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Jul 30, 2014 02:16 PM

Le Galopin

First a disclaimer: This is not an unbiased post. Upfront, I love this place.

I won't bother to describe tonight's outstanding meal because the ingredients change every night. You can count on 5 to 7 small plates which center around a wee piece or so of protein amid a joyous tumble of herbs and acid, vegetable and fruit, resulting in an unpredictable explosion of flavors.

As I told the chef tonight, "I am a very good cook. All of my life I have gone to good restaurants to learn and to mimic. I come here time after time because I never have a () clue what is on my plate. See you in December."

Two (no choice) menus, one bottle sparkling water, one bottle Alexandre Bain Pouilly Fume = 144€.

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  1. And you have just sent us there in September. -- Jake

    1. I second the not-unbiased post. Excellent restaurant, excellent chef, and a lovely (though shy) person to boot.

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      1. re: Ptipois

        Indeed. Last night, with more help in the (miniscule) kitchen, Tischenko spent time in the dining room, albeit continually tasting at the pass. He seemed much more relaxed, even jovial (for him). I think that summer closures can't come soon enough for many small restaurants.

      2. Thanks for reminding us what a fab place that Le Galopin continues to be. In the confusion of all the new openings in the last 2 years, we (i.e me) sometimes don't give our favourites the attention they deserve on this board.

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        1. re: Parnassien

          LOL! Our favorites are so good that we don't have time to try the new kids. ;)

          1. re: mangeur

            Like we needed it…
            Brain-dead new chowhound format obscures the first few words of each reply with an overlapping time stamp
            I am not obsessed with restaurant virginity the way some of us are…
            Justement, thank you so much for this report that brings good eateries like Le Galopin back on the Hound radar screen.

        2. Thanks- Just booked too!! Awesome!!

            1. re: John Talbott

              'Never disappoints'

              Le Galopin or Mme Mangeur, or both?

              (for me both, although I'm squarely in the camp of having gone to Galopin only once when it was new-ish in 2012 and never again despite an excellent experience).

              Mangeur, I share your interest in a sprightly plate with tart/ herbal flavours. More recs as you come across them, please !