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The Foundry?

bigsleep | | Oct 5, 2007 10:09 PM

Just got back from dinner at The Foundry on Melrose. Barf. Four of us shared four appetizers and we all had four different entrees. The appetizers were passable, but definitlely trying too hard. The entrees were not good. The chicken was disgusting. I would compare it to a poor business class airline dish. Most of the dishes had components that were cool in temperature amidst hot and warm components. The best dish we had was the halibut. I seem to be having a basic problem with fine dining anymore. It's just bombastic and unsatisfying from city to city. I just spent some time in Chicago and was underwhelmed there as well. Same with New York. I wish we could get someone to focus on the food and to quit trying to perform acrobatics and combining disparate ingredients. It's just no fun and totally not worth the money we're being asked to pay. The same group of us had a completely uninspiring, horribly serviced meal at Craft. Thank goodness that Osteria Mozza was as good as it was anticipated to be. I drank a Underberg the second I got home to try to help the mess in my stomach. Sorry for the negativity, but I'm getting tired of paying to try these awful attempts at high-end food.