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Figaro: Am I missing something, am I an uncultured Philistine, or what?

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Figaro: Am I missing something, am I an uncultured Philistine, or what?

silverlakebodhisattva | Oct 31, 2006 06:28 PM

Spouse got off work late, but was due a b'day dinner. We'd not been to Figaro on Vermont except for pastry and coffee, and that was years ago, in their pre-organic days. Impatient Chow-pup accompanied us.

Two (smallish and apparently not particularly interesting) dishes of vegetarian cous cous, one chicken breast with black truffes, one glass of juice (no booze) and close to $90 later, and I'm wondering what the attraction is. The space is not particularly comfortable, and they had us three seated at a two-top, although there was almost nobody else in the room. The service was indifferent, again in a nearly vacant room. The food, while not awful, certainly wasn't stellar (and I ate dinner at Cafe Pasqual in Santa Fe on Saturday, which is almost "as organic", is LESS expensive, and the food is WAY more impressive, so I may have been looking with a jaded eye).

What am I missing? How is this place still in business?

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