The Emerson - anyone been?
I've been a fan of Scott Pennock way back from his days at Pastis and then Biff's. I just learned that left Gio's to open his own place called The Emerson and wondering if anyone has been?
I've been twice, it's close to my house.
They do a daily pie (meat, shepherds, lamb, etc), prices for mains are $15 and under. Affordable solid comfort food. Worth checking out if you're in the area.
Beer selection could use some work, that's my nitpick.
re: ms. cornbread
Very happy to have this place in the neighbourhood.
Really delicious and good value comfort food in a comfortable atmosphere. Had two sides as a starter - a butternut squash gratin and a shaved cauliflower slaw. Would eat both again in a second. At $5 each I was expecting a small side, but both were quite substantial. You can all get all sides (5) for $20 - these alone would make a great meal.
Mains were also larger than I was expecting which made me happy (I'm a small girl but I can eat a lot). I had the daily pot pie which was lobster. Very satisfying. Lots of lobster meat, which was perfectly done. Would like to go back to try the burger.
Dessert was an icebox cake at $5. Oh wow. So simple but so good. Could've had another.
Agree with aser though, beer selection was disappointing. Would like to a more interesting selection. I also was disappointed by my cocktail.
Will be returning!
I know that this is an older thread but the restaurant deserves every success it gets.
My friends and I have a yearly dinner (16 of us) and we always ask the restaurant we choose to create a prix fixe family style trukey dinner for around $40 pp.
This is the first time we chose Emerson and we will never go anywhere else. We felt like we were at home only we didn't have to clean :)
The food was so incredible... it's been 3 days and my friends are still raving about the meal and the service. We were happily surprised with every choice that they gave us (including oysters for an app). So, if you're looking for a place to have a large crowd, they will more than accomodate, and you will be very happy you chose them.
I think this is the first time I have ever called a restaurant days later to thank them.
Happy holidays, and if anyone from the Emerson is reading this THANKS for an amazing meal!
re: ms. cornbread
- oysters with two Mignonette (one had horseradish but I don't know the other because I don't eat oysters)
- mushroom and gorgonzola crustini
- butternut squash ravioli
- a deconstructed caprese salad for the gluten free girl
- bread with warm olives
*my favourite was the ravioli
- brussel sprout
.... and then they brought out the fries!!
-gravy (and jus for the gluten free girl)
-cranberry sauce with orange
*can't pick a favourite, however the cranberry sauce will live on in my dreams it was spectacular.
-smashed cupcakes with sprinkles
*my favourite was putting the coffee ice cream sundae on the ginger snap.
Everything was served family style so that we could pass the plates around and eat as much or little as we wanted. The wine kept flowing and the service was fantastic.