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Mar 30, 2011 11:20 AM

Waterloo & City or Animal Restaurant for Friday night?

I would like to try both out but can't decide which one I want to go to more. The party will be 4 girls for some serious chowing.

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  1. Assuming you already have reservations for both (as that could limit the choice) I would say in my opinion the responses are overwhelmingly positive for Animal and mostly positive for W&C. By that metric alone, I'd go Animal purely for the increased chance you'll like it.

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    1. re: Discokill

      Never been to Animal but Servorg wishes he could live there - that's a huge endorsement. Been to W&C and have to say that the drinks and charcuterie are top notch - those two alone are worth going for, and you can easily make a meal out of just their charcuterie and maybe a salad to reduce the meatatarian guilt. Four girls diners with huge appetites could probably finish most of a "King" but I'd start off with a "Prince." We also enjoy their pizzas, salads, and meaty entrées.

    2. I would go based on geographical desireability. Also, W&C has a full bar with interesting cocktails:)

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      1. re: ElissaInPlaya

        Animal. Animal. Animal. Uh, wait a minute . . . oh, yeah . . . . Animal.

        1. re: Steve2 in LA

          Interesting... thanks for the input :) One of the ladies is 6 months pregnant, so maybe Animal would be better b/c she can't drink or eat certain cured meats so I'll save to that for another time. Any suggestions for other dishes?

          1. re: SeeF00d

            I really liked the grilled baby broccoli with soft egg, pancetta vinaigrette and parmesan the last time and the grilled octopus was also quite good. Finally, if I see sweetbreads on the menu I get it.

            1. re: SeeF00d

              Pork belly kimchee
              foie gras biscuit

              1. re: Phurstluv

                Yes the poutine, oxtail gravy, good, and the barbeque pork belly sandwiches, make sure you get two orders so each one of you can have one.