It's my birthday again, Citrus at Social or Lucques
- Muhlyssa May 11, 2008 04:52 PM
Last year Providence was where we celebrated, this year it's a toss up between Lucques and Citrus at Social. Which would you choose and why?
I agree with Clare, that if you are food focused go to Lucques. However, I had my 40th in one of the private rooms (well the 2 connected private rooms) upstairs when it was still only Social, the Moroccan food. They know how to throw a party. It was fantastic, beautiful and our service was awesome.
I love the food at Lucques, but we haven't been back in two years (it was once my fave) because of the service with attitude.
I love Michel Richard, and loved the original Citrus, and his Citronelle in Santa Barbara. He is an awesome chef that blows Suzanne Goin out of the water.
I would try his new place because he knows what the competition is out here with the rest of the NY chefs using LA as their second home.
I'm celebrating mine a few days early tonight, and am going with other birthday folks to Hatfield's. Last 2 years it was AOC. Really like Lucques, yet having celebrated within the family the past two years, it did not enter this year's discussion. But maybe next year.
As to a preference, Lucques was #1 rated in the Michelin LA guide for a reason, although Citrus at Social was not around when the ratings were created. Still, never had less than a very good meal with superb wine and service. And also love the physical plant - cozy, warm, inviting, and that even includes the patio in back.