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Gayle Tonight

Bashful3 | Mar 29, 2006 08:39 PM

Was in bliss over the food. Small, imaginative portions of my kind of food. Great value for the quality.I had a hard time choosing, but settled on the clam trio, which was a tiny crispy clam "egg roll" with a delightful different clam chowder ladled over. $5 amazing starter. (Cream-based, but nothing like New England or Rhode Island chowder either. Rich, but not too rich)

Lobster roll for $12, which was a tad small, but scrumptious in a homemade potato roll, with a bit of lobster shell garnish.

The best of my three was the sweetbread entree, also for $12. Saucing heavenly, sweetbread sheer perfection; wild mushrooms--dreamy good.

Shared homemade apple pie with thyme icecream for dessert--ample, and just right, $8.

Now, the downside. There were other great choices I wanted on the menu--but due to the overwhelming noise level, I'm not planning on coming back. Maybe it's an age thing; maybe not. We did start early--but to those who would like to experience Gayle, I'd recommend even earlier on a weekday than our 5:45pm reservation. It wasn't the crowd--it was the accoustics of the tiny place. By 6:30 it wasn't pleasant, and by 7 the noise level was unbearable.

Lovely attentive service.

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