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taboo Dec 9, 2009 04:50 AM

Why had I not been before???? Arrived at 7:30 to a full restaurant that remained full even when we left at 9:30PM. Service was attentive and quick. Appetizer was the tuna tartar - a nice size portion and spiced very well. Main courses were the grilled salmon over lentils and the roast chicken. Both were done very nicely and the lentils had a great smoke flavor to them. Dessert was the yummy chocolate moulten cake and a few glasses of the pinot noir by the glass. I can't wait to go back to try more items.

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    Jane A. RE: taboo Dec 9, 2009 04:56 AM

    In answer to your question: 1) it's a neighborhood restaurant rather than one known as a destination restaurant; 2) it's rather small and discreetly placed on a not particularly interesting block. Glad you found it - a true fixture in this neighborhood which is why it's consistently busy.

    1. egit RE: taboo Dec 9, 2009 08:50 AM

      I agree. It's a great place and while not many people seem to know about it, it's still consistently busy.

      taboo, when you go back you should get mussels. It's what they're known for. But really, everything is good there. I've never had a disappointing dish.

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        smokeandapancake RE: egit Dec 9, 2009 09:46 AM

        it's in a weird spot and you barely even notice it.

      2. princeofpork RE: taboo Dec 9, 2009 10:28 AM

        Definitely get the mussels. Last time I was there there the avg age of the patrons was about 60. Still the same? I dont remember a bar either.

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          egit RE: princeofpork Dec 9, 2009 10:37 AM

          There's a small bar in the very back of the restaurant. Every time I've been there it's been full with people eating their meals. I think there are only about 6-8 seats.

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            taboo RE: princeofpork Dec 9, 2009 10:53 AM

            I want to try the mussels as they looked so so so good. The average age was mid 40s to mid 60s I would say. There were families and couples. So I am sure they enjoyed that I was there with 2 friends enjoying my bday and snapping tons of pics.

          2. tastyeating RE: taboo Dec 9, 2009 10:29 AM

            I've been there years ago and it was fantastic. I'm glad to hear that they're still going very well. I still remember the duck entree. So good.

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              Stuartmc910 RE: tastyeating Dec 31, 2009 01:18 PM

              It's one of mine and my wife;s favorite restaurants. Yes, we're over 60!! She's a die hard mussels fan and can't wait until 9:30 this evening when we have our annual new year's eve dinner there.

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                taboo RE: Stuartmc910 Dec 31, 2009 02:41 PM

                Have FUN!!!!! Can't wait to have the mussels.

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