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punkin712 Mar 8, 2012 05:24 AM

I got an email from a family member last night (family member A) asking me if I wanted to join her, another family member ((family member B) and the other family member's husband for dinner next month. Family member B apparently wants to take her husband to a restaurant for his birthday, but the restaurant only accepts reservations in multiples of 2, so my husband would have to be excluded from the dinner. I asked family member A what restaurant it is and she didn't know, but was told by family member B that the food is really good and it's hard to get a reservation.

I feel a little weird about this invite. I'd like to bring my husband, but that means finding another person to complete the set. But, if I say I can''t go - they will need to find a 4th.

Does anyone know which restaurant they might be talking about? They live in Brooklyn, but it's entirely possible the restaurant is in Manhattan. I'll repost on the Manhattan board to see if anyone has heard of this place.

TIA!

  1. The Chowhound Team Mar 9, 2012 02:28 PM

    Folks,

    If you have an idea which restaurant this might be, by all means do chime in, but discussion of the family is off topic for the site.

    Thanks.

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    1. re: The Chowhound Team
      ZenFoodist Mar 11, 2012 06:27 PM

      Yikes. Seems a bit heavy handed. Major sense of humor failure these days on CH. :(

      I predict it is Momofuko Ko. i was told 1,2, and 4 when I called.

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      Daniel76 Mar 8, 2012 07:57 AM

      I am fiercely loyal in that instance and would tell Family members A-Z to choke on their food if they tried to exclude my wife. However, it sounds like your husband would most likely be the luckiest of the group if he were excluded.
      That being said, please let us know the name of the restaurant.

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        punkin712 Mar 8, 2012 11:33 AM

        Thanks Daniel76 - I feel the same way (on all fronts!)

        Based on the feedback I got from the Manhattan board, the restaurant might be Momofuku Ko. They seem to only accept reservations for parties of 1, 2 and 4. I wouldn't mind going, but if I'm splurging on a $125 tasting menu, I'd at least like to have my husband there to share the experience.

        I'll let you know once I get confirmation from family member A.

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          mulden Mar 8, 2012 10:00 PM

          Maybe Brooklyn Fare? Takes reservations 6 weeks out (ko dinner is 1 week) for parties of 2 or 4.

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          Brooklyn Fare
          200 Schermerhorn St, Brooklyn, NY 11201

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            punkin712 Mar 9, 2012 05:27 AM

            Hmmm...based on the location, that could be a possibility too. I'm hoping to hear back from family member A one of these days with more info. I probably made them a little skittish when I suggested that we try to find another guest so my husband can join the party.

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