HOME > Chowhound > Manhattan >

What to order at Bar Blanc?

c
Corporate_40 Dec 11, 2008 09:29 AM

Having dinner there for the first time Saturday night, and was wondering if anyone's been there recently and can make any recommendations. Heard good things, so I'm looking forward to it.

Thanks in advance...

  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
Delete
  1. s
    sam1 RE: Corporate_40 Dec 11, 2008 03:36 PM

    sorry to break the news but bar blanc has seriously declined in quality since the original chef left. it's quite overpriced and service has taken a dive.

    i can barely recommend anything there these days. the pastas were fantastic originally but were gone from the menu when i last went in september.

    1. r
      rrems RE: Corporate_40 Dec 11, 2008 06:56 PM

      I was there in early September, shortly after the change of chefs (I do need to get back there soon), and the food was just as good as on previous visits, as was the service. The menu has changed somewhat since then, but the chicken, pork loin, and black cod have been around for awhile and would be fine choices. The sweetbreads appetizer, which is always there but with varying accompaniments, now includes pork belly. Sounds like a great combination to me. I do agree it is unfortunate that some great pasta dishes have been eliminated.

      1. c
        Corporate_40 RE: Corporate_40 Dec 12, 2008 12:38 PM

        I've been hearing about the decline as well. This is a birthday dinner, so I'd hate to ruin the night with a bad experience. Been thinking about checking out The Harrison as well. Maybe I should switch my reservation...

        Show Hidden Posts