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Oct 5, 2007 01:40 AM

In Photos: Leatherby's Cafe Rouge

I was pleasantly surprised, given the mixed reviews here. With the departure of Mark Gold, I think the restaurant is trying to find itself. The menu in brief:

Amuse Bouche: Eastern Malpeque Oyster, Daikon Mignonette, Shiso

1: Black Sablefish, Sweet Soy, Blue Oyster Mushrooms, Bok Choy, Scallions, Ginger
Meibo Yowano Tsuki Sake Junmai Ginjo

2: Alaskan Halibut, Piquillo Pepper, Spanish Chorizo, Venus Clams
Bolgheri, Campo Alla Casa, Enrico Santini, 2004

Intermezzo: "PB&J", Kyoho Grape Sorbet, Tahini, Toasted Brioche

3: Duck, White Truffle, Sweet Corn, Port, Foie Gras, Beet Leaves
Pinot Noir, Campion, Santa Lucia Highlands, 2002

4: Snake River Farms Wagyu Ribeye Cap, Fingerlings, Watercress, Au Jus
Cabernet Sauvignon, Mount Veeder, Napa Valley, 2004

5: Chocolate Fondant, 60% Valhrona Chocolate Mousse, Vanilla Bean Ice Cream, Raspberry
Rozes 10 Year Old Port

Basically, the restaurant needs to get out of its near constant state of flux and learn to rely less on theater diners.

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  1. Sounds pretty good. How much was the tasting menu? Was the place packed?

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    1. re: jkao1817

      The menu was $65 for food, which was actually quite reasonable. We arrived at 10:00pm, so there were only three other tables. I hear it gets very busy during pre-theater dining times however.