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Distilery District

DAB | Jul 31, 2005 05:08 PM

Hi all:

The wife and I went down to Pure Spirits for dinner and then over to teh Boiler House for drinks last night.

The food was really interesting, tasted great. I had the venison carpaccio which was hidden under the duxelles and my wife had 1/2 oysters, with fresh horseradish, made in house cocktail sauce. Both were enjoyed but like i said, the verison was hidden udner the mushrooms.

Entrees were veal tenderloin wrapped in veal bacon with fried sweetbreads for me and the artic char for the wife. Both were amazing!

But like other posts before, I agree with the lack of service. Although our server was very good, polite, chatty without being overly chatty, she rarely stopped by to check in with us. Her section was a good five tables, a pair of parties of six, three fours and us, too big, I think.

And they had fruit flies. While I understand that the buildings are very old and such, I really disliked spending so much of my dinner swatting away the little beasties. Put a bit of a damper on the evening. Two apps, two mains, a bottle of wine, tax and tip, $160.00.

The Boiler House - sat at the bar inside so that we could listen to some music. Great service, she smiled the entire time, recommended her personal specilities and made us some great martinis. Two martinis tax and tip $25.00

A great night out, dispite the few minor flaws.

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