Having read nothing but mostly favorable reviews about this restaurant, I was very much looking forward to tasting whatever Tweet had to offer.
We arrived to meet our 8:30 engagement, and the hostess was very kind and accomodating. We were seated, the wine was corked, so we then sat back to enjoy the ecclectic ambiance of our surroundings. Being very boisterous and bustling, it sounded as though everyone was enjoying themselves.
Our waiter handed us the menu, and we were told that they were no longer serving the pork chop (one of the choices I was contemplating on). We decided on the mussels arriabata and the tart for our appetizers. My date had the skatewing and I opted for the amish chicken for the main entrees. The mussels were immersed in a tomatoey-thin like sauce somewhat resembling a soupy marinara. We enjoyed thesee. They were also served with pommes frites which seemed a bit mismatched but we didn't complain. The frites were limp,soggy and seasoned with way too much salt. No crispiness at all, we were discouraged from finishing the rest. The tart was made out to be a quiche dish served with a beet salad in the side. Not being a huge fan of quiche, I found this dish to be tasty but just not my style. The beets weren't garnished with anything to bring out any flavor. W e expected just a little bit more. Our entrees then came out. The chicken was very tender and perfectly cooked. The skin, unfortunataly was way too salted (essentially the theme here). The vegetables that provided the bed to the chicken was luke warm and tasted as though it had been sitting out, almost waiting for the chicken to be cooked. Not good. My date's skatewing again was also highly salted and she had to concur even with her being a salt-nut. Overall, I found our dinner here to be rather lackluster which is difficult for me to say because I find most dining experiences favorable.
Did we catch Tweet in an off night? Perhaps the lack of attention was due to the Dine-Out Chicago promotion. I am not sure but I think that we may try Tweet again for brunch on some other occasion.
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