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Is Top of the Mark worth the $$$?

milojon Feb 19, 2008 06:09 PM

Made reservations to eat there next friday, but I hear it can get pretty spendy with a set menu and all. In upwards of $70 a person not including drinks. But do any of y'all think it is worth it or is there a better spot I should check out for a special dinner?

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  1. Carrie 218 Feb 20, 2008 08:24 AM

    Only worth the money for brunch - not for dinner. Go there were for a pre- or post-prandial aperitif and enjoy the view but go elsewhere for dinner and you will be much, much happier.

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    1. re: Carrie 218
      milojon Feb 20, 2008 02:59 PM

      thanks, i guess i'll try somewhere else like Le Coloniel.

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        sfcitygirl Feb 20, 2008 03:58 PM

        I would avoid Le Colonial. The decor is nice, but, unfortunately, the food does not live up to the ambiance IMO.

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          milojon Feb 20, 2008 05:11 PM

          ouch. I am 0 for 2 on choices, do you have another rec, in that area of downtown that is somewhat nice.

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            Carrie 218 Feb 21, 2008 07:57 PM

            Fleur de Lys
            Myth
            Perbacco

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              mrs bacon Feb 25, 2008 01:35 PM

              Myth is in the process of being sold. I don't know what's going on with it right now, but it used to be very good. I'm not a huge fan of Perbacco. There's something a bit...corporate about it. Fleur de Lys is old school French. Not my favorite, but I'm sure you'd be happy if that's what you're after.

              How about Boulevard? It's a great place for special occasion dinners.

              1. re: mrs bacon
                milojon Feb 25, 2008 09:39 PM

                i think i'm gonna stick with le coloniel, there were no reservations for this friday around 7 for any of those three. i'll give a report on sunday.

    2. bbulkow Feb 20, 2008 04:36 PM

      Drinks at top of the mark is far more fun when it's a swing dance night.

      Check the Lindy List for dates...
      http://www.lindylist.com/

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        swag Feb 22, 2008 06:01 PM

        I second that. If you're into swing dancing or expensive drinks with views, good idea. If you like brunch, not a bad choice. Everything else: skip it.

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          milojon Feb 24, 2008 07:27 PM

          thanks, i've already decided to definitley not go for dinner. Thanks for the help.

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