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foodie5 Mar 20, 2009 11:45 AM

loooking for a must-try any cuisine for 4 people in their 30's, fun and hip, not too fancy- just great food and drinks/wine: here are 3 ideas but we are open:
church and state
rivera
casa

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  1. mollyomormon RE: foodie5 Mar 20, 2009 12:09 PM

    I think all three would be great choices for your needs, although I like the atmostphere better at Church and State and Rivera than I do at Casa, which has sort of a corporate-y feel. I also haven't tried the food at Casa since the chef change. The mixed drinks are better at Rivera, I think, but I loved the food at Chruch and State more (although I definitely enjoyed Rivera.

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      foodie5 RE: mollyomormon Mar 20, 2009 12:41 PM

      what about colori kitchen? is it fun?

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        ipsedixit RE: foodie5 Mar 20, 2009 03:29 PM

        Colori is great but not really in the same class (atmosphere and price) that your other choices are.

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      Jack Flash RE: foodie5 Mar 20, 2009 12:44 PM

      I've only been to Church & State, of those three, but I've been there twice and I can't wait to go back again. Definitely fun & hip (it's quite lively, or loud, depending on your point of view) and the food is excellent. I walk by Casa almost every day; I haven't been inspired to try it. As mentioned above, there's already been a change in chefs. The original menu just didn't seem that exciting to me. If I want tacos, I'll find a good truck or streetside table. You can't get steack frites or bouillabaise at a truck.

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