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Feb 28, 2013 03:26 PM

Can you update me on ETC and NOBO in Teaneck?

Need a good birthday dinner for myself. NOBO's menu looks pretty much the same as last year's. ETC looks more interesting, but we had service issues the last time we went there. Suggestions?

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  1. I was at ETC this week, as part of an eight-person group, and service was helpful and pleasant. It was my first time there, so I can't compare it to previous experiences.

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      1. re: cappucino

        It's probably too late for this to be useful to you now, but here goes: I arrived quite late, so I missed the appetizers, and quietly asked the waiter what could be prepared quickly, so as not to throw off the kitchen, or get my food much later than everybody else. They recommended a ribeye, which I enjoyed. However, I don't think that's the best dish upon which to judge a restaurant, because it's hard to screw up a decent steak. The others that I was with seemed to enjoy their food, but it wasn't a foodie crowd, and we didn't discuss it.

    1. My husband treated me to a birthday dinner at NOBO recently. He contacted the chef and arranged for a multi-course tasting menu. While not cheap, we really felt like it was worth it! I'm embarrassed to say how many courses there were (it was over 10) and many of the dishes came 3 ways (e.g., 3 shots of different soups, lamb 3 different ways). It was amazing. In addition to just good skills and high-quality ingredients, the chef was really creative and used techniques you don't usually come across (molecular gastronomy) in kosher restaurants. If you want a once-in-a-lifetime experience (and the chef agrees to do it again), something to consider.

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      1. re: daphnar

        This sounds wonderful. I will inform my husband. I just hope they will do it on a Sunday. We'll see.