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jasmine May 6, 2008 07:22 PM

Anyone been lately? I've heard mixed things and am wondering whether to go there for dinner with a friend. Thanks.

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    bastet212 May 7, 2008 06:41 AM

    Ive only been for brunch, but i really enjoyed it- unfortunately i cant speak to dinner...

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      mjh5821 May 7, 2008 07:14 AM

      Cute, little place. Food is good, nothing spectacular but very solid.

      Prices are easy on the wallet.

      Overall, I would recommend it.

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        Feaster18 May 7, 2008 08:24 AM

        I had dinner there recently and everything was delicious! My fiancee had a pork dish and it was incredible! I would definitely recommend it.

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          princeofpork May 7, 2008 12:34 PM

          Just went this weekend for our 2nd time. The wait is long on a Fri or Sat night. Lots of fish on the menu and the 3 we ordered we all excellent. The hangar steak was fantastic. Easy on the wallet is right. I really enjoy coming here.

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        sam1 May 7, 2008 01:25 PM

        i only go for spaghetti and meatballs on sunday evenings...its a great casual spot on a sunday night.

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          ginsbera May 7, 2008 06:30 PM

          overrated. Go to market table or snack taverna

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            princeofpork May 8, 2008 06:29 AM

            How can this be considered overrated? No one is saying this is a top tier restaurant we are saying it is a solid meal at a good price. That is not overrated to me.

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              sam1 May 8, 2008 06:34 AM

              and market table and snack have completely different food.

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                ginsbera May 8, 2008 07:17 AM

                Different food yes, but I still would prefer them over extra virgin and I don't think there is anything wrong with that. As for saying it is overrated, the posting asks about mixed reviews, I am entitled to say I don't like the food here and that it did not live up to the reviews of my peers.

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                lanadai May 8, 2008 02:22 PM

                I've been for both brunch and dinner. I like the mushroom crusted chicken for dinner and I never order chicken. Also, their french toast with caramelized bananas and also the smoked salmon tart for brunch is really good. Prices are very reasonable as well. When I went to Market table for dinner, I didn't think it was anything spectacular and it costs a lot more than Extra Virgin.

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                ellessu May 8, 2008 07:08 AM

                We're here on vacation and had dinner there on Monday night. We lucked out with one of their outside tables. The Hub had the fresh cavatelli and I ordered the lobster ravioli. Both were delicious. Great casual spot and good prices.

                1. egit May 8, 2008 02:11 PM

                  I concur with everyone else here. EV is pretty good. You can't really go wrong. It won't wow you. You won't see God. But it's a good, solid place to go for a reasonable price.

                  It's also probably not going to be too terribly hard to get a table unless you go there on a Friday or Saturday night at 8PM.

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                    BW212 May 8, 2008 02:42 PM

                    I've had brunch there a couple of times. Very crowded, quite tasty food but lousy service. (Unfriendly and kept getting our orders wrong and only bringing out parts).

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                      amysal47 May 9, 2008 07:22 AM

                      I love Extra Virgin - it's cozy in the winter and great to sit outdoors in the summer. The butternut squash ravioli is really yummy and they have a nice wine list.

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                        captkenjeroo May 11, 2008 09:52 PM

                        yeah - i'm a big fan of this place, too. the mushroom crusted chicken with sweet pea risotto is great. and they have this amazing roasted artichoke appetizer that is such a great mix of flavors: caramelized roasted artichoke, shaved parmesan, poached egg and a touch of hollandaise over a bed of frisee. their goat cheese, beet and jicama salad is really nice. they know how to mix a cocktail and they have a great burger.

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                          villager21 May 12, 2008 06:04 AM

                          It is fine--the food is solid, but nothing mind-blowing. Was there for brunch on Saturday and its clear the hostess needs a lesson in hospitality. She was unwelcoming and painfully slow in seating us even though the place was nearly empty. They do make a great bloody mary!

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                            jasmine May 30, 2008 07:06 AM

                            Wanted to report back on my dinner there last night with my friend. We both really enjoyed the entire experience - the waitress was very good and the food was great. We had the asparagus and wild mushroom salad and shrimp cocktail appetizers then my friend had the chilean sea bass and I had the seared tuna. The waitress accomodated my request to substitue sauteed spinach for the whipped potatoes that typically accompany it without any fuss and she suggested a nice white wine for us to have with our meal. The only complaint was with the hostess - not the most efficient but really a minor quibble given the quality of the food and the overall experience. I'll definitely go back.

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