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AQ Cafe REVIEW

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AQ Cafe REVIEW

NativeNewYorker | Jun 30, 2005 12:40 PM

Summary:
Great meatballs, too expensive

Details:
The meatballs are delicious (though a tad tough...a result of microwave reheating). You get six of them (in a terrific sauce) plus great mashed potatoes, plus lingdonberry (sp?) sauce, plus a small cucumber salad/garnish. Once served, you seat yourself. With no table service, $9.95 seems $2 too high for all of this. The seating area is nice, airy and quiet but a little messy, with abandoned lunchs all around and clearly no regular table bus service.

The "Sweedie" is a clever faux ice cream dessert. Basically a chilled, oversized single bon-bon with whipped cream (reminiscent of Hostess "creme" fillings) instead of ice cream.

If you are looking for good hot food in total silence and an airy space, this is the place. If you want comfort (table service and clean surroundings), spend your $15 (after drink and dessert) somewhere else.

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