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patois review

kibbles | Jan 5, 2009 03:04 PM

we went there for dinner last saturday. it was fantastic.

it was very busy when we arrived, but after a short delay, spent at the bar w/ two of their specialty cocktails, we were seated. immediately we were served two freshly baked brioche rolls, which were simply perfect. for appetizers we had very good sweatbreads, and the most impressive seared foie gras i have ever had. it was large, flavorful, and also perfect. i next really enjoyed the crab salad w/ avocado, sweet potato crisps and citrus. she really enjoyed her pheasant salad special. for entrees i had duck breast w/ leg confit, which was very crisply and flavorful. she had braised short ribs, which she said were excellent. lastly, for dessert they we ordered a personal-sized banana cream pie, served w/ a refreshingly light toasted meringue (rather than traditional whipped cream) and seared banana slices. perfect.

on the 3 tenets then:

atmosphere - somewhat noisy bistro/brasserie styled space, simplified and slightly retro. nice.

food - spectacular.

service - very good, no complaints.

...a hearty recommendation.

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