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Wonderful dinner....a review of my new favorite restaurant

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Wonderful dinner....a review of my new favorite restaurant

Tristan | Oct 20, 2004 04:52 AM

Last night, my two dining companions and I had dinner at Restaurant RM. After hearing several good reviews, we decided to make a reservation.

The restaurant itself, is attractive and well lit.
The recessed lighting and skylight in the dining room were very pleasing, and I really liked the interesting
photos hanging in the front bar/lounge area.

There were so many things on the menu that looked incredible, we were almost overwhelmed.
I decided on the Arctic char, which was perfectly cooked and full of flavor. My companions had the Dorade, which was excellent, and the Skate, which was very well prepared. It is easy to see chef Rick Moonen's special touches in all of the food.
My two dining companions LOVED every morsel of food.

For appetizers (sorry to work backwards), we had the New England Clam chowder, the Mayan Prawns and the Lobster salad. The prawns were EXCELLENT, as was the lobster salad. The chowder was good, but not the best I've ever had.

The breads that were given were much better than the average (to sub standard) bread that I've had at many restaurants.

As good as the food was...and it was delicious, the service was less than stellar. When the waiter saw that we were not ordering wine, he gave us what I call, "The Wine Snub". He wasn't as attentive as he was to other tables, and we had to ask for more butter three times before receiving it, and waited 10 minutes after our request for water.
The restaurant, on that rainy Tuesday evening, was far from busy...so there's no excuse.

I plan to come back to RM as soon as my wallet allows.
Dinner for three (Prix Fix) came to $250, without alcoholic beverages, and not including tip.

RM is definitely my new favorite restaurant.

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