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Momofuku Ko - lunch or dinner ?

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chefpt Feb 4, 2012 02:01 PM

Doing another little food trip to NYC - has anyone experienced one or the other - is it worth trying ?

Also open to other fine dining suggestions of the same caliber ; have already been to Per Se, EMP ( lunch ) , del Posto, Marea ( lunch ), Morimoto

thanks a bunch!

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Momofuku Ko
163 1st Ave, New York, NY 10003

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    martyl9 RE: chefpt Feb 4, 2012 02:22 PM

    I have only expreienced lunch twice; what a marithon of food and if you include the wine as well, what a great way to spend an afternoon.

    1. streamwise RE: chefpt Feb 5, 2012 04:07 AM

      If you don't have anything important to do for the rest of the day and evening, definitely lunch. It's quite a marathon, especially with wine. On a normal slow night, just do dinner.

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        RayP RE: chefpt Feb 5, 2012 05:15 AM

        I agree with both prior posts if you have the afternoon to blow off KO is a great way to do it. But dinner is no slouch either..both wonderful experiences!

        1. ellenost RE: chefpt Feb 5, 2012 05:48 AM

          I've been to Momofuko Ko many times at both lunch and dinner. Both are wonderful, but both are different. Lunch has more courses, takes 3 hours and costs $175. Lunch is a great way to spend an afternoon. You won't be done until at least 3 or 4:00 (depending on your reservation time). Dinner takes about 2 hours and costs $125. Both lunch and dinner have the famous and delicious shaved foie gras with lychee, Riesling gelee and pinenut brittle. The dinner has my favorite soft cooked egg with hackleback caviar, onion soubise, and mini fingerling potato chips. I'm having dinner at Ko this week. Whichever you choose, I know you'll have a great time. Enjoy!

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          Momofuku Ko
          163 1st Ave, New York, NY 10003

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            chefpt RE: ellenost Feb 7, 2012 01:53 PM

            thanks for the your reply , its exactly what I wanted to hear!

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            lexismore RE: chefpt Feb 6, 2012 08:19 AM

            Having experienced both, I personally prefer dinner for two reasons.

            First, I find the experience to be pretty much the same at both meals - fun, inventive tasting menus, where a few dishes are absolutely amazing, almost everything is really good, and once in a while a dish misses. With that in mind, the $125 (dinner) price tag feels like a great price, but I didn't really feel like I was getting a significantly better meal for the $175 (lunch) price tag, just more of it.

            Second, as ellenost mentioned, dinner is the only place to get the egg/caviar dish. That's one I wouldn't want to miss.

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