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Citron and Rose? (Merion Station, PA)

Bashful3 Jan 3, 2013 02:34 PM

Going there with daughter and son-in-law this Sunday.

Any not-to-miss dishes to suggest? Place got great reviews locally,
but I haven't read anything on Chowhound.


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  1. queenscook RE: Bashful3 Jan 3, 2013 03:02 PM


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      avitrek RE: Bashful3 Jan 6, 2013 08:07 AM

      I'm curious to hear you say the place got great reviews locally, I just checked the Inquirer and Exponent and couldn't find any reviews. If you can share a link to the reviews that would be great, also please update us after your visit today.

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        Bashful3 RE: Bashful3 Jan 7, 2013 06:37 AM

        To Avitrek: I must had read blogs? In any case, I did
        post my experience last night. Could not have been more

        And yes, I did order the chopped liver to share with my daughter.
        It was fun, and I enjoyed it.

        Now I would say the 'must have dish' is the pear flodni for dessert.

        What truly sparkled was the service: outstanding. Attentive,
        personal, considerate, never over the top. Genuine. Staff
        very well trained, and seemed happy to work there. Good vibe
        all around.

        Layout of the restaurant is excellent: I saw a room behind our
        large banquet with only two large tables: ideal for one or two
        different groups, as the rectangular tables could have been pushed
        together. We were very comfortable in the seating arrangements.

        I'm looking forward to coming back.

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          ThePrettypoodle RE: Bashful3 Jan 7, 2013 09:22 AM

          I'm glad you liked it. I reaslly am. Maybe one dasy I'll give it a try, I just need to find a bit more that I will eat. Like I said befoire there is no way I'll eat chopped liver, ever. Glad you enjoyed t though - I'll pass on your kind words about it to my husband who does eat it.

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            Bashful3 RE: ThePrettypoodle Jan 7, 2013 09:27 AM

            No need to try the chopped liver if you don't like it. Other
            appetizer choices were tempting, although s-i-l's braised beef
            blew his mind. All he said was 'Yum!" with an exstatic look
            on his face. I thought the appetizer choices were super-tempting,and next time I would go for the celery root soup.

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              shoelace RE: Bashful3 Jan 9, 2013 09:26 AM

              had the celery root soup as take out a few weeks ago, which means it hadnt gotten cold and then was rewarmed and was still DELICIOUS

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          AdinaA RE: Bashful3 Jan 18, 2013 09:48 AM

          Reviews don't get better than this http://forward.com/articles/169375/th...

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            avitrek RE: AdinaA Feb 9, 2013 07:51 PM

            The Inquirer review is in. Some dishes seem to be more successful than others, but overall it sounds very promising. I need to make a trip to Philly at some point for this.


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              barryg RE: avitrek Mar 4, 2013 07:30 PM

              Another stellar review: http://www.phillymag.com/articles/phi...

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            barryg RE: Bashful3 Feb 27, 2013 09:08 AM

            Now open for motzei shabbat, with an abbreviated menu.


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              avitrek RE: barryg Feb 27, 2013 09:26 AM

              What's even more interesting is the writer used "motzei shabbat" with no translation or explanation. Almost like he knew what it meant and it didn't occur to him that his readers might not. Not what you typically expect from a writer in a secular paper.

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                queenscook RE: avitrek Feb 27, 2013 09:52 AM

                But it was already clear that the article was about the restaurant now being open Saturday night, so for the final mention of it, I think there was enough context to allow a reader who didn't know the term to figure it out. It is, in fact, how we all learn words we don't know; ask any English teacher.

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