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Asumnuthin May 13, 2008 12:20 PM

I see they are in the works to get another new chef, I am excited to see what becomes of this, we had dinner there last night and it was ok, could be so much better.

  1. Asumnuthin Jun 4, 2008 08:34 AM

    Confirmed new chef, has anyone eaten there this week? I did last night and it was absolutely wonderful!

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    1. re: Asumnuthin
      wleatherette Jun 4, 2008 01:52 PM

      what did you have? i haven't been tempted to go back since having a mediocre brunch a while back.

      1. re: wleatherette
        Asumnuthin Jun 5, 2008 06:09 AM

        I had a mahi with Caribbean salsa and jasmine rice, and yesterday I stopped in and had a plate of hummus and babaganoush with toast zahtar pita, totally delicious! They have stumptown coffee now as well, very good stuff! Worth checking out again for dinner.

    2. charlie_b Jun 20, 2008 02:19 PM

      yeah, i saw a "press release" from their former chef on menupages and a bunch of recent bad reviews.

      has anyone been for brunch lately?

      i've only been once before (Dec, Jan, or maybe Feb) and we loved both the Chili Colorado and the Green Eggs. i'm moving from NYC in a couple of weeks and we were going to meet friends there for brunch tomorrow (we live in Queens and they live on Roosevelt Island), so it'll be somewhat of a trek for both...

      worth going still or should we do something else?

      maybe dim sum in Flushing would be more dependable and easier?

      thanks for the feedback,

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      1. re: charlie_b
        Asumnuthin Jun 25, 2008 11:14 AM

        oh no its wonderful you should def check it out,
        menu is changing for the better

        1. re: Asumnuthin
          MMRuth Jun 25, 2008 02:19 PM

          Who is the new chef? We're heading out that way this weekend. Any particular dishes that you recommend? Thanks!

          1. re: MMRuth
            Asumnuthin Jun 28, 2008 05:32 AM

            Victor Malaric, formally of Zoe in soho
            He does some wonderful specials at night, different all the time so hard to recommend. However for lunch I recommend the spinach salad with pistachio goat cheese croutons or chicken paillard, both full of flavor inexpensive and consistent, my new favorite spot in the neighborhood.

            I know he’s doing a strawberry daiquiri stuffed French toast this weekend for brunch, we discussed it at the chefs counter last night, looks to die for.

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              MMRuth Jun 28, 2008 06:05 AM


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                mmbrooklyn Jul 11, 2008 12:29 PM

                as long time customers of BL (and big fans of the earliest incarnation), we went back the other night: I ordered the flank steak special. preparation was mediocre (I ordered medium rare, and the strips of steak ranged from medium to well-done, and the meat tasted like it was borderline off) and the presentation was poor - looked like the food was literally thrown on the plate. we won't be back anytime soon....

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          savoryhash Jun 25, 2008 11:38 AM

          We usually go for breakfast on weekends. This past Sunday had the Huevos Rancheros which where fantastic...lots of flavors, way better than before. Lately even the scrambled eggs had been bad. Coffee never fails.

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          1. re: savoryhash
            Asumnuthin Jul 10, 2008 06:07 AM

            After your recomendation I had the huevos rancheros for brunch on the 4th,, totally amazing and huge portions, just my style.

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