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RW Tremont 647: Eh

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RW Tremont 647: Eh

Joanie | Aug 25, 2005 07:59 AM

Hadn't been there in 7+ years when I wasn't overly impressed, figured it was time to try it again during bargain week. Had an 8PM res. for 4 and were seated early, but at a table right by the hostess station and bar so it felt a little cramped. The place was very crowded at that point but slowed down shortly after. 4 choices for apps, 4 for entree and 3 for dessert BUT, 2 of each course had extra charges. Watermelon salad and fruit gazpacho were the regular apps, their famous momos had a $2 charge and an heirloom tomato/Greek salad was an extra $4. Mahi mahi and chicken something or other (little cut up pieces of chicken thigh) were the entrees but the steak and tater tot was an extra $7 or 8 as was another entree that I can't remember. Apple crisp (isn't this summertime?) was the standby dessert, fresh donuts w/ blueberry sauce was another $2 and banana cream pie was another $4 I think. As you can tell, I wasn't psyched with more than half the items having extra charges. It was all fine but I don't think anyone was blown away. Heirloom tomatoes were ripe and good, momos were three smallish dumplings that were tasty but not sure they deserved the extra $2. Didn't taste the fruit gazspacho. Three of us got the mahi mahi which was a nice piece of fish. Think it was supposed to be served with mango salsa but it wasn't too noticeable. Some beans were served with it. That chicken dish was fine but the chicken almost looked like home fries the way it was cut in such tiny pieces. The slaw served with it was very good. We ordered three sides of tater tot (singular) for $2 each and thought they were fairly bland, needed salt, not worth the hype the waiter gave them. Apple crisp tasted gooey and made me wonder if they even used fresh apples (never mind that it's peach or berry or other fruit time). The donuts were light, airy, hot off the press balls that were yummy and the banana cream pie was better than I remember it 7 years ago. Service was fine. With 4 drinks, extra charges and 3 sides of tot, came to about $175 before tip. They *do* have an interesting drink list that's very well priced compared to most places these days ($7-8 vs. $10-12) and it's a fun space. But even with a $5 off coupon for a future visit, I don't know if I'll return.

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