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Jo | Dec 4, 2005 08:07 AM

Last evening six of us went to Plume at 3rd and Snyder.

The restaurant is pleasant enough, white table cloths, peach colored walls and muted decor. It was almost empty at 7:30. The front door opens right into the dining room. Things were pretty frosty last night. Even the flatware was chilly.

They delivered hot crusty bread with dipping oil mixed with balsamic. It was excellent.

The top of the menu states that the menu changes daily to reflect what is currently fresh. That was a hopeful sign but soon to be laughable as we were brought our food.

We all had either the shrimp or crab cocktail for apps. They were both excellent. Large portions of fresh seafood served with two dipping sauces.

For entrees we chose the NY strip, the chicken parm, london broil and crab cakes. All but the crab cakes were terrible. The "london broil" consisted of slices of beef sliced and then broiled in a jus. The flavor was actually ok but they were terribly overcooked and just a bad preparation. The steak was basically raw and the chicken was deep fried beyond all recognition.

The sides consisted of stewed tomatoes (canned), penne in red sauce, carrots, candied yams (yuck), baked potato (obviously precooked and reheated or nuked). There was nothing green available as a side!

For dessert we had apple pie and chocolate mousse. Both were pretty good. Also available were peaches (canned) and whipped cream and butter pecan ice cream in a chocolate shell.??

I suspect that the bread and desserts are obtained elsewhere given the disparity in quality.

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