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JungMann Jan 24, 2008 02:23 AM

Has anyone tried Barfry lately? I happened in for their happy hour and had a fantastic time and wanted to see if dinner might be any better. My cocktails were inventive and refreshing, even if the rosemary gimlet was a tad heavy on the rosemary. Best yet is that they were $6 and came with amuses bouches from the chef. Definitely a great place for a drink after work.

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    jens Jan 26, 2008 05:00 AM

    I was there last night, probably my fourth or fifth visit. My sense is that the tempura has lightened up a bit since my first try. I'm a big fan of the shitake and string bean tempura. Also-- the past two visits they have had a Montauk fluke shashimi-- it was truly fabulous-- reminded me of dishes I've loved at Soto, which is a high compliment in my book. I've also enjoyed the Barfry salad, and recently tried the Black sesame gelato, which was a treat.

    My only complaint is that the music is really really loud. (Which probably means I'm really really old.)

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      Sugar Jan 25, 2008 08:17 AM

      I agree with the first 3 responses. The tempura is done really well for the most part, and there's a good list on non-fried items so you don't gorge yourself on grease. I work in the area and it's never really crowded during the week...

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      1. re: Sugar
        CocHoliday Jan 25, 2008 02:49 PM

        I wrote a small thing: http://www.chowhound.com/topics/438215

        Has it changed that much since the opening?

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        clembeauchamp Jan 25, 2008 08:16 AM

        I'm a fan, too. The service is great and there are lots of little salads to counterbalance all the grease.

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          Lucia Jan 24, 2008 06:29 AM

          I went in October and really enjoyed the food, including a variety of tempura and some salads.

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            NewYork10011 Jan 24, 2008 05:38 AM

            Dinner has definitely improved at BarFry. While I love(d) the tempura, it was not figure friendly. Lately there has been a LOT more specials on the board geared towards sushi, seafood, non-fried items. Service has always been terrific... gets a little loud and towards then end I feel like I've been locked away in a stark-white room, but worth it for the fluke!

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