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Chop Bar "Family Style" Sunday Dinner

lexdevil | Jan 17, 201008:36 PM

Billed as the start of a family style Sunday dinner offering, tonight's dinner was a tasty bargain. The "family style" designation led me to expect Ad Hoc style service, which this was not. No communal platters. In fact, the service was a model I've never before encountered. Servers took orders for wine, explained how to get food, cleared plates, served and refilled water and wine, and brought replacement cutlery. Diners went to the counter to collect their food from the chef whenever they were so inclined. I know this sounds odd, but I found it quite comfortable. It was nice to chat with the guys in the kitchen. Everyone was friendly and relaxed. Also, diners had total control over the pace of their meal.

Dinner was a generous spinach salad with grapes, candied almonds, and a nice wedge of blue cheese. The main course was roast beef with a spunky horseradish sauce, mashed potatoes, and green beans. Dessert was a large serving of apple bread pudding. The bread pudding was unusually light, but quite tasty.

The full dinner was $20, and every bottle of wine was $20 for the evening. The $20 price for dinner was a special price for the first night of this excellent experiment. I expect it will increase, but I'm not certain by how much and how soon. Regardless, if you're looking for a nice Sunday dinner at a more than fair price, and are happy to eat the set meal being served, I recommend it.

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