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BEACON review

mrnyc | Aug 7, 2004 08:56 PM

we went to BEACON tonight for early dinner. it was just ok.

firt off, i noticed the decor appeared rather worn and tattered, at least in our area. service was fine if rather over eager, prob due to being early in the evening. the pacing started off just odd, with a drink menu given immediately for example, but no wine menu, which is what we wanted. but that was fixed and we got a nice half bottle of something or other ($36). next we had to wait and wait for the dinner menu. but once the food started coming all was well.

we split an appetizer bowl of roast lobster soup with fennel. no cream, which we both found an attractive selling point. they split this by serving it in coffee cup bowls. the soup was good, if a bit too spicy. half an order each was plenty ($12).

for mains she had wood roasted monkfish with vegetable confetti and spiced tea oil. i had a few bites it was much more rich that i expected. a bit over salted too i thought. the fish was perfectly done ($22).

i had a summer menu dish of roasted rabbit, hen o woods mushroom and spinach. i thought the dish perfectly cooked, yet over seasoned, the theme of the evening i guess. because of this i could not eat the skin of the duck, which i usually look forward to ($26).

no dessert. the total bill came to a buck thirty something with the tip. i would go again, but i'd stick with even simpler orders like chicken or beef.

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