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Just got an inite to Felidia for dinner. Can someone help out with any reccomended dishes?

princeofpork Oct 6, 2011 05:45 AM

Just got an inite to Felidia for dinner. Can someone help out with any reccomended dishes?

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Felidia
243 E 58th St, New York, NY 10022

  1. strangemd Oct 6, 2011 09:30 AM

    Ah, where to start? I'm a big Felidia fan. At the moment, I would vote for their version of Caprese (which apart from buffalo mozzarella and heirloom tomatoes, also has butter-poached lobster), the pork loin bruschetta with mission figs, and/or the prime rib carpaccio with lots o' truffles. For pasta, you really can't go wrong, though the 30-yolk spaghetti with braised duck is pretty amazing, as are the istrian "wedding pillows" with citrus, rum and veal. Main courses: if you like tripe, their version of calf tripe parmigiana is excellent, as is their beef cheek preparation. They also have a first-rate loin of venison. And I should mention that they have a wild fennel and ramps soup with king crab which is fantastic. Enjoy.

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    Felidia
    243 E 58th St, New York, NY 10022

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    1. re: strangemd
      buttertart Oct 6, 2011 10:35 AM

      Caprese with butter-poached lobster??? Oh my goodness.

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        uwsister Oct 6, 2011 04:00 PM

        Indeed - that dish alone makes me want to go to this place before heirloom tomatoes run out.

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          buttertart Oct 6, 2011 04:39 PM

          We went there once ages ago and the service was terrible (VERY snobby). Hmm, might try again...

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            uwsister Oct 6, 2011 05:23 PM

            How was the food though?

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              buttertart Oct 7, 2011 05:18 PM

              Not particularly memorable.

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      AdamD Oct 6, 2011 04:08 PM

      pappardelle with whatever ragu
      osso buco if they have it

      1. financialdistrictresident Oct 7, 2011 04:42 AM

        I've only been once (years ago) with my ex and his friend who is a chef. The highlight of my meal was a bowl of pasta and the fresh white truffles they shaved over it. Memorable. Since it's white truffle season I'd suggest a similar dish, if available.

        I also discovered a smoked German beer there which I continue to enjoy. More formal atmosphere. We generally prefer more casual, smaller places. Though now that I'm spending so much time in suburgatory I really miss the formal, fine dining choices in the city.

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        1. re: financialdistrictresident
          buttertart Oct 7, 2011 05:19 PM

          Suburgatory? Excellent word. Same here.

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          scholar399 Oct 8, 2011 07:28 AM

          I agree, any of the pastas are great, in particular the duck ragu one. If the osso bucco is on the menu, that is one of the best dishes they make. They also have a great parm cheese for dessert with a killer balsamic.

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          Felidia
          243 E 58th St, New York, NY 10022

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            Bkeats Oct 8, 2011 07:48 AM

            If you like liver, they have a great liver and onions over polenta. I love that dish.

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              tboner6 Oct 8, 2011 11:01 AM

              I would second the white truffle pasta! Was at Felidia last year during truffle season, and they put together a five course truffle tasting menu that was out of this world. Along with a few bottles of Gaja Barbaresco, I was in heaven.

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              Felidia
              243 E 58th St, New York, NY 10022

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