In search of Nettletown review...
Hey Chowhounders! Please post a review of Nettletown. I am interested in going to brunch on Saturday...
Just had my first lunch there. I can report very yummy things going on. The wonderfully moist lemongrass elk meatball sandwich, on a baguette with herbs, shredded carrots and sauce had a powerful flavor similar to what you might get at Baguette Box, but if anything, I think Nettletown delivered a subtler, more sophisticated version. The bread was a bit less crusty and therefore easier to eat, and the greens and herbs (I saw dill) made it quite elegant.
I'll definitely be back to try more. Their egg noodle dumplings seem like a good bet, and I'm intrigued by the tea egg.
The space is modestly transformed from its former incarnation. Out with the edgy mustardy color, and in with a deep turquoise. They could use a bit more art on the walls, but the overall feel is the same.
Glad to still have food this good in the neighborhood.
Went this weekend. Nice little place, but the menu is pretty limited...
I'd say the only "substantial" lunch options are the 2 noodle dishes and the elk meatball sandwich.
We both got the sandwiches this time, as well as a nice little snack of the ginger seaweed and pickled veggies (asparagus, pickles and onions) to tide us over.
The sandwiches were definitely enjoyable (jjmccoy describes them well) as were the sides, but at this point it seems like a better option for a snack and a drink than for a real lunch/brunch.
Nettletown is GREAT! havent been there for the brunch, but judging from the lunch i had there with my girlfriend, i would expect it to be awesome!
Just had another yummy lunch at Nettletown (we're so lucky to have them blocks from the house), and I have to kvell a bit more. Had today's oyster, morel, egg, and potato cake dish in a cream sauce -- so very good, with huge, plump, flavorful oysters. Like an excellent breakfast chowder. Partner had the tofu fried rice with many good things going on. Splurged on the huckleberry cardamom bread pudding with cream for dessert. This fired on all cylinders -- crispy top, doughy center, slightly tart berries perfectly balanced by the slightly sweet cream. They really excel at gentle but firm flavors and nail it on taste, texture and temperature along the way. No criticisms at all.
They're cooking at the Eastlake 4th of July party tomorrow down on Minor. Can't wait to try it.