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La Grenouille or Marea tonight?

I have the option of dining at either of these fine establishments tonight. Where would you choose?

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La Grenouille
3 East 52nd Street, New York, NY 10022

Marea
240 Central Park South, New York, NY 10019

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  1. i would do la gernouille, though i haven't tried it. i was very underwhelmed at marea, but that might be because im not exactly a big fan of uni
    here's a point system of everything i tried:
    astice lobster burrata-9 (really good), ricci (2 crackers with sea urchin and lard)-7, vongole (geoduck)-4.5 (really small serving), fusulli-8, spagetti sea urchin-6, veal sweetbreads agnolotti-7.5, bistecca-6 (really good croutons steak is soso), affogato-8.5 (good gelato), gianduja-6 (chocolate cake and gelato with cocoa nibbles), and panna cotta-4. their oysters and olive bread are good though..

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    1. re: daffyduck

      I'd go for La Grenouille...

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      La Grenouille
      3 East 52nd Street, New York, NY 10022

      1. re: daffyduck

        Wow 2 votes for La Grenouille. I am surprised.

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        La Grenouille
        3 East 52nd Street, New York, NY 10022

        1. re: steakrules85

          Make that 3 votes for La Grenouille. :)

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          La Grenouille
          3 East 52nd Street, New York, NY 10022

      2. I have a soft spot for La Grenouille, but Marea has a more interesting menu. Your experience will depend on what you order (i.e. best to stick with their best known dishes),

        Have you thought about your menu selections at both restaurants?

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        La Grenouille
        3 East 52nd Street, New York, NY 10022

        Marea
        240 Central Park South, New York, NY 10019

        1. I haven't been to La Grenouille, but love Marea. It is ALL about what you order at Marea. I adore the ricci, the astice and the sweetbread/veal ravioli pasta.

          I have also heard that they have a fantastic steak at Marea -- and, after reading your past posts and knowing your general love for all things beef, I would love to get your take on it.

          Either way, looking forward to your review.

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          La Grenouille
          3 East 52nd Street, New York, NY 10022

          Marea
          240 Central Park South, New York, NY 10019

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          1. re: kiworan79

            the steak is not that good at marea. i think in general if u want a great steak u should stick to steakhouses

          2. They are very different restaurants, so I'd say it depends on whether you're in the mood for Italian or traditional French. If you're thinking you could be happy with either, I'd probably pick La Grenouille. I think there are many far better Italian places in Manhattan than Marea.

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            La Grenouille
            3 East 52nd Street, New York, NY 10022

            Marea
            240 Central Park South, New York, NY 10019

            1. Another vote for La Grenouille.

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              La Grenouille
              3 East 52nd Street, New York, NY 10022