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Perilla, Barbuto, Il Corso, Red Cat or Scarpetta?

cbear4 Aug 4, 2009 05:46 PM

I'm looking for a mid-priced restaurant with great food in a vibrant, trendy atmosphere. The kind of place that you could stay on at after your meal to have a few fun cocktails or glasses of wine.

Which of these restaurants would you recommend? Perilla, Barbuto, Il Corso, Red Cat or Scarpetta?


  1. kelea Aug 4, 2009 05:50 PM

    I found Red Cat & Perilla very similar - new american cuisine. Between the two though I thought Perilla was better. Of the rest, I've only been to Scarpetta and that BY FAR is on the top of my list

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      chmdoc Aug 4, 2009 06:03 PM

      I've been to Perilla and Red Cat. Both good, but the food is better at Perilla. Its a hard place for conversation, though - really loud when its busy.

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        planetjess Aug 4, 2009 06:19 PM

        Big fan of both Perilla and Scarpetta--based on your desire to stick around afterwards, though, I think Scarpetta is a much better bet--the bar area at Perilla is tiny.

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