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Public vs. Degustation?? Please help me pick...

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I thought I had settled on a special dinner with a dear friend at PUBLIC.

We're both equally in to food as well as atmosphere (decor, nice crowd, etc).

However, recently I've read one or two not-so-great reviews about PUBLIC.

Is DEGUSTATION a better choice??

Please share your thoughts and/or reviews on one or both places.

A million thanks!

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  1. Looking for a crowd? Go to Public. Degustation is small, tiny even.

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    1. re: KTinNYC

      KT: Thanks! I did not know Degustation is tiny. My 3rd choice was Bar Room at The Modern. More a distant third...

    2. Haven't been to Degustation, but the food at Public was bland. The only good thing about my meal there was the wine.

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      1. re: AriB

        Ari: Bummer! Well, thanks for weighing in...

      2. Degustation has excellent food. I'm not a big fan of the tasting menu, i like to pick and choose myself. the croquettas are amazing. Great wines to go with the food.
        As far as nice crowd, there isnt really a crowd, its 16 people at a tapas bar. You will enjoy the food and the service, the atmosphere is kind of romantic , even though tight surroundings. Jack's Oyster bar around the corner is also very good. It serves tapas but more French style. Same owner as Degustation and Jewel Bako

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