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Barnyard for an early dinner

the high point of the meal was their salmon.
the best salmon i have ever been served. period.

their cheese plate, comes without bread.
to get bread, you pay extra.
two pleasant cheeses that have been selected not to offend the faint of heart.

the homemade raspberry spread that came with the grilled bread, deliciious.

grape salad with burrata (forgot the name), delicious.

crudo. the fish was great, but it was a good thing that it was far enough away from the overwhelming dab of mustard sauce on the plate so that i was able to eat them separately.

price: quality ratio, more than fair.
price: quantity ratio, well, two of us split 5 plates and i just got home from the gelato lounge. . . . .

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  1. Price certainly seem reasonable. Was the salmon the catch of the day?

    http://www.barnyardvenice.com/dinner

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      1. re: westsidegal

        But portion size is tiny you must keep in mind.

        1. re: kevin

          that's what i was trying to get across in the last line of my post.

          to be full we would have needed at least three more plates.

          1. re: westsidegal

            But you know what ?

            It might be a good place to start a restaurant hopping excursion.

            Btw, did you happen to try their much lauded and infamous squash terrine with farmer's cheese ?

            1. re: kevin

              nope.

              imho it's only a place "to start a restaurant hopping excursion" if
              a) you have a lot of bucks with which to work
              or
              b) the remainder of your excursion will be in much less expensive places

              1. re: westsidegal

                So 800 Degrees + Barnyard = really good combination? ;)

                1. re: ilysla

                  too geographically distant from each other.
                  also, if you are just going to order a few things at barnyard, you will still be paying the full bore for their valet parking. . . .

                  1. re: westsidegal

                    Or you can find street parking. Though those spaces will more likely be available on weeknights.

                    I still have to go their brunch.

                  2. re: ilysla

                    Yeah, it's almost damn near across town.

                    but lisa if you try it out let me know.

      2. Nice report. Been wanting to try this place. Wife loves salmon so looks like maybe we'll check it out sooner rather than later.

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        1. re: PeterCC

          i'd call before going because their menu is not cast in stone.

        2. How was the salmon prepared?

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            1. re: westsidegal

              I like your pithy though accurate response.

                1. re: Tripeler

                  alternatively, she just loves fucking with people.
                  and who doesn't love that?

                  1. re: linus

                    now that's what i'm talking about.

          1. Your experience sounds like quite a night, WG, what with a nice ending at Gelato Lounge.

            But I have to say the desserts at Barnyard were the best part for me. Think: a novel take on sticky toffee pudding by gilding the lilly with a whiskey sauce and a strawberry tart topped with cream fraiche (in season).

            Thanks for the recent review.

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            1. re: kevin

              as it was, it was a costly dinner given my current parameters

            2. Went for dinner about a month ago. Had some kind of octopus salad (was good), roasted pork chops (great), roasted half chicken (awesome) and a variety of other appetizers/salads. Everything was very consistently well executed. Yes the plates are on the small side, but everything is under $20. Love this place!