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great fine dining in the burbs - Jenkintown - 211 YORK

Matt Williams | Sep 23, 2003 10:44 AM

My wife and I went out last night for our 1st weddding anniversary at 211 YORK in Jenkintown.

I heard that the chef formerly was a chef at Le Bec Fin so my expectations were fairly high.

This was one of the best meals and experiences either of us have had in years in any restaurant whether its in Philly or the suburbs.

This will be my first attempt at posting a restaurant review anywhere online so bear with me.

The wait staff were very sociable,friendly and helpful without being over bearing or a nuisance. We felt like we had our own personal butlers for the evening.

The menu was very traditional and had just enough choices for everyone. The prices ranged from $18 to $30 for the entrees and there were also a few appetizer choices as well that were moderately priced.

I had one of the specials for the evening which was the 16 oz Rib Eye lightly seasoned and with its own natural juices as a sauce and was prepared medium well. This was possibly one of the best and most flavorful steaks I have ever had. I also ordered the mashed potatoes and when I ask if they were prepared any special way my waiter replied " No, They are just done right." I couldnt have said it better myself. just enough salt,pepper and butter and as fluffy and smooth as you could ever hope for. These were the best mashed potatoes I have ever had. My wife agrees as she had some of mine as they gave me a huge helping of them.

We also shared an appetizer of crab ravioli in a tomato pesto sauce that was also fabulous. no filler at all just real jumbo lump crab meat and scallop.

And while I cant directly speak for my wife she definitely seemed to enjey her scallops au gratin entree as well.

We shared creme brulee for dessert and it was scrumptous. also one of the best creme brulees we have ever had.

a Great dining experience that I highly recommend you pursue!!!

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