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Amped-up upselling at Babbo?


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Amped-up upselling at Babbo?

lujoc | Jan 5, 2009 03:56 AM

Had an awesome dinner at Babbo last night, but am I the only one who feels that they've really ramped up the upselling in recent months -- e.g., pushing people to order more appetizers and antipasti (the fennel salad would really go with the octopus, the duck egg would really go with the gnocchi, etc.), pushing 2 carafes of wine for different parts of the meal instead of one, etc. It makes it feel like they're defining themselves as a tourist/suburban experience more than as a great restaurant. Is this how things are now in the economic climate, or has it always been this way, and I'm just more sensitive to it?

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