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Why pricey Bar Crenn is the enfant terrible of wine bars
04-19-2018, 08:16 AM #1
RiskyRob Master Blaster
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There are no tablecloths. The lighting is dim. The food is mostly bite-size.

On the other hand, it feels like a fancy restaurant. Reservations are encouraged. Service is formal. Oh, and it’s expensive. Shockingly — possibly even traumatically — expensive. My bill for two people was over $400.

We didn’t even get a bottle.

Bar Crenn reservations are available on Tock, the ticketing service used by restaurants like the French Laundry, Saison and Single Thread. You can book a caviar tasting ($165), the “carte blanche” tasting menu ($85), a reservation deposit ($50) or a counter deposit ($50). I admit I found the differences between these designations confusing, especially since Bar Crenn’s website has no menu and, therefore, no prices listed. Why were some of these options tickets, and others merely deposits? How much could I expect to spend on food? What was the “carte blanche” menu? Did the “counter” option signify a more formal experience, like a chef’s table, or a less formal experience, like sitting at the bar? Did any of them include drinks? (No.)

https://www.sfgate.com/wine/article/Can-...56cc2c98de
04-19-2018, 08:24 AM #2
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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I could buy a heck of a lot of booze and bud for 400 bucks. blink.gif

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04-19-2018, 08:35 AM #3
RiskyRob Master Blaster
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(04-19-2018, 08:24 AM)JayRodney Wrote:  I could buy a heck of a lot of booze and bud for 400 bucks.  blink.gif

Yeah, it caters to people with too much money. At $400, I'd want to eat endangered species.
04-19-2018, 08:40 AM #4
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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Yes, the spotted owl is delicious smoked over Brazilian rosewood and the BJ was incomparable. chuckle.gif

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04-19-2018, 11:06 AM #5
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I got hammered last night for about €20,00 rofl.gif I don't remember walking home.
04-19-2018, 12:13 PM #6
Stiggy Member
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(04-19-2018, 08:40 AM)JayRodney Wrote:  Yes, the spotted owl is delicious smoked over Brazilian rosewood and the ßj was incomparable.  chuckle.gif

lol.gif Sounds like a wonderful evening.
04-19-2018, 12:16 PM #7
Strigoi Diavolul
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Hey Stiggy hug.gif nice to see you, how's it going?

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04-19-2018, 12:24 PM #8
Stiggy Member
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hug.gif Hey scary lady chuckle.gif All's well on my end, I noticed it's finally warming up in your neck of the woods.
04-19-2018, 04:41 PM #9
RiskyRob Master Blaster
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(04-19-2018, 11:06 AM)Random German Guy Wrote:  I got hammered last night for about €20,00  rofl.gif  I don't remember walking home.

These haute cuisine restaurants are pretty decadent. I'm making a batch of bourbon for the price of the barley and corn.
04-19-2018, 05:01 PM #10
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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Sweet! hi5.gif Octo and I occasionally brew beer, but lack the still and equipment to ensure anything stronger than that won't blind you. chuckle.gif

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04-19-2018, 05:05 PM #11
Octo Mother Superior
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That's some pretentious bullcrap right there. Like the Marina Abramović of restaurants bleh.gif
04-19-2018, 05:34 PM #12
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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Pretentious like the David Hogg Roast Restaurant.

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04-19-2018, 05:37 PM #13
Meh Member
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I have better things to do than blow my car payment on a things like this.
04-19-2018, 07:12 PM #14
bohica Member
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Wow, I thought $106.00was a bit pricy for lunch for two at a great Sushi restaurant in Old Tappan, NJ.
(Maybe the Uni bumped the price up.
No drinks.

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04-19-2018, 07:44 PM #15
RLK Incognito
 
I've splurged with wifey a few occasions, but very seldom, and we have kids, so by the time we get a baby sitter and everything else we're so frazzled it's hard to even enjoy a nite out. I can't drink anything because we live 30 miles from town and have to drive home. Our idea of a good time is going into town getting some beer and some bourbon or vodka and a little smoke once or twice a year. Man, I'm getting old. blink.gif



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