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Bronzino - long

Jo | Feb 9, 2004 07:17 AM

We made a second visit to Bronzino Sat nite. I didn't report on the first one because I wanted to see if our good first experience was consistent with a busy Sat evening. In short this place is terrific!

First the prices... The apps run 6-9 or so with entrees averaging $20. I had the rack of lamb special and it was $24. It is byo.

The food was really wonderful, high quality ingredients, carefully prepared and beautifully presented. (I know that this sounds like an advertisement but I have no connection with this restaurant.)

For apps we had the buffalo mozz with peppers, salad romano (caesar), mussels and lobster bisque. All wonderful. The risottos were the best I have ever had. Unlike many chefs that partially precook their risotto then add cream at the end to make it seem "creamy", this chef cooked it the proper way with no cream allowing the rice to get naturally creamy. Yum.

Entrees were veal saltimbucco, rack of lamb, another veal with some sort of brown sauce. On our first visit we got the Bronini which was filleted tableside and served with a lovely wine sauce.

For desserts we shared a wonderful creme brulee and their signature dish berries with sabayon. Both were diet busting worthy.

If you go request the room in the back because the door enters into the front dining room.

The service was basically fine with only two slips. My husband ordered three courses and they brought out the risotto shortly after delivering his salad. (This is actually preferable to it sitting in the kitchen IMHO) We also waited quite a while (15 min or so) before ordering dessert. Aside from that the service was attentive and professional.

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