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george | Sep 17, 2005 12:16 PM

Had a superb meal at Felidia's last night. I do not see this restaurant get mentioned on this website. How does this restaurant compare to Babbo's where I have not eaten? BTW we had a Zind Humbrecht gewirtztraminer which was glorious. Great wine list. My wife and I both thought the food at Felidia's was better and more interesting than Grammercy Tavern. Pear and peccorino ravioli sounds bizzare but it was subtle and we would order it again. Venison loin in a port wine sauce was as good a meat dish as we have ever had. Our previous best was New Zeeland lamb in a cabernet sauvignon sauce at Mira in Key West by Norman Van Aken, one of our great Miami chefs. Mira is gone but Norman's in Coral Gables is going strong. Two disappointments at Felidia. The bread was just OK. The apple strudel dessert was average, nothing special. We recently ate at Spigolo and Felidia is far superior. We live in Miami but spend several months in Manhattan in the summer. Unlike most posters, we have tried many spots on the UES. Yes, the prices can be higher than downtown but we have found many gems. One example is Shanghai Pavilion on Third Ave. between 78th and 79th St. Not unknown. Great Shanghai cuisine. We know Chinatown and have been to New Green Bo, Joe's Shanghai and Ping's. Shanghai Pavilion has very good soup dumplings and lamb with crispy spinach. I appreciate all the information from posters and will be happy to reply to New Yorkers in South Florida who want some advice on our "chowish" joints.

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