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underwhelmed at Jer-nee

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underwhelmed at Jer-nee

Joanie | Oct 6, 2004 03:05 PM

I thought I might like it better since they revamped from their early days but it was only okay. My friend had some 20% off with AmEx deal, so that helped. We should have just eaten in the bar where all the action was, every bar seat taken at 7PM on a Tues., many tables filled, lots of activity. As opposed to the dining room which never had more than 3 tables seated. Makes you feel bad for everyone involved. Pleasant enough room but has that hotel feel. Waiter was sweet altho he let my empty drink glass and unused wine glass sit there the entire meal. Plus it took a while to get a check and we weren't informed there were souffles w/ the requisite 20 min baking time which we didn't want to wait for at the end of the meal.

As for the food, started with good rolls and a tray of butter, olive oil and a few olives. Amuse of Spanish hummus (I think he called it) with homemade chips. Very nice, a little kick with the hummus and the chips were great. My friend got grilled rock shrimp for an app. ($13) which seemed fine on my small bite. My entree was cod w/ some clams, a crab cake and a little spinach, as I was told by the waiter. Who wasn't kidding, it was like a teaspoonful of spinach that tasted good in the little bite I had. Cod was decent with a crisp exterior but the crab cake was almost rubbery. I figured I'd save that for leftovers and get the fish out of the way, but not sure if I'll actually eat it. Tuna was the other entree with a potato latke type side that looked good but my friend left one hunk of tuna which I assumed she was gonna doggy bag but said no thanks. I took that too so I'll check it out tonite but she obviously wasn't jumping for joy over the meal ($30 and $26 I think). I had a decent espresso panna cotta w/ whipped cream for dessert ($8) and while nothing was wrong, we just weren't overly thrilled.

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