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Aug 15, 2007 09:58 AM

Ford's Filling Station tonight: what to order?

Has anyone been to Ford's recently? I heard a lot of mixed reviews when it first opened last year, but I'm going tonight and wanted to hear people's recommendations based on recent visits. I don't eat any kind of fish or seafood, but open to anything else. What should I order and what should I avoid? Also, the boards have been very mixed on the burger....has anyone ordered it more than once and consistenly had a good burger each time or does it just depend on the night?

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  1. Polenta! Do not pass go, do not collect $200. It was amazing the first time I went there and it's only gotten better since.

    The flatbreads are good too. But the polenta is the worth-the-trip dish.

    1. The burger is only okay. I love the kobe cheeks and the charcuterie/cheese selections. The polenta cake mentioned above is divine.

      1. Their desserts have been consistently good.
        Their cured meats plate is also very good, since they don't have to make it, just slice it. I've tried the shrimp and one other flatbread, those were good. Most of the other items I've tried mostly had seafood in them.
        Cross your fingers that you don't get served cappucino in a water glass.

        1. My favorite dish there is the curried lentils.

          1. Has anyone tried the suckling pig or braised rabbit? They both caught my eye.

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            1. re: Newkie

              The braised rabbit was okay, but not exactly falling off the bone tender as any braised dish should. Perhaps it was just an off night when I ordered it (about a month ago).