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Anyone tried Town or Le Cirque for RW?

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chocokitty Jul 24, 2008 06:49 AM

Hey 'hounders,

After two RW lunches down (Gramercy Tavern - awesome, and EMP - very good), I've planned eating out to Town and Le Cirque to break from my usual RW restaurants. Have any of you tried at either places yet? I'm curious to know what's your experience with the food, service, etc.

Thanks in advance,
Tina
http://thewanderingeater.wordpress.com

  1. g
    G3B Jul 24, 2008 09:17 AM

    having RW dinner at Town this evening and will report back tomorrow.

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      Lucia Jul 24, 2008 11:16 AM

      Just posted a quickie review of Le Cirque here:
      http://www.chowhound.com/topics/534563

      Went w/3 friends so I got to see (if not taste) most of the menu. Sister liked the ravioli starter. Friend didn't care for the melon soup (the color of cantaloupe), but she doesn't like cantaloupe. The shrimp looked good, as did the chicken fricasse and creme brule. Sister also had the pasta (w/o the octopus) for her main dish. I think she didn't enjoy it as much as the ravioli.
      We sat in the main dining room, but I think they were seating others w/RW reservations in the lounge.

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        dock Jul 24, 2008 11:19 AM

        Ate at Town on Tuesday nite. Reported on it yesterday.

        1. kelea Jul 24, 2008 11:47 AM

          Went to Le Cirque for winter. I can't remember a thing I ate. It was absolutely unmemorable.

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            chocokitty Jul 24, 2008 06:43 PM

            In response to you kelea and Lucia, oh poop. I want to change my reservations but I don't know where to for dinner.

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              Lucia Jul 24, 2008 07:26 PM

              Eh, I'm glad I went to Le Cirque. Based on food reviews, I wasn't willing to pay full price to dine there. Now I can say I've been and experienced the space. Sirio was sitting at a table beside the host stand eating his own lunch during our lunch. It's an experience.
              I'm going to Nougatine for dinner.

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            waxlion Jul 24, 2008 09:13 PM

            Le Cirque is meh. The portions are quite small for the appetizers, and what I got (the melon soup) wasnt impressive at all. The desserts were good tho, and for the entree you're better off with the chicken and fettecini (which were quite good) than the fish which was puny.

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              chocokitty Jul 25, 2008 02:45 AM

              I've canceled Le Cirque. I'm not going to ruin my friend's birthday over mediocre food. Moving to a different question, have any of you went to Blue Water Grill or August for RW? He's interested in going there as the alternatives.

              Thanks again!
              Tina

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                Lucia Jul 25, 2008 10:55 AM

                My fish main wasn't puny, fwiw. It wasn't huge, but it was good-sized and I left a few bites uneaten.

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