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Had a really good meal at Christopher Daniel

ryzaroo | Feb 10, 200801:24 AM

Went to CD tonight on the recommendation of a family member last minute. We called to see if there were any open tables and they said to come in around 9...considering it was already past 8 we had no problems with this.

When we arrived they weren't quite able to seat us right away but that was OK because we went to the bar for a martini and the MD vs. NC State game was on so we sat and watched. They sat us about 10 mins later.

The table was a booth and the place actually was pretty packed. The booth was comfy and we settled in to a nice basket of assorted breads with olive oil. Out waitress was reallllllly slow in the beginning and we were starting to second guess ourselves but she eventually broke free of whatever was tying her down.

For an appetizer we split the " tuna martini" which is sushi grade tuna marinated in soy and sesame seeds with avacado and sesame crackers w/ seaweed salad. It was DELICIOUS. Only gripe? I would have thought with the name it would have come in a martini glass...it came in a bowl..but nevertheless it was very very good.

Fiance had the 6oz filet medium rare w/ the crabcake and lobster mashed potatoes side. I had the 12 oz ( haha I was STARVING) filet with asparagus w/ hollandaise side. We were to share the sides. Medium rare as well. These came out about in good time after the appetizer were cleared...WOW our steaks were AMAZING. Perfectly cooked and such a wonderful taste. Asparagus was perfect. The lobster mashed potatoes were good but under seasoned however incredibly rich. The only downfall to this was the sauces. The Hollandaise for the asparagus was so thick it look coagulated. It didn't taste bad but it was overpowering. Fiance ordered the house steak sauce...he liked it... I thought it tasted like Worchestershire sauce (sp?). I didn't use a sauce but I had ordered Bernaise and it was also incredibly thick...like I could stand my knife up in it thick. I didn't care because I didn't use it anyway as the steak was incredible.

We skipped dessert and got coffee. Very good house coffee.

Bill was $103. This also included a glass of Pinot Noir and 3 iced teas.

Left with full tummy's and had a great conversation atmosphere. The place was almost empty when we left. It was very easy to hear one another during the meal.

We will go back!

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