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mazchristo Mar 12, 2007 01:49 PM

Anyone been to Clementine's Bistro, the latest addition to the E. Passyunk restaurant row?

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    Buckethead Mar 12, 2007 02:07 PM

    Yup, it was very good but a bit uneven. My chicken pot pie was great, but my wife's sweet potato dumplings (gnocchi?) were too dense and gluey. They tasted good, the texture was just off. The cheese plate was a bit weak as well, all mild cheeses with no blue or sharp cheeses to mix it up. The menu supposedly changes daily (not entirely, of course), though the steak frites has been there since the opening. They also state on the blackboard that their produce is all local, and the chicken in my pot pie came from Lancaster, PA. So did the cheeses. I definitely recommend checking it out if you live in the area, it's a welcome non-Italian addition to the neighborhood. For a place that had only been open for a week, it was excellent.

    It's BYO, and they are open 7 days a week.

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      Buckethead Mar 26, 2007 04:04 PM

      I went again this past weekend, and they fixed the only problem I had with the food: the lackluster cheese plate. It has been replaced with a smashing charcuterie plate. OK, so the stuff on the plate is from Spain, and not Lancaster County, but it's reaaaaal good. Steak frites are still there and at least two plates of it came out to other diners, I think I may have to get that next time. They are rapidly improving into a legitimate destination restaurant and not just a neighborhood gem.

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