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#31 AaronS

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Posted 13 October 2016 - 06:36 PM

the physical version of the new york guide comes out next month.



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Posted 13 October 2016 - 08:04 PM

agreed on the Komi and Little Serow omissions...but overall it's a very good list.  other than those two, that list is pretty much the agreed upon (by those with some knowledge) list of best restaurants in the area.

is that true of the inn at little washington?



#33 Adrian

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Posted 13 October 2016 - 08:47 PM

No but you see why. Komi and serow are the most inexplicable omissions since yasuda.

I think you need to interpret what I'm saying in a reasonable way.


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Posted 13 October 2016 - 10:14 PM

how many stars do you think ccep, joe beef, lemeac, maison publique, and hotel herman should have?

I think komi is a borderline one star and little serrow is a slam dunk for one star.

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Posted 13 October 2016 - 10:39 PM

how many stars do you think ccep, joe beef, lemeac, maison publique, and hotel herman should have?

I think komi is a borderline one star and little serrow is a slam dunk for one star.

Komi is a 2 to me and serow an easy 1 on NYC standards.

Maison publique is a 0

Ccep is a good 1

Joe beef is a euro 0 and an NYC 1 (but it's a 0 like l'ami jean is a 0 and I prefer it to l'ami jean)

Lemeac is a 0

Herman may eek out an NYC 1

Toque is an NYC 2.

ETA: joe beef is the toughest call because Breslin etc.

I think you need to interpret what I'm saying in a reasonable way.


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Posted 14 October 2016 - 02:11 AM

I find these reactions interesting, because the one time I ate at Little Serow (spring of 2015?), I was not all that much impressed. I'm pretty sure I posted about it. From what I can remember, by the end of the meal everything was tasting too much the same. Too many dishes were garnished exactly the same way, which is not the sign of an imaginative kitchen. It's been too many years since I ate at Komi to be able to weigh in there.


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Posted 14 October 2016 - 03:38 AM

I find these reactions interesting, because the one time I ate at Little Serow (spring of 2015?), I was not all that much impressed. I'm pretty sure I posted about it. From what I can remember, by the end of the meal everything was tasting too much the same. Too many dishes were garnished exactly the same way, which is not the sign of an imaginative kitchen. It's been too many years since I ate at Komi to be able to weigh in there.


That's not been my experience a few meals in but, even given that, it's hard to see how neither o those places get started when spotted pig, Breslin, Peter Luger, jewel bako, etc. get stars in NYC. The easy comp is of course kin khao in sf which I liked but serow is really a measure better. Just given the broad us standards this seems harsh.

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Posted 14 October 2016 - 12:31 PM

I definitely liked Kinship - within the last 3 months; enough to go back on the same short trip.

 

Blue Duck Tavern was pretty boring.



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Posted 14 October 2016 - 01:45 PM

 

how many stars do you think ccep, joe beef, lemeac, maison publique, and hotel herman should have?

I think komi is a borderline one star and little serrow is a slam dunk for one star.

Komi is a 2 to me and serow an easy 1 on NYC standards.

Maison publique is a 0

Ccep is a good 1

Joe beef is a euro 0 and an NYC 1 (but it's a 0 like l'ami jean is a 0 and I prefer it to l'ami jean)

Lemeac is a 0

Herman may eek out an NYC 1

Toque is an NYC 2.

ETA: joe beef is the toughest call because Breslin etc.

 

 

if the clove club and st. john are 1 stars then there is no way joe beef is a london 0 star. the informality of st. john and far, far better food than at either.


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#40 Anthony Bonner

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Posted 14 October 2016 - 01:51 PM

I love St. John but don't get why its starred.


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#41 Adrian

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Posted 14 October 2016 - 01:56 PM


 

how many stars do you think ccep, joe beef, lemeac, maison publique, and hotel herman should have?

I think komi is a borderline one star and little serrow is a slam dunk for one star.

Komi is a 2 to me and serow an easy 1 on NYC standards.

Maison publique is a 0

Ccep is a good 1

Joe beef is a euro 0 and an NYC 1 (but it's a 0 like l'ami jean is a 0 and I prefer it to l'ami jean)

Lemeac is a 0

Herman may eek out an NYC 1

Toque is an NYC 2.

ETA: joe beef is the toughest call because Breslin etc.
 
 
if the clove club and st. john are 1 stars then there is no way joe beef is a london 0 star. the informality of st. john and far, far better food than at either.
It's hard to think of a comparable (outside of France) that joe beef doesn't far exceed and some of those are starred.

It's hard to think of a comparable in France that is starred.

I think you need to interpret what I'm saying in a reasonable way.


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Posted 14 October 2016 - 02:08 PM

Too many people typing on phone keyboards for the thread to make any sense.


sandwiches that are large and filling and do not contain tuna or prawns


#43 Anthony Bonner

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Posted 14 October 2016 - 02:12 PM

couldn't we say that about every thread? 


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Posted 14 October 2016 - 02:29 PM

Adrian is to The Breslin as Nathan is to  random place in nyc circa 2007 or whenever his stint was.

 

eta: and I say that having had great fun there with cabrales, and of course at many Nathan places back when they were places to have fun at


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Posted 14 October 2016 - 02:37 PM

But a worthwhile thread would be what it is on the plate that distinguishes Joe Beef or l'Ami Jean from Per Se or name your random two star place.


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