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Mo's Diner in Raleigh

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burgeoningfoodie Sep 10, 2009 08:36 AM

Whats the recent feedback about Mo's? I know it's near Moore's Sq. but I have never been and thought about it in the near future? Is it worth it or would I be better off elsewhere?

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  1. Tehama RE: burgeoningfoodie Sep 10, 2009 05:46 PM

    It is absolutely fantastic and one of my all-time favorites. It has been the restaurant I have chosen for my birthday on at least three occasions. I didn't have a chance to go this past summer, but my friends did, and had a lovely meal. Be sure to ask for Kenneth as your waiter. He delightfully snooty and snuffy and persnickety, but completely fabulous and knows his stuff.

    By all means, GO SOON!

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      klaatu47 RE: burgeoningfoodie Sep 10, 2009 09:37 PM

      The Rack of Lamb is not to be missed.........

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        burgeoningfoodie RE: burgeoningfoodie Sep 11, 2009 06:05 AM

        I'm debating between that and 18 Seaboard.. gave my gf the choice out of those two and Bloomsbury Bistro and Hayes Barton.

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          mpjmph RE: burgeoningfoodie Sep 11, 2009 10:43 AM

          Another vote for Mo's here... The food is wonderful and the service is too... Last time I was there (December 2008) I had the balsamic pork tenderloin. I wanted to lick the plate.

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            burgeoningfoodie RE: burgeoningfoodie Sep 14, 2009 06:59 AM

            Went to Mo's due to the proximity to Moore's Square for the evening orchestrations. The meal was simple no gelees or odd descriptions as I've seen mentioned on other reviews. The music was to our liking mostly jazz. I can't help but think that this place could capitalize on a great brunch if they don't do so already. To digress...

            The food was all just what we needed and in the right amounts. The dinner went by quicker than I thought, but that is also due in part to how quickly we eat it. The bread and butter was good though the butter was a bit strong on the garlic (but thats okay for me). I don't recall who our waiter was as I didn't catch the name. Older gentleman and knew his stuff. He was snooty at all and we are always mindful of our Ps and Qs because well to get respect you have to give (though that doesn't always work out). They were having a fig salad special since figs are in season and of course my girlfriend sprang at that opportunity and really enjoyed it. I had thought about some form of red meat as I rarely get it, but settled on seafood instead. I enjoyed that as well.

            We both got dessert and my girlfriend being of smaller appetite than myself almost finished, but left enough that I got to try hers. She also got to try my dessert as well.

            All in all it was a good meal, it wasn't boastful and it tasted good. The only complaint(s) I had with my actual dish was that there was a bit too much sauce/liquid with it. The only other issues I could see was that maybe some of the trim inside the house could use a touch up on the paint and we had an ant or two in our salt (not that we used the salt anyways). It seemed like a few regulars came in not long after us but for the most part the place was pretty quiet. I'd recommend it to others. The food isn't going to blow you away necessarily, but the atmosphere is a bit more relaxed than the hustle and bustle of new restaurants that maybe popping up.

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