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Django - Brief Review

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Django - Brief Review

Guillermo | Nov 21, 2005 01:48 PM

I went to Django last week for a business lunch, and have to say I enjoyed it quite a bit on all fronts.

Atmosphere-

When I was greeted by a sophistacted-looking and friendly hostesses. Becuase I was making small talk with the people in my group, I didn't quite pay attention to the bar area, other than it seemed sleek and quite welcoming. We were taken upstairs to the main dining area, which I can best describe as Jazz-age Paris in its look and feel, and was complimented by the jazz music playing in the background. The combination of table spacing and music was just right - I could hear my group without any trouble, but couldn't hear any of the conversations at other tables. At night, I could see this being a very sexy space for date.

Service-

Professional and efficient - good blend of attentive without being overbearing.

Food-

Given its Mediterranean tilt, the brasserie menu was of course fish centric. Overall, I wouldn't say there was anything unusual or unique about the menu, but a nice selection to satisfy disparate palates.

I started with a Tuna tartar which was very fresh - the tuna was almost creamy with a nice citrus snap.

I then had an oven roasted wahoo, served on a bed of pureed cauliflower, sauteed zucchini and something else I can't remember now. The fish was perfectely cooked - brown, crisp and salty (not overly) on the top, and tender and moist on the inside. A rich flavor that was very interesting.

Dessert was tasty, but forgettable.

Overall, I'd recommend this place.

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