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Jardiniere... a recent trip & review

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Jardiniere... a recent trip & review

Andrew Copeland | May 12, 2005 01:15 PM

I recently went to Jardiniere for Mother's Day. I figured that she deserved it. The decor, as usual, was quite nice. However, they tried to stick our party of three in an out-of-the-way table underneath the staircase leading to the upper level. We were able to get a much better table on the other side, but being stuck there was frustrating.

To start, I had the Cannellini Bean soup, which was quite good. I could really taste the flavor of the beans and all the ingredients. My mother had the diver scallops, which were also well-prepared. Overall the appetizers were good. However, the experience was slightly marred by the fact that they came and asked "Who's having the scallops?" In a restaurant of this caliber, I expected that they would know where the dishes go.

For an entree, my mother got the Short Ribs, my father got the pork chop, and I got the duck. Their entrees were actually quite good. I, however, didn't care for the sides that came with the duck. They just didn't work. The duck itself was good though.

Dessert was fantastic. My mom and dad split a creme brulee, which was not crisped enough, but still tasty.
I got the Rhubarb crisp, which was absolutely amazing. If you like Rhubarb, then try this dish. We also had a class of 97' Sauternes, which went very well with both the creme brulee and the rhubarb.

Overall, the experience was good, but the service was slightly lacking and I didn't enjoy my entree. Overall, I would give it a B.

I hope this helps someone

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