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Amuse Dinner Report

Eva L. | Jun 2, 2003 04:49 PM

Went there for dinner on Saturday night. Their menu is divided into 4 categories of apps and slightly larger apps all meant for sharing per the menu. Items are either $5, $10, $15 or $20. Here is what the three of us had:

gruyere cheese and smoked ham puffs
citrus marinated fluke with grapefruit segments
cod and potato cakes with tartar sauce
baby spinach with a runny egg atop and thin slices of proscuitto below
braised beef and scallops with escarole? (not sure what kind of greens, but very tough and inedible to me)
tuna sashimi with soba noodles with sesame oil
bittersweet chocolate napoleon and chocolate sorbet
orange vanilla creme brulee

We loved the fluke and cod. Beef was very tender and the scallops were excellent. I did not like the puffs, pastry was too heavy, but the filling was good. Sashimi, my 2 friends liked much better than I did. Dessert was fantastic, small in portion, I guess since they were in the $5 category. I could have gotten one more and been happy. Service was good, attentive; empty plates did not stay on the table for long and water was constantly refilled.

One warning is that one of the items: mushroom veloute with peanut sabayon is a soup. This is not obvious as stated in the menu and we ordered it, however the waiter forewarned us and we ordered something else. Nothing wrong with soup, just difficult to share.

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