This coming Saturday, two of us are off for our first dinner at Nota Bene. Any suggestions about what we should try? TIA.
Had dinner there Tuesday evening and the place is beautiful. Service was outstanding and food was great. BYOW was welcomed and corkage was $40/bottle. Maybe a little steep but the stemware and wine service is very high quality. Have to agree about the Duck salad. It was awesome on a bed of shredded daicon and parsley with cashews. Trout Sashimi is wicked as was the fillet. Frites are crispy with a little shaved parmasean sprinkeed on top. Definatley will be a huge success-as Splendido-like service, delicious, well-priced food in a beautiful space will keep me and everyone else coming back.
when i was there, the charcuterie plate was definitely a winning combo of delicious meats, olives, beets and mustard (Kozlicks, no less), and the Jennifer's Blue Cheese Burger was also an delicious indulgence.
but- enjoy! i don't think you can go too far off base with a menu this tight. i even liked it better than splendido!
Add me to the fan list. Went last night and had the suckling pig/boudin - outstanding. Also tried the charcuterie plate - again excellent, and Amusegirl wanted something lighter so asked if she could have the Barramundi (an appetizer) as a main. They served her a larger version of the appetizer as a main and seemed very pleased to have accommodated her. This fish is fairly mild (that's its nature) but was perfectly cooked and served.
This is a much noisier, bustling place than Splendido - I don't think they're sunstitutes - completely different concepts. But the outstanding food and service is common to both.Certainly a step up (including price) from a bistro - I felt it had more of a Pangaea feel. But I guarantee this will be the most difficult reservation in town whenever the Opera/Ballet is on just 5 minutes away. Reserve early (or go late).