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What to order at Hospoda

citykid426 Nov 6, 2011 03:55 PM

I read about Hospoda recently and saw that it got a Critics Pick in New York Magazine, so I wanted to check it out. Has anyone been? Can you recommend what dishes to get? I'm wondering if the seven course tasting will be too much or just enough food. Also, if you did go, did you try the flight of beers they have?

321 E 73rd St, New York, NY 10021

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    ManhattanLawyer RE: citykid426 Nov 9, 2011 05:24 PM

    I love this restaurant. It is very near where I live and I keep meaning to get back. When we ate there they hadn't yet started the 7 course tasting but I am dying to go back and try it. Don't think it would be too much food; the portion sizes are tiny. I looked at the current menu and don't think many things are the same from when I ate there; the beef tongue was delicious as was the rainbow trout and the ham (although it was presented as a main when I was there and is now a starter which makes more sense because that portion in particular was very small).

    My husband did the beer tasting - it's all the same beer - just with different amounts of foam which makes them all taste different. He enjoyed it. I love how they have some unusual wines that you can order by the half glass. Last time I was there I had a delicious Hungarian red.

    Please report back if you get the tasting!

    321 E 73rd St, New York, NY 10021

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      citykid426 RE: citykid426 Nov 11, 2011 01:51 PM

      I'm happy to report that my husband and I dined there and had a great meal. We both had the three course tasting. I actually wanted the 7 courses because I was really hungry but the hubby didn't, and you had to get the 7 course tasting for the whole table... In the end, I was totally full. FYI if you get the three course meal, it will be a HUGE three courses so be prepared and be starving. I got the potato tasting (I forget the actual name) and he got the beet tasting for the first course, then the egg dish for seconds (I think he had the trout, don't remember exactly), and lastly I had the duck while hubby had the beef tongue. The duck confit was REALLY tender and the sauce was perfect. I think my hubby's dish had a chocolate sauce to accompany the tongue, which was yummy as well (sounds weird I know, but soooo good). For drinks, I had the beer tasting. They shouldn't write that the tasting is "4 small glasses" though, because those things were huge! It was like ordering 4 regular beers at a bar in my opinion, but my hubby had no problem helping me finish them :-) All in all a great meal, will definitely go again in a couple of weeks. One thing I should note was that our service person was really good and timed our dishes perfectly, giving us just enough time between dishes and coming with each different beer exactly at the time the next course was being brought. Very attentive, so we gave a good tip.

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