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#961 Sneakeater

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Posted 08 April 2019 - 07:36 PM

Frenchette never even closed.  That just never happened.


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Posted 08 April 2019 - 07:43 PM

Frenchette never even closed.  That just never happened.


Obviously! And as far as I know, neither did Bâtard.

#963 Orik

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Posted 27 April 2019 - 03:50 PM

More price hikes. 

 

From exactly one year ago:

 

Amuses $7->$10

Sides $9 -> $15

Tongue & Mackerel $16 -> $21

Lobster $48 -> $68 (or was it $66, same difference)

Turbot $88 -> $116

 

And so on.


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#964 Neocon maudit

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Posted 27 April 2019 - 06:18 PM

Being a median-income earner sux0rz. :unsure:



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Posted 27 April 2019 - 07:02 PM

I think the problem is that they were being no-income workers.


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Posted 27 April 2019 - 07:47 PM

Their version of quenelles is something else.

 

But had to send back the usually excellent sweetbreads as they weren't cleaned properly. (got a second order of quenelles instead) 


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#967 Sneakeater

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Posted 07 May 2019 - 06:47 AM

They were pretty fucking happy here tonight.
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Posted 07 May 2019 - 06:48 AM

(I’d be happier myself if they still had quenelles.)
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#969 Seth Gordon

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Posted 08 May 2019 - 02:54 PM

(I’d be happier myself if they still had quenelles.)

 

I'd be happier if Atomix had won.



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Posted 08 May 2019 - 04:59 PM

It would have if there were a separate SP category.


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Posted 14 June 2019 - 01:25 PM

[sigh] Companion at my last dinner here has decided to board the natural wines hype train. We had four? five? natural wines, the most I've ever drunk at one sitting. I could feel the incipient hangover even before the bill arrived. It was my first time in the dining room proper, and I was somewhat dismayed to find it's no quieter than the bar area. Perhaps worse [or the jubilant party at the corner table may have been to blame].

 

Perhaps not entirely coincidentally, Vox published a natural wines explainer this week!

 

Now natural wine has become a signifier of bourgeois taste in certain social circles and on certain menus across the United States. It has become a source of indie social capital, with wine labels that are as feverishly followed and obsessed over as album covers in the ’80s.

 

Vox really ought to have published this when The Four Horsemen was featured in Master of None's Tinder episode.



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Posted 25 June 2019 - 11:57 PM

Darn that menu! It’s good of course that it constantly changes, but I was planning on sea urchin and sweetbreads.

Anyway, at last I had a really excellent dish, boudin blanc with good crayfish and generous morels on a sauce which was like a reduced crayfish bisque. Crisp sugar snap peas, and a bargain at $28 with the generous morels.

Ordered the brouillade finally, and the eggs are not helped by tiny, chewy, bitter (canned?) snails. Then again, who’s paying $26 for scrambled eggs?

Mortadella and brioche nice, wines excellent. $150 all in, which no longer seems unreasonable.

#973 Wilfrid

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Posted 25 June 2019 - 11:58 PM

@Neocon, yes even early evening the rear dining room was stupid loud. It’s deliberate of course.

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Posted 26 June 2019 - 12:07 AM

so, am i wrong to think that frenchette can be done at the $125/head all-in limit?


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#975 Wilfrid

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Posted 26 June 2019 - 12:12 AM

You are not wrong. This was small app, larger app, entree, three glasses of wine and an espresso. $125 plus tip.

ETA, it was the cheapest entree, that’s a factor.