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Aug 2, 2008 10:27 AM

Haves and Have Nots at Fraiche

All thoughts appreciated, thanks in advance

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  1. have only been for lunch:

    burrata app was delicious. wonderful heirloom tomatoes, the burrata was soft and creamy/slightly sweet and just so tasty. it was topped with a bit of balsamic that contrasted greatly with the sweet and there was a sprinkle of kosher salt that added a nice punch.

    the mushroom salad looked good - but i did not taste.

    the branzino entree was really boring. the fish was cooked quite well - but the veggies it sat on were oily and just overall lacking flavor. this was a disappointment.

    the day i was there i had a lamb sausage or meatball sandwich which was just amazing! the lamb was ground and mixed with a number of herbs and was really flavorful, savory, and delicious. it was served on a baguette which usually i do not like -- b/c it's too tough. but they spread each side with some sort of sauce -- maybe the oil from the pan they cooked the lamb in which softened the bread and made the constrast b/w slightly substantial baguette and soft middle and the lamb great. this was served with a side salad that did not taste much like anything to me other than olive oil.

    the chocolate pot of creme for dessert is out of this world. it's like a bowl of chocolate whipped cream with whipped cream. it's yummy.

    i'm looking forward to visiting again.

    1. tĂȘte de veau persillade

      1. if you're drinking, try one of their signature cocktails - they are usually seasonal and very well made

        1. The eel salad or whatever its fresh seafood derivative is, farro salad, any of the charcuterie, steak frites. I was not blown away by the passatelli in brodo, but several of the other pastas looked great.

          1. Only been once...about six months ago. Service was terrible. Attitude over-the-top. Food very mediocre. Nothing especially good. Can't understand why this place has had good reviews. Our experience was such that we will not return unless somehow convinced that our evening here was an oddity.