They did a lovely job renovating an historic old building in Sunderland. Comfortable bar with fireplace and easy chairs.
Sat down to the most delectable house cured olives I have ever tasted. When we finished the waiter brought us more without asking.
For an app we enjoyed pan fried oysters on a bed of cabbage. Oysters were small but softly breaded and the dish was very tasty.
Wife had pork tenderloin..smokey and charred but yet pink and perfectly done with a pile of spicy squash and some fresh greens (Kale?)
I had morrocan spiced salmon and it was perfectly done.
Prices are reasonable. Dinner including a glass of wine for each totaled $63.
Wine list is good and priced fairly with a minimal mark-up but the selections are too few and uneven by the glass.
Service was attentive though the waiter refered to my wife 3 times as "Madame". Wasn't sure if it was tongue in cheek or the guy was trying a little too hard to be fancy pants for the occasion.
In any event, I give the place solid marks, add them to my favorite area dining spots and will be back soon with friends. As good or better than Del Raye with lower prices. Anyone else been yet?
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