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Azul Bistro Review

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Azul Bistro Review

Lucia | May 14, 2006 01:31 AM

I usually have my weekly Saturday dinner with my boyfriend planned out long in advance, but tonight it was sort of played by ear. My original idea was to try Freeman's, but we arrived at 9:15 and were told that they wouldn't have a table for us until at least 11. So, I thought that it was time to make a return trip to Apizz, but unfortunately that was booked for the evening too. Luckily, our third choice, Azul (where we've been twice before but not in the past year) said that they could take us in a few minutes. Sure enough, we were seated in less than 10 minutes. We ordered the sirloin for two. The dish came out still sizzling on its grill (unfortunately, I was downwind of the smoke, so my hair still smells of cooking meat!), with a separate plate of mesclun, fries, and chimichurri sauce. The steak was thinly sliced and laid on top of the grill. Even though it was still cooking after it reached the table, from first bites to second and third helpings, each slice of meat was very good. Fries were great too--nice sweet taste. We ordered a molten chocolate cake for dessert. I remember this being very good from past visits, and it still was, but I think that I'm just long over the molten chocolate cake thing because it didn't blow me away. Service was very nice and attentive and the price was definitely right. Azul remains a solid restaurant choice.

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