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Posted by Charles Spears on 03/11/2011
Great place I love it
Posted by Michelle E. on 07/16/2010
We have eaten at iCi on 3 or 4 occasions and it has always been lovely. We have rarely had a wait, and they do take reservations in advance which is nice if you are planning a special evening. The food is amazing,e the recipes are creative takes on familiar, fresh, local ingredients. My boyfriend is a vegetarian and he always finds something to eat with no trouble. We have never been disappointed there!
Posted by anon on 06/01/2009
i had heard great things about ici but avoided it because i heard it was pricey. some friends dragged me in for brunch and i was pleasantly surprised. had baked eggs, two eggs over collards and thick pieces of bacon. it looked small but was very filling. i should also mention that my group was in a rush. we told the waitress we needed to be out in an hour. she had a great sense of humor, put a rush on our order, brought us coffee and lots of bread. everyone in my party had a great experience. the food is comforting, and unique. very fairly priced and much cheaper and tastier than egg in williamsburg, which is way overrated. its not diner prices, but then my local diner doesn't serve delicious dark roasted coffee or give me warm bread before my food arrives. if you go, sit in the backyard, its really nice.
Posted by Chester Blaze on 08/23/2008
My girlfriend and I went here on a Sunday night with her cousin his son. Due to the lack of a crowd, the service was great. The lady was pretty and poignant with her recommendation of wine. She also gave me advice on places to see in Montreal, which was very kind of her. The food, ok. My pork chop was totally over cooked and made for a bad entree. The cousin got pork too, but said it was better prepared though upon my inspection I wasn't so sure. Lola's (gf) dandelion salad with anchovy and bacon sauce with a poached egg was delicious. Her skate was well done and pretty tasty. I like supporting the local-ingredient restaurants. Their focus on biodynamic wines from France is nice. I will give them another shot to make up for the mediocre first impression.
Posted by Teresa on 08/17/2008
My fiancé and I had dinner here with another couple who are "slow food" fanatics. I'm still not entirely sure what slow food is, but eating at iCi was a great introduction to the movement. Everything we put in our mouths was absolutely delicious. The antipasti plate we shared was really quite good, as was the Zucchini Carpaccio that I had as an appetizer. I had the Chicken for dinner. It came with a medley of vegetables - squash, zucchini, red peppers & asparagus with a homemade chorizo that was out of this world. The chicken itself was probably the most amazing chicken I've ever had. I know. How can you possible say something like that about chicken? But, it's true. My fiancé had one of the specials - a ravioli stuffed with peas in a pink cream sauce. He thoroughly enjoyed the pasta, although he did comment that the portion was a little on the small side. Our friends both had a local fish which they said was tasty. The desserts too were very good. I had the chocolate pot de crème - smooth and rich. My friend had the fruit crumble (that day it was plum) - a nice combination of tart and sweet. The gentlemen both had a selection of the day's gelatti and sorbetti - unusual and quite flavorful. The service overall was pretty good. Our water glasses were always kept full, and bread was brought promptly when we asked for it. However, our waitress seemed to be a little slow. Her knowledge of the food could have been significantly better. Of course, things on the menu change daily due to their fresh nature, and we were some of the first diners of the evening. I'd like to give her the benefit of the doubt. Overall, it was an excellent meal, and we experienced very little to none of the "attitude" described in earlier posts.
Posted by A.G. on 06/13/2008
The williamsburg attitude and surliness has finally made it to Fort Greene. Too bad! I love Fort Greene. After having my awful experience there i.e. rude and inattentive wait staff (they promised us bread, which we finally got at the END of our meal. We dropped a fork, and while they picked it up, it was never replace, despite several pleas), I heard from a friend that he, too, had a bad experience there when the waitress spilled wine on him, never apologizing. She then charged him a full bill w/out any accommodations, suggestions to pick up the dry cleaning bill, or a drink on the house. All this coupled with mediocre food at best and a pricey menu to boot. Save your money and visit the few other good places on Dekalb.
Posted by Anonymous on 05/02/2008
I went here for brunch with a friend the other week. Although the outdoor seating was really nice, the rest of the meal was a bit of a disaster. The service was slow and confused we had to ask several times to get things like bread and water (the process of deciding which tables got these things and which did not seemed random). When the food arrived, it was not particularly impressive. The eggs were overcooked. Everything was oversalted. The jam with the tartine was pretty good, as was the juice, but that's about it.