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kibbles Jul 31, 2008 04:18 PM

havent seen any posts on this place.

its a strange place, inside its quite high end and charming, but its in the middle of nowhere, nestled next to warehouses under the bridge. only dined once, but the servers were attentive yet detached, which i like. they specialize in veal but the veal i had didnt wow me and seemed overcooked (not the uber-tender i heard about). other entree loaded w/ jumbo lump. the pasta selections were plentiful, available in half-portions, and impressive. im italian and usually find restaurant pasta bloated or lacking, but theirs was just right -- fresh and perfectly al dente. the spicy red sauce w/ a touch of anise was fantastic. will go back.

what are the chowhounder thoughts?

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    rchill Aug 4, 2008 06:24 PM

    I stumbled upon this place a few months ago...literally. I was packing up my storage and needed a drink. After having a great drink at the bar, I went back for dinner a couple of days later and was surprised that the place was so packed. I was very pleased with the meal at Eleven79. I honestly don't remember what I ordered. I began telling my friends that I had found this great "new" place.....but most people already knew about it, like it but kind of forgot that it existed. I think its a pretty "solid" option.

    1. z
      zin1953 Aug 1, 2008 07:27 AM

      >>>havent seen any posts on this place. <<<

      http://www.chowhound.com/topics/125901
      http://www.chowhound.com/topics/126794
      http://www.chowhound.com/topics/127506
      http://www.chowhound.com/topics/128254
      http://www.chowhound.com/topics/125850
      http://www.chowhound.com/topics/127818
      http://www.chowhound.com/topics/128081
      http://www.chowhound.com/topics/128770
      http://www.chowhound.com/topics/128927
      http://www.chowhound.com/topics/327171
      http://www.chowhound.com/topics/394265
      http://www.chowhound.com/topics/400238
      http://www.chowhound.com/topics/525773

      There are some more, too, but . . . some of these are in detail; others mention it in passing . . .

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      1. re: zin1953
        j
        JazzyB Aug 1, 2008 08:11 AM

        Your list is very dated... all the way back to 2002. Personally, I don't consider any review more than 6 months old.

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          edible complex Aug 1, 2008 10:49 AM

          hey JazzyB, I haven't been post-K (since I don't work in the CBD anymore), but I always had a great time at Eleven79. usually started with wine at the bar and then ordered my food there too...long story short, I used to play Mexican jumping bean games with the bartender until he took switched my jumping beans for espresso beans...all fun n games until somebody loses.
          the place reminds me of some of the restaurants in Little Italy. if I get there before you do, I'll post. I'm anxious to hear of your experience.
          I have great memories of the caprese with crab added on top, the carbonara, and the soft shells...here's hoping it is all still good.

          1. re: JazzyB
            z
            zin1953 Aug 5, 2008 07:53 PM

            I didn't list them all -- lots from newer dates, too!

          2. re: zin1953
            k
            kibbles Aug 1, 2008 05:35 PM

            let me rephrase for Type A's -- i havent seen any recent or substantial reviews of the place. some substantial reviews from 3-5 years ago, yes. some mentions of it more recently, yes. but none that are both substantial *and* recent.

            i would love to hear other hounders opinion of the best dishes, their reviews and thoughts on consistency, or discussion about its abundant veal dishes.

            1. re: kibbles
              j
              JazzyB Aug 2, 2008 11:26 AM

              When I called for resv. I asked about a tasting menu. Recptionist put the chef on the phone. They offer a "feed", 3 or 4 courses (your choice), you can choose menu items or let the chef prepare off menu dishes of his choosing. This is what we'll have.. Don't usually resv. 2wks. in advance but due to the Saints game, we thought it prudent.

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                k
                kibbles Aug 2, 2008 04:57 PM

                that sounds interesting...let us know how it goes!

          3. BayouTeche Jul 31, 2008 04:39 PM

            It's been on my "gotta try" list for a few years now, but I still haven't made it. Too many restaurants.....too little time.

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            1. re: BayouTeche
              j
              JazzyB Aug 1, 2008 05:23 AM

              We plan on going for an early dinner then heading over to the dome. Won't be till 16th, but I'll report back.

            2. N.O.Food Jul 31, 2008 04:38 PM

              How does it compare to Leonardo's Trattoria? I've never been to 1179 but recently went to Leonardo's.

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                HalfShell Jul 31, 2008 04:38 PM

                I have never had a bad meal here. The food is very rich, which may not be appropriate for every occasion, but for a big celebratory meal, it's just right.

                I wouldn't quite call it the middle of nowhere, since just across the expressway is the Warehouse District, and Lower Magazine is in the other direction. (Bridge Lounge is nearby, and very popular.) It's a bit more like the Demilitarized Zone. Not really in either neighborhood, so it feels like a forgotten place.

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