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Town's End $12 prix fixe dinner - deal o' decade

Stanley Stephan | Mar 27, 200312:30 AM     2

To celebrate it's 12th anniversary, Town's End Restaurant and Bakery is offering soup or salad, entree, and dessert for $12. You would pay more at Denny's without any of the quality or ambiance.

On Tuesday you can select any entree on the menu. The rest of the week there is a choice of entree. Tonight the choices were:
- Blue nose sea bass with blood orange glaze on rice pilaf
- cornmeal crusted trout served with remoulade, ginger scallion risotto cakes and veggies
- 1/2 grilled chicken with BBQ sauce and foccacia stuffing
- Turkey meatloaf
- Lamb stew

All dinners are served with the restaurant's house baked bread baskets, probably one of the most impressive in the city. There is walnut bread, onion foccacia, sourdough, pugalesse(sp), and parmesian bread sticks.

I had the salad which consisted of mixed greens, croutons and balsamic vinegar dressing. Tasty but not outstanding. On par with any other dine about town salad.

I had the sea bass. If the menu had not said the glaze was blood orange, nothing would have clued me in. A little sweet. The seabass was fresh but a little underdone.

For dessert there was lemon merangue pie, chocolate cake or a cookie plate.

If I gain back all 20 pounds I recently lost, that cookie plate was worth it. I savored it with an excellent cappuchino. Two chocolate chip cookies, two hazelnut biscotti, one plain, buttery biscotti, an apricot cookie, a chocolate filled cookie and a lemon square. My intetion was to take the cookies home and give them to a friend, but, they were just too good.

The wine list is interesting and reasonable. I had a glass of zardetto vino spumante ($5) and a glass of Foxglove Chardonnay ($5.25).

The service was pleasant and the restaurant relaxing in the eventing.

Although I am a fan of their breakfast, I never liked dinner or lunch here. I may change my opinion. At that price, it is a deal. Better than anything I saw on Dine about Town.

I could not pin them down on how long this would last. They just said as long as people responded. Call before going to check if the promotion is still on.

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