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Avenue 5 (SD - Banker's Hill)


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Avenue 5 (SD - Banker's Hill)

Food Fiend | | Sep 23, 2007 10:09 PM

Imperfect , but worth checking out. (We did tonight.) The prices, including those on an interesting wine list, are very reasonable for the quality and care that are lavished on the dishes.

The duck confit appetizer was fabulous. Frisee, candied walnuts, blue cheese and a port reduction beautifully complemented a good-sized duck leg that had a peppery note.

The wild mushroom tortelloni appetizer was also well-made, but on reflection, I'm not sure I'm crazy about the grapes in the dish.

The tortelloni made an encore as an accompaniment to to BF's wild salmon. The salmon was topped with some tasty microgreens. Although the BF noted that citrus broth was perhaps not completely balanced/ slightly to acidic, I noticed not a bite was left.

I loved my plum tart, and the chocolate decadence was equally fine.

Service was very attentive.

I appreciated finding a SD restaurant that aims high, but doesn't have aim its prices at the stratosphere.