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Millesime, the new french seafood restaurant

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It looks likey they are finally open. Anyone been there?
I think the chef(Laurent Manlique) is 2 michelin star chef from San Francisco...(well, originally from South of France).
I'd love to hear about this restaurant.

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Millesime
92 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10016

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  1. I can't speak highly enough of this restaurant. Laurent Manrique is the real deal; his San Francisco restaurants (Fifth Floor, Aqua) speak for themselves. The seafood-centric menu is awesome....we had a business dinner for 6 people last week; everyone raved. The perfect execution of classics and innovative items is the main draw for me, superb service, and the physical space is beautiful. Chef Manrique knows seafood, and everything was PERFECT.

    see this blog post (not mine): http://www.eatbigapple.com/english/20...

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    Millesime
    92 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10016

    1. My partner and I had dinner there last night. The restaurant was pretty empty but the bar was very busy. The decor is beautiful, a classic brasserie. Unfortunately, unlke a great brasserie, they did not have beer on tap, and only a small selection of bottled beers. The food was very well prepared. To start, we had the smoked herring, which was perfect, and the quenelles, which were quite good and in a very rich sauce. For mains, we had sea bass and snapper, both pan roasted, and chose the orange saffron and the ginger beurre blanc. The sauces were delicious, and the fish perfectly cooked. They do not come with vegetables, so we ordered spinach and mushrooms, which were both good portions and tasty. We did not feel hungry enough to try dessert. My only complaint is that the pacing was poor, and I am quite sure this was a kitchen problem, and not the fault of the very attentive servers. It took more than a half hour for the appetizers to arrive, but the main course was delivered the very second we finished the appetizers. I also found the loud music wafting up from the bar (they had a dj) a bit intrusive. Over all, we enjoyed our meal, not a "wow" but quite good, and worth a return visit.

      1. Millesime gets two stars from the New York Times.

        http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/05/din...

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        Millesime
        92 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10016

        1. I just reserved a table based on today's Sifton review. Hope it's wonderful!
          www.shrinkinthekitchen.com

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