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review of Icarus


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review of Icarus

Spike! | Jul 14, 2003 12:03 PM

We tried their 25th anniversary prix fixe menu Sunday. Dress was business/dressy casual, but most people weren't dressed up. It was pretty noisy for a while until a large party of 20ish people left, but then the sound levels were back to normal.

I had the chilled avocado soup w/ onion sticks, shrimp and small tomatoes. I'm surprised I liked it because I usually hate cold food for dinner. Wife's caesar salad was a bunch of uncut leaves or romaine lettuce w/ a nice cheesy sauce.

I had the striped bass entree which was a good 5"x5" piece of bass surrounded by cannelini beans and small tomatoes. There was also a small piece of crunchy french bread w/ an olive tepenade.
My wife had the chicken thigh stuffed w/ prosciutto and fontina cheese, surrounded by fingerling potatoes and spinach.
The chicken was tastier than the sea bass (which was nice and fresh as well and was cooked just right, but had a less complex taste than the chicken).

For dessert, we had the chocolate cake, which was more the density of a chocolate torte (dense and moist). It was good, but too similiar to a cake my wife makes.

One of the friends we went with tried other stuff from the main menu. He had the farm greens salad (not bad looking, but nothing unique), the foie gras duck (tasted good and cooked right), and the molten chocolate souffle. The souffle was a disappointment because it was too dense and had nothing oozing from it (where was the molten part?). It was also single person sized, even though they say it's for two people to justify the $18 price tag.

Everyone would go back, but maybe not have the desserts...

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