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Enoteca Barbone - E Village

So sorry to hear about your meal at Enoteca Barbone. I've eaten there numerous times and luckily, had splendid food. As for posting only positive reviews, I've recently decided to post both positive and negative reviews, for better or worse.
Restaurant Girl

Oct 03, 2006
therestaurantgirl in Manhattan

Picholine report - longish

Picholine just closed and reopened after revamping the decor and the menu. It's great, playfully elegant, and takes itself much less seriously. Except of course, for the food, which is delicious. You can't go there and not get the paella spring rolls, they're divine. Best of all, the new menu allows you to experience almost all of Terrance Brennan's cuisine in the wine and tapas bar for extremely affordable tasting prices.

I wrote a post about it on my website:
http://www.restaurantgirl.com/restaur...

Sep 22, 2006
therestaurantgirl in Manhattan

Enoteca Barbone - E Village

I loved this spot! It's casual, so are the prices, but they take both the food and wining very seriously. The chef, John Baron, was the wizard behind the pasta at Babbo, Lupa, Po, so you can't eat here and skip out on the carbs! There's an amazing backyard patio and some really adventurous off-beat wines. I wrote a review on Restaurant Girl at:

http://www.restaurantgirl.com/restaur...

Sep 11, 2006
therestaurantgirl in Manhattan

place for bachelorette party (& drinks after)

Lollipop Lounge is perfect for a commitment-free dinner dates or a furtive affair. As the name suggests, Lollipop's the perfect refuge for the orally fixated New Yorker. Everything but the cocktails are served on a stick, even dessert, which comes in the form of a cheesecake lollipop tree. It's not going to win any culinary awards, but that's not the point. The late night scene and the bottle service are the star of the show, although the tuna lollipops aren't half bad. You can read my full review at:

http://www.restaurantgirl.com/restaur...

Therestaurantgirl

Aug 05, 2006
therestaurantgirl in Manhattan

Krunch Pizza

Forget the crust, Krunch is all about the toppings. If you can look past the mediocre crust that doesn't have enough snap or give, the creative topping combinations really stand out. My favorite was the Gamberi, dotted with shrimp, lemon, white beans, mozzarella and tomato. Non-pizza items were even better. I loved the seasonally-inspired Tuscan salad, which was a springy mix of crisp vegetables. If you want to read my full review, I posted it on my site: http://www.restaurantgirl.com. Do take-out or delivery!
The Restaurant Girl

Aug 05, 2006
therestaurantgirl in Manhattan