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EmpireState Feb 22, 2012 10:38 AM

So now that I've finally gone to Pardes, is there a similar type of meat restaurant in Manhattan (as far as culinary creativity)? Do either Solo or Mike's Bistro fit the bill? I plan to go back to Pardes, but If I'm ever in Manhattan, I would like some options (I've been to all the steak places and while good, they are not what I'm looking for). Thanks.

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    GilaB RE: EmpireState Feb 22, 2012 12:07 PM

    Neither of the restaurants you've mentioned are nearly as creative as Pardes, but they're probably the closest you'll find in Manhattan. I've only been to Solo properly one time 3-4 years ago, but I remember it as having a few more adventurous options. Of course, it's obscenely expensive.

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      tamarw RE: GilaB Feb 22, 2012 03:04 PM

      What Gila said. I don't think anything compares to Pardes, but I'd certainly like to see more of those around.

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      brooklynkoshereater RE: EmpireState Feb 22, 2012 07:30 PM

      pardes is certainly the most creative by far, but solo runs a close second in manhattan.

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        Kosher Critic RE: brooklynkoshereater Feb 23, 2012 08:19 AM

        I am in complete agreement that Pardes has no parallel in Manhattan. For creativity, I might add Prime KO to the list.

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          tamarw RE: Kosher Critic Feb 23, 2012 09:52 AM

          I've been unimpressed with Prime KO - they didn't really give me what I ordered the first time (wagyu burger, though I don't even see that on their current menu) and I really didn't like the bowtie pasta I ordered the second time around.

          Pardes and Prime KO don't compare in my opinion, even on creativity.

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            Kosher Critic RE: tamarw Feb 24, 2012 10:56 AM

            Just to clarify, I agree with you completely that Prime KO doesn't come close to Pardes; I just offered it based on what is available in Manh.

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              tamarw RE: Kosher Critic Feb 24, 2012 11:31 AM

              Oh, I totally understand. I don't know if I would put them on the same level though at all - maybe the menu sounds creative, but the execution leaves much to be desired.

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