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Is Veritas THAT bad?

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cherrypicker1972 Oct 19, 2009 08:34 AM

I've seen a lot of negative feedback about Veritas. Bummer, because my husband and I are going on Friday for our 5th anniversary with a gift certficate.

Any positive experiences? Anything on the menu that I *must* try?

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  1. Jacquilynne RE: cherrypicker1972 Oct 19, 2009 08:45 AM

    I've only been there for a set menu dinner, but I didn't find it bad. Boring, yes -- but I attributed that to the set menu.

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      Atahualpa RE: cherrypicker1972 Oct 19, 2009 09:18 AM

      I gave a LONG review of my winterlicious meal there, here: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/594269 . There is another reply with non-winterlicious review in that thread.

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      The short version:

      Nothing horrid, nothing excellent, some sizable flaws (wilted lettuces, bad desert), mostly boring and forgettable.

      I do not usually eat out for food I can easily cook myself. That basically sums up the menu, so I have no real desire to return. That said, I wouldn't object if someone else was heading there anyways and I'd happily use a gift certificate.

      In the realm of "not avant-garde, not ethnic, not specialty" restaurants Veritas was as better than many.

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        cheesymama RE: cherrypicker1972 Oct 19, 2009 02:45 PM

        We ate there in the summer and had a good, solid meal. Sorry, can't remember what we had, but we were both pleased with our choices. Nothing extravagent, but it was all nicely prepared and properly cooked. Service was friendly.

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          froglegs RE: cherrypicker1972 Oct 20, 2009 05:12 AM

          Well even if it is not that great, the psoitive thing is you have a gc so you don't have to pay for a bad or mediocre dining experience!
          You could use your gc for an expensive wine ( or champagne to celebrate) and some appetizers then go somewhere else to eat dinner nearby. Or go back for icewine and dessert/cheese? Just an idea.
          Happy Anniversary!

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