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Aug 20, 2001 01:53 AM

radius- restaurant week

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I managed to get a reservation at Radius for restaurant week and was wondering if anyone had anything to say about it? does it live up to the hype?

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  1. Just finished lunch at Radius.

    The appetizers were a choice of an arugula and red onion salad (finished with parmesan) and a chilled cucumbur soup (finished with a tomato/corn salsa). The salad was good, but definitely go with the soup.

    The entrees offered a choice between cold poached salmon (with a potato and corn salad underneath) and pork. I had the salmon (wonderful!) and my dining companion substituted a vegetarian entree (pasta with tomato and basil) which was also great.

    Dessert was a plum granache topped with a foamy peach sauce and garnished with fresh peach slices.

    A delicious meal!

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    1. re: Justin

      Had lunch today (Tues.) at Radius. Color me unimpressed with the restaurant week menu. Menu was the same as Justin described. Both appetizer options were uninteresting and struck me as a bit stingy. The pork tenderloin entree was tender and juicy, but the cold salmon was very plain, and dry. The plum granita dessert was excellent, but it would've been nice to have been offered a choice.

      On the whole, I probably should've ordered off the regular menu, since the short menu didn't seem to do the place justice.

      As I said, I wouldn't particularly recommend the restaurant week menu, but if anyone *really* wants to go and couldn't get a reservation, you might call and ask if you can get the special menu at the large "open seating" table where you can eat without a reservation. I'm not sure if they will offer the special menu though.

      1. re: Justin

        Had lunch there yesterday, the last day of the special menu. I also wish there were a few more choices, but what we had was amazing. I had the salad, pork, and the plum granita dessert was so good. I'm happy I was forced to try it, because I never would have ordered it if I had a choice. I'm more of a chocolate fan.

        They also offered a special drink, designed by the pasty chef. We saw it as we sat down at our table and wondered what everyone was drinking. It was a melon lemonade (no alcohol). It was a light orange/yellow color and served with a delicate slice of watermelon attached to the glass. It was delicious.

        This was my first Radius experience and now I can't wait to go back for dinner.