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Bistro Cassis UWS - Not too shabby...

harrison Jan 13, 2009 11:12 AM

We usually hit Nice Matin in the neighborhood for this type of fare, but decided to give Cassis a try since it's been on our list for some time. Overall wife and I were pleased. We shared the mussels (white wine/garlic) which were plump and made for fine dipping with the crusty bread. Wife had the kobe burger which she enjoyed - i had a bite, the brioche bun was not necessary and it was overcooked a bit for my taste (not hers). I had the pan seared salmon which was nice over braised endive and prosciutto with a balsamic reduction. A couple of glasses of wine and we escaped for under $90 which is no easy task. We'll go back for sure.

Oh, I was tempted to stick my spoon into the next tables onion soup - smelled great and probably hit the spot on the snowy night we were there. Next time..

It was pretty full and bit noisy, but bearable.

Looking forward to first visit to West Branch next week!

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    Simon RE: harrison Jan 13, 2009 04:19 PM

    thanks for the review...i've walked by this place many times as it's right near my new home, but haven't gone in yet...but i've been wondering...

    i'll try it soon

    1. MMRuth RE: harrison Jan 13, 2009 04:22 PM

      That's good to know for our post-UWS movie excursions. Thanks.

      1. JoanN RE: harrison Jan 13, 2009 04:51 PM

        Yes, do try the onion soup. It's excellent. What I go there for. Much better than Cafe Luxembourg. I just wish they took reservations.

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          MMRuth RE: JoanN Jan 13, 2009 05:11 PM

          Ooh - that is good to know.

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          Stuffed Monkey RE: harrison Jan 14, 2009 06:04 AM

          Bruni agreed:


          I enjoyed it as well.

          1. Mawrter RE: harrison May 26, 2009 03:04 PM

            Is this restaurant associated with le Citron? I sorta thought Citron had a sister restaurant - ???

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              berna RE: Mawrter May 26, 2009 03:52 PM

              Yes, I think they have the same owners.

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