aoc or ortolan or grace or providence
wife and i decided to finally try one of these places. we usually dont go to a finer place due to the economy and the urge to save money instead. but we said, its time we treated ourselves to a fine meal.
now...what do you all rec'd we go to? ive always wanted to try AOC but its doesnt seem to get much love lately.
if i go to ortolan or providence, it will be the basic tasting menu.
please steer me to the right place!
This is pretty easy.
Ortolan is out. No one eats there.
This leaves Grace, Providence, and AOC are all great. AOC is very nice, but I wouldn't call it fine dining... If fine dining is in order, I don't think Providence can be beat.
of the one's you mentioned, i've tried three of them: aoc, grace, and providence.
first off, i could be happy dining at any of the three
of those three, i liked grace and providence more than i liked aoc.
no specific overwhelming reason, just personal taste. . . . .
I've tried all but Providence, but based on all the firsthand reports of friends, and the board, I'd definitely go to Providence -- realizing of course that it's probably almost twice as expensive of A.O.C. and Grace.
Ortolan can approach Providence in cost too, but I didn't find it worthy of those prices.
All my visits to Grace have been sadly underwhelming. I want to love it. I love the room and the service. And it's around the corner from my house. But the food has never impressed me.
I love A.O.C. for what it is. A great, delicious time. But if you're only going out for one splurge meal...why not make it Providence?