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Felidia or Bar Boulud

Bosmer May 21, 2009 11:15 AM

I have the option to go to either one this Saturday night.

Which one would you select and why?

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    MustLoveFood May 22, 2009 12:34 PM

    Definitely Bar Boulud!!! They have the best charcuterie in the city, great wine list and an amazing menu.

    1. LeahBaila May 22, 2009 05:18 AM

      Haven't been to BB. Went to Felidia about 6 wks ago and wanted to love it, but I think I ordered wrong. Should have done the "2 dine for $100 w/ wine" deal.

      www.thelunchbelle.com

      1. Little Cupcake May 21, 2009 03:09 PM

        I haven't been to Bar Boulud, but I had a great meal at Felidia's six months ago. I wouldn't mind going back!!

        1. steve h. May 21, 2009 11:58 AM

          i like them both. felidia would be my choice for a very good multi-course italian meal. bar boulud gets the nod for salads, soups, charcouterie and wine (excellent wine selection). they don't compete with each other.

          be aware that bar boulud only appears informal. customers are usually heading to lincoln center for a performance so a bit of sartorial splendor is the norm. for the record, there is no dress code.

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            acidity May 21, 2009 12:36 PM

            Felidia's winelist is among the strongest in the city http://www.felidia-nyc.com/pdf/WineLi...

            Out of all NYC, people ask me where to go, I recommend Felidia as outstanding, me I love the food there (I don't think it holds appeal for what I'll loosely call "Babbo lovers" though).

            People ask specifically if they should try Bar Boulud, I say skip it. I wanted to like it, but the charcuterie is better up the street at Salumeria Rosi and the atmosphere/service just doesn't cut it for me. I actually have more objections, including sartorial, but I'll let others speak.

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