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#16 Wilfrid

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Posted 08 March 2016 - 02:48 AM

Appreciate the detailed write up. The obvious comparison I can see is with Junoon. Kind of Michelin-ish. Have you been there, Sneak?

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Posted 08 March 2016 - 05:54 AM

No, not yet.


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#18 Neocon maudit

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Posted 08 March 2016 - 05:48 PM

Junoon was good, though perhaps not quite at the level I wanted it to be [I doubt I'd have given it a Michelin star, even on the 'New York curve'].  I very much hope Indian Accent is better. 

 

Was it Junoon or Tulsi who had the eager sommelier?  I do remember we drank a lovely Dönnhoff at Junoon, but it doesn't take any special knowledge to order Dönnhoff for your cellar [or pair riesling with Asian food].  The well regarded sommelier was matching Indian dishes with French reds, etc.

 

OK, it's Dolinski at Junoon.

 

Edited: this sort of plaintive commenting rarely looks good, but I can understand why he was upset.



#19 Wilfrid

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Posted 08 March 2016 - 05:50 PM

Junoon does have a star.  Sneak's write-up reminded me of it, but I'm curious whether Indian Accent is at a different level.



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Posted 08 March 2016 - 06:57 PM

I think it's at a different level -- but I say that without the benefit of ever having eaten at Junoon.
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Posted 08 March 2016 - 09:01 PM

based on a) junoon's online menu and b) the assumption that indian accent new york is very similar to indian accent, delhi, i would hazard that indian accent has a different approach to indian food. junoon seems like it serves a pan-indian menu of dishes that are probably pretty close to their traditional iterations. indian accent does something else.


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#22 Wilfrid

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Posted 09 March 2016 - 01:00 AM

Okay, that's helpful.

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Posted 09 March 2016 - 01:11 AM

have the indian accent people been talking up their international reputation--their san pellegrino ranking etc.-- or is there already a strong awareness of that in new york? then again is "22nd best restaurant in asia" really a big deal?


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#24 Wilfrid

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Posted 09 March 2016 - 01:15 AM

Yes, the PR is doing that. First sentence in the short Time Out mention, for example.

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Posted 09 March 2016 - 01:21 AM

junoon's menu does look very good too. however, they should have someone other than vikas khanna's unemployed cousin write his wikipedia page.


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Posted 15 March 2016 - 01:26 AM

This is really very very good.
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#27 Neocon maudit

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Posted 15 March 2016 - 01:46 AM

Orik, is that you?



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Posted 15 March 2016 - 02:43 AM

Kidnapped,made to post for my release. But seriously, hard to fault anything but the freakish menu structure / pricing scheme.
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Posted 15 March 2016 - 02:48 AM

[wearily begins the process of wrangling together a dinner party :mellow: ]  It looks like they're still not releasing most tables to OpenTable. Or their tables for four are almost completely booked up.



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Posted 15 March 2016 - 02:53 AM

It was full tonight. It really is pretty expensive in a bizarre sort of way.
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