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Posted by JBVT on 05/25/2012
Currently living around the corner from Cedar, we have wanted to try the restaurant, which had been highly recommended. Tonight, while passing by, we decided to try the place, drawn particularly by an interesting Happy Hour light plate menu. Once seated, we were advised the bar menu was not available at the tables and was handed the pricey, overreaching menu. If I could not afford the place, I would not have been there! Lobster soup, with white chocolate sounded quite good and for 16 of my buck-dollars should indeed have excelled. Presented table side, the soup had exactly three tiny collops (love that word) of lobster, likely weighing an ounce or less. Sweet, almost treacly lobster bisque did not help the dish. The dish needed crunch. I proceeded to salmon, which tasted like boring, somewhat mushy..., salmon. This sort of dish demands some texture..., some Pop. Nope. My wife had the dinner special of Snapper, somewhat better, but again with a rather boring risotto. Another loser. When the competition down the street is as keen as Jaleo, District Chop House, Oyamel, etc. best serve the dishes advertised in front of the shop. We would likely have spent the same amount, due to our keen like of sharing small plates, currently (and for the past thousand years) all the rage. Service was very, very good, but for the steep price, best make sure the food equals that good service. The bread was terrific and the olive oil (which had to be requested) excellent. Will not return...
Posted by Kathy on 05/27/2009
Each menu offering is a delicious blend of flavors and textures. Definitely worth a try!