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Wayno | Aug 29, 2006 04:30 PM

I need some candid and CURRENT appraisal of 1111. I know it's been the rage, at least in some quarters, since it opened a few years ago; however, my one experience there a while back was that, although it was a great space and a fun scene, the food was only so-so - not of the same caliber as Atlas, Pomme, Harvest or Arthur Clay. I thought it was more like Monarch and Savor, i.e., more style and form over quality and substance. Nonetheless, because it's our, and our close friends', 11th wedding anniversary in a few weeks, I wanted to go to 1111 for dinner - for the same reason we flew to Chicago for dinner at Nine on our 9th anniversary [which was on 9/9]. But, friends and relatives, some of whom provide somewhat trustworthy commentary on restaurants, said that, lately, 1111 has been absolutely awful! Many dishes have been sent back and others deemed inedible. I don't know if it's because the management is focusing on their new venue, Vin de Set, but we are presently unwilling to try 1111 because we've been hearing that it is now horrible. Anyone have any recent experience to share? I guess we can always go to 1111 for a pre-dinner drink [and thus get our "11" fix] and go to Niche, which I've been anxious to try, for dinner.

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