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Anyone been to Ouest (Quest) Recently?

financialdistrictresident Jun 20, 2011 04:28 AM

Given the limited choices on the UWS sending SO to Ouest (Quest) . . .

Couldn't find much when I did a search of this Board/Googled:

http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/226111

Anyone been recently? Your thoughts?

Would also welcome suggestions for UWS restaurants . . . He's been to JG and Bar Boulud. The menu at Compass didn't appeal to him. No Per Se or Masa. No Dovetail. Picholine's too formal. Any ideas besides A Voce or Telepan? Ciano's his new favorite but it's not on the UWS . . .

Thanks so much . . .

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Ouest
2315 Broadway, New York, NY 10024

  1. financialdistrictresident Jun 20, 2011 04:49 AM

    Maybe Cafe Luxembourg?

    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/775961

    This is what I found on Compass%3

    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/728904

    Not too positive on A Voce (anyone have a different experience?):

    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/754424

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

    Cafe Luxembourg
    200 W 70th St, New York, NY 10023

    A Voce
    10 Columbus Circle, New York, NY 10019

    4 Replies
    1. re: financialdistrictresident
      financialdistrictresident Jun 20, 2011 05:27 AM

      Boulud Sud:

      http://ny.eater.com/archives/2011/05/...

      Anyone been?

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      Boulud Sud
      20 W 64th St, New York, NY 10023

      1. re: financialdistrictresident
        r
        Riverman500 Jun 20, 2011 05:36 AM

        I like Boulud Sud a lot. The menu is more Mediterranean than Bar Boulud. The price point is a bit higher and the portions seem a bit smaller though.

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        Bar Boulud
        1900 Broadway, New York, NY 10023

        Boulud Sud
        20 W 64th St, New York, NY 10023

        1. re: Riverman500
          financialdistrictresident Jun 20, 2011 05:41 AM

          Thanks, Riverman500. SO liked Bar Boulud alot. I'll also do a search of this Board re: Boulud Sud and that might be a good option for the next UWS dinner . . .

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          Bar Boulud
          1900 Broadway, New York, NY 10023

          Boulud Sud
          20 W 64th St, New York, NY 10023

          1. re: financialdistrictresident
            r
            Riverman500 Jun 20, 2011 05:43 AM

            Lincoln and Marea are also a good choices for Italian cuisine in that area.

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            Marea
            240 Central Park South, New York, NY 10019

            Lincoln
            142 W 65th St, New York, NY 10023

    2. m
      michelleats Jun 20, 2011 10:52 AM

      My last dinner there was in mid-May. It's still a very good, consistent restaurant, but probably not on the same level as JG. The gravlax with chickpea pancake and the frisee aux lardons with smoked sturgeon appetizers are both still excellent; the braised beef rib main and the stewed tripe main are classic, well made versions. Service is always efficient, competent and nice.

      In comparison to other UWS restaurants: In my experience, Ouest is much better than Compass, better than Telepan, and about on par with Dovetail. I have not been to either of these three restaurants in more than a year, however.

      Other places I just want to throw out there for you to consider, without necessarily advocating on their behalf: Cafe Frida (upscale Mexican), Sushi of Gari (nouveau, Americanized sushi), Spiga (modern Italian), Pasha (Turkish), Kefi (Greek, very loud) and Ocean Grill (seafood).

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      Jean Georges
      1 Central Park W, New York, NY 10023

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

      Ouest
      2315 Broadway, New York, NY 10024

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

      Gari
      370 Columbus Avenue, New York, NY 10024

      Kefi
      505 Columbus Avenue, New York, NY 10024

      Spiga
      200 W 84th St, New York, NY 10024

      Ocean Grill
      384 Columbus Avenue, New York, NY 10024

      Pasha
      70 West 71st Street, New York, NY 10023

      Cafe Frida
      368 Columbus Avenue, New York, NY 10024

      Dovetail
      103 West 77th Street, New York, NY 10024

      2 Replies
      1. re: michelleats
        financialdistrictresident Jun 22, 2011 04:33 AM

        Thanks so much. SO had a delicious dinner at Ouest. Had the house smoked sturgeon with poached egg, stuffed quail with French green lentils and a side of polenta (said the polenta was some of the best he's had). They also had chicken. Cheesecake for dessert.

        Appreciate the additional recs for the future.

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        Ouest
        2315 Broadway, New York, NY 10024

        1. re: financialdistrictresident
          m
          michelleats Jun 22, 2011 10:19 AM

          The polenta *is* very good. So are the fresh, warm ficelles they bring for the table. I'm so glad it worked out!

      2. ChefJune Jun 22, 2011 12:48 PM

        had a lovely dinner a couple of weeks ago at Nice Matin. For a neighborhood restaurant, they have an absolutely aMAZing wine list. and the food and service were definitely above par. We'll be back.

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        Nice Matin
        201 West 79th Street, New York, NY 10024

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        1. re: ChefJune
          financialdistrictresident Jun 23, 2011 07:00 AM

          Thanks, ChefJune. Please tell me more about the food . . .

        2. w
          windycity Jun 25, 2011 10:03 AM

          I went in March and it was not terribly memorable.

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