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What to eat at Animal on Fairfax

sarcasmsk Feb 24, 2009 12:19 AM

I'm going out to dinner for a friend's birthday this week on Wednesday or Thursday and want to hear recommendations. There is no doubt in my mind that I will be getting the foie gras, but wanted to know what else to try. Thanks!!!

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  1. Servorg RE: sarcasmsk Feb 24, 2009 01:36 AM


    1. sku RE: sarcasmsk Feb 24, 2009 07:28 AM

      You must get the poutine. Sweet breads are also great. I actually wasn't a huge fan of the foie gras. I thought the presentation was a bit too sweet.

      For an entree, I loved the country fried quail, and for dessert both the doughnuts and the chocolate pudding were great.



      1. Tom P RE: sarcasmsk Feb 24, 2009 07:59 AM

        The poutine is a must, indeed. The night we were there, there was a special appetizer that was, in essence, a cheesy chorizo bake served with bread. It was terrific. Our favorite entrees of the four we ordered: the quail fry, which is fried chicken, using quail. This was the best dish of the night, and the sides were just as good; the pork chop, which was also excellent.

        1. mollyomormon RE: sarcasmsk Feb 24, 2009 10:57 AM

          another vote for the quail fry, the poutine and i'll add the pork belly.

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            VealParmGuy RE: sarcasmsk Feb 24, 2009 11:05 AM

            All these are good, and I'd second the pork belly with kiimchi.

            But my favorite there, despite being an avid carnivore, is the grilled baby broccoli with poached egg and pancetta vinaigrette.

            The doughnuts (with apple filling) are also crave-worthy.

            1. rednyellow RE: sarcasmsk Feb 24, 2009 09:21 PM

              My favs have been the foie gras biscuit and gravy paired with the riseling, the pork belly w/kimchee and the melted petit basque with chorizo.

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                chow_singa RE: sarcasmsk Feb 25, 2009 12:20 AM

                I was there 2 nights ago. 4 of us shared 5 starters and 3 mains. Stand-outs for us were the poutine, bbq pork ribs, kimchi pork belly and rabbit ravioli. The fried quail, foie gras and duck breast were kinda disappointing - too sweet. Though that home-cured bacon with fried quail was outstanding. An incredibly rich meal - satisfying.

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                  sarcasmsk RE: sarcasmsk Feb 26, 2009 12:20 AM

                  So I went tonight. The poutine and pork belly appertizers were out of this world! I wish there was more! I had the foie gras as an entree and it was great, just wish it would have been a bigger portion (I was somewhat full from the poutine, so not a big deal). I had the bacon bar dessert and I must say as someone who was incredibly interested in trying this, I was pretty disappointed. I'm glad I tried it, but won't ever have it again.

                  Thank you all for your suggestions. I will definitely be back for more.

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                    Servorg RE: sarcasmsk Feb 26, 2009 01:30 AM

                    Thanks for the report back and next time, have the donuts for dessert. Next time I'm having the pork belly, no matter what.

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