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JOE BEEF-Good, waiting for it to get better!

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JOE BEEF-Good, waiting for it to get better!

RAMGOD | Sep 26, 2005 07:22 PM

Joe Beef is the brainchild of two former chefs from Globe-David McMillan and Frederic Morin.

They have been open for less than two weeks, so there is a lot of time for things to get better-not to say that it was bad.

Service was very good. Wine list-though small, was inspired with some nicely priced Pomerols and obscure Cali Cabs. Nicely decorated dining room-v.cozy and sexy. Well done!

Seafood platter and foie gras for starters-nothing complicated with cold seafood-perfectly executed. Foie gras was another story-sublime. It was a full terrine with hot brioche and compote. I could have eaten that all night.

Main was a peking duck for two. A little disappointing-skin was not very crispy and meat was a little chewy. Accompnying pears were devine. Strange platter of vegetables to accompany-there was some type of pepper that had the consistency of manioc-I still can't figure out what it was.Dessert was so-so. Some cookies with dark choclate. Nice.

Dinner was $450 for four with two bottles of wine. Once you pass $100/person, you start, in my opinion, to get into serious food territory. I don't think they are there yet, but I have eaten at Globe for many years and am COVINCED that it is only a matter of time.

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