Despite the weather, I'll be taking my bf out to dinner tonight, sort of a celebration of "surviving the work week", if you will (long story, but we've all had those sorts of days, right?). Proof didn't have any reservations open, so I was thinking of finally trying out PS7's instead. Anyone have any dishes there that are "must-have"s, or even the "don't do it!" type? Any input would be greatly appreciated!!
Thanks for the post Mrs Wheatie! We should've had a secret CH signal to know that we were both there at the same time :o)
We brought a bottle of red with us ($20 corkage, but we really like the wine, so it was ok). - Started with the shot of soup amuse bouche that Mrs Wheatie mentioned, as well as 3 types of the piping hot homemade bread - I believe it was chive/cheese, onion? and walnut, and the biscuit with bacon in it. Our server told us we could have more of the bread, so we asked for the biscuit- they came out with 2 more for each of us! So yummy.
- Then came the DPJ and the tuna sliders. Fantastic. The tuna sliders tasted great, and the combo with the bread was really good, despite my initial skepticism. The only problem was fighting it out for who got the third slider! The DPJ was great too, I love the layers of texture (duck, peanuts, potato tuile, etc).
- We split the braised veal breast with a side of the red bliss potatoes. I liked the presentation of the veal breast, as the plate was split in the middle with a raised portion, leaving one half for the veal, and the other half for the sweetbreads. Every component on the veal breast was fantastic, and I don't even like mushrooms! The potatoes were good not great, pretty much what is to be expected from a side dish- probably wouldn't order that again.
- Dessert was the mini doughnuts, and I was shocked that something on the "little sins" side of the menu could be SO MUCH! It was a plate of about 6-8 mini doughnuts with cups of strawberry and chocolate sauce for dipping. Like the bread, the doughnuts came out piping hot and excellent.
Overall a fantastic dinner, with great service (attentive, but not overbearing or trying to upsell even when we asked for rec's), and great atmosphere. I took a peek at the lounge on the way out, and it was pretty cool-looking, with the dark couches and cozy feel. Definitely will be back to check that out!!
On the way to the metro, we stopped by Proof for a few drinks - place was packed and it's still definitely on my list to go soon!
Just came from having dinner there. YUMMY!! We started in the lounge with a couple of the $4 happy hour red wines. Free sesame crackers & carmel corn. Moved into the main room where were were presented with a "shot" of butternut and nutmeg soup, then we shared a Sarah's Salad. MrWheatie had pork loin and a glass of zinfandel. I had the rockfish and a glass of grecco. Both dishes were cooked to order and very good. Then for dessert I had the fried apple pie and DH had the ice cream cake (ginerbread and pumpkin ice cream), they seemed to fall a bit short. We will be back.
I've only ever sat at the lounge, and aside from the tuna sliders (which everyone I know who goes there raves about), I've tasted everything and it's always been really, really good.
The drinks are very good - I was there a couple of weeks ago, and the bartender made me a random cocktail with beet infused vodka and basil something or other and lime. It was really interesting.
Oh, we also had the mini donuts a few weeks ago. They were a tasty treat.
enjoy - and report back. i want to have a real non-lounge meal there one day....
Thanks for the info! I saw the mini donuts and thought "a) these sound sooo good!... then b) wait, what if they assume that 90% of people there will get these for the "cute" factor" and they're really just sub-par?"... what can I say, I may be cynical, but I'm also sucker for cute desserts.
I've also only eaten in the lounge (really need to get around to trying a full meal there) but I love the tuna sliders on the parker house rolls. Also make sure to get a basket of their home made bread...super tasty.
I've also have the beet salad which was good and I believe it's on the regular menu.