So last night, my husband and I and two friends went to Woodberry Kitchen for dinner. It was awesome. I highly recommend it - actually, I went because it was mentioned and commented on here - so thanks Chowhounds. The space is awesome with high ceilings and a huge open feel. I was a little concerned when they took us upstairs and the tables were spaced really close together, but with the high ceilings the sound of conversation from the tables next to us was no distraction at all. I had the soft shelled crabs which were grilled and served on something or other, I can't remember - but it was a starch. They were truly yummy despite being served with a tomato based sauce which I don't typically like. We dined on two kinds of oysters as a starter and then the sizzling shrimp and a pizza like dish. Everything was fantastic. My husband had an Alaskan white fish for his entree, which was served on a bed of potato au gratin - I thought his meal was even better then mine. The fish was light and flaky and the potatoes were worth every calorie.
But the highlight for me was the desserts. Oh my GOD! I ordered the chocolate tart which was served warm with a scoop of homemade burnt orange ice cream. I have been searching and searching for a chocolate dessert to rival the desserts that Chef at Soigne used to put out and I think I've finally found it. We had the homemade vanilla ice cream and one of us ordered the homemade cafe au lait ice cream. It was all yummy.
Service was great even though it was really busy. Anyway, thought you all would like to read a recent review of this restaurant. Oh...and I learned a new word last night, too. I'm apparently what they call a "locavore" which I guess is someone who likes organic locally grown meat and vegetables. Apparently, there is another restaurant in Hamden called "dogwood" that I need to check out.