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Fresh restaurant

diner | Jun 23, 2004 11:38 AM

Wife and I went to Fresh restaurant, the fish place on the edge of Tribeca, last weekend. Some observations:
--Overall, meal was very good, service a tad sloppy.
--I had the six course $65 tasting menu which had some great plates, including grilled octopus and wolffish saltimbocca (basically fished wrapped in prosciutto) and a beautiful fried scallop. Notice the singular there. All dishes were well done but the portions were tiny. Yes, I got one small fried scallop! Thought they could have been more generous given the price.
--Wife had steamed lobster. They totally took it out of the shell and it came with a small side of fingerling potatoes. Very good, and it should be for $23 a pound! She had a two pounder.
--Service was gracious but had several missteps. They forgot my wife's wine. My wines, paired with the tastings, didn't coincide correctly with the courses. They were apologetic, but here's a place that's going for knockout cuisine and seems to generally succeed, but hasnt gotten the service together. This never happens at say Gramercy Tavern or 11 Mad Park.
p.s.: Room is great. Like being in an underwater loft.
--Would go back but skip the tasting and just do a main course and appetizer. That way we might get out for under $100 or so. Versus the over $200 we spent.

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