It just opened yesterday at 9h and Orange - across the street from the Dunkin Donuts and Ninth Street Bookshop. My boss stopped in this morning, and the owner gave him a bunch of cookies and breakfast stuff to try. I had:
linzer torte - very yummy - no powdered sugar, and a bit chewier thatn normal shortbread
Lemon bar - also good - not too sweet, very gooey
biscotti - very good
some kind of cranberry bread. OMG - yum! So moist and good. It was a nice thick piece.
Those items came from their little market area - it looks like they'll have coffee and breakfast and takeout during the day.
Everything was so good, we decided to go for lunch. The space inside is very nice - dark wood tables and such, but not dark or too masculine, steakhouse-y, if that makes sense.
Warm frisee salad - pancetta, poached egg, warm dressing.
Grilled flank steak sandwich - arugula, tomato, horseradish sauce, side of onion rings
Both were excellent. I could have eaten another of those salads! I ended up taking half the sandwich and onion rings home. The meat was cut a little thinner than I had expected, but it made it much easier to eat.
French onion soup
He also enjoyed both of his. He said the soup was on the sweet side, which was good, since it can get too salty. The tuna was from their starter section, so it was a smaller portion. It could have used a sauce, but the tuna was seared well and had great flavor,
We split a walnut gateau for dessert (really, for your benefit:)). It was delicious! They had the usual lemon tart and creme brulee, but this was very different. It is a dense cake made out of walnuts - a bit heavy, but in a good way!
All in all, I would definitely go back. I think the website said they would have valet parking, which will definitely help. The service was good, and I'm sure it will get even better as they are open a bit longer. I think it was priced pretty well for the quality and portion. My sandwich was $9.50, which is more than I would do on a regular basis, but since I can get 2 meals out of it, is still pretty good.
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