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avenue G, 1000 Clement Street at 11th Ave.


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avenue G, 1000 Clement Street at 11th Ave.

Cynsa | Jun 29, 2006 08:21 AM

avenue G (officially opens on Saturday, July 1st)
1000 Clement St.
(415) 221.7111

-beautiful bamboo floors, nicely painted interior space/greens and greys, rosewood tables/chairs.
-parking is easy.
-attentive service

I think that we wandered in off the street by accident to a dry-run night ...we were the "first in the door" and later, it began to fill with "friends who knew"...

- interesting wine list, fair pricing range, eclectic selections
tonight we had: good pours/by the glass:
'04 Monjardin, Chardonnay, El Cerezo unoaked, Navarra, Spain $7 rich, malolatic
'01 Michel Picard, Pinot Noir, Bourgogne, France $7 - extremely nice, light, well-balanced, lovely color
'05 Protocolo, Tempranillo, Spain $6 very young, lots of major bold fruit!

- a taste of the Trumer Pils (who knew? It's brewed in Berkeley, since 2004 and in Salzburg since 1601) and, yes, we liked the clean, crisp Pilsner style

for dinner, I had the Brazilian Wild Sea Bass Feijoada $21
-this I will return to devour again and again (it should be their Signature Dish if it is consistently this GREAT)
wowsa! generous portion of Sea Bass ( next time I'd ask that it be slightly undercooked, but that's just me)
Perfection! Flavor Components: rice, black beans, acorn squash chunks, linguica

-DH's Guinness Braised Sonoma Lamb Shank $20 was "good" but not falling-off-the-bone good, and he did like the Roasted Garlic Colcannon (who doesn't like cabbage and taters!) with the Asparagus Tips...(menu reads: Rosemary Mint Lamb Jus. Crispy Leeks...I didn't notice the Leeks? but, then, I was happily distracted with my Feijoada...)

- Blue Boy Berry Pie ala Mode (Hagen Daz vanilla bean) $6 was "good" nice crumb topping and good crust with a flavorful berry filling/purchased from an outside source (would have been much better if warmed before serving...cold berry pie with cold ice cream on a cold foggy night.)

-all the "info" I could pry from our server, Miranda, was that "G" worked at Brazen Head... who is he? Any clues? He is a Native San Franciscan.

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