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Review of Meze

Teigs | Jul 9, 2004 11:26 AM

Went the other night and had a nice time; an impromptu celebration. On the phone and in person, the front of house staff was lovely and helpful in planning a nice dinner to celebrate.
The following description is going to be very inchoate, so please bear with me.

We ate off the meze menu only; beans in tomoto sauce (our least favorite) spanakopita, pikilia, a tray of assorted spreads with pita; saganaki, the cooked cheese dish with brandy and lemon, so yummy; sausage over arugula with oranges; a greek salad presented beautifully -- no greens, just a tower of cheese, tomato, cucumber, onion etc; and an arugula salad with figs, walnuts and cheese that was divine. We started with a greek sparkling wine and a special tuna tartare app (not too memorable for me) but the wine was nice -- not bad, champagne from the peloponessos! We then had a Roditis, which was lovely, full bodied and perfumed on the nose, and a minerally finish; then a chardonnay a la franc, which was easily drinkable. We finished with a dessert wine and a plate of little cookies.

All in all -- a really nice time. Service was okay. The sommelier was lovely, but I wish that the kitchen and the waitress had been able to pace things a little better, so that the right wine had come with the right app, that they would have waited till we were done with the champagne to bring the next bottle of wine and the beginning of the appetizers.

But we left very happy and full. Total, for four people, with three bottles of wine was 210 without tip. Not bad at all.

We'll go back!

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