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Annisa or Union Square Cafe?

We have reservations at both for next week. I've never been to Anissa, and I haven't been to USC in a long time, but it was one of my favorites. Anyone been recently?

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  1. Haven't been to USC in several years. It's always been reliably good but never exciting. Annisa is a gem and has been consistently wonderful all these years, even improving over that time.

    I really hope you don't mean your intention is to cancel one of your reservations, I have to say, as has been pointed out many times on this board, it is extremely rude and presumptious to make a reservation at a very popular restaurant and hold it until a few days or a week before, preventing others from getting that res. By the time you cancel, those who had missed out will probably have made other plans and will not even be aware of the availability. You should ask your questions and make your plans BEFORE reserving.

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    1. re: rrems

      Very well said. Thank you for your comments on a selfish practice.

      1. Annisa is much more special than USC, even though USC is reliable and solid. The food is just better at Annisa and if cost isn't an issue, I'd recommend you go there.

          1. I made the Anissa rez for my birthday, and my husband made the USC one without telling the other. I'm going to go with my choice, Anissa.

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            1. re: roxlet

              You're absolved of sin.
              And Anissa is by far the better restaurant.

              1. re: roxlet

                Great choice. Have a good time.