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The new Davio's/Supreme Sandwich

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The new Davio's/Supreme Sandwich

Joanie | Dec 9, 2002 06:39 AM

Davios has gone very upscale in their move from Newbury St. to Park Sq. Huge room with a big bar and seating to the sides, the regular dining room plus two bars in front of the cooking area. Which is where we sat since it was jammed at 8 on a Sat. nite and I foolishly thought we wouldn't need reservations since it was so large. Prices have increased, most entrees were $20-28 with a few in the 30's and pastas in the high teens. Service started out slow but improved. Awesome bread basket of foccacia, a rustic white and a nut/fruit with spreads of eggplant/tomato and white bean plus little mushrooms. We were in front of the pizza makers but didn't see pizza on the menu. The guy handed us the lunch menu so I guess you have to be in the know or our waiter just forgot to give us the info (and lunch is a pretty good deal it seems). My friend had fettucine w/ shrimp which he said was great but seemed a little skimpy at $20. My salmon w/ crab risotto was very good, nice crispy skin on the salmon (a relative deal at $24). Chocolate mousse with cookies was about 3 desserts worth. A little dish of mousse plus two small biscotti, an apricot linzer tart slice, and about 4 other style cookies and pastries. I had a nice warm chocolate cake w/ vanilla ice cream ($8 and $10). I had a glass of pinot grigio for $8 which I think was the least expensive glass of wine. They also had a big drink menu all of which were $11. Good place for a blowout style meal.

Figured I'd give Supreme Sandwich in the Arsenal Mall a shot and was surprised at how expensive it was. A grilled cheese was $4.50 but almost everything else was $7 and $7.50 which seems high for that location. In any case, I got their tuna salad which is quite a different version. It listed Thai basil, mint, some other herbs and EVOO, specifically saying no mayo. I asked for a little on the side but they don't even have any there which seems odd for a sandwich place. It was on a nice 7 grain bread and comes with "potato crisps", homemade chips that they warm up in the oven for you. That was $6.50. They also have some soups and salads, but it just doesn't seem like the right spot for upscale sandwiches.

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