My friends from work and I just came from a delightful dinner at Hendel's Market Cafe. we just found out about this place, although it didn't knock our socks off, it was a fine and satisfying dining experience.
The building itself is great. It was built in 1873 and it was a working market until 1993, which had been owned by the same family all that time.
The proprietor of the Cafe bought it in 1993 and opened it up in 1994. He operates it with his two sons, one runs the front and the other runs the kitchen.
Bread was cold and store bought. Not good.
I had the strip steak done horseradish style. Excellent sauce and even though it was done a little more than medium rare, I ate it with gusto. The vegetable was a stir fry of julienne veggies, it was sweetened a tad too much for my taste. I selected the wild rice for a starch and it was perfectly done, taste wise and portion wise.
Out of all of our entrees, the prime rib, the raspberry pork, the chicken pomodoro, and the tilapia got rave reviews.
The espresso was excellent and the key lime ice cream was declared sublime. Tiramisu was devoured quickly and a growl was emitted due to the small portion of the tiramisu.
Overall an excellent experience even though I found somethings to pick on, of course, I always do.