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Current veritas food opinions?

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yebo Jun 22, 2008 05:59 AM

Recent postings have praised wine and been mixed on food based on eating a while ago. Any recent experiences with the food?

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    Lucia Jun 22, 2008 09:08 AM

    Some reviews w/new chef:

    http://www.chowhound.com/topics/518663
    http://www.chowhound.com/topics/509853
    http://www.chowhound.com/topics/503499

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    1. re: Lucia
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      sam1 Jun 22, 2008 11:21 AM

      new chef was axed just 2-3 weeks ago...he was pretty horrible at least in comparison to scott.

      1. re: sam1
        NYChristopher Jun 22, 2008 05:50 PM

        HOLY SNAP! I had no idea Bryan left ... now he's at Lever House. (swoon)

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          Lucia Jun 22, 2008 06:10 PM

          Scott Bryan is not at Lever House:
          http://eater.com/archives/2008/05/eaterwire_bradf.php
          http://eater.com/archives/2008/04/eaterwire_scott.php
          http://eater.com/archives/2008/04/eat...

          1. re: Lucia
            NYChristopher Jun 22, 2008 06:23 PM

            Sorry, clearly I saw this
            http://nymag.com/daily/food/2008/04/scott_bryan_named_new_chef_at_lever_house.html
            but not this
            http://eater.com/archives/2008/04/eat...

            1. re: NYChristopher
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              sam1 Jun 22, 2008 09:52 PM

              no...scott's replacement is out...

              http://eater.com/archives/2008/05/eat...

              he sucked.

              1. re: sam1
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                RGR Jun 22, 2008 11:51 PM

                Gregory Pugan is now the executive chef at Veritas. Until this appointment, he was a chef at Robuchon.

                http://eater.com/archives/2008/05/ver...

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                  Lau Jul 24, 2008 05:44 AM

                  http://www.pinkpignyc.com/at_the_sign...

                  anyone tried since its got a new chef?

                  1. re: Lau
                    Wilfrid Jul 24, 2008 08:12 AM

                    Yes.

                    The food is much more modern French in style. It's ambitious; certainly there were a few missteps when I ate there, but it's early days. I think it's a very exciting development.

                    1. re: Lau
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                      RGR Jul 24, 2008 11:52 AM

                      I agree that the arrival of Gregory Pugin is very exciting. We had dinner there a few weeks ago, and I think his cuisine is superb. *Very* different from Scott Bryan's style, which was New American while, as Wilfrid mentioned, Pugin's is contemporary French.

                      Veritas was always one of our favs when Bryan was there. We skipped it during the Ed Cotton phase. I look forward to putting it back on our favorites list.

                      Note that prices have gone up considerably. The 3-course prix-fixe is now $90. Plus, there is a 6-course tasting menu for $155. Also, they've expanded their service hours into the late afternoon, offering "light fare" from 3 to 5:30 p.m.

                      http://www.veritas-nyc.com

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