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Orris (Long)

Apple Bob | Feb 19, 2005 11:33 PM

The SO & I went to Orris tonight for the first time. Sat at the counter. Hated the abmiance. Why a "sushi" bar when there is no interaction w/ those behind the counter? Also had the sashimi which was over seasoned w/ a vinegar sauce.

The complaints end there.

The service was friendly and efficient. A perfect 10 for service. Really, the folks at much more expensive restaurants should take note of the service here.

The snapper carpacio was very good. Served on a hot plate which mildly cooked the fish in the spicy chili oil and scallion sauce drizzled all over the plate. I wish the fish was slice thinner. 7.5/10

Next, the grilled romaine sald. This is the most inventive take on a caesar salad I have ever seen. Grilled romaine hearts, lightly charred w/ a lemon & oil dressing and lots of parmesan and chives all over the top. This looked really interesting on the plate and tasted amazing. This rates 10/10. The charred flavor from the grilling fades to a zesty lemon w/ a rich parmesan finish. Really amazing.

We also had the Filet Mignon in roquefort butter. This has got to be the best $9.50 order of beef in Los Angeles. The beef had a very rich flavor. I am not talking about the blue cheese butter (which was rich) but the actual beef flavor. I am a serious beef eater and appreciate both aged corn fed beef as well as grass fed varieties. This was excellent beef. 9/10

Also had the potatos dauphinoise. I would have liked to see a little browning on top. Otherwise very creamy and good. 7/10

With a big bottle of Pellegrino and a glass of wine, tax, and tip, total tab $60.00. An excellent value.

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