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Souffle restaurant in NYC

Butterfly123 Jun 18, 2012 06:40 PM

Hello Everyone.
I was wondering if there is a restaurant in NYC which only serves souffle?! Thank you!

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    RGR RE: Butterfly123 Jun 18, 2012 09:17 PM

    There is no all-soufflé restaurant. However, Capsouto Frères has always been known for their soufflés. They used to have an all-souffé menu in addtion to their regular menus, but they dispensed with it. Instead, the lunch menu contains a variety of savory and dessert soufflés

    P.S. Many years ago, we went to an all-souffé restaurant in Paris called, appropriately, Le Soufflé. I just Googled, and it's still there.


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      Liquid Sky RE: RGR Jun 18, 2012 09:26 PM

      There SHOULD be an all-souffle restaurant in NYC... what a great idea, right?

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      happybaker RE: Butterfly123 Jun 18, 2012 09:35 PM

      Actually - I thought there was. I saw something on tv about it, run by a frenchman, but can't remember the name. Must look!

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      1. re: happybaker
        Liquid Sky RE: happybaker Jun 20, 2012 08:30 AM

        happy: If you find out the place, please post back here. Souffles are among my most favorite things on Planet Earth!!! Have yet to try "Capsouto Freres"... heard mixed things about them. Anyone want to weigh in here on Capsouto Freres? They've been around for a long time!

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          prdct RE: Liquid Sky Jun 20, 2012 10:32 AM

          the souffles are pretty good but everything else I tried at large group meal was mediocre. I've had better souffles in the last year at Minetta Tavern and at the Mark restaurant.

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            RCC RE: prdct Jun 20, 2012 11:37 AM

            +1 on Minetta Tavern's Grand Marnier Souffle.

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              City Kid RE: prdct Jun 20, 2012 12:38 PM

              I think this is an apt description of the food generally at Capsouto Freres, nothing special, though I have not had the the souffés. I was there for dinner about a year ago and have no desire to return.

            2. re: Liquid Sky
              happybaker RE: Liquid Sky Jun 20, 2012 11:09 AM

              Sadly Souffle Restaurant, in Summit NJ has closed. Not sure it was the place I was thinking of but I know it was a souffle only restaurant.

              Happily the Village Voice published a "where to get a souffle" in new york article, and they spoke very well of Capsouto Freres.


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                RGR RE: happybaker Jun 20, 2012 01:19 PM

                We ate at Soufflé in Summit, NJ. It was not soufflé only.


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                  Liquid Sky RE: happybaker Jun 29, 2012 04:58 PM

                  I don't know how I missed your link to that Voice article on Souffles... many thanks! Awesome!

                2. re: Liquid Sky
                  RGR RE: Liquid Sky Jun 20, 2012 11:16 AM

                  Re: the food at Capsouto Frères (other than the soufflés). We've had one dinner there and I thought the food was quite good. However, that meal dates back more than ten years, so it's possible that the quality has gone downhill.

                  La Grenouille, of course, is famous for their dessert soufflés. The lunch menu also includes a cheese soufflé.

                  Oceana usually has a soufflé on the dinner dessert menu. Every one I've had there has been incredible.

                  Jeanne & Gaston, a new French bistro on 14th St., is serving a dessert soufflé. Divine!


                  1. re: Liquid Sky
                    Riverman500 RE: Liquid Sky Jun 20, 2012 12:43 PM

                    Try the chocolate souffle at Benoit.

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                      RGR RE: Riverman500 Jun 20, 2012 01:25 PM

                      It's really hard for me to pass up the Baba at Benoit even for a soufflé.



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                        Riverman500 RE: RGR Jun 20, 2012 03:28 PM

                        I can't pass up the souffle for the baba, but one of these days I will try the baba.

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                          kosmose7 RE: RGR Jun 21, 2012 08:25 PM

                          Being a French dessert lover, I think I gain at least a couple pounds whenever I go to Benoit. I adore their desserts!!!

                      2. re: Liquid Sky
                        ChefJune RE: Liquid Sky Jun 22, 2012 12:09 PM

                        Capsouto Freres remains one of my favorite restaurants in New York. It's not trendy, but the food is delicious and the service is warm. They serve a variety of souffles both savory and sweet at lunch and brunch, and there are always souffles on the dessert menu.

                        I have many fond recollections of brunches a quatre where each of us ordered a different souffle and we passed them around the table.

                    2. kosmose7 RE: Butterfly123 Jun 20, 2012 01:06 PM

                      As RGR expalined, La Grenouille has both cheese souffle and dessert souffle on their lunch menu. They are divine.

                      Others that have souffle on their menu are:

                      The River Cafe

                      The Mark by Jean-Georges

                      Upstairs at '21'

                      L'ATELIER de Joel Robuchon (Personally, I think this is one of better ones... but it is closing at the end of this month)

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                        Liquid Sky RE: kosmose7 Jun 20, 2012 03:05 PM

                        Great info to know, kosmose... merci!

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                          kosmose7 RE: Liquid Sky Jun 21, 2012 07:35 PM

                          De rien! :)

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                          JC2 RE: kosmose7 Jun 21, 2012 11:42 AM

                          I agree on JR - I had the calvados souffle there recently and it was fabulous. But, you'd better hurry they close June 30.

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                          rkaene RE: Butterfly123 Jun 21, 2012 03:05 PM

                          bouchon bakery has a fabulous choclate!!

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                            swannee RE: Butterfly123 Jun 22, 2012 05:50 AM

                            La Grenouille has fabulous souffles and even lets one make up dessert varieties. We had four different ones at one table of four. La Cote Basque used to have wonderful ones that weren't quite so pricey.

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