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Galileo 3

browncow Apr 19, 2010 07:05 PM

Any word on exactly when it is opening? I have heard that none other than Janet Cam, of much-decorated Le Pavillon fame and ex of Chef Yannick Cam, will be working the room. I am wondering what the prices will be like? More like Labratorio or will it be less ambitious?

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    Pappy RE: browncow Apr 20, 2010 05:42 AM

    I've been hearing about this for 2 years. In this market, well, ....I'll believe it when I see it.

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      dr3rdeye RE: browncow Oct 1, 2010 05:08 PM

      It looked open-ish when I drove by yesterday so I called them today--(202)783-0083--and, according to the person who answered the phone, they will be doing a "soft opening" on Monday. Given the problems I had at Bebo and, for that matter, the old Galileo, I think I'll let others try it first.

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        reiflame RE: browncow Oct 6, 2010 10:48 AM

        Tom Sietsema mentioned in his chat today that he had dinner there last week, so it sounds like it's up and running. Their website had 3 prix fixe menu options; 3, 4 and 5 course meals for $55, $72 and $89.

        I'm with dr3rdeye though; I'll give it a few months until I hear more before I venture out.

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          KevinS RE: reiflame Oct 6, 2010 11:30 AM

          They're open, I recieved an email from them yesterday announcing it.


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            sweth RE: KevinS Oct 6, 2010 05:44 PM

            Yesterday was when they officially opened according to Donna in a post over on DonRockwell. He's also offering the 4-course meal + dessert for $55 through Saturday; details on how to get that offer are in the DR post:


            If I didn't already have dinner plans the rest of the week...

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          KevinS RE: browncow Oct 7, 2010 10:58 AM

          Well, I just had lunch there, and know I realize how much I missed it. This new incarnation is vastly improved, as far as the Galeleio section (I have never been to Laboratorio). I had the luganega sausage over cannellini beans, and the Fettuccine Bolognese. Both were outstanding, and the Bolognese might be the best I have ever had. The flavors just explode in your mouth.

          The wine by the glass list is out of this world! He has them on a nitrogen machine now, at proper temps. Two aged Barolos (2002, 2004), and amazing Barberesco (2002!), and many others. And yes, I am, somehow, back at work -)

          For me - this has put a smile on face that will for weeks.

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            Doh RE: KevinS Oct 7, 2010 11:01 AM

            How was the service? I thought it was pretty bad at Galileo in the past.

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              KevinS RE: Doh Oct 7, 2010 11:10 AM

              I sat at the bar, and it was, of course, excellent. The appetizer and entree were spaced by about 10 minutes. I like that, but some people don't.

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