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Ame, or Boulevard?

friedperch Jul 16, 2009 09:49 PM

My gf's got a birthday coming up, and we're having a hard time deciding between these two. What do you think?

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    Adamsimpson Jul 17, 2009 08:17 AM


    1. Pei Jul 17, 2009 08:57 AM

      Ame is really delicious and unique, beautiful presentation and great flavors.

      1. spinn1 Jul 17, 2009 09:46 AM

        My wife took me to Ame for my bday in April and it was great. The atmosphere at Ame is definitely more elegant than Boulevard.

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          kloh Jul 17, 2009 04:22 PM

          I'd say both are fantastic, Ame has a little more ambiance but the biggest difference is the kind/category of food.

          1. chefj Jul 17, 2009 04:44 PM

            Ame, interesting and delicious. Boulevard same old and not that good.

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              Lee Jul 17, 2009 04:55 PM

              Another vote for Ame. It's my favorite special occasion restaurant. In fact, my husband took me there for my birthday last month!

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                fogcityite Jul 17, 2009 06:41 PM

                Ame. Definitely.

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                  whiner Jul 18, 2009 10:07 AM

                  These are my two favorite restaurants in the city at their price level... by a lot! You cannot go wrong with either.

                  That said, here are where I think the differences are:

                  Boulevard is an *easier* menu to navigate. More options and more "normal" options. Ame has lots of flavor combinations you've not tasted before and uses some unusual ingredients.

                  Boulevard has a very varied clientele, from ganrdparents to teenagers, it is a comfortable and relaxing restaurant, but not chic. Ame, on the other hand, is full of late 20's and thirtysomethings in a modern and somewhat minimalist environment. More sophisticated, in some respects. Sharper.

                  The portions at Boulevard leave a 175lb male *needing* dessert in order to feel full. Ame, portions are such that dessert is entirely optional fr a 175lb male.

                  I have a *slight* preference for the food at Boulevard. But, intellectually, I find the food at Ame more interesting.

                  The wine lists at both are excellent but Boulevard is priced *slightly* better and is slightly more extensive.

                  You cannot go wrong at either.

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                    foggy_town Jul 18, 2009 11:01 AM

                    I like Ame a lot more than Boulevard. I was consistently underwelmed by the food at Boulevard. Ame, on the other hand, is simply delicious.

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                      cornflower55 Jul 20, 2009 01:58 AM

                      another vote for ame. much more interesting menu and a higher level of refinement.

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