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Apr 6, 2008 05:51 PM

Where to Eat Next?

Getting restless. Maybe it's Spring fever. Where to eat next?

Le 'Atelier de Joel Robuchon is hard to top. Been to Degustation. Falai is a favorite. Per Se is NOT on the list. Been to Cru, The Modern - Dining Room. Allen & Delancey disappointed. Just got a gift certificate to Annisa.

Casual favorites (not "bleeding edge") include Marseille, Pylos, LaVagna, Duane Park, Acqua, Table Tales, Casa Adela, etc.

Prefer downtown but will venture out for excellent food. Not into hype, scene/trend, big, loud.

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  1. Try Savoy, on Spring near Crosby. Food is good, though not stunning, service is terrific, and the space is warm. Nice place to spend an evening.

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    1. re: 280 Ninth

      Try Olana and Fleur de Sel. Both top dining venues.

      1. re: 280 Ninth

        280 Ninth, went to the Savoy when it was new and food was surprising, used to go every New Year's Eve.

      2. Hi FDF,

        You probably have visited Blue Hill and Gramercy Tavern (the dining room) in the past, but when it comes to spring, these two restaurants always serve up great dishes with spring vegetables.

        I also saw that the Spring menu for EMP is up now!

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        1. re: kobetobiko

          Hi Kobe,

          It's been awhile since I have been to GT. Probably before the current chef. Might be worth a revisit. Not been to Blue Hill but would probably visit the one Upstate. EMP might be it.

        2. Olana definitely. And have you tried Bar Blanc? A bit sceney but the food is fantastic.

          1. Thanks for all the suggestions. Help me choose:

            *Fleur de Sel
            *GT (dining room)
            *Bar Blanc

            Also forgot to mention SO is into wine (think wine list like Cru, LaVagna, The Harrison, etc.), and we prefer NOT to go to brand new restaurants.

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            1. re: financialdistrictresident

              As far as food goes, I would look at the menus and see what appeals to you. You have some great choices, but they are hard to compare. As to wine, EMP has the most extensive (and expensive). whereas Olana has a smaller but interesting list with more down-to-earth prices. Bar Blanc has a small list and is on the high side. I'm much more impressed with their food than with the wine. Haven't been to GT or FdS in a long time.

              1. re: rrems

                rrems, thanks for your thoughts. I'm looking at the menus right now.

                1. re: financialdistrictresident

                  rrems and idia steered me to a very pleasant meal at Olana last friday.


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