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food

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products

french food

clientele

many types: eurotrash, hipsters, power lunchers, some stodgy folk, a handful of tourists, and some average (but not boorish) everyday folks

service

good, courteous service; fresh, delicious food; generous portions; very reasonably priced. i believe the takeout bags were translucent chartreuse plastic. the beignets were sublime.

interior

where do i begin? white underlit catwalk entrance into large, wide-open dining room, pure white booths, retrofuturistic tables and chairs, floor-to-ceiling translucent wine wall with bottles trapped like insects in amber resin, 15(?)-screen oft-changing v

ambience

> retrofuturistic <

address

100 east 53rd street new york ny

phone

+1 212 751 4840

website

www.rapatina.com

author

superfuture

date

9 november 2010

last checked

9 november 2010

korova milk bar meets family dining hall. modern french fare in the seagram building.