Rose. Rabbit. Lie. - a stunning meal with entertainment to boot.
- uhockey Aug 25, 2014 06:45 PM
Excellent food but the entertainment continues to change. I had a 6:30 reservations and I was asked if I wanted to eat at the bar. For future reference, say no, because the bar gets filled up and there will be people ordering drinks over you, eyeing your bar seat so you can't just relax and enjoy your meal.
I started with the caviar taco. It's $15 for one bite, basically potato chip topped with a little hamachi and caviar. I've seen this dish elsewhere but never ordered it. I gave it a try at RRL (not to be confused with double R L by Ralph) because of the bartender's heavy pimping. Since I'm not a big consumer of caviar, it was not my favorite dish.
Next came the Loup de Mer. Beautifully seared and fantastic Chilean sea bass. I only found out it was Chilean sea bass after I ordered it. Had I known, I wouldn't have ordered it.
I also had some Brussels sprouts just for fiber, though these were tasty.
Fourth was fried frog legs. These legs look like the frogs had been on steroids but they were very tasty. The tempura batter was fairly light, providing some texturally contrast to the tender frog meat.
Last was the rabbit fricasse. This recommendation from the bartender was superb to me. The rabbit avoided being dry or stringy.
There was a band on a stage in the bar area and various singers, and a tap dancer, belting out mostly jazz tunes. I wish I had a table so I could have stayed longer.