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Tartare brunch?

carochinha Jan 20, 2008 08:34 AM

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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    mkerekes RE: carochinha Jan 24, 2008 04:25 PM

    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.

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      kobe_88 RE: carochinha Feb 10, 2008 04:35 PM

      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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        Stickies RE: kobe_88 Mar 18, 2008 07:27 PM

        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

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        banjolinana RE: carochinha Mar 19, 2008 01:54 PM

        I like Balthazar's and Flea Markets.

        1. Toot RE: carochinha Mar 20, 2008 02:17 PM

          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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            MMRuth RE: Toot Mar 20, 2008 02:22 PM

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

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              Toot RE: MMRuth Mar 20, 2008 02:49 PM

              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.

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                MMRuth RE: Toot Mar 20, 2008 02:50 PM

                Thanks for the tip.

          2. MMRuth RE: carochinha Mar 20, 2008 02:23 PM

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


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