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Luz - New Fort Greene restaurant (review)


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Luz - New Fort Greene restaurant (review)

DC | Jul 28, 2005 11:19 AM

Went to Luz last night (Vanderbilt in between Willoughby and Myrtle) - modern Latino cuisine.

Space - Beautiful modern space. Good lighting and an intereseting set up. Very nice bar. Only complaint is loudness (yes, I'm too old).

Service - somehwat slow, but knowledgable and courteous.

Food - Apps. - Brazilian nut soup - fantastic - almost chestnut like. Though not a very summery soup - would be a much better fall or winter dish (or bowl). Crab salad - very good, refreshing summery dish, though a bit on the small side. Arepas - Good, nothing special, however. Equadorian Shrimp ceviche - very good, seemingly very authentic (went with someone who has spent a lot of time in Equador).

Entrees - Roasted pork - didn't taste this, but report was very good. Skirt steak - very good flavor, but first steak came out Pittsburgh style (incredibly rare) when it was ordered medium rare. Sent it back, only to have them cook an entirely new piece of steak, which was medium well, if not well done. Disappointing. Best entree - Peruvian Roast Chicken. FIVE dollars for a half of fantastic roast chicken (I never order chicken at restaurants, but I'm already thinking of going back to sample this).

Wines and drinks - Decent little selection of well-priced wines (had a 2004 albarino for $28 and a 2001 Ribera del Duoro for $34). Cocktails (which were fantastic) are six bucks a piece.

Generally, a very nice addition to the neighborhood.

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