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tastytamarind Apr 15, 2008 10:07 AM

Going tonight....thanks for the recs!

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    dcandohio Apr 15, 2008 11:24 AM

    Make sure they're open. They had a kitchen fire over the weekend. The steak frites is a winner. There's also a mini-ravioli thing on the starter menu that is RICH and yummy.

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      Elyssa Apr 15, 2008 11:25 AM

      Really? How bad of a fire?

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        dcandohio Apr 15, 2008 11:29 AM

        I'm not sure. They were closed on Saturday, posting a sign saying they were closed due to a kitchen fire. The bartender at Circa said that there were lots of fire trucks Friday night. We looked in on Sunday, and the dining room looked OK, but all the chairs/tables where piled up near the windows.

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          tastytamarind Apr 15, 2008 11:47 AM

          I called yesterday to make a resy and they didn't mention it, so I assume it's a thing of the past. Meanwhile, any more thoughts on mussels? If not, I may have to order cassoulet or duck.

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            MalinDC Apr 15, 2008 01:00 PM

            I have had the mussels on multiple occasions and have really liked them. The blue cheese ones were a bit much for me, but that's only because I got sick of the blue cheese.

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      aburkavage Apr 15, 2008 10:44 AM

      I can't speak to the mussels as I've never had them... The hanger steak with shallot sauce and cassoulet are both winners

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        tastytamarind Apr 15, 2008 10:22 AM

        I'm debating between mussels, cassoulet, duck leg, and pate...also, do they have good frites? Thanks.

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          Elyssa Apr 15, 2008 10:28 AM

          Don't get the mussels. I was very unsatisfied with them the last time I went. They were no where close to as good as the ones at Brasserie Beck

          Their salmon with leeks and polenta is very good. It has a tasty champagne sauce and it one of my favorites on the menu.

          The hanger steak and frites is also very good. I also like the duck confit, french onion soup, and goat cheese salad.

          For dessert I really like their warm apple tart/cake.

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            tastytamarind Apr 15, 2008 10:36 AM

            Hmm, thanks for the recs -- can anyone else weigh in on the mussels? I was secretly hoping they'd be good here :(

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              Elyssa Apr 15, 2008 10:41 AM

              The roasted chicken is also good.

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                beauxgoris Apr 15, 2008 10:54 AM

                ^^I've never had them - but I do have a friend that loves them and always orders them, so go figure.

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              Ericandblueboy Apr 15, 2008 01:01 PM

              I haven't tried their cassoulet but everything else you mentioned is good but not great, except the fries (which is really good). Last time I went I ordered everything and had to take much of it home cause we couldn't eat it all.

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