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ten tables - short review


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ten tables - short review

mayo | Jun 22, 2003 11:28 AM

Went to ten tables in Jamaica Plain on a whim. We went early and were pleased that a table was available. However, it was right in front of the door which they kept open for quite a while despite the wind and noise from the traffic.

My partner and I shared an appetizer of the braised calamari in tomato sauce with cilantro which was well executed. Dish had a hint of cumin which made it interesting.

Unfortunately, the rest of dinner was a major disappointment, particularly given the cost of the wine and the food. We each ordered a glass of wine for starters, and the pours were a bit stingy. For $9-10 a pop, I expected a little more than the quarter of a cup (liquid measure) of wine that was served.

The entrees truly disappointed. I had the chicken saute with morsel and artichoke, which turned out to a breaded and fried chicken cutlet in an overly salty cream of mushroom type sauce. My partner had the rib eye which was about the fattiest rib eye either of us had ever seen. Moreover, it was overly drenched in a lime base sauce that simply overpowered the meat.

Given the experience, we skipped dessert, and headed to JP Licks instead. Overall impression was that of a place that has pretensions to be what it simply does not have the talent to be. For $98 (before tip), simply not worth the value.

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