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Deborah - report

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Deborah - report

The Turtle (Bay) Dove | Mar 28, 2005 01:55 PM

We wondered into Deborah Saturday night and were pleasantly surprised. I feel like I've eaten at a couple of places across the city recently in a similar category (in the neighborhood-type-places with not-cheap prices but not high-end and some culinary ambition) where I've not walked out too happy but Deborah's food hit the spot. We had two entrees: lamb tenderloin with watercress/onion/tomato salad (perfectly cooked with rare interior - this was really good) and pork with spicy collards and corn bread (not as good as the lamb - the pork was a little overcooked at the thinner ends and the cornbread was just ok). We also had a creme brulee dessert which was quite good, except the mention of chocolate on the menu made us think it would have more chocolate than two chocolate chips in the entire portion. It is a tiny space and was packed full and noisy. Still, thanks to chowhounds who have posted positive reviews so that it was in my head to stop in there when I was in the neighborhood in search of food. I wouldn't go out of my way for it, but definitely might return when I have reason to eat in that vicinity again.

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