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15 ria--humph

Sallie | Sep 20, 2004 05:47 PM

Upshot: this place is not really worth it. The main thing, actually, was that the food is pretty good, but the wine list is so awful that it is almost hard to find something worth drinking with the food.

We shared the fried oysters to start. They were good. However, the presentation in the paper cone meant that the oysters on the bottom were a bit soggy--not properly drained before putting them into the cone, I suppose.

The other half's chicken was excellent--Amish roasted chicken on a spinach salad with pancetta and grapes and avocado. My pork chop was unremarkable. Overdone, but unremarkable otherwise. The figs were not so great--one wonders which of the mediocre wines they chose to soak them in.

We finished off with the cherries and goat cheese appetizer, which turned out to be a salad with cherries and shaved goat cheese on top.

The food was solid, but there are other places that cost the same and are more interesting. Further, the wine list is a little hard to get past. None of the by-the-glass options are on the bottle list, and vice versa. However, you can order the glass ones by the bottle if you ask, which is good because the items on the bottle list that would be good are really inflated in cost.

Further, it feels more like a hotel restaurant than most hotel restaurants I've been in lately. I don't think we'll go back any time soon.

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