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Posted by anonymous on 02/26/2009
While the food we tried was by and large excellent, I have to say that for the prices you don't get much. If you don't want to leave hungry, be prepared to drop a good chunk of change. Antipasti were glorified amuses, which considering that some of them were over $20 (for an antipasti!?) seemd a bit ridiculous. Primi, slightly larger, and Secondi were large-than-average for Appetizers, but small for Entrees. Considering that most of them broke the $30 and even $40 barrier, one felt a bit cheated. And while the food was good, and exquisitely prepared, I didn't really detect much soul in there. It was all fairly by-the-numbers luxury food. Make a classic dish, throw some truffles or foie gras on it. For great modern Italian, there are any number of better locations in this city, both price-wise and food-wise - Babbo and Falai come to mind as better options, thouhg getting a seat at Babbo is near-impossible, I suppose. The atmosphere as well - very sterile. This would be a good place to take your grandparents, they'd be very impressed. Should appeal to the "ladies who lunch" sort of people who shop at the Armani boutique, I suppose. Serious foodies can skip this one. Think of it like Armani's menswear - exquisitely constructed, but nothing you haven't seen before.
Posted by Gourmet Gormay on 02/25/2009
I thought I'd take a big chance on dining at the new Armani Superstore on 5th Ave. A fashion designer turned Restauranteur? Id expect some fashion cliche' courses that looked good but lacked real substance. I was pleasantly surprised. The food was elegantly prepared with imaginative combinations. Don't take the elevator, walk up the remarkable winding staircase. Bravo Giorgio!