Meauxbar Last Night
Went with a girlfriend who wanted to try (I believe she read about it in Gambit?) and overall we had a really good meal: attentive service, plates not rushed, and the beet/ricotta ravioli in sage butter was especially good- pasta perfect- tender and light, flavor subtle, the more I ate the more I liked You can order this and a few other dishes as either an app or an entree. My wedge salad with gorgonzola was also delicious and the hot, soft chocolate "cake" was probably the favorite of the meal. Perfect chocolate flavor, moist and not too sweet...Friend had some savory tart, she said was perfectly fine, but didn't blow her away, and a generous plate of coconut shrimp which she was quite happy with, they were jumbo shrimp, she had to take some home. The white sangria special, on the otherhand, was a bit to sweet for my tastes, though I assumed this was a risk.
It didn't begin to fill up until late in our meal, and they had a great jazz trio playing in the corner (in homage to the Louis Armstrong Fest) which really was a nice touch to the meal. The room had a comfortable, laid back bistro feel, nice but not stuffy, all the staff friendly and the bar was really buzzing. Completely pleasurable meal.