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chicken kabob Nov 6, 2008 02:51 PM

For those of you who have been to the new location...how is it? Anything "must have" to order?
Thanks!

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    reiflame RE: chicken kabob Nov 6, 2008 04:46 PM

    We loved the Duck Egg and Leg salad, but I was a little underwhelmed by the food. I had so many great meals at the old location that I was expecting the near-perfection I had previously experienced, especially since prices increased around 30% across the board.

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      chicken kabob RE: reiflame Nov 6, 2008 04:49 PM

      Reiflame- Thanks for your input about the food. The duck salad sounds great! What is the atmosphere like now? I have not been to the old location either.

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        reiflame RE: chicken kabob Nov 7, 2008 04:13 AM

        The atmosphere is a major improvement - it's small, but well designed and quiet. There's an open kitchen, and on the night I was there Chef Powers was up front and center.

        I forgot to mention that desserts were a particular disappointment.

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        Bigcitywine RE: reiflame Nov 7, 2008 01:42 PM

        I agree the Duck Egg and leg salad was worth eating. The chicken was great too. Went there the first week and the wine list was very reasonable, not sure if it still is.

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        Elyssa RE: chicken kabob Nov 7, 2008 05:32 AM

        The food is incredible!! When I went I got the scallops and they were so amazing I was practically moaning at the table. Everything we had was excellent...including my boyfriend's duck egg and confit salad (just homey and delicious). I also liked the lobster carpaccio.

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          jeb RE: Elyssa Nov 7, 2008 07:11 AM

          oh my...My husband and I have a reservation at Corduroy tomorrow night. I have heard good things and we liked the food at the old location, so I have high hopes. Any other comments out there? Both lobster appetizers sound great (from other posts) but I like firm textures. Are both of these dishes very soft in texture since one is raw and the other sounds like it is barely cooked. Thanks.

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            Elyssa RE: jeb Nov 7, 2008 09:43 AM

            The capraccio is very light. I described it in my original review as almost the essence of lobster. It has a strong lobster and drawn butter taste but it is light, airy and delicious.

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              reiflame RE: jeb Nov 8, 2008 07:20 AM

              The carpaccio is not firm; it is paper thin shaved raw lobster.

              The lobster salad is cooked; if you like cooked lobster then you probably won't mind the texture.

          2. crackers RE: chicken kabob Nov 8, 2008 10:12 AM

            Check out this recent thread for Corduroy that describes the food and decor in a lot of detail:
            http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/557717

            There are many other posts if you search under the correct spelling.

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              chicken kabob RE: crackers Nov 8, 2008 10:48 AM

              Crackers- Thank you! That thread was very helpful.

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