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Jul 25, 2008 12:14 PM

Falai or Babbo?

I was going to go to Falai for my one night in NY in August. But, since reading this board I am now thinking I should go to Babbo. Is one better than the other?

Also, I wanted to check out the Spotted Pig. Would that be a fun place for lunch? I was also thinking of going to Ssam Bar for lunch.

I would love to hear your opinions. Thanks in advance!

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  1. Babbo over Falai for sure.
    Yes, Spotted Pig would be a good, fun option for lunch. I haven't been to Momofuku Ssam for lunch, but I believe they have a more limited menu than their dinner menu, which is very good.

    1. I thought Falai had excellent food but the portions were so precious, we left feeling like we wanted to stop in somewhere else for dinner! Entrees were appetizer size. Factor that into the pricing.

      1. I've never been to Falai, but love Babbo.

        Had lunch at Spotted Pig once fairly recently and we loved it. Good food, funky relaxed atmosphere, friendly service.

        1. I have never been to Babbo, but we really enjoy Falai. I think I posted a report the last time we went if you want to do a search. Dessert is not to be missed. Portions are European size - think quality over quantity. Bread is fabulous. Small venue with a patio. Decor is very white.

          1. Definitely Babbo. They are in different leagues.