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Haymarket Grill- great experience in Eau Claire, WI

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Haymarket Grill- great experience in Eau Claire, WI

kristintran | Jul 17, 2006 05:23 PM

I was visiting Eau Claire recently for a conference (I'm a Philly CH) and while on the hunt for some good lunch fare, I walked around and stumbled upon a newish-looking restaurant called the Haymarket Grill. I had the "Shopkeeper's Lunch", which featured a delicate, warm fava bean dip, a piquant tangy hummus, couscous, and a well-made, simple salad featuring a slightly sweet balsamic dressing, romaine, red onions and feta. Fresh ingredients all around, and there was a nice balance of flavors. Chef Kyle even paid my table a visit to inquire how I was enjoying the food, and it was clear he genuinely cared about preparation, presentation, and his guests' enjoyment. A glance at the dinner and dessert menu featured many interesting options of food with what appeared to be non-traditional, American contemporary flair. I could tell that there was a heavy emphasis upon use of fresh ingredients, notably produce. They also have a comprehensive listing of craft beer/ales, chi-chi drinks, and martinis at their spacious bar. I didn't get a chance to go there for dinner, but would definitely give them a second try.

Haymarket Grill
101 Graham Street
Eau Claire, WI
715-552-3400

I think that they are open every day except for Sundays.
Kristin

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