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barryg May 4, 2011 06:53 PM

I know Meme has been discussed on this board previously, but I'd like to hear about your recent experiences and recommended dishes. From searching the board and other sites, I have found that the sizzling mussels, roasted chicken, and whole Branzino are popular. What else is good?

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    Buckethead May 5, 2011 05:16 AM

    Dessert. I haven't been there in a long time but I went a few times a little while after they opened and I thought if Meme didn't work out, David Katz would do very well as a pastry chef. Dessert was my favorite part.

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      InSearchOfTacos May 5, 2011 05:32 AM

      ooo any mention of dessert and youve got my attention!

      which ones did you enjoy? i tried checking the menu online but alas the desserts arent mentioned

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        Buckethead May 5, 2011 05:55 AM

        It was quite a while ago but I remember a brown butter cake and also a chocolate cake. I went three times, had three desserts, and they were all fantastic.

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      asmith May 5, 2011 07:00 AM

      Are you going for lunch or dinner? Apparently, they do an amazing fried chicken lunch on Thursdays.

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        barryg May 5, 2011 07:10 AM

        I have heard about that, but this is dinner.

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        nwinkler May 5, 2011 02:07 PM

        I've also enjoyed the foie gras terrine. Very straightforward preparation, and a sizable piece for the price. If you're in the mood for that sort of thing.

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          barryg May 12, 2011 08:47 PM

          So I went and it was pretty good. Service was good, prices and portions are very reasonable. Wine list is good and affordable too. I liked the small and focused menu. Everything I tried was good, all plates got eaten, but nothing was really great. Only one dessert on the menu, a chocolate tort or souffle? Can't remember exactly, but apparently they took the creme brulee off because something was wrong with it. I liked the option of a cheese plate for dessert, the cheeses were interesting selections and, again, well priced.

          I would love having a place like this in my neighborhood, and if I'm in the area and can't decide where to go, I may end up back here, but I don't think it's much of a destination restaurant.

          BTW didn't like the sizzling mussels very much, that was a let down. Either the mussels themselves were not very good, or the life was cooked out of them.

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