the newish Chenery Park Resto in Glen Park?
- Duke Dee Mar 22, 2001 03:46 PM
has anybody been to this place on Chenery near Bosworth?
I've been there three times and have been favorably impressed.
The first time I went (with my sister) we split a small plate -- crispy quail on bitter greens, which was so good I ordered it my second time there too. It's breaded in panko, I think, but isn't the slightest bit greasy. The greens with a balsamic vinaigrette are a nice counterpoint to the quail. Then she had the brisket and mashed potatoes and I had a spicy linguine with shirmp and a light cream sauce. The brisket was meltingly tender with a deeply flavored sauce, and she had enough to take home for another meal. The linguine was done well, with lots of shrimp and red peppers, but as I was coming down with a cold, the cream seemed a bit cloying (I don't usually like cream when I'm sick). The other times, besides an encore on the quail, I tried a jambalaya dish, which was quite good, and my companion had what amounted to fish and chips. It was good enough, but I thought it really didn't fit in with the rest of the menu (a little to pub-like for the place). The last time I had lamb served with fried potatoes. The lamb was fantastic, but I would have preferred mashed or roasted potatoes (a minor complaint). My companion had a pasta dish with duck confit and a Madeira sauce, which is amazing, because he never orders pasta. But the duck enticed him. His only complaint was there wasn't a whole lot of the duck. I only had wine once, with the lamb, a Saintsbury Pinot Noir, which was reasonably priced. They also have a full bar. I can't remember the exact prices, but I think small plates and starters ran in the 7 to 9 dollar range, with entrees in the 14 to 19 range.
The service was good, but I have to admit that I knew our server two of the times I went. The third time we sat at the bar. Hope that gives you an idea of what it's like.