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Great Dinner at Dante's Kitchen

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I just wanted to give a shout out to Dante's Kitchen. I was just in town last week and stumbled into DK after the host at Jacque Imo's suggested it (the wait at JI's was 2 1/2 hours on a Wednesday evening). We were sat immediately at DK and were brought complimentary spoon bread...so good! The apps were delicious: shrimp and grits, barbecue shrimp, homemade pickle plate, and a cauliflower and olive salad. The entree portions were quite generous and each were teeming with local ingredients. My scallops were cooked perfectly and paired with gorgeous shoots. I loved the beef tenderloin three ways as well. The uncontested star of the night was an heirloom carrot-ginger soup. The cocktails were inventive and the service was great. Go here!

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  1. I love Dante's Kitchen--I've been there three times and have never been disappointed. I'd like some recommendations from fellow CHers for places that are similar--if you had your heart set on Dante's Kitchen but it was closed, where would you go and what would you get?

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    1. re: midcity

      I'd walk the few blocks to Boucherie and know that whatever choice I made would be delightful. Period.

      1. re: brucec

        Haven't heard of Boucherie. What's the scoop on that place?

        1. re: Carrolltonsnob

          It's awesome. I reviewed it a while back. Just search the board, and it'll come up. It's similar to Cochon, only better.

      2. re: midcity

        Matt n naddie's is very good, too.

        1. re: midcity

          Matt and Naddie's - the drum, grilled oysters
          Dick and Jenny's- scallops, appetizer sampler, smoked carrots, and had an amazing beef cheek there once

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