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Blair's Silverlake Insults Our Intelligence


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Blair's Silverlake Insults Our Intelligence

limon | Jun 23, 2007 09:59 AM

Blair's in Silverlake has been one of my favorite neighborhood bistros since it opened. Good food, great beers, relaxed service. But when we went for dinner on Wednesday night, we noticed that all of the prices had taken a serious jump. I know that food prices have increased and I expected to see prices increases here and there, but the increases are very large. Remember, the deviled eggs and shrimp cocktail appetizer? It was maybe around $9 (others probably remember), but now it is $15!! That is one egg and 4 shrimp. Beet salad went from $7 to $10. Lamb chops went from around $28 to $36. All wine by the glass are now $12 (even whites). Now, I have no problem with pricey restaurants (just went to Providence last week), but the food, service, and ambiance have to match the price. The food is good, but the service certainly doesn't warrant the prices. I asked about a wine and my server didn't even know the grapes in the wine that she was recommending - for a $12 glass of white?!? The tables in the 2nd room (newer expansion) look haphazard and one server covers the entire room. The busboy spilled water all over the table and didn't know that we didn't get bread. All of these things can be forgiven when you are dining at a neighborhood bistro in Silverlake, but when you raise the prices you force comparisons with better restaurants. It is a shame, but I will not be returning to Blair's.

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