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Minetta, Aldea or DBGB

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  • taboo Jun 26, 2009 07:29 AM
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Any suggestions on which for dinner with a friend. Have not been to these yet and can not decide. Thanks

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  1. I don't know about Minetta or Aldea - other hounders will be able to suggest but I can tell you to not bother with DBGB.

    Here's a recent thread http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/627031

    Overall it is just underwhelming

    1. Go to minetta if you like dinner at 5:30 or 11:30

      1. I haven't been to any of these yet, either, but I would choose Aldea. I'm a big fan of George Mendes' cooking.

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        1. re: ChefJune

          Thanks. I am holding the reservation at Aldea and will see if we can get Minetta.

        2. We've not been to any of the three, but without a moment's hesitation, I'd pick Aldea. *Every* report I've read so far has been overwhelmingly positive. Aldea's Chef/owner George Mendes' last position was as Chef de Cuisine at one of our favorite restaurants, Tocqueville, so it's no suprise to me that he's garnering raves at his own place. If you go, I hear *the* dish to get is the Arroz de Pato.

          http://www.aldearestaurant.com

          1. Have been to Aldea & Minetta.....rec. Aldea if you want a polished, nuanced meal....Minetta if you want a superstar hamburger.

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            1. re: drumwine

              Thank you so much. We are going to Aldea. I will report back after the meal....which won't be until the middle of July, but looking forward.