October 24, 2021

I can't imagine there are many places where you can get a meal and service of this caliber for $89. I asked the waiter (who grew up in the next town over from me) why their price point seemed low. He explained "We're not trying to be a 2 or 3 Michelin star place. We're trying to be a neighborhood restaurant that people feel comfortable returning to." I love a restaurant that knows who they are. And this one nails it.

The food was excellent. Quality ingredients and very well prepared. Seasoning was a bit off here and there but overall, everything was tasty and enjoyable. They even gifted me an additional appetizer - the scallop crudo. If I lived here, I would return regularly.

Service was outstanding - probably a 2-star level. Engaged and friendly, formal and attentive. Far surpassed my expectations. And the physical space has a terrific feel with dark (but warm) tones, high-back leather seating and a bright and inviting bar area.

If you're in the area, I highly recommend. It's easy, accessible, inexpensive for what you get and a very enjoyable experience.

Butter glazed Tokyo turnips, green goddess dressing
Apulian burrata and shinko pear salad, chiogga beets, brioche toasts, 12 year aged balsamic
Wild-caught hokkaido scallop crudo, pickled serrano chili, meyer lemon, yuzu vinaigrette
Fennel and coriander-crusted duck breast, pickled radicchio, fennel marmalade, huckleberry jus
S'mores cake. Graham cracker crust, toasted marshmallow ice cream


What do you think? I'd love to hear from you.

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