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Another Hungry Cat visit.

annalulu | Jul 16, 200501:57 AM

Hope it's not tiresome to read another HC review...

We had movie tix for 7:30PM on a Friday night and headed to HC at 6:00. We were told that all tables were reserved, but we enjoy sitting at the bar so that was no problem. The bartender was VERY sweet, she did a great job with our Pimlicos (these drinks are amazing...orange and lime juice, squeezed to order, with mint and bourbon. Very refreshing and tasty!) The bar is very deep and it's comfy to sit there, even for full dinner. BIG PLUS, there are hooks under the bar for purses/coats! Love that.

One of the specials was an heirloom tomato salad, with basil-nut dressing. Basically a pesto to my tongue. It was very nice, but just shy of over-powering. The tomatoes were great, room temp and gorgeous colors.

Husband is not a seafood fan, so he ordered the burger. It arrived VERY well done, just as requested. This is an extremely rich and satisfying burger. The fries it came with are some of the best I had. They are wide, but thin. Lots of surface area for dipping. (The mayo is really good here, great with the fries.)

I ordered the infamous lobster roll. I'll weigh in...$22 for THAT? It's just too small. Yes, the bread is wonderful and buttery and toasted just right. And yes, the celery and light mayo in the lobster salad is very nice. But it's just not enough lobster to warrant that price..imho. I'm comparing it to the $18 whole soft-shell crab...that was more meat and probably more work to cook. 1/2 lb of shrimp, $16. The $22 price point just begs something...more. I'm not sure what. I'm glad I finally tried it, but for being the most expensive thing on the menu, I just don't get it.

Total for 2 people, incl. salad, two entrees and 4 drinks, tip= $105. The scene, people watching, service, all worthwhile. We'll be back.

Link: http://www.thehungrycat.com

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