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“Great restaurant”
Review of Rouge et Blanc - CLOSED

Rouge et Blanc
Price range: $12 - $35
Cuisines: French, Vietnamese
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: SoHo
Cross street: Houston
Description: Rouge et Blanc offer a seasonal, market-driven cuisine with southeast asian influences. Bold flavors and preservation techniques are the foundations of the cuisine. Wine Director and Owner, Thomas Cregan, brings more than 20 years of wine-tasting experience from the regions of France and he placed eight in the Best Sommelier in America 2011 Competition. The wine list is exclusively French.
Reviewed November 4, 2013

We had made reservations a few weeks ago and got a bit scared off by the last review. Glad we ignored the negativity as the menu was interesting, food extreemely tasty and prices were reasonable. Loved the udck crepe, fried chicken, brussel sproats, kale, beef cheeks to name a few. There were 8 of us which made it fun to share dishes.

Date of visit: November 2013
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Thank Cob55
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Reviewed October 14, 2013

BEWARE - the chef that earned all the rave reviews is is gone. it is now a completely different place. This was once a great restaurant, but they fired their chef. Now they are a ripoff operation, selling grossly overpriced small plates to unsuspecting customers until they get found out. The tiny menu is all tapas, but they don't tell you that - there is not one that's more than a morsel or two. The prices, ranging from $9 for a spoonful of vegetables to $29 for a tiny bit of beef cheek, are insane. Value wise, this may be the worst place in NY. They call it "designed to be shared" and recommended 5-6 plates for our party of four. We ended up ordering 9, and still left hungry. It is just a wine bar, with a huge list of grossly overpriced wines, accompanied by a small menu of tiny plates. To give you an idea of what you get: the $17 octopus plate is exactly one BABY octopus in a puddle of sauce. Octopus is a very cheap ingredient, and if they gave you 3-4 it might be reasonable. But no, you just get the one. How is that sharable? Service is appalling - almost a parody of French arrogance and insolence. They forgot several dishes, got the order wrong and seemed much more concerned with chatting at the bar than serving the few tables of diners. They ridiculed us for asking for ice for the lukewarm water they served - and we're locals who have been there before. If you want to get mugged, go ahead and come by.

Date of visit: October 2013
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Thank sf6864
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Reviewed September 28, 2013 via mobile

I love this place. The menu is small but everything is amazing. If you are looking for a food orgasam come here. Priced fair, great wine list, nice ambience. I have nothing to suggest because i would suggest entire menu. Have been here for romance and with friends, both a roaring success. Go, you will thank me

1  Thank JenBeeston
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Reviewed July 31, 2013

Last week, while visiting my daughter in NY, she suggested one night to go to Rouge et Blanc for dinner. She had heard about this young and upcoming chef Macks Collins and the great carte des vins of Thomas Cregan one of the top sommelier in America.
Good enough! We didn't know what to expect but we couldn't resist a culinary experience.
We loved it! so fine, delicious and creative, a true explosion of savors in every bite! Bravo chef Collins!
I recommend Rouge et Blanc without hesitation.
Besides the amazing cuisine and the fine wine selection, the ambiance, the service, the attentive personal, everything is quite charming and make you feel welcome. In overall Rouge et Blanc is for open minded people who can appreciate new cuisine. Just go! L Lapointe

Date of visit: July 2013
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1  Thank Louise L
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Reviewed July 18, 2013

rouge et blanc is an incredibly romantic restaurant buried in the village. it is not big by any means which keeps the noise to a quiet level allowing you to talk with your friends or lover. i have been to this restaurant twice and while i will admit the first time was way better (hence my title, bring the octopus back) the food was still excellent the second time. the wait staff seems to be getting a bit more uppity, but i refuse to let that ruin a great meal. being on a side street creates a nice ambiance as well and its nice to continue the date by walking around the restaurant afterwards. the food is worth it here - but do your homework, if you don't like fusion that don't visit but if you can appreciate creativity this is your place

Date of visit: August 2012
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Thank Maura S
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