After reading Newgirlintown's review, we tried Marigold last night.
It is a winner, and if I weren't a good, loyal Chowhound who has benefited from other people's reports, I would never, ever share this with you! It's a small place, and I don't want it to get impossible to get a reservation.
It's BYOB, and they take credit cards.
My appetizer was an endive and tomato tarte tatin with goat cheese mousse and hazelnuts - $7. Great!
My husband started with the shitake mushroom risotto with butternut squash, caramelized pumpkin and fried sage - $8, or $13 if you wanted it as an entree. Delicious.
Our entrees were: duck breast with confit duck and foie gras rillette, radicchio, roasted figs and fig jus ($22) and roasted wild striped bass with serrano ham, caramelized parship and saffron-mussel broth ($18). My husband said that he hasn't had striped bass any better and my duck dish was excellent.
Our desserts were pignole cake with figs, lemon and lavender-honey ice cream (my favorite) and Earl Grey scented chocolate croquettes with yogurt-orange semifreddo. This last was little fried balls filled with oozing chocolate. Desserts were all $6.
About service: it was a pleasure to have gracious and friendly service, clean wine glasses for a new wine, everything served at one time, etc. Professional and capable.
So okay, the secret is out - go and enjoy. This place is up there with the best of the BYOB'S.
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