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We were able to secure 7:30 reservations through OpenTable. The interior of the restaurant is quite light lovely. We had an amuse bouche of savory panna cotta topped with aspic and salmon roe. I ordered the Little Gem salad as a starter and my husband ordered oysters. We ended up sharing both. The salad was delicious with two bacon wrapped cippolini onions. For our main dishes I had the salmon and my husband had the duck. Both were superb and perfectly cooked. Our sides were potatoes au gratin and the assorted mushrooms. The au gratin was good but I confess to preferring the potatoes au gratin side that comes with the omelettes at The Little Next Door. The mushrooms were divine. Dessert was something else. They had a dessert amuse bouche of strawberry consomme with a tiny scoopette of vanilla ice cream. We ordered the cookie plate with espresso. The cookie plate had amazing homemade nougat, chocolate sables, chocolate chip cookies, peanut butter sandwiches, linzer shortbread cookies and smores. Awesome! Then they brought us a pair of lavender flavored marshmallows and two small pieces of divinely thin toffee dipped in chocolate. We had 3 glasses of wine and 2 bottles of water. Dinner was about $215. The service was meticulous without being overbearing. Everything went smoothly as if the place had been running for months. This is more of a special occasion place for me, but I will be back.

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    1. It was pricy, that's for sure. But it was comparable to my recent meal at The Foundry. And I found the interior warm and inviting. That said, I still think the place will more or less function as the CAA commissary. We had a great time there.