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Niki Jul 17, 2008 10:31 AM

Has anyone been lately? Celebrating and thought of this Brad Steelman's supposed to be v.good

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    Lucia RE: Niki Jul 17, 2008 11:19 AM

    Went last year. The atmosphere was nice and romantic, as expected, but food was mediocre.

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      gennasam RE: Lucia Jul 18, 2008 11:06 AM

      Say what you will call it a tourist trap, or a bridge and tunnel haven for no nothing surburbanites, get your nose out of the air this is a first class resturant with great food, great atmosphere, solid service and (of course) high prices. Is it Chanterelle or Daniel....no...but its good very good and yes worth the coin.

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      coho RE: Niki Jul 18, 2008 10:49 AM

      We went a few months ago, and were blown away by how good this restaurant still is. We were not expecting a lot since it has been around a while, and I had heard it was past its prime and more of a tourist spot. We had the tasting menu, which was well-paced with great-tasting well-prepared dishes, and was equal, if not better, than some of the tasting menus I have had in Manhattan. The portion sizes were very generous, considering it was a tasting menu.The decor is outstanding (of course!), the service attentive and not overbearing or snooty, and the food sublime. Yes, it is filled with tourists, but still a great experience, and a perfect spot for celebrating.

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