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Applewood recs?

adam Oct 14, 2009 01:49 PM

I'm heading to Applewood Friday for the first time. Very excited. Any particular recommendations?

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    LJW RE: adam Oct 14, 2009 09:41 PM

    I've never had anything bad there, but the goat I had on my first visit (approx. 2 years ago) was outstanding and I still think about it as one of my most memorable dinners anywhere.

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      sam1 RE: LJW Oct 15, 2009 11:22 AM

      this is my favorite restaurant in brooklyn (and i was born here). i was actually there just the other day for the first time in over a year. the cheese plate is actually quite excellent...they have a 'bleu cheese cake' that is kind of addictive.

      as for mains, david shea does best with meats...goat, veal, pork. i ventured out and had a ribeye special when i went the other day...i can tell you that it should be avoided. it was ultra rare and disappointing. my friend's lamb was excellent.

      for dessert, their apple fritters are pretty much perfect.

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      adam RE: adam Oct 16, 2009 06:29 AM

      Thanks to everyone for the feedback. Also, a question about dress - how formal/casual is it? My impression is that jeans are ok, but is that wrong?

      1. Bob Martinez RE: adam Oct 16, 2009 07:43 AM

        I'd recommend that you have a big lunch today. Portions at Applewood can range between decent to meager. The food itself is pretty good.

        Jeans are fine.

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          sam1 RE: Bob Martinez Oct 16, 2009 10:14 AM

          depends on how big you are...with appetizer, entree, and splitting dessert, i usually leave applewood rather stuffed.

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            Bob Martinez RE: sam1 Oct 16, 2009 12:24 PM

            Complaints about the portion sizes at Applewood have been occasional but persistent. Here's my post on my last visit:

            I like the food but the portion sizes can vary from entree to entree.

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