Went to Range last night after hearing all the great reviews. Though it was good, I was not totally blown away, probably because of the high expectations.
We were seated in the middle section, which probably didn't help matters - it felt like we were sitting in a hallway (which we basically were )though I noticed that the back room was really nice.
We each had a cocktail - nicely executed, fresh ingredients - and then started with the venison and chicken liver mousse/frisee salad appetizers. The venison was nicely cooked, rare - interesting flavors, quite good. The mousse was really delicious but I was expecting a little more in the way of the frisee salad - it was almost like a garnish instead of a salad.
For entrees we had the duck confit with white beans and andouille sausage, and the monkfish with trumpet mushrooms and diced bacon (? I can't remember exactly). The duck was a little overcooked, but the sausage was really delicious. The monkfish was, just like everyone said some dishes were there, much too salty. I was also suprised at the tiny size of the monkfish serving - though cooked nicely with a crispy exterior, there were only two VERY small pieces of fish, . For a $20 entree, I expected it to be a more substantial size.
We skipped dessert. The total with all this and one glass of wine was $95 before tip. Good, but not amazing... we probably won't be back at least until we've tried some other places on our list.
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