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new Asheville restaurant

leah | May 15, 200508:27 AM

There's (another) new restaurant downtown in Asheville that is worth checking out, though it is so new that it still has some kinks to work out.
Tables (Corner of College & Rankin). Small restaurant - probably seats about 50-60. You enter a pass the cooking area and a narrow bar area that can become very congested if there are parties waiting. It is very metropolitan looking, sleek with the primary colors being grey and black fixtures and blonde wood tables. One wall is almost entirely glass block.
Service was hit or miss on a Saturday nite in a packed restaurant. Even though it looked as though there were a lot of servers it took us forever to get drinks from the bar and 3 of us got entrees and then had to wait for the 4th so I would surmise their problems are in the bar area and expediting between kitchen and service.
Menu changes daily as chef and owner buy freshest available from local markets.
I had risotto which was under flavored and slightly undercooked. Husband had grouper which was lightly fried - almost tempura like - but I found it flavorless. Our other table companions had a hanger steak which was pronounced good and a mixed fried plate which looked interesting but was basically just tempura style.
I did enjoy the foie gras pate and morrel salad. I'd give it another shot just out of curiosity.

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