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Jan 20, 2008 08:34 AM

Tartare brunch?

Had some lovely tartare this week and am now stuck on it. Ideas on who makes a wonderful bit of it? Any neighborhood and price point fine.

Thanks in advance.

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  1. Blue Ribbon Bakery on Bedford & Downing has one of my favorite steak tartares. Its not the most traditional format, its served with potato gaufrettes instead of crostini, but I love it, and their hot mustard is fantastic. Price is fair too, I think its around $15.

    1. i've been on a major tartare kick for the last year and try as many as i can. here's a few places where i've had the best luck:

      Cafe at Country (nymag voted best in nyc in '06)
      Les Halles (made to order tableside)
      Le Bateau Ivre
      Employees Only
      Resto Leon (appetizer but very nice)

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      1. re: kobe_88

        One of my long-time favorite places is Le Pere Pinard on the Lower East Side. Made tableside - spiced to order. They also have a lovely garden in the spring.

        I had a great tar tar appy at Insieme midtown last week. Very rich and delicious.

        I also second L'Express

      2. I like Balthazar's and Flea Markets.

        1. I am not a big fan of steak tartare but my husband is still dreaming about the one he had at A Voce a couple of months ago. He said it was wonderful.

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          1. re: Toot

            That's good to know - we love it - I've just been put off by the noise reports about A Voce.

            1. re: MMRuth

              When I went there it wasn't noisy at all, but it was a Sunday evening and the restaurant wasn't crowded. We had a great meal, I definetely recommend it.

          2. I like La Goulue's - and they have a pretty reasonable prix fixe brunch, if you don't start adding extras to it.