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Upperline accolades

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Upperline accolades

Beau Noppatee | Mar 9, 2004 10:47 AM

My party opted for Upperline Saturday b/c of the "no reservations" policy at Dick and Jenny's. We'll save D&J for another time or a weekday.

We had a terrific dinner. I had my standby entree, which I can't resist even though I would love to try something else. I INHALE their fish meuniere. It is perfectly baked fish of the day, in this case black drum, on a wafer of cornbread with the most divine and velvety sauce – not too starchy or thick and a perfect balance of butter and lemon – and lump crabmeat crowning the dish. It was perfect with a bottle of chardonnay from home. (Bravo to restaurants with a corkage fee. I’m not a connoisseur but do have some favorites, so I prefer to bring my own bottle.)

This restaurant is so beautiful and intimate. There was a crowd but because the space is broken into side alcoves and small rooms, it still feels cozy. It is lovely to say the least, and the owner, who greets everyone at the door, has kept the environment light and beautiful.

Never had their oyster stew with pernod before, but it is the best I’ve had in ages. It tops the one at Casamento’s, which is too watery for me.

Others at my table had grilled fish, lamb in mint sauce, duck with peach sauce, tournedos of beef. We were all pleased and highly recommend this jewel of a restaurant.

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