hatfield's or lucques?
taking out of towners to a nice dinner. which is more delicious? should comme ca even be considered in the same league?
I have no answer for you, but the croque madame from hatfields is insane. I also really dig their lamb (if they still have it). Their cucumber mint gimlet is also good.
All three are good choices, but I'd base the decision on the atmosphere you're looking for:
I find Hatfield's intimacy to be best suited to couples, or a very small, quiet group.
Luques you know has great food and is better for larger parties than Hatfields, but still upscale, classy and relatively quiet.
The food at Comme Ca may not be quite up to the other two, but it's still damn good and the environment is much more festive, louder, a little younger, slightly more casual but still upscale.
So it really depends who's dining and what kind of vibe you're after.
i concur regarding the consideration of mood and atmosphere.
food wise, can i throw hungry cat into the mix?
i prefer hatfield's over luques, but it is definitely a smaller, more quiet setting. i found the food at comme ca mediocre at best. way too salty, service was so so, and i thought the noise level was way too high.
Hatfield's is more delicious. Lucques' food is very good, but Hatfield's is outstanding. Haven't been to Comme Ca, but the reviews haven't been consistently positive.