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bellafoodie Mar 11, 2009 07:39 AM

I went to BarCar Eatery yesterday with my boyfriend for the first time. It's a really nice quant restaurant. A little slow but it was a Tuesday night. The bartender said their busiest days are Friday & Saturday. They serve fresh breadsticks that are piping hot out of the oven. They give you 2 that have garlic and herbs & 2 with a tomatoe paste topping. We ordered a bottle of Sterling Pinot Noir and had the curried chicken quesadilla and short rib as appetizers. The short rib was very moist and off the bone. The quesadilla was good but I didnt really taste the curry. For our main course we had the garganelli meat ragu trio and barcar filet mignon. My boyfriend enjoyed the pasta dish. He said it was something different but could use some cheese. I ordered my filet medium well and that's how it came out. Service was excellent. We asked our waitress her opinion on the dishes we had ordered and she gave an honest reply. Short rib, quesadilla and garganelli are popular choices but the garganelli isnt one of her favorites. The only way to find out if you like something is to try it. The bill came out to $109 without tip. We are definitely going to go back and try some of the other dishes. Check this place out at www.barcareatery.com.

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    wincountrygirl Mar 11, 2009 09:28 AM

    Thanks, but where is it. The link doens't work.

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      bellafoodie Mar 12, 2009 07:27 AM

      They're located on 706 Locust St, Mount Vernon. Next to the Fleetwood train station.

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      Jon1856 Mar 11, 2009 09:35 AM

      Recent threads here about BarCar:
      http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/557013
      http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/541924
      There maybe a few more both here and on-line.

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        jhopp217 Mar 11, 2009 03:01 PM

        I believe they share a kitchen with the Pizza Pizza next door. I have no comment on the Bar Car, but Pizza Pizza has slipped since Bar Car opened. Dramatically!

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          bellafoodie Sep 28, 2009 04:54 AM

          I was a frequent diner at this restaurant but dont think I will be going back after last week. They completely changed the entire menu. They are now serving mostly "glorified diner food"-eggplant parm, burgers, simple pastas, salads, etc. Seems like they are trying to capitalize on the fact that Athena's Diner closed and most likely the economy is not helping the situation out either. The executive chef also left. It's really a shame because the food before was excellent.

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            doberlady Sep 28, 2009 10:04 AM

            Oh no. I am really sorry to hear that!! We really enjoyed it there.

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              nycitychef May 12, 2010 12:09 AM

              thanks for the love heres my email to find out about my new place nycitychef@yahoo.com

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