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Totaro's - a review - long

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Totaro's - a review - long

Jo | Sep 25, 2003 08:21 AM

Despite the warnings we received, we made our way out to Totaro's in Conshohocken. We had been warned about the high prices. In short, it was very very good. The menu is an eclectic mix of items with emphasis on game.

Some of the specials for that evening included a sauteed lobster salad with roasted corn and sliced avocado. Figs with roasted yellow peppers, shaved fennel and grilled proscuitto in a white balsamic vinaigrette. Foie Gras with roasted white peaches, fresh figs over puff pastry with port wine syrup. Alligator fritters. These were just appetizers.

The foie gras was terrific, a large portion and perfectly prepared. It was $16. I had the Quail with florentine stuffing, wrapped in bacon with balsamic roasted italian veggies. It was a large portion, sort of like a small plate rather than an appetizer. The cost was $13. We also had the nut and berry salad which was a very large salad of baby greens, gorgonzola, fresh berries and carmelized nuts in a fruity viniagrette. Terrific! It was $10.

Our dining companions split one of the specials which was veal medallions and lobster tails. They enjoyed it. The crab cakes were about the best around with all jumbo lump crab meat.

Most of us ordered two or three apps or had two apps and split entrees. It was plenty of food. Apps ranged from $8 - 16. Entrees from $22 - $35. I think that most of the negative feelings about the prices stem from the fact that the setting is a tavern in Conshohocken. The dining room is fine with white tablecloths but you have to walk through the bar to get there.

The wine list ranged from very reasonable to expensive. Service was terrific and very professional.

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