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last two RW meals

Joanie | Aug 24, 2003 06:30 PM

Guess I'll be the very last person (maybe) to comment on some Rest. Week meals. Mistral was Wed. nite and it was very good, altho as someone pointed out (from another restaurant), slightly tacky cuz they automatically added an 18% gratuity based on $45 which is what the meal was supposedly worth. Hmm, that's actually probably a bargain for 3 courses at that place but no other restaurant did that. Apps were a cold corn soup with crab and maybe a salad, entrees were steak frites or salmon and dessert was berry shortcake w/ ice cream or choc. mousse. They had nice bread with butter and an interesting spread. Got the soup which was very good and the steak frites was certainly a different take on that. As in the "frites" were almost like the tiniest potato sticks out of a can. Actually, they were too curly for that but there was no substantial feeling of a french fry at all which kind of bummed out the three of us who ordered it. Salmon seemed fine. Dessert was deemed a muffin by one friend and it did look like a blueberry muffin. Didn't stop me from eating the whole thing. Choc. mousse was very good, came with a big hunk of chocolate on the side. Our server was fun and service was certainly not a problem for me all week, i.e. making us feel stupid for ordering the prix fixe (in fact, Mistral didn't even give the regular menu out).

Lunch at Great Bay was very good. That's a great room, can't believe it used to be Charlie's and an IHOP. We both started with a nice green salad w/ apples and walnuts, I got roasted trout with green beans and my friend got the steak. We both had blueberry poundcake w/ ice cream (lots of berry desserts for me this week). Nice service from a tall, dark, handsome foreign guy. Great Bay needs something to give it a jolt in business tho. What makes Michael Schlow's 2nd restaurant so hugely popular but not this one?

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