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JeffOverley Jan 20, 2014 06:45 AM

Anyone have suggestions for tasting menus that don't involve huge time commitments and tons of food? My wife and I are light eaters and just can't hang with marathon meals.

We loved the old menu at Torrisi - seven small dishes paced briskly over the course of like 90 minutes. Anything comparable out there?

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    nomadmanhattan Jan 21, 2014 06:23 PM

    Try Contra. I have been there for opening week. $65 four courses.

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    1. re: nomadmanhattan
      loratliff Jan 22, 2014 09:54 AM

      I thought it was $55 for five courses.

      1. re: loratliff
        nomadmanhattan Jan 22, 2014 10:39 AM

        Just checked back on my own review, http://www.yelp.com/biz/contra-new-yo... you are right :)

        Sorry I confused it with the other night they had a special dinner with special guest, Owen Clark from Gwynnet St. It was $66 for six course.

      2. re: nomadmanhattan
        JeffOverley Jan 23, 2014 04:07 PM

        Yep, thanks, I think Contra's the best I've found for our appetite/budget.

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          foodwhisperer Jan 23, 2014 06:42 PM

          Greenwich Grill ( it's more of a prix fixe)
          En Japanese Brasserie

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            JeffOverley Jan 23, 2014 08:31 PM

            Both look really interesting, thank you.

      3. Miss Needle Jan 20, 2014 09:07 PM

        I haven't been there since the new chef took over but Degustation's tasting menu was comprised of smallish portions.

        1. ipsedixit Jan 20, 2014 07:28 PM

          Well, if you count prix fixe menus as "tasting menus" then you should check out the Restaurant Week offerings in a couple of weeks.

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          1. re: ipsedixit
            loratliff Jan 21, 2014 07:40 AM

            Yes, I was going to recommend prix fixe menus as well. Not all of RW's are great, but there are still a few good ones like Maialino.

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            Ttrockwood Jan 20, 2014 02:12 PM

            What's your budget before wine/tip/tax?
            Are you open to sushi omakase?

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            1. re: Ttrockwood
              JeffOverley Jan 23, 2014 04:04 PM

              Sorry for belated reply - ideally $75pp or less for food. Thanks!

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