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Custom House or Blackbird?

Betsy | Apr 28, 200604:52 PM

Hi guys -

this is going to sound like a silly question, but heregoes. I actually thought my restaurant itinerary was set, but then I found out that Avec and Blackbird are is closed on 5/29/06 for Memorial Day (as are many others, in addition to the ones already closed every Monday).

From the beginning of my trip, I'd planned to try Custom House, but now Blackbird is very appealing to me (I think the reason why I hadn't considered it before is because I read it's rather stark and modern and, to be honest, I thought I'd be out of place as a completely non-hip, non-beautiful type person). I get the feeling that Blackbird is a very Chicago-type restaurant (not that they wouldn't have this kind of restaurant in NYC, but still........) which is what I'm looking for. Both menus are wonderful and I would love to be able to eat in both restaurants; however, that's not possible.

Would you cancel Custom House in favor of Blackbird?

Thanks so much!

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