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starbuck212 Apr 4, 2008 10:34 AM

I'm going there tomorrow night w/ my hubby & I'm really looking foward to it! We were supposed to eat at a Steven Starr restaurant so we could use our gift certifs, but Buddakahn is closed for renovations, I've been to Tangerine a few times before, Striped Bass got mixed reviews, been to Alama before, and Morimoto only had a 5:15. So we're saving the Steven Starr certifs until we can get a better restaurant at a better time.

Anyway, onto Amada! What is the best thing on the menu there? The MUST HAVE that I have to order???

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  1. bluehensfan RE: starbuck212 Apr 4, 2008 10:50 AM

    The ham croquettes were very good.

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      Decker RE: starbuck212 Apr 4, 2008 10:59 AM

      I can't get enough of the short rib flatbread. My fiance loved the garlic shrimp.

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        Philly Ray RE: starbuck212 Apr 4, 2008 11:40 AM

        When my wife and I ate the Pernil Asado, we looked at each other and said, "This might be the best pork we've ever tasted." And believe me, we've eaten a lot of pork.

        A few weeks after that, Craig LaBan reviewed Amada and this was his opinion...

        "But I can't wait to round up a group of four to devour one of Garces' special-order suckling pigs, especially if the smaller pernil asado dish was any preview. This pork shank - brined and slow-stewed in molten lard, then served over white beans with rosemary beneath Seville oranges - was one of the best slices of pig I've ever eaten, the meltingly tender meat rimmed by a schmear of fat and a cracker-crisp ribbon of skin."

        Trust me (and Craig)...order the Pernil Asado.

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          Schpsychman RE: Philly Ray Apr 4, 2008 12:18 PM

          The filet (topped with foie gras) is incredible as are the stuffed lamb chops.

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          brightman RE: starbuck212 Apr 4, 2008 03:31 PM

          pernil, garlic shrimp, octopus are all terrific.

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            bagwhat RE: starbuck212 Apr 4, 2008 05:13 PM

            We didn't have a single bad dish, but the most memorable ones were the Lamb meatballs, the octopus, and the garlic shrimp. You have a great, great meal ahead of you.

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              Hungryin theBurbs RE: starbuck212 Apr 4, 2008 05:33 PM

              For me, the must-order-every-time dish is the octopus. Everything there is great, but this is the dish that really sings for me. The combination of tender octopus and smoky paprika are transcendent.

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                janiceliv RE: starbuck212 Apr 4, 2008 07:18 PM

                I always love the short rib flatbread -- can never get enough of that! Also, the garlic shrimp and the octupus -- mmm, smoky, tender, amazing! And there is a dish of Serrano ham wrapped around a yummy salad with figs that is to die for!

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                  Gorp512 RE: starbuck212 Apr 4, 2008 11:31 PM

                  Put my votes in for the short rib flatbread and garlic shrimp as well. Must haves.

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                    yammers RE: Gorp512 Apr 17, 2008 05:26 PM

                    had dinner there a few nights ago. Really enjoyed it. Monday night and completely packed. Nice vibe. Really liked the octopus, clams & chorizo, ham croquettes and the short rib flatbread. Had a great bread pudding with bananas and a scoop of ice cream on top. We would definately go back.

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