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jeff | Feb 27, 200512:15 PM

I kind of couldn't believe that when I searched this board nothing came up for Green's (maybe I'm bad at searching).

It seemed a perfect fit a vegetarian friend from out of town came- we were a party of 5. Everything's right, tables nicely spaced, attentive waitstaff, unusual decor, loads of free parking, and fabulous setting and I just read "Leave Your Shoes at the Door" the story of the Zen Center.

There is but 1 huge gap- it's the food ( a nostalgic stroll down sfveg memory lane of 20 yrs ago).

We started with the corn fritters which turned out to be the highlight of the evening. 3 silver dollar corn pancake fritters adorned with some roasted beets and creme fraiche and maybe a few greens. We also shared meditteranean plate- I thought weak- a slice of an artichoke grilled over mesquite, some hummus, pita triangles, several olives, a chutney, why and some grain maybe barley.

I went with a ravioli ($20) on the servers rec. they might have been good had the dough not been gluey or had they not been drowning in a butter sauce- the greens in the very green dish were not allowed to shine (and mind you it's all about the greens they are all pedigreed. Somebody at the table had brochettes ( I know she went home hungry) their signature dish? another had a mexican pizza $16, who only ate it because he was so hungry.

the desserts were somewhat better than the entrees but still not quite over the range of good. We shared a rhubarb strawberry pie w/ strawb. creme fraiche ice cream, a chocolate bread pudding that was the best but not like any bread pudding ( a very dense chocolaty thing) and a coconut cake- eh not my cup o tea.

Maybe we just misordered although how many corn fritters can one order? nobody ordered soup or salad.

I suppose its still an attraction for all the reasons I listed above in para 1. which is really too bad because of wht it could be.

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