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Going to Upstairs 2 tonight

moose73 Jan 18, 2013 03:37 PM

I'm excited to try a new place close to home that I saw someone recommend here a few weeks ago. We are big fans of the Westside Tavern to the north and Waterloo and City to the west, and I'm hoping we will be adding Upstairs 2 to the rotation.

  1. Porthos Jan 18, 2013 03:55 PM

    Food is not good at all. Better for their wine dinners.

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      moose73 Jan 18, 2013 04:08 PM

      Whoa, glad I checked in. That is disappointing to hear.

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        Porthos Jan 18, 2013 05:16 PM

        Would be glad to be wrong on this one. If it sucks, don't say you haven't been warned ;)

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          foodiemahoodie Jan 19, 2013 12:45 AM

          I agree with Porthos - but I haven't been there in years. I went once with a visiting chef friend- but we'd already been to three restaurants that evening, so by the time we got there - we weren't up for eating anything.

          The next time I went with a date and another couple to a wine dinner. And the food - well I don't remember anything popping out. And oddly enough, one weirdly god-awful wine pairing.

          Maybe it's better. Love the weird location. If only...

    2. perk Jan 18, 2013 04:43 PM

      I've had some good dinners there. What they do best is pair wine and food....but I've had some very tasty dishes.

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        bulavinaka Jan 18, 2013 09:07 PM

        Agree w/ your assessment. But I'm no Porthos either - and I'm not being sarcastic.

        1. re: bulavinaka
          Porthos Jan 19, 2013 08:00 AM

          Always so modest! Your ramen escapades in Tokyo would make anyone jealous.

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            bulavinaka Jan 19, 2013 08:24 AM

            It was Kyoto, damn it - KYOTO! :)

            1. re: bulavinaka
              Porthos Jan 19, 2013 08:39 AM

              You take so many trips to Japan I get all mixed up ;)

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        foodiemahoodie Jan 19, 2013 12:47 AM

        And I've had great meals at Waterloo, and have never been disappointed at Westside Tavern (but for me it's a place to grab a quick meal before a movie - so my expectations are low - and they're always exceeded!)

        1. moose73 Jan 22, 2013 03:21 PM

          I wimped out and went to Aframe instead. We had the charred baby octopus and the shrimp tempura rolls for appetizers. The baby squid was exquisite, the tempura rolls pleasant but nos spectacular. The beer can chicken was outstanding as usual, as were the cocktails. But I am disappointed in myself and I resolve to try out Upstairs 2.

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