I know that some others on this board have had suboptimal experiences at Ten Tables (JP, Centre St.), but last night, a friend and I had a great meal all around.
Called Monday for the Wednesday 7 pm res...we were a little early and they very nicely seated us ahead of time.
Wednesdays are the days when the prix fixe of $25 is in effect (app, entree and dessert of your choosing); my dinnermate, a vegetarian, was pleased that they offered a vegetarian tasting menu (four courses including two apps, a special lasagna, and dessert).
Food arrived hot (the rash of luke-warm food elsewhere these days has left me, uh, cold).
Me: Flatbread with caramelized onions in a tomato sauce with heirloom tomatoes and goat cheese.
Dinnermate: Butternut squash soup with local hubbard, caramelized nuts and maple syrup.
She also had the mixed green salad (which was fresh-tasting and hearty).
Me: red-wine braised duck legs, with cranberries and
swiss chard. The meat fell right off the bone and the skin was crisp.
Verdict: Delish squared.
Dinnermate: Lasagna. I didn't taste it but she seemed to like it- the layers were crisp and it wasn't a traditional lasagna.
Verdict: She liked it.
Me: The chocolate-mousse with pistachios.
Dinnermate: Brioche french toast with homemade vanilla ice cream.
Verdict: HEAVEN. SERIOUSLY.
She had the Riesling(8/glass) and I had the Pinot Noir(7.25/glass); both lovely.
The two prix fixe + wine +tip was $80.
It was a nice, not-rushed time. The food was delicious. I have no complaints about the service and the waitstaff offered a rec. on wine, so I was happy.
It was a sweet, low-key mid-week treat for both of us!
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