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Boulevard Report

Monty | Feb 25, 2006 08:50 PM

We had dinner at Boulevard last night. I've read on this board that the food there is "old, passe" and other derogatory comments. Well, I'm here to tell you, I certainly don't feel that way. And, I will say that we have eaten there many times even before moving here and have never been disappointed. In fact, when we have company from out of town who have never been here Boulevard is the first place we take them. It's a beautiful venue with great views, wonderful service and outstanding food, especially for the price.

Had a 6:30 res last night. Were seated as soon as we got there, nice table. Menus appeared quickly as did the waiter who ask about water. There was no "hi, my name is whatever stuff." It was very professional. I ask to speak to the wine guy and he appeared in a minute or two. He was great and anxious to discuss wines, certainly didn't hurry us at all. Ordered a bottle of Dashe Cellars Zin, very nice.

Wife ordered the Scallop Oscar first course. It was prepared like veal Oscar, The scallops were sliced, coated in breadcrumbs and pan fried. It was topped with fresh dungeness crab, aspargus and sauce. Boy, is that old and passe. I had sauted fois gras that was served with a wonderful little piece of jalapeno cornbread. Again, old school. Right!!!

Entrees, Lamb, Lamb, Lamb for me. That's lamb osso buco, double rib chop and lamb loin. Wow oh Wow!!! Outstanding. Wife had the duck breast served with some fois gras, chippolinii onions and I don't remember what else. There was NONE left when she finished. The bite of duck I had was outstanding and since I'd already had some fois, there was none offered.

A cookie/candy plate finished dinner, again, wonderful.

So, I guess if you like the place, go. If not, just miss out. Service was FIRST class. The place was packed, as you would expect on a Friday night, and so entrees were a little slow in coming, certainly not distractingly so. Our waiter stopped buy twice to mention how things were coming and finally that they were being "plated." Needless to say, he got a very nice tip.

Jusr wish I could afford to eat there at least once a month.

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