Cook and Brown anyone? Providence, RI
Has anyone tried the new Cook and Brown (across from Chez Pascal on Hope St)? They have a menu up at cookandbrown.com
The complaints I have heard (seen) revolve around the short menu -- one of those "this is what we want to cook, if you don't like it, tough; just trust us" kind of deals. Mrs. W is someone who would not like that at all.
This place is in my short list for a brief solo visit to Prov. in July. My easy out would be to sit at the bar at La Laiterie, eat charcuterie and mac&cheese, and drink wine, but I always like to keep my options open.
184-188 Wayland Avenue, Providence, RI 02906
Decided to give it a try since reviews on other sites seem to have improved so dramatically.
Were were underwhelmed by the service and seating... maybe it was bad luck on our part, but we weren't the only ones flagging down our server to pay by the end of the eve.
cocktails were decent; I like the location so might return for a drink, but not for dinner.
green salad - big pile of lightly dressed baby greens on a too small plate
bacon cashew granola - interesting, perked up the salad but odd for a stand-alone
fettuccine with chicken ragu - tasty, like deconstructed chicken parm without the cheese
roasted root vegetables with quinoa - good roast on the parsnips, quinoa-feta-cranberries was not bad
coffee - nice big cups, but milk container is not to scale
gingerbread stout cake with apple ginger gremolata - okay, gremolata was very gingery, and I like ginger (maybe it was too fresh?)
My 2 cents.... anyone else?