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Avenue B Report

Bride of the Juggler | Sep 26, 2002 09:38 AM

We went to Avenue B Sunday night. We went at 7:45, so the theater crowd was gone but there were still about 5-6 tables full and people at the bar. Nice ambiance, comfortable chairs, excellent service. For drinks I had the appletini ($9) which was cinnamon vodka and apple shnapps. Very yummy with a nice cinnamon spiciness. My friend had the Lemon Drop ($12), vodka and limoncello, which was strong, with a bracing lemon taste and a touch of sugar. The husbands got gray goose martinis, which we thought they overcharged for at $12 but they were well made.

Entrees were mainly overpriced, I though ($24 - 32) but pastas, appetizers, etc. were not. Two of us had small size pastas for our entrees, and they were absolutely large enough. They had a selection of carpaccios for around $11 each. We had the tuna carpaccio and the hamachi carpaccio. Each came with a tiny pile of greens and interesting dressings. Dave had the pheasant as his entree, which was good, but he'd never had pheasant before so couldn't compare it to anything. Another of us had some kind of steak and she enjoyed it. They were very kind about her special requests for the sides and made sure to be very specific to make sure they got the special request correct.

Highlights were the desserts. A strawberry wonton napoleon, with crisp wonton skins as the pastry layers, had fabulous thick, fresh, creamy filling. The frozen hazelnut mousse was very large, with a great eggy, custardy texture and intense hazelnut flavor.

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