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Why I still adore JAR

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We went back to Jar tonight, to celebrate my husband's birthday. Our meal was absolutely perfect, and the service continues to be impeccable. Here's what we had:

Appetizers- My daughter had shrimp/crabcakes served with a beautiful homemade tartar sauce. My husband had squash blossoms stuffed with lobster. Both were specials, and utterly divine. I had my tried and true butter lettuce salad in a lemon vinegraitte, served with baby radishes and shaved parmesan.

Main- We all had the filet mignon, cooked to perfection. Sides were pea tendrils, mashed potatoes and creamed spinach. We had three side sauces: lobster bernaise, bernaise and horseradish. Every bite was pure ecstacy.

We passed on dessert, as we have an assortment of cupcakes from all over LA waiting for us at home. It was the most splendid meal. While we were there, we reserved a table for Thanksgiving, which I hear is wonderful at Jar.

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  1. Also one of my favorite places in town. Food, service and atmosphere are always fantastic. And that Lobster Bernaise...oh ho ho.

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    1. re: wutzizname

      The lobster bernaise is UNREAL. My perfect "bite" tonight was a piece of steak, that sauce, and a dab of mashed potatoes. Sigh....................

    2. the lobster bernaise is heaven in your mouth... you must also try the chocolate pudding - if anything can top the bernaise it's that....

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      1. re: torontogourmet

        The butterscotch pudding, a frequent dessert special, is even better!

      2. Agreed. I feel Jar is often overlooked (by myself included) - I actually hadn't thought about it for a while until I saw your post. The pot roast - the clams - brussel sprouts and the steaks are all excellent. They just put out consistently good food and have for sometime now. I think I might just grab dinner there this weekend... Thanks.

        1. Pot roast and Japanese purple yams. Perfection.