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231 Ellsworth... any thoughts

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Mel Aug 10, 2006 02:37 PM

someone suggested this place for a nice, romantic b-day dinner on the Peninsula. Menu looks good online, but was wondering if anyone else has been there and what it was like... thanks!

www.231ellsworth.com

  1. JoyM Aug 10, 2006 06:11 PM

    I highly recommend 231. I ate there last month and I thought it was excellent. Between us, we had the fig/melon starter, the scallops and young lettuces middle courses, and the pork loin. The pork loin was served with a cassolet, which I don't usually like but this was incredibly good. And I don't know where they got that blue cheese that comes with the lettuce but it was amazing. Everything was delicious.

    When I first looked at the menu I was somewhat hesitant to go there, as I've found that a lot of restaurants with those type of menu items -- creations made from diverse, and sometimes unlikely, combinations of ingredients -- fail miserably at creating anything except for pretentiousness. However, some chowish friends told me that they thought 231 was the best restaurant on the Peninsula. They might be right.

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      Mel Aug 12, 2006 03:00 PM

      the fig starter and the scallop middle were the two that I know my hubby would love. thanks for the comment and i will report back after the dinner.

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      PekoePeony Aug 13, 2006 06:17 AM

      I went back in April and thought the food was quite good, but the decor and service were a bit to be desired. We had the tasting menu.

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