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42 Degrees - a review (quite long)

rcc | Feb 5, 200304:51 PM     5

The wife and I had dinner, for the first time, at 42 Degrees last Friday. Got a reservation from dinnerbroker.com with a 15% tab discount (not a bad deal even if meant starting at 6:30 pm).

As I had read at various reviews, the atmosphere was "hip" and "cool" but without the live jazz music that I read about. It was quite dark, but the tables are well-spaced. Also, parking was plentiful.

The waitress was very well-versed with the items on the menu and was able to answer our questions and helped us make informed decisions on our choices. My wife had the uncooked (salt-cured?) Foie Gras, while I had the Roasted Bone Marrows for appetizers. The bone marrows were great and met any expectations I had from reading about them on this board. The foie gras was also very good and because it was not cooked, it was not greasy or oily, but still, as they say, melted in our mouths. These went well with a glass of Alsatian Riesling that we ordered and shared.

For entrees I had the Roast pork loin. This was fork-tender and blended very well with the bed of spinach and lentils that it lied on. My wife had the brick-roasted chicken. It was not bad but definitely not as good as the pork loin nor any of the appetizers.

For dessert we shared a caramel pot de creme. It was very good but 3/4's through it my wife scooped a small piece of paper label (the kind that they stick on fruits and vegetables in supemarkets). We informed our waitress about this and she promptly informed the maitre'd and this was taken off our total bill.

I also brought my own bottle of a Gevrey Chambertin and I noticed that they also took the corkage off my tab. The total bill was just over $70.

Considering the good quality of the food, the satisfying service and the "cool" atmosphere, we feel that our enjoyment level would still be the same even if we had paid in full (i.e. sans dinnerbroker.com discount and the "goodwill" tab adjustments). We look forward to going back there, again.

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