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#181 Wilfrid

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Posted 03 May 2012 - 03:14 PM

Then why do they call it "Grandma's Roast Chicken"???

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Posted 03 May 2012 - 03:15 PM

Yeah, I'm not sure what the "family style" really meant. The early courses were laid in the center of the table for picking, which I guess is "family style" because they didn't put each person's share on a plate in front of him or her. The egg and main were individually plated (although the potato gratin was separate, like a usual side of potatoes at a steak house).

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Posted 06 May 2012 - 05:45 AM

That egg and quinoa dish is really good.
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#184 Wilfrid

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 02:42 PM

Yes it is. And women who come here in the evening dress outlandishly.

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 04:37 PM

Then why do they call it "Grandma's Roast Chicken"???


Maybe just because "Poulet Grandmère" is pretty standard for "Roast Chicken"?

I just had a Grandma's Roast Chicken at Gascogne, and I can tell you, my grandmother probably wouldn't have recognized it as such. And it was just a hunk o' chicken breast with some sauce and a lot of little bits of vegetables (artichoke? cippolini? oyster mushroom? Was is loss?).

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#186 Wilfrid

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 04:56 PM

I've hoisted my NoMad review. The food is polished, but I didn't fall in love with the ambience.

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 05:12 PM

A well-considered review.
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Posted 08 May 2012 - 05:17 PM

I've hoisted my NoMad review. The food is polished, but I didn't fall in love with the ambience.

I think the ambiance will change somewhat, once it is no longer the Latest Thing.

One correction, or at least quibble, regarding the "recently invented NoMad neighborhood." Wikipedia has had an article for it since 2010, which claims references as early as 1999. It's as reasonable a name as Tribeca, NoHo, and NoLIta, all coined within our lifetimes. The neighborhood doesn't have a good name that everyone agrees on: it's the western half of the area that appears as an unlabeled gray box on the taxi map (PDF here).
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Posted 08 May 2012 - 05:20 PM

The Taxi Commission hasn't discovered "Rose Hill" yet (for the eastern part).
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Posted 08 May 2012 - 05:21 PM

I think the ambiance will change somewhat, once it is no longer the Latest Thing.


I think that's right. Although I also think it's a valid question what will become of this restaurant then.
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#191 Wilfrid

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 05:27 PM

The earliest reference of any substance is 2001, which for me does not make it "the historic NoMad neighborhood." I may be showing my age, but I regard 2001 as recent.

I think the ambiance will change somewhat, once it is no longer the Latest Thing.


Perhaps, but I think the ambience - sad to say - will outlast people's memory of my review.

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 05:30 PM

This might be a good time to revive a complaint about the Angelica Cinema's website, which at least used to claim that the theater was located "in the heart of the historic Soho district."

Not only is "Soho" as a district not historic (although it's much more historic than "NoMad"), but the Angelica is at best located across the street from it.
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#193 Wilfrid

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 05:31 PM

I think of the Angelika as being in Greenwich Village. Anyway...

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 05:36 PM

Well, yeah. ANYBODY would think that.
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Posted 08 May 2012 - 05:36 PM

I'll see your NoMad and raise you a BoCoCa.

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