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Apr 26, 2008 03:45 PM

Garden @ Eleven - Anyone been?

Has any fellow chowhound tried this new restaurnat? With ex-Perigee executive chef Pat Riley at the helm, the food 'SHOULD BE GOOD'. Can any one confirm? Do they have chef's tasting menus? How about price range? Thx!

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  1. I posted a short review of lunch there a few days ago in this thread:

    In short, it's certainly not Perigee, at least not yet -- but it's a lot cheaper. Full menus are on the website at

    The chef change is official. Amy Pataki wrote about it in this week's star. ChefDB now lists Pat Riley as "Executive Chef" of The Garden @ Eleven, and Brad Moore as "Executive Chef Partner", though, which is slightly odd.

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    1. re: Gary

      Thank you for your informative feed back, Gary!
      Your previous comments about the portion being small could be a direct reflection of Pat Riley's approach based on his years of cooking relatively small dishes for his tasting menu at Perigee?!

      1. re: Charles Yu

        Perhaps... though if that's the case, I could have used the other 8 courses! Just kidding.

    2. Honestly Charles, I feel asleep half-way through reading the new menu. It won't be the chef you'll have a problem with. This place evidently wishes to take no risks.

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      1. re: Googs

        From the looks of the menu, on the website, it is just setting up to be a neighboorhood spot. The prices are sure nowhere near Perigee. The cost of their highest main course is lower then the mid range appetizer I had last time I was at Perigee. As far as taking risks maybe their not trying to - it sure didn't seem to work out with Brad Moore. Who knows?