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  1. But the short answer is I don't think there's anything approaching the level of the NY places. Best to do something else...
  2. APDC and Joe Beef are actually sort of casual Bistro-ey, so you might want to actually do something else. Maybe not though...
  3. Mikado's easily better than Maiko I'd say.
  4. You Snowdon lovers baffle me...
  5. Norman's is the best high end and has been for a long time, you can get a good idea of whether you'd be interested in it by visitng their website at normans.com. Also, some say Chef Allen's has gone downhill, but I was there recently and it had improved and was back to challenging Norman's, Azul and the few other consensus top places.
  6. Don't know if it's been mentioned, but the Per Se website is up now and serves as a site for all the Keller restaurants.
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    Ducasse

    You're right. So what is your point? For the record I agree that we don't really need something like Spoon, if in fact the food there is nothing too special, but I don't see how a place like ADNY wouldn't add something to the Montreal dining scene.
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    Ducasse

    I'd just as soon forget that if you think it's a real measure of the wuality of their respective food.
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    Ducasse

    I'm almost positive it's going to be a Spoon...
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    Terraces

    No, I've heard the same thing, I think it's true.
  11. I know it's actually in Berkeley and some don't like it, but does Chez Panisse not merit any mention? Still, from what I know and as many have said Fifth Floor and Danko are the two to look at for the best meal in San Francisco.
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    40 Ouest

    It's supposedly somewhat cheaper than Queue de Cheval and the meat is aged for slightly less time I believe, but I hear the menu and concept are otherwise relatively similar to Queue, just a slight step below.
  13. Haha...should have mentioned actually that I liked the look of the still developing wine list in terms of both selection and prices. And, again, I agree they should be proud of what they're doing there and I plan to come back. Also the tasting menu as cheekycook said includes the pre-dessert which was the egg shell with avocado puree described above by Patrice when I was there and a full dessert, I'm with Lesley though two full desserts might be nice especially considering Patrice is a co-owner, but maybe that will be an option in the future. As for prices, the apps were $8-11 for veggie options (examples include the artichoke dish described by calgarymarmitons, a sunchoke soup with something I forget that sounded very good, a pear salad with xeres vinegar and honey, a beet and apple terrine in borscht gelee and more I can't remember) and I think $19 for the foie though it might have been less. The veggie mains I believe were in the low 20s, as was the salmon I think, the magret high 20s and goat maybe low 30s.
  14. I recently had the opportunity to eat at Les Chevres with my wife and another couple and unfortunately I did not find it as spectacular as cheekycook and calgarymarmitons. First, the decor is great, I love the look and I love the seperate pastry kitchen. Second, the service was very good for a place that just opened. Now on to the important part, the food. My foie gras starter was excellent, one of the best I've had and my wife's artichoke starter was very good as well, a very promising start to the meal. My main course magret, however, was just alright, nothing special. It was a very generous portion of meat, but could have had crisper skin and a good sauce, it wasn't bad, just nothing special. My wife's salmon was very good, perfectly cooked (rare) and matched well with a corn risotto and aged balsamic. One of my friends had the goat which he did not enjoy and I too did not like it, I just don't like the taste of goat and might even question why the restaurant would serve it as one of their few non-veggie mains even if the place is called Les Chevres. This is a question that came to mind since I didn't notice anybody who didn't order the tasting menu (seemed to be a very good deal by the way) ordering the veggie mains, it's just a tough hurdle to overcome, but I'm somewhat dissapointed I didn't do so actually. The desserts were very creative, but maybe too creative as I didn't like the pairing of the truffle foam with the chocolate, too weird for me. The 'chocolat et orange' dessert, an almond cake with orange liquid center (Bras coulant method it seemed) and chocolate-tea ice cream, however, was very good. Others had and enjoyed the carrot dessert, a cakeless take on carrot cake I think, and the banana, pinapple, avocado dessert. The meal certainly wasn't bad, just not as great as two others have described here. Still, I'm eager to go again after the place has been open awhile and would probably order the tasting menu to ensure that I tried the vegetable courses and because it is very well priced. Continued good luck to Stelio and Patrice, even if I felt some experiments could still use some work it's exciting to have people doing something different, and something that I'm sure will continue to improve.
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    Jaleo

    I waited 30 minutes on a Saturday night awhile ago, worth the wait though.
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