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NYC equivalent of San Fran's ZUNI?

coasts Jan 12, 2010 08:54 PM

i recently had the pleasure of dining at Zuni in San Fran and have since been looking for something similar in NYC. i've been to Five Points a few times and find the food hit or miss. haven't tried Cookshop yet. any thoughts?

  1. smokeandapancake Jan 13, 2010 06:17 AM

    cookshop is a good choice..there is also red cat.

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      gutsofsteel Jan 13, 2010 06:18 AM

      Which characteristics of Zuni do you like?

      1. ChefJune Jan 13, 2010 06:21 AM

        If you're looking for comparable food, try Beacon.

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          gutsofsteel Jan 13, 2010 07:35 AM

          Just want to say that I have had nothing but lousy meals at Beacon. Granted the last one was a year ago, but still.

          How about Hearth? Wonderful ingredients, creative without being fussy, very pleasant atmosphere, terrific wine list.

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            RCC Jan 13, 2010 03:58 PM

            Hearth was the one the first came to mind when I read the OP's post.
            Beacon - I don't think so.

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