Posts Tagged ‘spanish food’

Degustation: One of NYC’s Best Kept Secrets. Doesn’t Advertise, Doesn’t Need To.

Rating: ★★★★★

First, the breakdown. The restaurant’s concept: creative. The dining experience: unique. The cuisine: exceptional. The execution: flawless. The service: impeccable. The cost: cheap, considering the quality of what’s being served. When you take each of those pieces and put them all together again, you get Degustation, a restaurant that ranks amongst New York City’s finest

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Gitane: If Only the Food Was as Flavorful as the Atmosphere

Rating: ★★★½☆

This restaurant has a lot going for it: owned by the same people in charge of Cafe Claude (one of my favorite restaurants in the City), good location, beautiful decor, lively atmosphere, outdoor seating, french/spanish small plates (rather unique in this city), an extensive cocktail menu, and listed as one of the 100 Best of the Bay this year. Whew, that’s one impressive list!

It’s like they thought of all the ingredients to make a perfect date environment, and if that’s the reason you’re going here, you will not be disappointed. Plus, they have mirrors on the walls so you can secretly watch other people without your date remarking on your wandering eyes!

What it doesn’t exactly have going for it is the food, which is my bottom line. I can deal with a snippy server, minimalist decor, and a short beer/wine list if the food is amazing. I mean, the whole point of going to a restaurant is to eat, right?…Continue Reading

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Lolo SF – Like a Children’s Playhouse with Drinks

Rating: ★★★☆☆

There is a difference between “cozy” or “intimate” and “so freakishly small that I’m hitting everyone around me with my bag and coat.” Lolo clearly falls into the latter category. Within the first 20 seconds of walking in I had already already apologized 4 times for smacking someone in the face.

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