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Compare notes on Squeaky Bean?


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Compare notes on Squeaky Bean?

rcurtism | Oct 18, 2012 09:52 AM

A recent poster made this observation:

"Squeaky Bean. If the food wasn't so good, it would be a tragic case of style over function. And sometimes it is. Loud loud space."

This mirrors some of my thoughts about this place (except for the noise, since I've gone at off hours when it was quieter), so I'm wondering what others are thinking.

My first visit was very promising - carefully crafted cocktails, well thought out food, some nice flourishes like tableside saucing of dishes, and very gentle prices given the level of ambition. On my second visit the balance seemed to be tipping in the wrong direction - my scallop and mango first course felt like a triumph of creative plating over eating pleasure (although the scallops themselves were delicious), and the porchetta main course had at least two or three too many ingredients and ended up seeming a little blurry as a result.

So what's your verdict? "Tragic case of style over function" or a bold, contemporary restaurant?

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