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Orchidea Report

uncle moishy | Aug 23, 200410:39 AM

It was last November that Amy T first touted Orchidea on this board, and now, 9 mos later, we finally tried it. It was very impressive in all respects: decor, ambience, service, presentation and most importantly taste. Aunt Shoshana, who had to be dragged there (Who ever heard of a decent restaurant in Boro Park? I'll be the only woman in the room without a sheitel on! etc.) was floored and had a long conversation with the manager in charge about opening in Manhattan where, in her opinion, this restaurant really belongs.

With our #1 son along to help, we sampled appetizers, salads, soup, pastas, fish entrees and desserts. They ranged from very good to spectacular. Served with a loaf of fresh-baked bread and herbed butter. They also have a sushi bar (Jews love sushi, don't they?), although we didn't try it. No liquor license, but you can bring your own (wine must be mevushal).

More expensive than your better Brooklyn dairy restaurants (e.g., Tea 4 Two). Not quite as expensive as Il Patrizio. Fish entrees $20+, pasta $15+. 18% service added, but the service was exceptional by kosher standards. Judging from a sign I saw, it appears that they offer valet parking some nights, although yesterday wasn't one of them.

All in all, an eye-opening experience. We shall return.

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