Lunch at Restaurant Eve worthwhile?
I'm dying to try Restaurant Eve, but I can't afford the tasting menu or dinner. Is it worth it to try their lunch bistro menu? If so, any suggestions?
I've had the opposite experience: I've done the Lickety Split lunch twice, and while the food was fine, in neither case was "Lickety Split" a reasonable description--the second visit took 45 minutes, the first a whopping 70 (and I'm not the sort to linger over a lunch). The food was good, but nothing earth-shattering; if the service was actually as fast as it's supposed to be, it would be a fine value and I'd probably be there semi-regularly, but as it is, it just doesn't seem worth the hype to me, either.
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I agree the name leads one to believe you'll be in and out...but remember..this isn't Bennigan's and you will be having 2 courses (or a drink and a dish which would probably be quicker). This is hands down one of the best lunch deals around. Compare to Le Paradou at $32-$33. Even if you added dessert to your 2 courses you wouldn't come near that price (believe me, after 2 courses there's no room!).
This is a not-to-be-misses lunch opportunity if you have some flexibility in your schedule. For many that doesn't happen too often but when time allows, it's a joy.
If you are on a tight schedule....tell the server/bartender right away so they may expidite your meal as much as possible to get you on your way.
Here's a report from a recent visit: http://houndstoothgourmet.com/restaur...