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Got an e-mail from Le Relais de Venise L'entrecote about this promotion and thought I'd share with 'hounds - they are offering a complimentary bottle of house wine, red or white, every Monday until October 31. You do need a voucher, which I think you can access from their twitter. The e-mail said to forward to family and friends, so I'm sharing it with my CH "friends" :)

It's not somewhere you go all the time, but once in a while I really like their salad and steak with fries for lunch. Their desserts are pretty good too, especially their vacherin and profiteroles.

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Le Relais de Venise L'Entrecote
590 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10022

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  1. Hey, thanks! The link from theTwitter feed's expired; here's another: http://www.relaisdevenise.com/voucher...

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    1. re: squid kun

      Cool, thanks for finding the link! Hope the quality of "house wine" is decent.

      1. re: uwsister

        The wine is definitely decent - a Bordeaux under their own name, that sells for $24. We had it on Saturday along with the very tasty steak, delicious sauce, & great French fries.

        1. re: boredough

          Good to hear. I do love that sauce, quite addictive.

          1. re: uwsister

            Hey uwsister, Would you consider this place for an inexpensive rehearsal dinner for a wedding? It's very convenient to St. Pat's and the price is way right. What's wrong with it, other than the limited menu?

            1. re: coasts

              What's "wrong" is that they don't take reservations, unless your party is large enough to convince them to make an exception. It can't hurt to ask.....

              1. re: boredough

                thank you. i did call and got a very noncommittal response. they suggested i call closer to the night of the event. i may try to have dinner there tomorrow for the monday special.

                1. re: coasts

                  It's more of an eat and run sort of place. Doesn't seem like a place to linger for a rehearsal dinner to me.

                  1. re: City Kid

                    I wondered about that. I printed the wine offer and will check it out tomorrow. I'm struggling to find anything that's appropriate for our rehearsal without breaking the bank.

                    1. re: coasts

                      tonight was a disaster from the start. things got off on the wrong foot when the hostess attempted to seat us at absolutely the worst table in a nearly empty dining room. we didn't sit there, but our request to be seated elsewhere led to a full blown argument. hoping to move on, i suggested to the hostess that we just start over...

                      again, our purpose of dining here was to like the place enough to consider it for our inexpensive rehearsal dinner. we were willing to forget the service issue and focus on the meal, itself. the salad was abysmal - overdressed, wilted lettuce with walnuts. fine - we were in it for the steak, not the salad. the steaks came and were well cooked, perfectly tender and very flavorful with that sauce, but the portion is really quite small. even with the second serving, we felt that we had been had.

                      yeah, we had a free bottle of wine. yeah, we were fed steak and then steak again. yeah, the fries were unlimited. ultimately, we felt that $26 could be better spent almost anywhere else and that this great deal wasn't much of a deal at all.

                      we took photos, but only to look back on with laughter after the wedding is all said and done.

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                      Le Relais de Venise L'Entrecote
                      590 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10022

                      1. re: coasts

                        Sounds like the one I went to in Paris, including the rude service, which I found very unusual there.! I think it's a bit of a gimmick with the steak refill -- they just give you less than a normal portion to start.

                        1. re: City Kid

                          That's too bad. I've been to the one in Paris, and the one in NYC, and had lovely service at both. As to the portions, ymmv. My family was quite full after the meal and dessert. It's not steakhouse portions.

                        2. re: coasts

                          Sorry for the late reply - been out of town with little time for internet. For me it's a casual lunch place. I happen to like their salad, find their portions adequate and price fair - they do scratch a certain itch for me once in a while. Not that you're considering it now anyway, but I definitely wouldn't have recommended it as a rehearsal dinner place.

                          Besides, weren't you considering Daniel, EMP, and the likes for your rehearsal dinner at one point?

                          1. re: uwsister

                            No, those were for the reception. We ultimately chose Del Posto. The rehearsal dinner is the night before and we're trying to keep it low-key and casual.

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                            Del Posto
                            85 10th Avenue, New York, NY 10011