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Adagia - mini report

Morton the Mousse | Oct 10, 2005 02:07 PM

The Mrs. was craving a salad on Sunday so we decided to check out Adagia.

The atmosphere is gorgeous. The exterior and interior is beautiful and there is a lovely outdoor patio where we enjoyed the perfect weather.

We were a bit disappointed when we got the menu. They have adopted the unfortunate trend of serving brunch on weekends and only offering the lunch menu on weekdays. Sadly, they didn't have a single veggie salad. There was a tuna salad, a beef salad, a chicken salad and a salmon salad. Damn you Atkins! So we had to do that thing I hate to do and ask for a menu alteration.

We ordered the grilled romaine hearts, no salmon, and requested more lettuce to make up for the lack of fish. It was incredible! I've never had a warm salad before and this was divine. The greens had a delightful smokey flavor, but were still crisp and fresh tasting. The dressing was near perfect. Beets lent a nice, sweet balance to the mixture. Croutons were crunchy and clearly house made. The eggs I could have done without. It was a generous portion (well, for $13 it better be) and the Mrs. and I were happy splitting one. I will definitely be back for the salad.

Service was almost maddeningly slow (this coming from a person who loves Pizzaiolo). We were there for over an hour and a half and all we ordered was a salad. Our waitress was very nice, but I felt she was stretched thin with tables both inside and on the patio. We were clearly not the only table who felt that things were slow; a woman at the table next to ours actually got up to hunt down her server after waiting 20 minutes for the check.

I'll be back to have that salad again. It impressed me enough to warrant a dinner visit.

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