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Is dip as good as I hear?

I grok Feb 14, 2008 05:38 PM

A few people told me dip had excellent fondue. does it? And, I heard the food and drinks are good too. I plan on going this Saturday. Would it be a waste of my time?

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    Lucia Feb 14, 2008 05:50 PM

    Yes. Go to Artisanal instead.

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      sugartoof Feb 14, 2008 09:30 PM

      All the reviews I've read paid extra special attention to the horrible service, and chintzy amount of bread given to dip with. Where did you hear the food was good? I think it gets a certain Murray Hill spill over crowd at certain times of the week, so it might have a pick up scene if that's what you want.

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        fein Feb 15, 2008 05:29 AM

        i would never say this place is good but if you are in the area then stop by. definitely not worth a trip. the food is nothing great. it is a bar with a restaurant, fondue is their gimmick. there are much better places to go.

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          kpsquared Feb 15, 2008 09:11 AM

          Their fondue was just ok. But it might be a moot point because I walked by the other day and the place looks shut down for good.

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          1. re: kpsquared
            egit Feb 15, 2008 01:32 PM

            Dip kinda sucks (sucked?). I went there once. I didn't leave thinking "never again." But it certainly never made me want to hop in a cab and go back. Artisanal is only a few blocks away, so you should go there instead. There are a lot better places for fondue in the city. Like... all of them.

            1. re: kpsquared
              sugartoof Feb 15, 2008 09:40 PM

              It wouldn't be the first time they shut down and reopened. The place is a ghost town most of the time, with the staff hanging around outside smoking cigarettes.

              Kind of a shame, because a casual fondue bar should be amazing just from the concept alone.

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              I grok Feb 16, 2008 05:19 AM

              Thank you for the feedback. I guess I'll try my hand at making my own :)

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                jimnorton Feb 16, 2008 01:17 PM

                Please, skip dip. It's more of a loungy frat bar for the cheesy neighborhood kids and their first dates. And for some reason, they have more tv's than a sports bar.

                1. Nancy816 Feb 17, 2008 07:54 AM

                  I agree with all. In a word, skip. It's a niche concept, poor execution.

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                    NYCKim Feb 17, 2008 03:20 PM

                    Probably too late for you, but in case someone else is reading this for an answer, I agree with the Artisanal suggestion. They are having a fondue festival this month with a different cheese every day!

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