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Richmond: Zeus Cafe review

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Richmond: Zeus Cafe review

Shelleyw | Jan 4, 2005 01:55 PM

I was visiting Richmond from San Francisco over the holidays and ate at Zeus Cafe and Ruth's Chris.

Zeus cafe is a cute, but small restaurant. The service was good and unobtrusive. Everything on the menu sounded wonderful but unfortunately, everything was ultimately disappointing. We started with the seared foie gras which was done very well, but could have used some more imaginative pairings and better bread. My main dish was the mushroom coated salmon with Japanese vegetables. The salmon was sadly way overcooked (tastes like when I cook salmon : )) and the vegetables tasted like they came from a frozen bag. One person had the lobster - cooked perfectly -however it was accompanied by spinach, sun dried tomatoes, and spaghetti which just did not go with the lobster at all. Another person had the rack of lamb which was again cooked perfectly, however, the mint-chutney accompaniment tasted like it came from a mint jelly jar mixed with chutney from a jar. And again it didn't really match the beautifully done lamb. I was so disappointed after literally salivating over the menu. All of these entrees were in the mid $20s and definitely over-priced for what we got. It is possible we got them on an off day, but I don't think I'd risk that much money on trying this place again. I'm from San Francisco and even out there mid $20s is a bit high for this kind of restaurant.

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