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Apr 19, 2010 07:05 PM

Galileo 3

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

    1. 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.

      1. 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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        1. re: reiflame

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

          1. re: KevinS

            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...

        2. 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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          1. re: KevinS

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

            1. re: Doh

              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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