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park avenue winter tomorrow night - what to order?

thegirlnextdoor Mar 20, 2009 11:51 AM

My husband and I are going for the first time tomorrow night. What do you Chowhounds recommend?

  1. Deenso Mar 20, 2009 12:20 PM

    No specific recommendations, since I've only been there once - in Autumn. And everything was excellent. Particularly enjoyed the potato latke side dish!

    Just wondering, since today's the fist day of spring (morning snowfall notwithstanding), when do they change over the restaurant/menu from Winter to Spring?

    4 Replies
    1. re: Deenso
      thegirlnextdoor Mar 20, 2009 09:02 PM

      I've read Winter ends on the 29th, and Park Avenue Spring opens on the 30th.

      1. re: thegirlnextdoor
        fdb Mar 20, 2009 09:49 PM

        Don't they usually close down for a couple days to do the change over? It's best to call and find out.

        1. re: fdb
          RGR Mar 20, 2009 10:17 PM

          They do not close down for several days between seasonal changes. The interior is constructed in such a way that the decor can "morph" overnight. The menu has already been devised and is immediately put into place.

          1. re: RGR
            fdb Mar 21, 2009 12:00 AM

            Last year when I called, they infomed me that they would close for 48 hours. Maybe they can do it faster now.

    2. thegirlnextdoor Mar 23, 2009 07:50 AM

      So, I asked the server when I was there on Saturday, and the official answer is, they will be closed on the 29th and 30th and will reopen for Spring at dinner on the 31st.

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      1. re: thegirlnextdoor
        RGR Mar 23, 2009 01:45 PM

        Interesting that they are giving up a busy Saturday night to make the change.

        So, what did you have? And did you enjoy it? Also, how was the service? Our first time there it was fine, but it fell down quite a bit the second time.

        1. re: RGR
          thegirlnextdoor Mar 23, 2009 07:35 PM

          Overall, we enjoyed our dinner. I've posted my full review at:

          The gidst of it is:
          Order the miso-glazed lobster; skip the filet mignon with braised short ribs; latkes are done well and come with nice sauces; appetizers were very good--we ordered the caesar and the special bay scallops--didn't get to try the venison steak tartare, but it was a popular dish with other diners; the chocolate cube is not for the faint of chocolate heart

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