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How accessible is the bar for walk in diners, say midweek?

 

Hit or miss. The place is pretty consistently crowded no matter the night, but I've been able to snag a bar stool on more than one occassion. It's worth trying.

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How accessible is the bar for walk in diners, say midweek?

this past Monday night, pouring rain, we went at 9 and were quoted a 45 minute wait for a table for 2; gave the bartender, who maintains a separate list for seating at the bar; waited ~15 minutes in the cramped front near the host stand and were seated..

 

I never have reservations for Lupa, we usually go around 9 on thurs/fri/sat, give our names and go across the street to the bar on the corner with a table promised in 45-90 minutes.. once you get past the quoted time wait they'll often tell you to come back sooner and check-in..

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Late afternoon lunch:

 

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Tagliatelle with turkey ragù and radicchio. I didn't want to wait 15-20 minutes for the dried pasta primi so took the special instead.

 

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Pork shoulder with a rose petal glaze, cucumber salad.

 

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Spiced dates with mascarpone cheese.

 

If I had a quibble, it would be that there could have been just a smidgen more mascarpone as this was a bit sweet.

 

Overall, not bad. I need to come by more often.

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A late lunch at the bar over the holidays was very pleasant. The testa was better than I'd had before - not mushy - and generously served. Pennette were sauced with trippa a la Romana. Wishing to avoid alcohol, I took the bar-tender's recommendation of chinotto, a soft drink made with some kind of citrus fruit and herbs. Perfect for my palate: a bit like coca-cola if it had been invented by a Campari fan.

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A late lunch at the bar over the holidays was very pleasant. The testa was better than I'd had before - not mushy - and generously served. Pennette were sauced with trippa a la Romana. Wishing to avoid alcohol, I took the bar-tender's recommendation of chinotto, a soft drink made with some kind of citrus fruit and herbs. Perfect for my palate: a bit like coca-cola if it had been invented by a Campari fan.

Chinotto is actually the name of the citrus fruit. I would guess that Lupa would have the little San Pellegrino bottles of Chinotto. I love this "non-alcoholic amaro" but they are hard to find here in the NorthWoods.

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We also had a nice leisurely lunch here over the holidays, and it was really top notch. Scotto-ditto, braised pork, and hanger steak were all very well prepared and flavorful. Sides were also very good: brussel sprouts with pecorino and olive oil and a large baked gnoccho. The wine list is a lot of fun as well.

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We also had a nice leisurely lunch here over the holidays, and it was really top notch. Scotto-ditto, braised pork, and hanger steak were all very well prepared and flavorful. Sides were also very good: brussel sprouts with pecorino and olive oil and a large baked gnoccho. The wine list is a lot of fun as well.

 

I love the brussel sprouts - they are absolutely amazing.

 

If anyone likes sardines, I highly recommend the sardine small plate.

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One of the better,albeit simple,meals that I've had in a while at Lupa last week.Puntarelle with anchovy dressing,one of my late winter faves+ spaghetti with ramps,one of my early spring faves.An interesting white wine by the quartino from Paolo Scavino;lotsa minerals and funk,and I liked it.

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One of the better,albeit simple,meals that I've had in a while at Lupa last week.Puntarelle with anchovy dressing,one of my late winter faves+ spaghetti with ramps,one of my early spring faves.An interesting white wine by the quartino from Paolo Scavino;lotsa minerals and funk,and I liked it.

 

Ramps are in??

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One of the better,albeit simple,meals that I've had in a while at Lupa last week.Puntarelle with anchovy dressing,one of my late winter faves+ spaghetti with ramps,one of my early spring faves.An interesting white wine by the quartino from Paolo Scavino;lotsa minerals and funk,and I liked it.

 

Ramps are in??

 

Had a dish of stir fried pork with ramps and chiles at Chinatown Brasserie yesterday. First I've seen of 'em this season.

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There was a ramp touch to the lamb dish at Tocqueville. Isn't the answer that these aren't local ramps? Where from, though, I dunno.

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