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Jan 18, 2013 03:37 PM

Going to Upstairs 2 tonight

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.

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

    3 Replies
    1. re: Porthos

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

      1. re: moose73

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

        1. re: Porthos

          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. 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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      1. re: perk

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

        1. re: bulavinaka

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

          1. re: Porthos

            It was Kyoto, damn it - KYOTO! :)

            1. re: bulavinaka

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

      2. 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. 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.