Ten of us had a great meal tonight.
What I enjoyed:
1. apple tart special 7.50
2. saffron rice ball croquettes stuffed with prosciutto and cheese 6?
3. mini sirloin burgers 7.50
4. seafood linguini in lobster sauce 19
5. mussels/clams steamed in a buttery, winey broth 8.95
6. grilled venison 19
7. grilled salmon (not overdone!) 22
8. horseradish crusted steak salad (a tip from Mick Ruthven's post) 10
9. pear, walnut, & gorgonzola salad (perfect amount of dressing, great interpretation of a standard) 6
10. risotto with English peas & asparagus 19 (tasty, but I'm no risotto expert)
11. sauteed prawns 6.95 (good, but nothing too special)
12. great matchstick fries 5
13. the desserts overall were great, we also had the chocolate mousse pyramid, the creme caramel, & the cookies & cream assortment. 7.50 for the mousse, 6 for the others.
14. calamari - crisp crusted but rubbery (overcooked IMO), still tasty 6.95?
What I didn't like: 1. scallops 9 (oddly cold)
2. caesar salad (bland dressing) 6
What I didn't try or didn't really note:
1. deep fried avocado spears 6.50 They did get raves from my friends.
2. stuffed portabello mushroom 8.95
3. bruschetta with tomato/mozzarella/basil or provolone/parsley or pear & gorgonzola 5
We also accidentally ordered two of the "cosmo for two" but enjoyed them very much...I think each shaker actually held enough for four martini glass servings. We also had wine and tried the non-alcoholic ginger mint & limeade drinks, all of which were pronounced delicious.
Service with a smile is the theme here, and while it's not polished, our server was overflowing with smiles and helpfulness (he changed our plates three times without us asking).
The one caveat is that all the hot food, except the french fries, was lukewarm at best, as if it had been sitting on the counter for a while.
The manager was also very friendly and I'm sure some of us at least will return to try the brunch menu or the lunch specials...