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NoMi - is it all that?

colorado state illini May 4, 2009 07:25 PM

Looking at going to NoMi next Wednesday for the $48 3-course tasting menu deal. Any recommendations? For that money, is there another place I should try?

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    BRB May 4, 2009 09:06 PM

    I happen to think NoMi is a very under-rated fine dining choices in the city. Since Chef David took the reigns, it has been excellent. My favorite dish has been the foie gras creme brulee - easily the best foie gras presentation I have ever tried.

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    1. re: BRB
      nsxtasy May 5, 2009 04:05 AM

      I agree. It's sometimes overshadowed by the big names in town, but NoMI continues to turn out fine food, in one of the most attractive dining spaces in the city, with big picture windows facing the park and the Water Tower. There are always other choices in this big city of great restaurants, but NoMI is still one of the best. Go for it!

      1. re: BRB
        chicgail May 5, 2009 04:42 AM

        I'm on the other side. I think NoMi is overrated. The view and the service are fabulous, but the food IMHO ... just ok.

        I am familiar with NoMi foie gras creme brulee and also had a similar version Naha's Carrie Nahabedian created at a foie gras celebration dinner (when foie gras was verboten in Chicago) at Evanston's Va Pensiero. It's very rich and definitely interesting. But probably not part of a $48 3-course tasting.

        That being said, $48 for a three-course tasting menu at NoMi is a good deal. I know you've been looking for weekday specials in another post.

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          hoppy2468 May 5, 2009 04:51 AM

          I agree with chicgail. A beautiful room but when we were there 1/08 the food was definitely underwhelming. We've eaten there a half dozen times over the years and as prices have risen the food has declined. We really loved this place at first but it would take a lot to get me to go back now That said, $48 for a 3 course dinner would be a bargain and hard for the chef to screw up.

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