Lake and Irving
Went to Lake and Irving last night, and had a very nice evening. No wait for a table, but restaurant was fairly busy. Had an app of pork and gruyere (I think--some kind of cheese) arancini that I thought was delicious. My date and I both really enjoyed main dishes. Date had a salmon salad that he said was delicious. I had a shrimp spinach salad, which I got as a half-size, an option that I was happy about because I wanted to try another entree, too. My other entree was a crab-encrusted fish, and while it wasn't what I would call "encrusted" (it was more like topped with a crab mix), it was delicious. And they have two portion sizes for this and several other entrees, which again I really appreciated, because I could eat both the half salad and the half fish and feel like I got the right amount of food with out totally overspending. I thought prices were reasonable, and the food was really good. Also liked that they brought out large bottles of tap water and sparkling water and left them both at the table. Bread is $1, and we ordered that, but never got it (and were not not charged for it), so can't report on that. Service was a little uneven (in addition to the forgotten bread, server forgot my glass of wine until I reminded him), but was friendly and non-obtrusive. We'll go back.