Call us crazy but we headed to S. Springs without a reservation, the weekend before Christmas.
Two hours later, we had dinner at Twenty 8 Tables.
First the new space is a huge improvement over 8 Tables. Twenty more tables makes a big difference. There is a bar now. Curtains surround part of the bar making for a dark and cozy atmosphere. It still gets fairly noisy. Lively atmosphere. The pianist is a nice touch. And yes, that big screen TV is at the new location . . .
Nice to see familiar faces (Mark from Dine behind the bar, Sean from Bloomers).
Hostess and bartender stopped by (we weren't forgotten about for 2 hours!). Owner gave our wine glasses a complimentary pour. He also gave SO some bread with ? meat and shaved cheese while we waited. Very gracious and attentive.
Now on to the food:
chicken livers with port wine demi (I've had this before and it's rich and delicious . . .I'm going to finish off the leftovers after this post)
Escargot - I has a taste of SO's, very good.
Sadly no duck pot pie . . .I had the duck breast (large portion, enough for 4). Cooked perfectly. Very good. Just like I remembered it.
SO had the gnocchi ala mina with prosciutto, hot and banana peppers, peas and sage
We will definitely go back, probably on a week night.
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