We had been to Russet twice, and while we thought the food was excellent, the noise level was too much for us.
We returned again last night - the location is so very good when we are headed for the Kimmel Center or the Academy of Music.
In the future, we will tolerate the noise - and go back.
The food was exquisite!
I had two appetizers. The scallop ceviche with sweet peas, thin crusts of toast, a small bit of creamy scrambled egg and assorted herbs was wonderful. I know I'm not describing it correctly, but the textures and flavors made every bite a treat.
Then - strawberry raviolis with foie gras. The raviolis were small and delicious; the strawberries fresh and tasty. And I can't resist foie gras.
My husband and our friends had entrees that they said were terrific. My husband had the cod cooked in parchment paper - so sweet and soft that it melted in the mouth. Our friends praised their veal shoulder entree. The last time we were here, my husband had fish in a different preparation and raved about it - crispy on top and delicately moist within. I know LaBan wasn't happy with the entrees here but we have had a different experience.
Dessert here is exceptional - at least, the ones I have had. Go for whatever tart is on the menu. I had hoped for the rhubarb, on the menu the previous day, but this one was cherry cream-cheese. It didn't sound great but it was. The cherries were fresh and not overly sweet, and the crust was perfect. Desserts are not large, but enough, especially if you refuse to share.
You can see the day's menu on the Russet website.
Food to remember.