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Frenchette never even closed.  That just never happened.

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

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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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Being a median-income earner sux0rz. :unsure:

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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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It would have if there were a separate SP category.

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[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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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.

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

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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.

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