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Radius, eat, and Redbones--quick reviews


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Radius, eat, and Redbones--quick reviews

chilibug | Oct 22, 2002 09:26 AM

I dined at these three places within the past week or so, and had posted an inquiry about Radius recently, so I wanted to make sure to give feedback.

Radius, Friday 10/11:

Service was absolutely superb. Atmosphere was good--sophisticated and bustling. Had fried squash blossom to start. Came with one fried, stuffed blossom, and also a fried napoleon thing that was great. Friends had heirloom tomato sampler, and some kind of tart. Both looked great, and they both loved their selections. For my main course, I had chatham halibut. Divine and perfectly cooked on a bed of trumpets, turnips, and truffle sauce. Friends both had the pork, which they said was fantastic. For dessert I had the best creme brulee of my life--the serving was huge, yet I managed to eat all of it! Friends both had the panna cotta. They said it was delish, but I noticed neither of them finished it. Maybe they aren't bottomless pits like me. We also had a little treat from the chef of a taste of carrot soup, which was great. And we split an excellent bottle of reisling, but the name escapes me. The check, with tax and tip, came to about $88 each. The quality was first rate, and you definitely feel taken care of, so I guess it's worth it. For my money though, I still think Rialto is the best bang for your buck around here.

eat, Tuesday 10/15:

I should admit up front that this is one of my favorite restaurants. I've been many many times. But my meal on Tuesday was great. I had been a little worried because the last time I went it was not so good. I heard they changed chefs and wondered if quality was going to drop off. No need for my concern though. I had an excellent dish of pan-seared wolffish with lobster rissoto and braised escarole ($20 I think). Perfect. No dessert, and we split a fontina, chicken, and apple pizza for the app. Although the kitchen takes its time getting your food to you, it's a really cozy place to wait with a glass of wine. And they have improved their bread basket too since I was there last--we had thick slices of warm homemade bread on Tuesday.

Redbones, Saturday 10/19:

Totally nuts inside, but fun as long as you're in the mood for loudness. Had a great Dogfish pale ale with my huge plate of pulled pork (sweet and mild sauce mixed, please), beans, french fries, and greens. I'm by no means a bbq aficionado, but I thought the food was really good. Definitely recommended for a fun night out with friends, but be prepared to wait for a table.

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