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Vry leisurely & vry delicious

By BklynMe on 1/14/2009

  • Overall Rating: 8
  • Food: 9
  • Service: 7
  • Décor: 8
  • Yes, I would go back!

I went to this restaurant for the first time this past Saturday and returned Monday; it is very small. Especially @ the counter on a Sat nite. Every person who passed me, brushed me. There was just not enough room. Both times the staff was very warm, solicitous, friendly & very busy. Sometimes it was hard to get their attention. But, this is not for the time limited patron. This was a leisurely, soothing, & delicious gastronomic event We enjoyed their signature salad w/ fresh dill and mint, and the Octopus with w/ fresh herbs and warm red potatoes. (It true the octopus is a little salty especially with the Balsamic reduction but, the potatoes have no salt so the two complement each other well. Might be my favorite dish with all of its wonderful contradictions: chewy and crispy, savory and sweet, & the mélange of textures! Delicious!) Followed by their Honey &Thyme Pasta, (deceptively light taste on the tongue, hearty feel in the stomach) and the Whole Branzino, with a refreshing cold fennel salad, & marinated roasted lemon. Not cheap, for the 2 of us it was around $160 including several glasses of wine.

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