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Jan 22, 2014 08:13 PM

Hail Caesar!

anyone know of a bar that makes a delectable Caesar? i can whip one up at home when the mood strikes, but sometimes that mood hits when i'm out and about.....

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  1. King Cole Bar (at the St. Regis).

    Made with kale. And no extra charge for it.

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    1. re: ipsedixit

      Kale? In a Caesar?

      I can't get away from the stuff.....

      And, elsewhere (below) Brussels sprouts? Anchovy?

      Women in the bar car! Jeans in the Waldorf! It's coming, I warn you....

        1. re: Phil Ogelos

          What great fun! Thanks. Although how depressing that something exists to be so lampooned. It is a long cry from my heyday of Nice People with suits they wore when at Groton and driving an OLD Mercedes...maybe. And who set a pretty damn good table when they wanted to.

          The new gang is oblivious to "Mors aurem vellens, 'vivite,' ait, "venio.'" (Sorry, you started it Juvenal....)

      1. If you like a Caesar heavy on the garlic, and I do: Pearl Oyster Bar.

        1. I really like the warm brussels sprout caesar salad at Altantic Grill.

          1. not at a bar, but the caesar at carbone is really good.

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              1. re: Bob Martinez

                what's your point? the one at the breslin is $14 and only serves one person. the one we had at carbone easily served 3 people and is made tableside.

                1. re: jon

                  My point is that it's expensive.

                  As for serving 3, that's great if you have 3 people who all want Caesar salad. If you don't you're SOL because you can't take it home. A dressed salad will get limp and unappetizing pretty quickly.

                  The tableside prep is pure schtick.

                  1. re: Bob Martinez

                    But I am willing to pay for the schtick in this case.

                    I would rather pay it here than for some foam and edible but nonsatisfying artistry.

                    1. re: INDIANRIVERFL

                      The veal parm at Carbone (which I'm told is very good) will set you back $54. Once you sign up for that I guess a $19 Caesar salad is small change.

                      I've got friends who went back in September. $183 per person with tax and tip. They liked the place.

                      1. re: Bob Martinez

                        but my point is is that $19 for the caesar at carbone is actually in line with caesar salad's at other nice restaurants. heck, at sam's place, a hole in the wall italian restaurant i eat at sometimes on 37th street, the caesar for two is $14. it's $14 for one at the breslin, $13 at a steakhouse like wolfgang's. so how is $19 for a salad that feeds three people out of line with that, especially if you get a tableside show with it?

            1. The Breslin. You can get it in the lobby too, not just the restaurant. Anchovies, croutons, huge romaine hearts, mmm...

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