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Wood and Vine?

  • Tom P Jun 7, 2011 01:26 PM
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Anyone been?

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  1. I'm very curious on the CH take as well... haven't seen many posts about the place, but it seems to do well on Yelp. Keep meaning to go myself, but just haven't found the right occassion/opportunity.

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    1. re: andytseng

      Went last night. They were out of the chicken and waffles and a few other things (I got there at 10:45 pm, 15 mins. before the kitchen closed). At first, it was a bit strange, because there wasn't a host to greet us - one of the busboys told us they don't have one on Mondays.

      Had the farmer's market menu, which was branzino crudo, braised beef cheeks, and a lime ice cream-ish dessert. Supplemented that with the beet salad, scallop and grits, and a 5 item plate of charcuterie & cheese: Pork Torchon; Foie Gras & Hazelnut Pate; Potted Leek, Olive, & Goat Cheese; Buche de Chevre; & Stilton.

      The prix fixe and the charcuterie plate were great values at $18 and $13, respectively. Everything was very solid. Nothing really blew my mind, but it was all very good and prepared well. If I was in the area, I wouldn't hesitate to go back.

      lso, I sat on the outside patio, which was cute, but I feel like they placed some of the speakers too close to the tables. I don't mind it being loud (i.e. I'm fine w/ Mozza), but there's a difference between loud, and having a speaker that drowns out your conversation.

    2. They have a good charcuterie plate, and the bone marrow on toast points is also a winner, with the bone marrow removed from the bone and marinated before being placed on the toast. The texture is a little firmer than when you dig it out of the bone, and the marinade adds needed acid and flavor.

      They fancy themselves a bourbon bar, so you'll have lots of choices of bourbon. Sadly they don't have a very large selection of other liquors, but they do a pretty good job with the mixed drinks.

      They're another "Local-sourced" restaurant. So they have all California beers, some of which are pretty good, and the food is supposedly sourced nearby, too.

      And there's a very nice relaxed patio in back, which should come in very handy as the weather warms up.

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      1. re: lil mikey

        I keep hearing all kinds of good things regarding the patio in back.
        And actually about the food as well, altho not tried it yet.
        Time for a subway ride!

        1. re: carter

          The food is not that great but decent enough that when combined w/the atmosphere (indoors is dark & woodsy, patio is airy and cute), the place is an altogether nice bet for a couple of drinks, a dish or two to share, and some good conversation. I wouldn't make it a place to go just for food, though, as it doesn't shine enough in that dept.

          1. re: namstermonster

            totally agree with you namstermonster. went last night and had a respectable-outside-of-New-Oreleans sazerac and the hand torn pasta and chic waffles. All just so-so. But the charcuterie was very good including pork torchon (or hog head cheese where I'm from) which I loved along with the conversation. Waiter was great too.

      2. The chicken and waffles and the scallops and grits are both very good dishes. Patio is great.

        1. Chicken & Waffles and pea gnocchi and cocktails are very good. Overall, much better than Delphine next door.