurant.

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        caphil07 RE: Joe H Jan 10, 2008 06:16 AM

        I definitely agree with Joe H. Table 49 is easily the best table they have. If you can't get it, sit anywhere in the vicinity of that table. That portion of the restaurant is really nice compared to the rest.

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          caphill2320 RE: caphil07 Jan 10, 2008 11:06 AM

          Oooh, excellent tip! Thanks, I'll try to ask for that when we make the reservation. Any word on how far in advance to plan for a Saturday night dinner?

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            Annapolis07 RE: caphill2320 Jan 10, 2008 12:25 PM

            two-three weeks if you want a good time and table.

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