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wheaton24 Jun 17, 2013 04:31 PM

Looking for a wonderful restaurant in the Chelsea area for two 60-something couples for mid-week in July. Would like something beyond the ordinary (any cuisine) that is not outrageously priced, where the noise level is reasonable. Thanks for your suggestions!

  1. ChefJune Jun 22, 2013 02:09 AM

    The Greenmarket menus at Tocqueville...

    Gascogne

    Edi and the Wolf

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      Riverman500 Jun 22, 2013 04:10 AM

      Gascogne is closed. Montmartre took over the space. Also, Edi and the Wolf is in the East Village.

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        thegforceny Jun 22, 2013 05:39 AM

        And Tocqueville is in Union Square/Flatiron.

    2. Spiritchaser Jun 18, 2013 04:54 AM

      I just saw that Montmartre opened it's garden area, maybe you want to look at that.

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        kathryn Jun 18, 2013 05:14 AM

        It's very pleasant and this past weekend, we actually sat near a party of 5, one young woman and four older women. Very pleasant and relatively spacious in the back, elevated area.

        I'd be concerned about if it rains, though. It's much louder inside.

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          Spiritchaser Jun 18, 2013 06:02 AM

          Don't want to hijack the thread but you liked the space; what are your thoughts on their food?

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            kathryn Jun 18, 2013 07:12 AM

            Love the raw hamachi slices with apples and kaffir lime, as well as the tahini-soy wax bean salad. The boudin chinois is also excellent: earthy, spicy, delicious. We have tried a number of dishes there (steak, chicken, various fish dishes) but the menu is constantly evolving so those are no longer on the menu. On this last visit, we tried the roasted duck, with vadouvan and kumquat, which was amazing and yielded 2 meals' worth of leftovers. The cocktails are also good, and the service is very sweet.

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              Spiritchaser Jun 18, 2013 08:04 AM

              Sounds good. Thanks for the input.

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                kathryn Jun 21, 2013 10:31 AM

                BTW, Montmartre is now taking reservations for their gorgeous back garden for lunch, brunch, & dinner. Call 646.596.8838 between 11-6pm.

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                  Spiritchaser Jun 21, 2013 10:40 AM

                  Ohhhhhhh...and the weather has been incredible lately

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                    kathryn Jul 8, 2013 02:55 PM

                    The menu has changed quite a bit since this discussion -- raw fluke has taken the place of the raw hamachi. The fluke is served with pistachios, shiso, lime and strawberries. The duck confit is new. Really excellent, amazingly smoky and flavorful, with a wonderfully crisp skin. The boudin chinois is still there and awesome, luckily. And there's a new eggplant side dish, with red curry, tomato, fish sauce, and Thai basil. Like a nice Asian-influenced ratatouille with a bit of lingering heat.

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        Scott_C Jun 18, 2013 03:36 AM

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