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Ten Tables, JP

Joanie | Nov 13, 2003 06:47 AM

Took advantage of one of Ten Tables specials; every Wed. you can choose 3 courses from the whole menu for $29. And if you make a 5:30 res., you get a free glass of wine from the glasses offered. So we were in full early bird special mode after barely eating all day and had a nice meal. A couple glasses of chardonnay and some slices of a hearty bread w/ olive oil started things off. Then a duck crepe and beet salad w/ leeks and bacon. I'm not a big beet person but everyone's been raving about beet salads lately and I liked the way it was served, so I expanded my horizons and really enjoyed it. My taste of the crepe was yummy.

I wasn't completely satisfied with the organic roast pork dish, it just seemed kind of chewy or underdone, or it needed a crispy edge w/ some texture. Or maybe I don't like organic meat, can't explain it but it didn't fly. It was stuffed with figs and served with cabbage fondant, which was basically a side of cabbage. Okay, not great. On the other hand, the arctic char had a nice crispy skin and was served with a sweet potato and veggie side, definitely the better choice. Apple oatmeal crisp w/ vanilla ice cream was tasty and the chocolate mousse w/ pistachios was quite a large serving and not too dense.

Decent service, one of our guys was brand new and he was very sweet. It's a cute room, pretty much the same as Perdix days. Tues. is probably the day to go when they have 3 or 4 course dinner with wines for $35 I think. But we decided we didn't need all that. Even tho it's just two blocks from my house, this was my first time there. I guess it could be a good neighborhood standby if I didn't have so many other places to go.

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