Soory for taking so long to get back and comment on our 20th Anniversary dinner at Timothy Dean's bistro.
We made last minute reservations after charleston called to tell us they were not going to be open that wednesday July 27th. had no trouble making a reservation though the hostess was not very friendly sort of dull I would say. I mentioned that they were recommended by Chaleston and asked about two servers taht used to work for Charelston or their tapas place. Both were no longer there.
We had 7:30 reservations arrived at 7:30 and were prompltly seated. Very busy bar crowd wth noise that carried over to the dining room. Ordred champagne and a Martini and were brought quickly. Ordered apps they arrived before we had a chance to finish the before dinner drinks. I ordered day boat scallops with fricasse of wild mushrooms and applewood smoked bacon and pistou. It was vey good but could have been a little larger portion. My wife had one of the soups and it was good as well. We tried to slow down the service but to no avail entrees arrived at 8:20. Food was good not spectacular. I had the Poached Halibut with blck truffle polenta and basil essence. I was not sure what to expect, It was the fish surrounded by a soupy textured polenta ringed with black truffle sauce from a squirt bottle. Wife had the Chilean Sea bass with poached aspargus and parmesan emulsion. Overall the food and service were good but definitely not a wow experience. We were worried about having to wait a long time for our meal based on others commnets here, but we were served very fast the place did not need our table so I guess they just wnated to cook. Waiter was good but a little to chatty. Sommelier was good as well making solid reccs for wines by the glass to go with our entrees. Don't recall the total cost for two but around $200 range with one glass of champagne 3 glasses of wine and martini. Oh they did comp a dessert due to the rushed service at the start so that helped. I would probably go back but not for a special occaision. The bar is too loud for an intimate or romantic meal. Also they host happy hour parties up stairs so as that broke up all the people attending paraded by our table.
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