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PotatoPuff Jul 31, 2013 10:35 AM

According to Koshertopia, this will be a new place where La Carne Grill (Murray Hill, NYC) was. Anyone have more info or a menu?

http://www.koshertopia.com/blog/news/...

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  1. azcohen RE: PotatoPuff Jul 31, 2013 10:50 AM

    They are still doing construction.

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      river3950 RE: PotatoPuff Aug 12, 2013 01:36 PM

      Here is a link to the menu.

      http://www.greatkosherrestaurants.com...

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        craigcep RE: river3950 Aug 12, 2013 02:43 PM

        Nobody worry. They have sushi and steak on their menu. They can be a contemporary kosher restaurant.

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          queenscook RE: river3950 Aug 12, 2013 02:49 PM

          With as many typos, misspellings, and instances of poor grammar on the menu as there are, I certainly hope the food is better than the menu itself.

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            shoelace RE: queenscook Aug 12, 2013 03:23 PM

            heh, i thought they provided those solely for my entertainment

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            EllieS RE: river3950 Aug 12, 2013 03:55 PM

            Caesar salad made of just romaine, croutons and garlic dressing for $16?!?!? Who in their right mind would buy that?

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              GilaB RE: EllieS Aug 12, 2013 05:05 PM

              Honestly, all pareve Caesar salad is, at best, mediocre. To me, the biggest example of crazy pricing is the very first item on the menu, $12 for steamed edamame and salt, something I can make for a dollar with a microwave and some frozen edamame pods.

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                bagelman01 RE: GilaB Aug 13, 2013 08:12 AM

                as soon as I saw the edamame and rest of the overpriced sushi apps, I said to myself...they won't last.
                Another Kosher restaurant with no sense of direction, trying to be everything to everyone.
                Sushi, Steak, Italian, Continental? What do they really want to be?

                Why must every new kosher fleischige place think they must have overpriced mediocre sushi to survive? Am I reaaly going to order sushi with Veal Scallopine? I don't think so.

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                  cheesecake17 RE: bagelman01 Aug 25, 2013 10:56 AM

                  You won't, I won't, but I can think of 10 friends that will!

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              PotatoPuff RE: river3950 Aug 12, 2013 04:53 PM

              Thanks River!

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              DevorahL RE: PotatoPuff Aug 14, 2013 07:39 AM

              Eh, not impressed. For those kinds of prices I want creativity and a chef with a vision, not just mix-n-match typical side dishes and a few different hunks of beef. The non-steak entrees seem kind of dates and formulaic to me. Plus - sushi? Why?? For the love of all the millions of delicious things to eat in the world, why?

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                flo220 RE: PotatoPuff Aug 21, 2013 07:08 PM

                We ate at La Brochette last night and enjoyed the meal – both the food and the service were excellent. We started by sharing the La Brochette sampler which included wagyu beef skewers, short rib spring rolls, peking duck confit and crispy sweetbreads. This was our favorite dish but the main courses were also good. I got the chicken marsala, which was very tasty although I thought the mashed potatoes were a little too salty and my husband ordered the hangar steak which he thought was great—much better than a steak he got at La Marais last week. For dessert we shared what they called a peanut butter mousse, which was fine but tasted more like chocolate than peanut butter. As I mentioned, service was excellent. The cost for the meal, one beer (from a very limited choice of beers, only 3) was around $150 including the tip.
                They seemed to be doing well with a group upstairs and 40% or so of the tables full on the first floor (not bad for a Tuesday night after 8 at the end of the summer). I agree that the menu could be more focused and that sushi should not be a requirement for every kosher restaurant – although I did notice people ordering the sushi. But if you want an upscale steakhouse you should try it.

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                  river3950 RE: PotatoPuff Aug 22, 2013 04:37 AM

                  Was it worth the prices for that location? Can I take business people there this soon after they opened?

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                    GilaB RE: river3950 Aug 22, 2013 08:51 AM

                    My husband (who often dines out for business) was there yesterday. I asked him about this, and he said that it was an expense account kind of place, and totally business appropriate. According to him, it's a close copy of Prime Grill, in terms of food quality, dishes offered, service, and price; he liked the layout, and found it less noisy than even the new, multilevel PG. He said that the total for his dinner came to about $100/person, although I do not know what they ordered, whether that includes tips, etc.

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                      flo220 RE: river3950 Aug 22, 2013 12:04 PM

                      I thought it was worth the price for the food, the service and the ambience. The location happens to work well for us that evening and in general us (we work in Manhattan and live in Queens). I would take business clients there. They told us they are open for lunch.

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                        tamarw RE: river3950 Aug 22, 2013 07:13 PM

                        I was so going to go there with my colleague today, but he balked at the prices and we ended up going to Moshe's Falafel on 46/6.

                        Quite a difference, ha.

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                        river3950 RE: PotatoPuff Aug 23, 2013 04:42 AM

                        is anyone having difficulty getting on their website?
                        www.LaBrochetteNY.com

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                          PotatoPuff RE: river3950 Aug 23, 2013 07:20 AM

                          yes, it doesn't seem to work

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                            tamarw RE: PotatoPuff Aug 24, 2013 05:57 PM

                            yeah, strange - maybe it's still in staging (not live yet) - not sure why they would need to password protect the site.

                        2. LaBrochetteNYC RE: PotatoPuff Nov 3, 2013 10:27 AM

                          http://www.labrochetteny.com/menu-2/

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                            robocop RE: LaBrochetteNYC Nov 3, 2013 05:27 PM

                            La Brochette, I wish you well, but with prices listed, i really wonder how you can succeed.

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                              bagelman01 RE: robocop Nov 4, 2013 06:00 AM

                              Mrs B and I looked at the linked menu and that was her exact take, followed by 'I don't think they'll reopen after the Pesach break."

                              Prices seem out of line for what is offered, and yes I know it costs a lot to operate in Manhattan.

                              The menu should have been proofed better, and give me a break, two listings for the soup of the day, one as Soup D'jour and one as the daily chef's creation. and to have the nerve to list soup d'jour as Market Price.....we're not talking about lobster or truffles, this is beyond pretentious

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                                LA Hungry RE: bagelman01 Nov 15, 2013 06:06 AM

                                Went for lunch this week. While the prices were very expensive. The decor was beautiful and the service was top notch. Had a Chicken "BLT" sandwich with fries. Food was delicious.

                                Like others on this board, I question whether that location can support the pricing, but at least the service, food and decor try to match the price.

                                The folks at the Reserve Cut should spend some time at La Brochette to see how to properly train the staff.

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