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trishottawa Mar 15, 2013 02:10 PM

Arriving in April for our annual visit and once again I am responsible for restaurant choices. So far I have dinner reservations at Louro and L'Apicio and Collichio and Sons.I also have lunch reservations at NoMad and Toloache. Still need a couple more lunch and dinner suggestions. I am looking at Acme,Buddakan, Hudson Clearwater, and Duane Park. Help!!! Cannot seem to make any final decisions.

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    sam1 RE: trishottawa Mar 16, 2013 07:49 AM

    l'apicio is ok...i like their pastas but the crowd is a bit unbearable and the place is LOUD. if you haven't had their food before, id probably suggest you try dell'anima (though i haven't been there in some time).

    acme is a fun night out and the food is probably better than it needs to be. however, everything i had there was very salty. surprisingly, the portions are quite big there.

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      kathryn RE: trishottawa Mar 16, 2013 07:56 AM

      Dell'anima or L'Artusi might work if L'Apicio is too loud.

      For farm to table, ABC Kitchen is excellent.

      You might also want to look at Empellon Cocina.

      Of the four you listed, I think Acme is the only one that gets accolades on here.

      What about Mission Chinese for lunch?

      Where have you been before, and what have you liked?

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        trishottawa RE: trishottawa Mar 16, 2013 08:16 AM

        Been to ABC a couple of times and loved it. Empellon was great the first time but not so much the second. Really liked L'Artusi and will look at dell'anima. Other favourites include Gramercy Tavern, Locanda Verde, Momofuko Saam, Maialino, Perilla, Balthazar, Boqueria, Inoteca, Bar room at the Modern and Recette.

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          kathryn RE: trishottawa Mar 16, 2013 08:40 AM

          A lot of my favorites!

          I'd say also check out:
          Craft
          Ma Peche
          Montmartre
          Kin Shop
          Txikito

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            trishottawa RE: kathryn Mar 16, 2013 10:13 AM

            Well I think I had tried them based on your input! Also loved kinship.Will look at Ma Peche. Thanks

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          rrems RE: trishottawa Mar 16, 2013 03:12 PM

          Since you liked Perilla and Kin Shop, you really must try The Marrow. I love your choices of Louro and Toloache. If you like Indian food, I would highly recommend Junoon and Tulsi.

          1. loratliff RE: trishottawa Mar 17, 2013 01:35 PM

            Hudson Clearwater is terrible. There's a reason you don't hear much about it on these boards. It's not even remotely in the same class as some of the other places you've mentioned.

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              trishottawa RE: loratliff Mar 18, 2013 03:40 PM

              Thanks so much for the advice...I will cross off Hudson Clearwater.What about Duane Park or is it all show with mediocre food?

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