I've been to all of Barbara Lynch's restaurants save Menton, and I have generally enjoyed them, though some more than others (Number 9>Sportello>Butcher Shop>B&G).
I am gearing up for my first meal at Menton. But, reviewing the offerings, I noticed that not only is there overlap, but there is divergence on price depending on the location. For instance, a bottle of Gruner Veltliner at B&G is priced a good $10 lower than the same bottle at Menton. And a dessert offering at Sportello is slightly reconfigured as dessert and Menton at 4x the price.
Of course restaurants can do what they want and there will be certain adjustments given the different feel of each place, but the prospect of shelling out at least $250 per person is tempered if I *know* something equivalent could be had in the same restaurant group for less.
Is this typical?
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