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August 13, 2008
Monroe Twp, New Jersey
June 1, 2005
My friend had the duck and chicken meal, and I, the vegetarian. The duck and chicken were cooked well and looked great, so much so that I was thinking about nabbing some from is plate. But I decided to retain a little decorum. Did I mention that the place seemed a little upscale? I guess the best way to describe it would be upscale without the hob-nobbery. People wore casual attire, with all sorts just coming in to enjoy some fine dining.
I kept my cool and didn't pick at his plate, so my vegetarian dish kept me company. The thought that ran through my head the whole time was how boring vegetarian food is. I'm a meat-eater on the whole, but I am now making an effort to expand (limit, actually?) my horizons to vegetarian food. The experience lacked a certain pizzazz. Maybe it's just that the oomph that meat usually provides was missing, but I will say that the dish itself was great. It was extremely well prepared, and unlike other places I've been to, also visually appetizing.
There are so many great things to say about this restaurant. I guess one thing to tell you about is how much I didn't have to worry. There are so many things that get cancelled out in a well-run environment. I didn't have to track down our waiter or worry about when our food was coming or if it was cooked properly. The atmosphere was comforting, and it made my job of entertaining my friend a whole lot easier.
So we had a great night, which also came at a high price. I guess that's what you get in these kinds of restaurants.
For a well-rounded dining experience with a load of quality servers, service, and food, here's to you, Union Square Cafe.
From journal Surviving in Soho
new york, New York
July 11, 2000
From journal Summertime in New York