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Closest place for Rijsttafel ???

hargau May 21, 2013 08:25 AM

Is there any local place serving Rijsttafel that is worthwhile??
If not what is the closest?? nyc??

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    tdaaa May 21, 2013 09:07 AM

    For those who are ignorant of Rijsttafel, as I was...


    Now I'm hungry... sounds like quite an event.

    1. MC Slim JB May 21, 2013 08:35 AM

      Andover Inn was the last place I know locally that served it, and they stopped doing that years ago.

      Hell's Kitchen in Manhattan has a place that does rijsttafel called Bali Nusa Indah, but I've never been.

      DC or Ottawa, maybe?


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      1. re: MC Slim JB
        Allstonian May 21, 2013 08:36 AM

        Or possibly NYC, per this thread from January 2012:

        Definitely nowhere in the greater Boston area.

        1. re: MC Slim JB
          pinehurst May 21, 2013 09:25 AM

          You're right, when Henry Broekhoff left. Good gravy, I miss that.

          Bentara in New Haven? They're Malaysian, but have some Dutch/Indonesian items. Don't know if they do Rijsttafel occasionally?

          1. re: MC Slim JB
            peregrine May 21, 2013 10:14 AM

            The Andover Inn's version was no loss - very bland and Americanized.

            1. re: MC Slim JB
              mwk May 21, 2013 11:02 AM

              For what it's worth, I've eaten at Bali Nusa Indah a few times, and it's quite tasty. Good service and reasonable prices as well. It's one of my favorites for after-theater dining when I go to NYC...especially because it's one of the few things that I can't get at all in Boston.

              1. re: MC Slim JB
                itaunas May 21, 2013 01:30 PM

                I think you are right Jimmy Mac's in Somerville stopped probably a few years before Andover Inn. Jimmy Mac's was decent and it was interesting that Great Taste also tried to make a go of that space with an American + ethnic menu like the second owner of Jimmy Mac's. I thought there was also a catering option a while back.

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