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Six Tables Boca Raton report

rebus1805 | Apr 27, 201503:16 PM

We trekked up from Miami to Six Tables near Mizner Park in Boca. We were meeting two other couples and had not been to the restaurant before. We anticipated a wonderful culinary experience based on our friends recommendation.

The restaurant is in a strip mall but once you enter it is lovely with roses on the tables, dark green walls, soft jazz playing in the background and a warm welcome.

My first misgiving was looking at the wine list which displayed no vintages nor vineyard names. This was a first for me. I do not ever remember any restaurant having such a list. The owner chef came out and explained his menu and our choices for entrees which were listed on their website. There were two waitresses and the service was good. I ordered a bottle of "Amarone", no name or vintage so I hoped for the best. They did not have any Amarone so I moved on to a "Super Tuscan". The wine was young and tannic. It got better as we drank but it was not a wine that I would order again.

My first course was the chilled cucumber soup. Excellent. Very tasty with a hint of sweetness. Next was a salad of arugula, kale, champagne vinaigrette, pomegranate, chavrie (why don't they just say goat cheese) and toasted pinenuts. Average salad, nothing innovative at all. I have had this type of salad at many other restaurants.

There was a micro sorbet to cleanse the palate. I have a large palate and it did not cleanse mine.

I ordered the Manhattan steak, a sirloin with peppercorns. I did not see nor taste any peppercorns. There was no bite to the sauce at all. I have had steak au poivre many times. This was a clear miss. Two small balls of mashed potatoes and some limp baby asparagus completed the plate. Seriously, mashed potatoes that were tasteless at a restaurant that pretends to be one of the best in Boca.

Dessert was a chocolate bread pudding with a chocolate ice cream. I love bread pudding but this was not warm and not delicious at all.

Portions are average size, service is good. One plus is the noise level which is low. No problem in hearing conversation.

Overall I would not return to the restaurant. It is overpriced for what it pretends to be. There are obviously many people who enjoy it as they have been in business for 11 years. The first course, chilled cucumber soup, was different and outstanding but the remainder of the dinner was average at best and certainly not worth the tariff.

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