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mrspvr Jun 14, 2007 07:38 AM

Hello,
The menu always looks so amazing. Any opinions from people whom have been recently? It looks fairly pricey, is it worth it?
What is the wine list like?

  1. jpschust Jun 14, 2007 07:44 AM

    Was there a few weeks ago, I love the food and wine, absolutely hate the dark space.

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      JoshInDC Jun 15, 2007 08:42 AM

      I was there a few weeks ago. Agree about the menu and was excited to go, but agree it's also pricey and didn't find it worth it. We shared pierogis which were good. However, our entrees were big dissapointment. My friend had chicken kiev. It was basically a large, moist looking chicken breast. But it wasn't very moist and the butter/tarragon filling didn't do much. The mashed potatoes were pretty good with it and it came with peas. To me it was pretty unacceptable for $26. I couldn't resist their crab cake entree, as it was being served that night over a soft-shell crab instead of it's usual potato dish. I was also dissapointed. I didn't enjoy the scallop mouse it was blended with. Talk about striking out with the filler. The soft shell wasn't very good either. Everything just lacked taste to me.

      In reviews, I've read the chef being faulted for not using enough salt or seasonings, and I agreed. And if IIRC, there wasn't salt on the table. One review I read also suggested staying away from the nouvelle American cuisine and focus on the chef's Eastern European strengths. Agree there too, but I couldn't resist that soft-shell! But I should have.

      I'm not tempted to go back, but if I did, I'd look at the butcher board, or go for the $9 bar lunch that I've wanted to try.

      1. re: JoshInDC
        DanielK Jun 15, 2007 11:22 AM

        Love the $9 bar lunch, love the happy hour and bar food (especially the butcher board).

        My only experience in the back room was great food, but slo-o-o-o-w service (2 hours at lunch, and yes we told them at the start that we needed to move things along.)

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          JoshInDC Jun 15, 2007 01:40 PM

          What do they do for their happy hour? What are the details?

          1. re: JoshInDC
            Pool Boy Jun 15, 2007 02:08 PM

            Went last year sometime. Food was very good, but I agree the room is dark and the service not great. Plus they let you BYOW for $20 corkage, IIRC.

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