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Bar Boulud

john | Jan 17, 2008 05:30 AM

I went last night to check this place out. I normally hate going uptown for anything, but decided to make the trek. The room has a decidedly downtown fee - long and narrow. Place was packed and it was going to be 15 minutes for our table so we just took seats at the bar. The menu is extensive and there is plenty of stuff if you are not into the charcuterie. I normally do not order that stuff, but I figured when in Rome...I tried the rabit one and it was good, but just not my thing. My friend had a mushroom soup that was just the slightest bit creamy, but mostly just full of mushroomy goodness. It had a few little fried things on top and some grapeseed oil. They were out of the fish and chips (cod and all sorts of root vegetables) so I went with the lamb stew which was fantastic. A rich brown sauce that did not taste too buttery and the lamb was so tender. Everything was normally portoined so you don't have to worry about eating yourself into a food coma (which I would never do). Only thing they could improve was the service although I don't think it was a systematic issue. Our waiter seemed really nervous all night. When we asked for the side of garlic to come out with the appetizers not the mains it did not and he did not tell us they were out of the eclair or the fish and chips until we ordered them. The other bonus was Daniel wandering around the dining room giving orders to staff and chatting with guests. I would definitely go back.

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