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Upstairs 2, Really?


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Upstairs 2, Really?

dotrat | Sep 28, 2008 09:52 AM

I finally tried Upstairs 2 last night was completley underwhelmed. It's no surpirse that they had a wonderful wine list complete with flights of wine which is so so fun (especially for a light drinker like me) however the food was mediocre at best. We ordered a lobster BLT, heirloom tomato napoleon w/mascarpone, dates wrapped in ham, scallops over spaghetti squash, short ribs & chocolate torte. The bread on the BLT was so soggy from the tomato it was just gross & honestly the lobster had no flavor. The heirloom tomato napoleon was simply sliced heirlooms with thinned mascarpone drizzled over them & topped with a bit of frisee. It was totally boring & poorly executed. I don't get it when chefs have all these yummy ingredients & can't put them together well?! I salted everything which i almost never do. I didn't notice when i read the menu that the scallops were bay scallops which are not my favorite but when they are done right they are yummy. These were overcooked & again, boring! Where was the garlic, butter, herbs and/or wine in the food I wondered. The shortribs were fine but not spectacular. The highlight of the meal was the flourless chocolate torte which was very tasty but i did notice that the presentation was uninspired with just a bit of whip cream dropped on top of the cake. Again the wines were great (billencart salmon & an austrian reisling) but that's not really enough to make me recommend this place or return.

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