Any new 2012 Downtown Restaurants worth trying?
It feels like there have been a slew of new restaurants in the downtown and Arts District area this summer that I haven't tried yet. Haven't seen many CH reviews to guide me in the right direction. These are just a few that I had in mind:
Eat. Drink. Americano
Is there anything out there worth trying?
Towne has great decor & pastry chef from Bottega Louie. The food is.... uhm...
Parish's cocktails are rather fantastic. The fried chicken, the beets, shrimp, burger (though it is $17 !!#$@!$#) all top notch. Sadly, they have whiskey/whisky and they serve bone marrow. So yes, you'll see bone luging which may be great, or disgusting, depending on who you are. Just waiting for the brunch menu to start. And bring hundreds because cocktails are $12-16
Out of them all, I still enjoy Blue Cow Kitchen the most, especially after all the suits leave post-HH.
We tried Kitchen Table, the little two story building right next to Baco, a week or two ago and it has potential. I had an excellent beef tartare starter (with very modern plating, though I will say that the streaks of foams were more for visual appeal as they didn't add to the enjoyment of the excellent beef. But if they figure out how to make a Dijon foam, yum!)
My entree was simple, and good, but lacking the dynamics of the app.
The wine list is limited, but has a few interesting choices. Just wished the CA options included a couple wineries older than 2-3 vintages.
Beautiful location, too.