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jsmitty May 6, 2008 09:52 AM

Ok a friend desperately needs to find the best eclair in Manhattan for her 13-year-old son. A restaurant or bakery would do... Thanks

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    Desidero May 7, 2008 11:27 AM

    Word is that Patisserie Claude makes very good eclairs. I haven't tried them myself, but since no one else has offered any suggestions, I thought I'd chime in with a second-hand recommendation.

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      chachalicious May 7, 2008 11:45 AM

      I am happy to report 1st hand that Patisserie Claude does indeed make a tasty eclair. Be aware that they are coffee cream or chocolate cream filled & iced with the same flavor. Is this 13 year old expecting the american version of an eclair? Usually vanilla pudding like filling with with chocolate frosting?
      And on this note, does anyone know of a bakery that sells them fresh whipped cream filled?

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      offthebeatenpath1 May 7, 2008 12:19 PM

      I recently bought some pastries for a dinner party from Patiserrie Margot on the UWS (in the Ansonia building, sort of tucked away) on 74th street. I got a couple of eclairs, in addition to some tart tatin and mousse pastries. Everyone commented how great everything was.

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        chachalicious May 7, 2008 03:26 PM

        Margot's are tasty and incredibly similar to Claude's. I'd go with whichever is closer...

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