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Lovely Lunch at Raleigh's Savoy. Another gem.

TerryG | May 27, 200812:12 PM

Just returned from an amazing lunch at the new French bistro Savoy in North Raleigh. We shared an appetizer -- mozzarella filled romaine dish with red peppers that was unusual with a delicious sauce. I had the Carolina Trout with cauliflower, squash patty, spinach and a scrumptious pecan brown butter sauce. My husband had Angus skirt steak w/ hand cut potatoes (not crispy) and bearnaise sauce. Both entrees were only $9 and the portions were very generous for lunch. All the sauces make you want to lick the platter clean and the presentations were nice as well.

We also shared a strawberry short cake. It was tasty -- not too sweet which we liked but (only quibble with the whole meal) the lemon pound cake it came with was somewhat hard. Still, the dessert was delicious nevertheless.

Prices seem very reasonable --especially for the quality and quantity. 1 appetizer, 2 entres, 1 dessert, no beverages was $30 with taxes. Oh and there is nice bread, too -though not crusty as I had hoped.

The place was mostly empty -- so feel like to put out an SOS to make sure this spot survives. We plan to go there for lunch once a week or so. Will also check out dinner. Looks like there is a nice choice of entrees in the teens.

When i think of all the lousy sandwiches in delis and lunch spots creeping up in price to $8.99 or so, this is a real deal.

Savoy is located in the old FINS location in Greystone Village shopping ctr on Leadmine Rd. Try out this gem. I haven't been this excited about a restaurant find since Tonali in Durham.

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