Read about this place on the internet (citysearch) and decided to give it a try. Located at 224 Market, it is in the midst of Olde City. After driving by twice and unable to see the small sign on the window, we finally found it and used their valet parking ($15). The restaurant is sparse but very stylish, as stated it does have a NYC/Miami vibe to it, with a lovely red wall and ceiling. Bars downstairs and up (where there is a small lounge overlooking the dining room) are industrial, done in steel. After a so-so Miami sky cocktail (vanilla vodka, coconut rum and pineapple juice $7.50) and a very good 10,000 martini (Tanquery 10 gin, apricot brandy and lemon juice $8) we moved onto the food.
The food was surprisingly good and cooked to perfection. For apps we had the lobster and fennel empanadas with a chipolte cream sauce ($10 very good) and extremely tender and tasty almond crusted calamari with a yogurt dipping sauce ($8). For entrees we had sesame crusted red snapper with fresh sorrel, lemongrass mint cous cous with a saffron scallion tomato broth ($20) and pan seared pork tenderloin with boar sausage, marscarpone polenta with an artic peach sauce ($18). They have a small but well priced wine list from which we chose Cat's Phee Sauvignon Blanc from NZ ($34). All in all a very good meal and enjoyable. We were too full for dessert (which are all chocolate). Skip the drinks and it's fairly reasonable.
After dinner we walked around the corner to the Bleu Martini (guess we were into colors that night) and had drinks among the "young and beautiful" Olde City crowd. A very nice bar but by 10 pm it was pretty crowded with Barbie's and Ken's flirting with each other. Olde City is quite a scene on a Saturday night but we had a good time.
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