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Is Sunday night bound to be "restaurant purgatory"?


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Is Sunday night bound to be "restaurant purgatory"?

teezeetoo | Mar 3, 2013 08:19 PM

Late dinner after marvelous concert, decided to stay in the neighborhood and go to Washington Square Tavern, a place I generally like. Not so surprised that the interesting sounding special was gone (Rabbit Gumbo with Creole Sausage) but one of the good things about the Tavern is they have a nice range of appetizers so we can usually find something interesting. Soup seemed right for a winter night: we both ordered the French Onion, spouse went for a burger after that and I had the charcuterie plate (the special one for the evening). The soup was pretty close to dreadful: dim broth, not hot, unmelted cheese that was just plain gummy. This was particularly sad because we had excellent Onion Soup at Cognac Bistro last week and it isn't something that should be much of a challenge for a decent kitchen. Fries were good, burger was oddly off (maybe had been held on the heat and not made to order???). The only thing that was close to the Tavern's usual standard was the charcuterie plate: lovely rabbit pate among other goodies. My spouse said this was at least the third time in very recent memory that late Sunday suppers had disappointed us at restaurants we normally like. he wondered if perhaps Sunday was typically chef's night off and, therefore, more touch and go than other nights. What's your experience?

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