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Cask Kitchen and bar on 33rd - short review


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Cask Kitchen and bar on 33rd - short review

princeofpork | | Apr 19, 2010 07:57 AM

4 of us went to Cask Kitchen and Bar for dinner and drinks on Sat night. The atmosphere was lively but also dark, lots of exposed brick and candles. They have about 20 beers on tap none of which are the standard offerings. They also serve flights of beer which was a nice touch. we had a few flights and really liked the Blue Point Toasted Lager and Hop Sun Wheat. They also have a full bar and pretty extensive wine list as well. On to the food,
started with salmon tartare which was pretty bland, philly cheesesteak spring rolls which were straight out of TGI Fridays but suprisingly good. Also had the meatball sampler which consisted of 3 pork, 3 beef and 3 lamb meatballs with accompanying sauces. These were all pretty good but we all liked the lamb best.
Next course was Mussels fri diavalo, chicken pot pie, rissoto, mushroom flatbread.
The mussels were outstanding, great flavor and texture. The chicken pot pie was a scam. I hate when the menu says chicken pot pie and it ends up being stew in a bowl with a biscut on top. The flavors were good but not pot pie by any stretch. The rissoto was fantastic, just perfectly cooked and flavored. Finally the flat bread was dissapointing. The mushroom flavor was weak as was the mozzarella balls.
In conclusion I would go back. The beer selection was excellent, the mussels were great and next time I would try the burger which looked great as well. The atmosphere is certainly one in which I could spend a few hours. Service was very attentive.

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