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Posted by Richard on 07/30/2014
We had many a magical meal at Chanterelle so we were so looking forward to last nights dinner. It was a major let down. Let's start with the foie gras pops. They were delicious but would have been much more so if they were not ice cold. The zucchini blossom appetizer had little of the promised lemon flavor. The tomato watermelon soup tasted of just tomato. My husband loved the General Ts0's sweetbreads, but my Chicken Pot Pie was tragic. Looked stunning when it arrived, but oy! whats under that crust?Lots of potatoes, a carrot, a small piece of zucchini, and about 5 pieces of chicken in broth and I could not find the bacon or chanterelle mushrooms. Spotty service. My husband doesn't drink. Did he really have to keep asking for them to refill his water glass. Bar is nice, but the dining room is drab and ugly. I will not be going back, which makes me sad!
Posted by DFSCRC on 07/30/2014
I had dinner with friends and clients last evening and the restaurant was fantastic. The food was killer. We shared many of the starters (oysters two ways fried and raw, sea urchin guac, carpaccio and a few others) and they were all great. We had to order more oysters, as they were just too good. For dinner I had the duck, which was also terrific and my friends had sea bass, which i tried and loved as well. The place is understated but elegant in its simplicity. The service was top shelf and the wine stewart suggested two wines, a white and california red from Larkmead that I I had never heard of but that was so good that I ordered a case of it when I got home. Great for romantic dinner, dinner with clients or friends. If you like great food, run don't walk.
Posted by NYC Food Lover on 07/06/2014
I adored Chanterelle and was so happy to hear that David Waltuck was cooking again. Elan did not disappoint. The sea urchin guacamole, stuffed chicken wings, General Tso's sweetbreads, duck breast, and apricot tart were inventive and delicious. We loved the "everything pretzels" and mustard butter. And the service was friendly, efficient, and professional. I will definitely be back...hopefully soon.