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Upper West Side: Picholine, the Bargain!

For those of you without endless funds who have been waiting to try the wonderful but pricey Picholine, this may be your chance. Grub Street reports the following deal:
Upper West Side: Picholine is giving away $50 gift certificates on its Website to celebrate the restaurant’s fifteenth anniversary. [Zagat Buzz] [...]

Upper East Side: Jacques Brasserie Offers a Cozy Neighborhood Eatery

Yes, the Upper East Side is positively carpeted with cramped French bistros serving boatloads of mussels and frites. So dining at such a neighborhood spot is not a cutting edge culinary experience. But sometimes French comfort food is just what you’re looking for.
That was the case a couple of weeks ago on a [...]

Fleur de Sel and Blue Fin

A couple of months ago, I had a satisfying lunch at Fleur de Sel, a well-regarded Flatiron Normandy-themed restaurant. Last weekend, our dining experience was disappointing. It wasn’t the food so much although the goat cheese & artichoke ravioli, American paddlefish caviar with beet Dijon jus did just miss the mark. While the pasta was [...]

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