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Mar 6, 2009 02:26 AM

Anyone else think stinking rose is overrated? [moved from L.A. board]

been stoked for months, but...

...90 bucks for 2 people.

the swiss chard fondue was AMAZING.

the bagna calada was decent but there was too much anchovie.

the rabbit was pretty good, overcooked tho.

garlic mash was great.

no drinks, just soda, 3 bones.

for that price thought, coulda had a wayyy more amazing meal.

overall mood: kinda bummed


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  1. Yes. Yes I do. It's a novelty restuarant. Not really about good food.

    1. How could it be overrated? I have never heard any good reviews.

        1. I think you mean overpriced, not overrated. I actually like the place (LOVE the bagna calda and the garlic ice cream), though have been a little disappointed with entrees, and am surprised at the stinking reviews it tends to get across the boards.

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          1. re: junipersong

            My beef with the place is, apart from being touristy and overpriced, that it's just "let's see how much garlic we can dump in a dish." No attempt at balance or taste overall. There are other flavors in the world besides garlic...flavors that both enhance and are elevated by the presence of some garlic.

          2. Lemme ask it another way.

            "Is there anyone that thinks the Stinking Rose is NOT overrated?"

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