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Drinks at Geoffrey's (brief review)

AndieCat | Nov 17, 200211:28 AM     3

Yesterday we went to Geoffrey's in Malibu to have some drinks, appetizers & desserts. It was a wonderful experience. We arrived at around 2:00 PM, had no reservations but were seated immediately. We ordered some drinks from their specialty list -- I had a Cosmopolitan, and it was the best Cosmo I've ever had. My husband had the chocolate Manhattan, which was also amazing. The drinks are $10.50 each -- ouch!-- but they are well worth it, incredibly well mixed these drinks are. Then we ordered three appetizers: mussels in tomato, onion and fennel sauce; oysters on the half shell; and baked brie. The oysters were very fresh and served with a number of sauces -- I could have eaten a hundred. The mussels were pretty good -- the sauce was thick and tasty and great for dipping bread into; the mussels themselves were average. The baked brie was OK, nothing special. We filled up on the appetizers, but managed to find room for dessert: we had the apple tart served on caramel sauce and topped with vanilla ice-cream, and the caramelized bananas with pistachio brittle. Both desserts were incredible, but, to my surprise, the best of the two was the caramelized bananas, which were sublime. The coffee was excellent, and so was the service. It was three of us sharing the 3 appetizers, 2 desserts, and we eached had one drink and coffee. The bill came out to about $110 before tip. Very much worth it, and not just for the great ocean views.

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