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Hunter Jul 19, 2006 12:10 AM

Going to dinner for the first time tonight. What should I order?

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    carter RE: Hunter Jul 19, 2006 01:24 AM

    Here is a link to a post of about one week ago, which should get started. I have not been yet.

    http://www.chowhound.com/topics/show/...

    Report back.

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      Hunter RE: carter Jul 19, 2006 05:32 AM

      The restaurant was far more causal than I expected and I was surprised when the waitress informed us they were "out" of chardonay by the glass. They couldn't open a different bottle? The food, however, was great.

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      triplecreme RE: Hunter Jul 19, 2006 06:15 PM

      Wilson is great - you must order the lamb's tongue appetizer, and the fig tortellini. You can see photos on my blog
      http://triplecreme.blogspot.com/

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        compucook RE: Hunter Aug 5, 2006 05:19 PM

        Here's my two cents after dining there the other evening. First of all it's not easy to locate as others have noted. They also don't answer the phone to take reservations after 4 pm! No problem. We found it with the directions available on their answering machine and walked into a sort of hard/trendy environment with a very friendly staff. I have only compliments to the staff, they were professional and friendly.

        We took some recomendations from our waiter and began with the prawns cooked in tumeric and served with harissa. I thought they were excellent, but a bit pricey (3 prawns for $12?). Tried the stuffed calamari with wasabi and thought they were just okay. I think found the entree choices quite limited, at least to my taste. I chose the salmon with fennel and swiss chard which I think had too much liquid and chard, too little fennel for my taste, although the fish was perfectly cooked. The other entree was a pasta with a mixed meat sauce that was rich and good, although Mr. Compucook wouldn't order it again.
        Desserts were their granita combo of cantaloupe, watermelon and honeydew drizzled with a sugar syrup. Cool and refreshing, but too sweet and not enough fruit flavor. Mr. had the black forest cherry cake that was a flourless chocolate cake with a cherry inside and garnish. Very good! Good coffee too!
        Nice place, but I won't rush back. The menu choices combined with the prices just didn't do it for me.

        1. Amanda Enclade RE: Hunter Sep 1, 2006 11:52 PM

          Went to Wilson for lunch today and loved it. It was awesome.
          We shared a special summer tomatoe and homemade cheese appetizer that was divine, quinoa cake on a soup of mushrooms, and the fig tortellini. we had 2 deserts, the pear crumble and chocolate pudding. It was all amazing.....want more, want more. worth the money. this place is top notch without being snotty.

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