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Apr 19, 2008 04:02 PM

Dinner at L'Ecole

Have reservations at L'Ecole next week for dinner and am wondering: is there anything to avoid on the five-course menu? Any tips to ensure decent service and/or a competent student chef to cook the meal? I'm perfectly happy with eating whatever is offered, and I'm sure it'll be delicious, but any advice to make the experience less of a roll of the dice is greatly appreciated.

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  1. The most memorable dishes we had there were the skirt steak (as much for the fries and dipping sauces as anything), the salad with bibb lettuce and fresh blue cheese dressing (which might not be on the menu anymore) and the chocolate ganache cake. Nothing we had was bad, and the experience was very nice.

    1. I've eaten at L'Ecole 3 times over the past 5 years or so & have had a good meal each time. Since the menu changes from time to time it would be difficult to say which are preferred dishes. I have found the 5 course dinner to be the most enjoyable simply because the price is the same as the 4 course! BTW I've found the wines to be pleasing too. Hope this is helpful & the meal is pleasant.

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      1. re: bruceb04

        Always have had a great experience at this place. Also, try the fabulous Tortulli (?) Prosecco if you like your sparkling wine on the sweet side.