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44 & X

Mark M | | Apr 27, 2001 11:54 AM

I am almost positive this restaurant has been mentioned on these boards but my search came up empty. For the record, its about 6 months old and is on the NE corner of 44th and 10th Ave across from the Hess Station (977-1170).

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Decor: Different textured white woods, high ceilings, blond floors, an indoor (for lack of a better word) waterfall behind the bar. Beautiful space.
ps. Check out their bathroom and tell me if these guys are not detail obsessed!

Host/owner (Bruce): Gracious, warm and unaffected. I felt like I was dining in his home. Enough said.

Menu: A combo of "suped up comfort foods" and New American. Menu is pretty large with apps ranging from $8-$16 and entrees from $10-$25. You have the option to eat cheap and simple; a salad appetizer wtih mac n'cheese or a burger entree can be had for under $20 (I know, that is a VERY ny thing to say).

Food: I started with seared diver scallops in celery root puree which were sweet and tasty but a little pricey at $15 for two scallops. For an entree I had their short ribs that were nothing short of exceptional (around $20). My guest started with a fennel and arugula salad in a truffle vinaigrette which was tremendous and then had a delicous crispy sea bass for an entree...too stuffed for desert.

Im looking forward to my next journey over to 10th Ave. Any Hounds been to this place?

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