MichelleY's First Taste of the Big Apple

Sep 16th, 2009, 01:25 PM
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Rhea: Chez Napoleon was recommended by the conseirge(sp?) at the Roosevelt. He said he was friends with them and everyone he sent there was happy. Well, to start off, he gave us the wrong address for the place. Luckily, our taxi driver looked it up and we were a few blocks off. We ended up being about 15 min. late. The owner/bartender was kind off an a--hole to us about being late and gave us a bad table. The table stuck out of the end of the wall and everyone walking by bumped into me. He would not move us, even though he could have and the place was pretty much empty by the time we were done.

I had a chocolate kiss martini - very good. I also has the frog legs - yummy, tender with garlic & butter. It was between this and the rabbit. Yummy. BFF had the chicken cordon blu and thought it was way too dry and the rice seemed reheated, not fresh.

I probably wouldn't go back just because of what a jerk the bartender/ owner was. The other wait staff was very nice though.

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Sep 17th, 2009, 12:35 AM
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Thanks for the reply MichelleY. My husband introduced me to
Chez Napoleon eons ago & it appears hit or miss. Took an out-of-towner there & food was bland but last yr my visiting sister wanted kidneys & they had it on the menu along w/
calves liver which the French do so well. And, they made
a special effort w/her birthday dessert.

Unfortunate that you fit the one bag apple in bunch but
glad to hear that overall, your trip was a smash.
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Oct 11th, 2009, 05:32 PM
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Michelle - so glad you mentioned your debut trip to me in my TR. I now realize why I hadn't seen it - I was in Ca while you were posting! I'm glad you love my city! I know exactly how you feel about Ellis Island. We have my grandparents' and dh's parents' names up on the Wall of Immigrants. So many amazing stories! The fabric store that you went to on the LES used to be one of many just like it. It's very different today with Chinatown expanding more and more into that area. I'm so glad that you had a great visit.
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