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First night of soft open at Racines NYC tonight (French people not really groking Pesach) made me very optimistic. The space is extremely pleasant, and the food was very impressive. Service was rocky, but one of the partners confessed to me that one waiter and one runner were no-shows. We'll see where it goes, but there is a lot of potential. And the place is four blocks from my apartment.
The oysters are delicious. They're tiny, as seems to be the current trend (I'm estimating each oyster is around half the size of a European #3) but really very good. Shrimps are listed as a raw bar item but come cooked (very cooked) and swimming in a beautiful smokey, paprika rich, shrimp reduction sauce. Confusingly they arrive at room temperature even though the sauce screams "hot" but we know nothing about Portugal, so we go with the flow. Appetizers - fried eggplants turn out to be hard battered, cheese heavy tiny slices of eggplant (maybe they learned from wildair you can call i