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  1. So long Talia's. Of course, why a French steakhouse needs a sushi bar is a whole separate issue.

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    1. re: avitrek

      I won't miss Talia's. Here's hoping this is better.

      @avitrek Apparently, mediocre sushi is a requirement for certification these days.

      1. re: CloggieGirl

        How correct you are, although I doubt that mediocre is the requirement. I went to a wedding where they didn't serve shushi. I asked my cousin, much more frum than I, if I could truly trust a hecscher where they didn't serve sushi.

      2. re: avitrek

        Oh no! If Talia's closes, where will Kosher Advantage get its advertising revenue? What will I do without having to delete three ads a week for Talia's? (I rarely have occasion to be on the UWS, and Talia's is certainly not a reason to shlep there. On the few occasions I've eaten there I've been less than impressed. It wasn't bad, just no better than I can get here in Brooklyn, with less shlep and for less money.)

        1. re: avitrek

          Or, Talia's might improve, and there would be two restaurants in the upper 90's on the UPS. One of them might even try offering something other than steak and sushi. You know, competition makes things better, and so forth...

        2. Mark Bittman found it too:
          http://6thfloor.blogs.nytimes.com/201...

          1. The restaurant has opened. It's called Meat Me and the website, not yet functioning, is meatmeny.com. It looks like a nice restaurant (on par, decor wise, with Talia's, Darna). It was open for lunch today and will be open for Sat. night dinners. It opened last Thursday. I didn't eat, just walked by. I wish them the best of luck. And yes, there was a sushi counter.

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            1. re: craigcep

              They are listed on GKR. If you want to see emnus etc, click here:
              http://www.greatrestaurantsmag.com/KO...

              1. re: marissaj

                Some of the items on the menu sound really good. We are planning to celebrate our anniversary with dinner on Sunday, and I would love to try someplace different; but past experience tells me that I should wait a while until they've gotten their act together.
                I know it's early, but has anyone gotten there yet, so we can get some chowhounder reviews?

            2. a little skeptical here.... anyone have a menu?

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              1. re: PotatoPuff

                I have a paper menu sitting on my dining room table that we picked up. Their website isn't up yet.

                1. re: craigcep

                  There's also an online menu if you go to the website that marissaj posted above. I would love to try the bison burger on the lunch menu. I haven't been able to find bison at the butcher near me for a while.

                  1. re: Hanale

                    read the menu, i'm really skeptical for two reasons:

                    - an 8$ charge for dinner plate sharing??!!!! I understand a charge, but i've never seen one so high!

                    -this menu seems to have an identity crisis - French, Asian, Mexican, Italian... can they really have a chef that specializes in all of the above?

                    1. re: PotatoPuff

                      I was just scanning the menu and noticed there is a $5 charge for sharing an appetizer too. While I can somewhat understand a charge for sharing an entree, a charge for splitting appetizers will really turn people off. I'm planning on going Thursday night for a birthday and to try them out, but their food better be up to par for some of these charges. Either way, I'll report back after I go.

                      1. re: avitrek

                        wow! I've NEVER heard of an appetizer sharing charge. Anywhere!

              2. Anyone try it yet? It's really got a nice varied menu. I really want to believe that they can pull it off well, despite PotatoPuff's pessimism.
                I'm so eager to hear some Chowhounder feedback.

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                1. re: Bzdhkap

                  We just ate there this afternoon. The food was good -- we had the Meatme sampler for 2 as an appetizer --which we enjoyed a lot -- the chicken salad and the duck. Service, while very pleasant, was slow. Even though we were the only people there at 3 PM, it took nearly 1/2 hour to get our appetizers. I would try it again.
                  One thing to keep in mind is that cost wise this is more in the league of Prime KO than Talias. The cost for the food above and 4 nonalcoholic drinks (soda, ice tea) was $65 a person (including tip.) Also the tables seem to be fairly close together and if it ever got busy, I could see it being cramped. Nonetheless, I think it is a nice alternative for a fancy kosher meal on the UWS.

                  1. re: Bzdhkap

                    I went there with my husband a few weeks ago using a jDeal. We had different meals and they both were just incredible. Best food we've had in as long as we can remember. It was a fancy place, and it charges for it, but for a nice dinner on the UWS, it's gold.

                  2. Will they be open on Shabbat and/or the chagim?

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                    1. re: AdinaA

                      Meat me answers that they are planning ot open on Shabbat and some of the chagim. Which would be nice since that is a day when there is time to relax and appreciate wonderful food.

                      1. re: AdinaA

                        "We will do Friday night's dinners when we will get the liquor licensed, same
                        for the Chagim" The answer I got from Meat Me by email.

                    2. still not on menupages....

                      1. finally went. I hate this place simply based on the fact that there is a 20 dollar minimum order per person. I've never seen that except for drink minimums in clubs and whatnot. The food was ok, nothing amazing but not bad either and the service was polite but inexperienced.

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                        1. re: PotatoPuff

                          That is absurd. It might not be accurate, but it sure SEEMS that the percentage of restaurant owners in the kosher world with no f*&(ing clue is much higher than the world at large.

                          1. re: DeisCane

                            ouch. sore about something specific?