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Mignon on Court St.

R Bergen | Aug 5, 1999 06:35 PM

Mignon opened two weeks
ago or so on Court st. near
president, I think it is. Eaten
there twice, and it is a good
addition to a stretch of pretty
mediocre italian restaurants.
The main menu focus is fish.
The first night, the chef was
giving out a plate of escargots
in traditional butter and garlic.
I almost never order them, so it
was good to see how very
tastey those morsels can be.
We started with a cold fish
plate appetiser for two. It had
lobster, scallops, shrimp, sea
asparagus, greens. They
were all barely poached and
were quite good, though I like
my lobster a little more
cooked. but they do have a
fresh from the sea taste that
way. I followed that with Monk
fish in a curry sauce, and my
wife had salmon with lots of
seasonal vegatables. Monk
fish can be a little tough and
mine was a bit chewy, and the
artichokes were an interesting
but not exciting addition. My
wife's salmon and vegtables
were excellent though. It was
clear that these were probably
farmer's market, fresh today
veggies, and they were great,
and the salmon was perfectly
Last night we went back. I had
a smoked mallard breast with
greens for a starter. The duck
was wonderful. Very thin
carpaccio slices and full of
flavor. Then I wasn't feeling
like fish so I had the special
steak au poivre. The chef
helped get things going at Sur
so I would have expected a
finer tasting cut of beef. If I
didn't like Sur's beef so much I
wouldn't have had any
complaint though. It was
served with traditional
pommes frites. My wife had
lamb chops. served more like
a rack cut into thin pieces. All
was good.

Overall assessment is that it
should do well. Stays open
quite late, taking in eaters still
at 10:45 when we left. Though
they run out of desserts by
then. The creme brule was
very good and so was the
pineapple and coconut tart.
The fish is cooked wonderfully
well and is more successful
than the meat. Prices are
reasonable. We had
everything appetiser, entre and
dessert and was just under 50
for two. Service is very nice,
and as they get more in the
grove it is likely things will be
even better. or I am hoping so.
Worth going out of the way for.

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