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Josephina or La Boite en Bois?

Both menus sound good, both have prix fixe specials, and both have reservation times available after a Saturday matinee at Lincoln Center.

Is one considered better than the other? If not where else in the Lincoln Center area? I also considered Salumeria Rosi but they don't have any times available. Not interested in Mexican food.

Thanks for your thoughts.

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La Boite en Bois
75 W 68th St, New York, NY 10023

Josephina
1900 Broadway, New York, NY 10023

Salumeria Rosi
283 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY 10023

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  1. Haven't been to Josephina, but found Boite en Bois to be just ok.
    Have you looked at Telepan (on w69th just east of Columbus)? $55 for 4 courses, a little more expensive but better food.

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    Telepan
    72 W. 69th Street, New York, NY 10023

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    1. re: boredough

      Husband's not wild about Telepan's online menu.

      But we are now considering Gabriel's as well.

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      Gabriel's
      11 W 60th St, New York, NY 10023

    2. Last time I was at La Boite en Bois, the small space was so crowded with tables that we were quite uncomfortable. Josephina is more spacious. A favorite there is a duck dish called Duck Duck.

      1. I agree with the other underwhelmed opinions of La Boite en Bois, meh to the food, service, and comfort level. There is a new Atlantic Grill on W. 64th St., just across from Lincoln Center that is lovely and spacious with very good food. Reasonably priced prix fixe and a la carte options.

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        Atlantic Grill
        49 W 64th St, New York, NY 10023

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        1. re: City Kid

          I should have mentioned, seafood is out for me - allergies. Atlantic Grill does have some non-seafood offerings, but probably still not the spot for us.

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          Atlantic Grill
          49 W 64th St, New York, NY 10023

          1. re: City Kid

            Le Boite en Bois had a stand up last night at the winter's eve event, where they were serving a single ravioli for $3. Overwhelmingly rich/creamy, overwhelmingly salty, overcooked pasta. Is this representative of what they have to offer?

            1. re: rose water

              i don't find them terribly exciting. that said, the offerings from Telepan and Picholine last night were both delicious, well balanced and perfectly crafted for the season.

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              Telepan
              72 W. 69th Street, New York, NY 10023

              Picholine
              35 West 64th St., New York, NY 10023

              1. re: coasts

                My little one was not interested in letting me check out the food options. I knew I was probably missing out on good stuff. Hmph. What was interesting was the very long line for Dizzy's Club Coca Cola. Is it because deep fried Mac and cheese had broad appeal, or do they actually have food worth eating?

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                Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola
                33 W 60th St, New York, NY 10023

                1. re: rose water

                  ah, i didn't make it down that far. i stayed close to the Apple Store for the Christian McBride show. good times. dinner at Grand Sichuan afterwards.

          2. Have you considered Compass? It's a slightly longer walk, but they're REALLY good about reservations, and the food there has always been quite good.

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            Compass
            208 West 70th Street, New York, NY 10023

            1. Good news, was able to get a table at Salumeria Rosi! So we're set.

              Note to self: Don't believe everything you read on opentable.com.

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              Salumeria Rosi
              283 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY 10023

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              1. re: TrishUntrapped

                please report back. i live around the corner from Salumeria Rosi and went just once. here's hoping you have a better experience!