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First: downhill alert?


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First: downhill alert?

Adam Stephanides | Jun 22, 2000 09:38 AM

Last night me and two companions ate at First, a place I'd last visited several years ago. The menu had changed: the suckling pig, once offered every Sunday, was no longer listed, and my impression is there were other changes. I ordered the "goat cheese souffle" (really just warmed goat cheese) and a flavorless Long Island Duck, and sampled my companions' beef carpaccio, buffalo wings, and lobster lasagna (the latter two dishes highly recommended by our waiter). Everything struck me as mediocre at best, basically overpriced bar food with pretensions. In fairness, though, my companions seemed enthusiastic.


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