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360 and Maggie Brown's


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360 and Maggie Brown's

pietro | Jan 12, 2005 09:57 AM

Combining two in one post. I recently ate at both. Has anyone else?

I ate at 360 for the early seating on New Year's Eve. In a nutshell I thought it was excellent. The price was right--about $80.00 per person including starter, main, cheese plate, dessert, coffee, dessert wine and bottle of wine and tip on NYE no less.

No complaints about the food except that the starter I had was a little on the bland side and not quite special enough for NYE. It was the buckwheat crepe with mushrooms and tellagio cheese. My partner ate the clams which was great and fresh. For the main I had partridge which was quite succulent.

I've heard complaints about the owner of 360. I have to admit the person I made the reservation with over the phone was a bit abrupt, but the service on the actual evening was attentive and very friendly. The atmosphere is also very neighborhoody and friendly.

On the other end of the spectrum is Maggie Brown's. Although equally as neighborhoody, but the food is totally different. I also really liked this place especially for the price. The food is not the best I've had, but it's certainly a great choice for the area. Entrees are around $12-14. I don't always go for eclectic menus, but they pulled it off. My short ribs were tender and my partner's spaghetti and meatballs were quite tasty. One complaint is the kitchen was incredibly slow that night and it wasn't even that busy. We got comped a beer tho which was nice. Another complaint is the table set up. They just seem to be thrown into the room, which is like a very groovy and ironic grandmother's living room.

Any other experiences at these places?

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