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Choices in Meat Packing

phelana Jun 19, 2009 04:39 PM

We have a few meals to enjoy in NYC for dinner. These 3 stand out to me. Any feedback please?

Fig and Olive
Barbuto
Cafe Cluny

  1. YummyInTheCity Jun 19, 2009 11:14 PM

    They are all really different. I think Fig & Olive is the most "glamorous" in terms of high ceilings, flashy looking crowd. Mediterranean style - for me it can be a bit on the pricey side since it's a bit tapa style...

    I really like Barbuto - Italian style cuisine - plus the Jonathan Waxman is a contestant on Top Chef Masters so that sort of makes it extra buzz worthy right now...

    Cafe Cluny is maybe the most charming I think - more like a quaint French cafe - best date place of the three in my opinion.

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    1. re: YummyInTheCity
      mrwynter Jun 21, 2009 05:18 AM

      Fig and Olive was nice. We had a great table and sampled some lovely items. The tuna tartare was very good. The waiter chose 3 crostini's for us, a cheese with fig spread, roasted pepper and shrimp and avo. I loved them. The artichoke was ok. The olive and fig salad was pretty amazing. The bill was 40 something plus tax and we had a large Pellogrino water. It was a very quick meal which last night being travel day, was perfect. Cafe Cluny if we can get in for Brunch and if not, E Houston for Russ and Daughter's or Katz's. I am posting on my teen's account as I cannot login to phelana.

      1. re: mrwynter
        mrwynter Jun 22, 2009 05:09 AM

        Barbuto was great Sunday night for a small supper at 7. My D had parma ham app and I had roasted chicken. Both were delicious, simple fare. Our waiter Andrew was amazing. I wish I wrote down the name of the red wine I had..he recommend the Italian chocolate pudding with real whipped cream. Decadent and delicious choice. All was great despite the fact that two European kids ran by our table 100 times playing a game screaming...very cool vibe otherwise.

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