Restaurants & Bars

Eos Report

Pssst | May 11, 2003 09:21 PM

When Eos first opened, it was my favorite celebration restaurant. I know now-a-days fusion restaurants are a dime a dozen but back then Eos had some interesting, ground-breaking dishes that really wowed. But time passes…so many restaurants so little time, etc. So we haven’t eaten there in quite a while. I did notice in January that they changed their menus to “small plates”, something that I considered a bad sign.

Cut to Thursday. I had a particularly harrowing day so Michael brought me flowers and deemed that I could go wherever I wanted for dinner. We had originally planned to go to No Name Sushi on Church, so he suggested Hama-ko. But since I had been given a “Blank Check”, I decided to blow the budget and diet. (We’ve been eating whole foods at home for monetary & dietary reasons.) Since I was woozy and sore (icky doctor visit), I wanted to go someplace "easy" and I thought about both Thep Phanom & Indian Oven (only a block away). Then I remembered how much I used to love Eos and decided to check it out again.

We arrived without a reservation around 7:00 pm. There were no tables available so the hostess suggested either the bar in the restaurant or one of the walk-in tables in their wine bar next door. We opted for the wine bar. She must have run to tell them because as soon as we walked in the door of the bar, the waiter had menus and said “having dinner?” (He did not do this to other people that arrived after us.) I thought it was nice.

We sat at one of the tables in the window. We had curried butternut squash with yogurt-cilantro dip; chorizo stuffed calamari, tofu in peanut sauce and sesame roasted brussel sprouts. Both the butternut squash and brussel sprouts were divine. The calamari was pretty darn good although we thought that chorizo somewhat overwhelmed the calamari. The tofu was nice. if a little dull in comparison to the other dishes. We had tasting flights of white wine with these dishes.

For dessert, I had the banana pot de crème with pepper and chocolate earthquake cookies. Michael, typically, had the chocolate soufflé cake thing. I enjoyed my dessert very, very much. Michael said his was good but not outstanding. We had espresso with our desserts.

The bill was about $100 with tip.

All in all the dinner was very good and we enjoyed ourselves. The service was efficient, professional and attentive. On the minus side, in choosing a window table (which is bar-sized), it was a challenge to find room for everything. We really should have opted for a regular dinner table. Also, by the time we left, the place was so packed that level of noise was deafening.

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