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WellFedRed | Jul 10, 2003 04:20 PM

Had dinner here the other evening and have not seen many posts on it since opening so interested to what others thought.
The space was fully described by a poster back in April so I won't go in depth but it is a great modern industrial site. Instead of the typical cobalt blue ritz glasses they have had their own made in various oranges and reds to go with the "fire" theme...they are gorgeous. Tables are uncovered and have an abalone look to them.
SO started with a salad with an olive and roasted tomato tapenade on the side. I had a sublime roasted tomato basil soup.
What surprised us was for such as modern spot the food had a decidedly old world feel to it especially in my SO's dish of veal chop saltimbocca. Spoon tender with fabulous fried fingers of polenta. I had a very light sea bass in a beurre blance with a white turnip puree.
The desserts were rather stodgy...baked alaska, dense chocolate cake, cheesecake, tiramisu, and creme brulee.
The bread basket was delightful with many choices.
The music was soft and subtle and we were thrilled not to listening to some odd dance music as seems to happed so often in NYC at spots like this.
Overall we loved the spot we were just surprised that the food was not as cutting edge as the decor. And though the smokestack is great it is a shame to be so close to the river with no view...though the stars from the movie theater reflect on the opposite wall of the building and that looks pretty cool.

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