Frenchette NYC - anyone BYO?

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Frenchette NYC - anyone BYO?

#1 Post by Zachary Ross » January 31st, 2019, 12:53 pm

Excited to go to Frenchette this Sunday. Wine list looks great, but just curious if anyone has gone and brought their own wine?
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#2 Post by ybarselah » January 31st, 2019, 3:04 pm

it's a hard no.
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#3 Post by Zachary Ross » January 31st, 2019, 4:28 pm

Thanks.
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#4 Post by WvanGorp » January 31st, 2019, 5:44 pm

Hope you enjoy natural wines.
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#5 Post by Zachary Ross » January 31st, 2019, 5:44 pm

I do - no worries.
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#6 Post by mark rudner » January 31st, 2019, 5:55 pm

WvanGorp wrote:
January 31st, 2019, 5:44 pm
Hope you enjoy natural wines.
one of the reasons i haven't gone yet. and i want that duck frites so badly!

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#7 Post by p@ulbortin » January 31st, 2019, 6:56 pm

I’ve enjoyed my visits with beer off the list.

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#8 Post by Mike Cohen » January 31st, 2019, 7:27 pm

The duck frites was great. I went during dry January to avoid the pain of the wine list. :)

Zak...food is very good and the people watching is even better.

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#9 Post by Zachary Ross » February 1st, 2019, 4:01 am

Lots of good choices on the list - but man is it pricey.
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#10 Post by ybarselah » February 1st, 2019, 9:32 am

WvanGorp wrote:
January 31st, 2019, 5:44 pm
Hope you enjoy natural wines.
... out of water glasses....
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#11 Post by Mich@el Ch@ng » February 1st, 2019, 9:34 am

Champagnes look nice but $$$

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#12 Post by Sarah Kirschbaum » February 1st, 2019, 11:02 am

ybarselah wrote:
February 1st, 2019, 9:32 am
WvanGorp wrote:
January 31st, 2019, 5:44 pm
Hope you enjoy natural wines.
... out of water glasses....
Really? They suffer from that affectation as well?

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#13 Post by ybarselah » February 1st, 2019, 11:18 am

Sarah Kirschbaum wrote:
February 1st, 2019, 11:02 am
ybarselah wrote:
February 1st, 2019, 9:32 am
WvanGorp wrote:
January 31st, 2019, 5:44 pm
Hope you enjoy natural wines.
... out of water glasses....
Really? They suffer from that affectation as well?
not like gibralters, but these short-stemmed odd glasses that most places use for water. we asked for "wine glasses" and they said "these are them!" okay cool.

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#14 Post by Ethan Abraham » February 1st, 2019, 11:58 am

Those looks like the sort of glasses they serve you beer in at breweries.

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#15 Post by Sarah Kirschbaum » February 1st, 2019, 1:22 pm

ybarselah wrote:
February 1st, 2019, 11:18 am
Sarah Kirschbaum wrote:
February 1st, 2019, 11:02 am
ybarselah wrote:
February 1st, 2019, 9:32 am


... out of water glasses....
Really? They suffer from that affectation as well?
not like gibralters, but these short-stemmed odd glasses that most places use for water. we asked for "wine glasses" and they said "these are them!" okay cool.

https://villagevoice.freetls.fastly.net ... derson.jpg
Ugh, horrible. I always figured the tiny glasses they normally use at natural wine bars are because no one actually *wants* to accentuate the nose on them. But these are egregious.

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#16 Post by Robert Dentice » February 1st, 2019, 2:24 pm

I have literally started BYOZing to many restaurants. BYOZ = Bring your own zaltos!

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#17 Post by Zachary Ross » February 1st, 2019, 4:09 pm

I bring stems to places with crappy glasses. Looks like I will to Frenchette too!
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#18 Post by ybarselah » February 2nd, 2019, 8:00 am

Zachary Ross wrote:
February 1st, 2019, 4:09 pm
I bring stems to places with crappy glasses. Looks like I will to Frenchette too!
please post their reaction here
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#19 Post by Zachary Ross » February 2nd, 2019, 11:37 am

ybarselah wrote:
February 2nd, 2019, 8:00 am
Zachary Ross wrote:
February 1st, 2019, 4:09 pm
I bring stems to places with crappy glasses. Looks like I will to Frenchette too!
please post their reaction here

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#20 Post by DanielP » February 2nd, 2019, 2:47 pm

I thought the glassware was fine. Bowl is reasonably shaped and sized. The disgust seems a little extreme
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#21 Post by Peter Kleban » February 2nd, 2019, 3:05 pm

Sarah Kirschbaum wrote:
February 1st, 2019, 1:22 pm
ybarselah wrote:
February 1st, 2019, 11:18 am
Sarah Kirschbaum wrote:
February 1st, 2019, 11:02 am


Really? They suffer from that affectation as well?
not like gibralters, but these short-stemmed odd glasses that most places use for water. we asked for "wine glasses" and they said "these are them!" okay cool.

https://villagevoice.freetls.fastly.net ... derson.jpg
Ugh, horrible. I always figured the tiny glasses they normally use at natural wine bars are because no one actually *wants* to accentuate the nose on them. But these are egregious.
Be thankful. They could use Mason jars neener [wow.gif]
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#22 Post by ybarselah » February 3rd, 2019, 8:02 am

DanielP wrote:
February 2nd, 2019, 2:47 pm
I thought the glassware was fine. Bowl is reasonably shaped and sized. The disgust seems a little extreme
i think given the type of restaurant, the prices, the wine list (and its pricing) and all else, results in a very reasonable expectation for proper wines glasses. the glasses they offer were a choice to do so - i don't know why they made that choice - but it was a choice nonetheless. no one is demanding zalto, but to expect a proper glass is normal.
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#23 Post by m. ristev » February 3rd, 2019, 8:38 am

small bowl = less exposure to oxygen = less mouse???
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#24 Post by DanielP » February 3rd, 2019, 9:51 pm

ybarselah wrote:
February 3rd, 2019, 8:02 am
DanielP wrote:
February 2nd, 2019, 2:47 pm
I thought the glassware was fine. Bowl is reasonably shaped and sized. The disgust seems a little extreme
i think given the type of restaurant, the prices, the wine list (and its pricing) and all else, results in a very reasonable expectation for proper wines glasses. the glasses they offer were a choice to do so - i don't know why they made that choice - but it was a choice nonetheless. no one is demanding zalto, but to expect a proper glass is normal.
Again, I thought the wine glasses were fine. What's the complaint, that the stem is too short?
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#25 Post by Victor Hong » February 4th, 2019, 3:17 am

m. ristev wrote:
February 3rd, 2019, 8:38 am
small bowl = less exposure to oxygen = less mouse???
Applicable strategy, when dining in Chinatown.
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#26 Post by Mike Cohen » February 4th, 2019, 9:59 am

Z-

How was Frenchette?

Like I said before, I thought the food and people watching was a ton of fun. But we were there while I was adhering to dry January, so no issues with the wine list. My wife did order one of their cocktails (the Rayuela) while we were waiting for our table. She said it was undrinkable. Way too much ginger. When we sat down our server asked if we wanted drinks and my wife ordered a negroni. Our server noticed that the previous cocktail was basically untouched and said, "let me take care of that for you". She took it away and when I looked at the bill, it was removed from the bill as well. It was handled in a classy way.

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#27 Post by Zachary Ross » February 4th, 2019, 4:14 pm

Didn't go! Rescheduled for Feb 24 - I'll post then!
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#28 Post by WvanGorp » February 5th, 2019, 6:22 am

The one time I went my dining companion commented “why is everyone drinking cocktails and not wine?” 😳🤪
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