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Monty | Feb 11, 2006 10:15 AM

I ask about the MarketBar earlier in the week and most of the responses were fairly negative. But, had a reservation so gave it a try. Overall, not bad, probably not in my Top Ten, but certainly not awful.

Had a 7:15 res. Arrived on time and got seated quickly. There was myself, my wife and a friend of hers. Menus appeared quickly as did water. I will say service was slow but mainly because our server seem to have a lot of tables. He was a nice guy and hustled all evening, just very busy.

Ordered a couple of apps, a salumi plate and Dungress crab deviled eggs. Both were very nice, the eggs had a little pepper heat to them and were very good I thought. The salumi plate had 5 or so different meats, thinly sliced, all fresh, no problem, llittle mound of slaw in the middle that was also tasty.

Entrees were pork chops for the ladies and petrale sole for me. The pork chops were huge and they both said outstanding, so much so that both took what was left home. The petrale was good although for $25 was kind of a skimpy piece. At the Tadich it would have been twice as much for probably 6 bucks less. Still, it was prepared alright, not dried out. Also ordered pomme frites which were good, arrived hot and crisp. Could have been a little thinner cut, but that was no big deal.

A cookie plate was ordered for dessert. The wine list was not bad and priced about like most other places.

Overall, not a bad experience. I can see that on warm evenings sitting outside would be nice and there were even some doing that last night. It was a bit pricy but I guess being located in the Ferry Building causes that.

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