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Green Street

katzzz | | Nov 3, 2006 01:31 PM

Went to Green Street last night to try the new menu, which is all about upscale comfort food. Started with cocktails, which were terrific: the De la Louisiane was pretty much a Sazerac and the only one I've ever had north of the Mason-Dixon line. An order of home-made potato chips with a horseradishy dip ($4) was a totally satisfying accompaniment.
But things leveled out from there. An order of mussels was decent, but the broth (slightly creamy, can't remember the menu description) was on the bland side. My main was halibut in a bacon vinaigrette with succotash on the side (in the $20 range): small piece of fish, nice flavor, but nothing I'd order again. Could not resist and got an extra side of sausage stuffing ($5), which was tasty enough, but not a wow. My friend got the hanger steak and fries: lots of very good fries, not a lot of meat, which was on the salty side and a tad more done than the medium rare requested.
Deserts was a pear crumble ($6), small cup with a heavy dose of baked cakey stuff on top, not exactly what I consider a crumble, but OK. A special of pumpkin bread pudding with caramel sauce was much better: a winner, in fact.
A very pleasant experience overall: friendly atmosphere, nicely redecorated by new owners, helpful and attentive waitstaff -- but the food was just not very exciting. There are a lot of other places in the same price range I'd rather eat, though I would gladly return for another cocktail with those chips!

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