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Posted by Restaurant Lover on 04/27/2008
I went here recently for dinner with my girlfriends. It was recommended to me by a coworker. What a find. The food was amazing. I also loved the scene there and of course it's in a great neighborhood. Some of our favorite dishes were roasted artichoke, sauteed spinach, fries w/gorgonzola cheese, hanger steak, butternut squash ravioli, mushroom crusted chicken, and the chocolate peanut butter dessert. I can't wait to go back.
Posted by Anonymous on 04/12/2008
My friend and I had brunch at EV today, 4/12, & the food & atmosphere were really nice. My Eggs Benedict could have been slightly larger, but the fries & hollondaise sauce were amazing! Mixed greens in a really tasty vinaigrette also came on the sidethe english muffin my eggs sat on was so soft & buttery. Only the eggs could have been a little larger. My friend had the Baked Eggs with Pancetta, Spinach & roasted tomato hollondaise-it was also good-she raved about it. The atmoshere, while quite cramped, was very convivial & fun-a nice crowd of attractive young people. The service was decentour server was extremely sweet & friendly, but it took a little while to get the check-no problem though. The french toast looked so goodI'll have to try that next time. Overall, a cool, little bistro in the West Villageworth a try. Enjoy & have fun. Cheers~
Posted by Katherine on 04/06/2008
I went here having read good reviews. The space is very nice and there was an enthusiastic crowd, but the greek salad I ordered definitely came from the C-Town canned goods section, It was what you would expect from your corner pizzeria. My friend's eggs benedict were swimming in an unapologetic butter broth. Don't recommend it.
Posted by Anonymous on 01/30/2008
great food. I was there on a business dinner and the food is excellent. The salmon tartar was delicious - larger portion than I expected. Flavorful and beautifully presented. The entree was delicious - I had the halibut - though it needed to be salted. Atmosphere was intimate-cozy-romantic. I would definitely recommend this place.
Posted by NYC Newbie on 01/02/2008
We finally made it to this beautiful restaurant after recommendations from friends and I have to say (as other have) outside of the crampiness of the restaurant we had a wonderful time. We came in on a Thurs night and to wait- the waitress was so knowledge and pleasant. The food was amazing and I will be back in the next time, we're in town! Well done Extra Virgin
Posted by Disappointed Neighbor on 12/07/2007
This place has come a long way since it opened but unfortunately, the journey has been downhill. Regarding the service, I was there with a group of 4 people the other night and although our name was pretty much at the top of the list, and the restaurant was not very crowded when we arrived, we found ourselves waiting almost an hour for a table. It seemed that instead of tending to us, they decided to seat several parties of 2 who had arrived AFTER us. Not cool. We were finally ushered into the back room, which I'd never been seated in before. I didn't think I'd like the vibe in what I had thought was the bar area but I was pleasantly surprised when we got a nice big cozy booth in the back. Comfortable, yes, but unfortunately we seemed lost to our waitress and busboy. We got menus right away but sat for a long time before anyone OR anything came to the table. We had to ask for bread AND for our waitress. The service was absolutely awful, worse than it ever was in the bigger, busier front room. The appetizers, Fritto Misto and Mussels, were lukewarm at best. They had obviously sat there for a while before being brought out. The taste of both were very good but the Fritto was disappointingly pretty heavily weighted with calamari and the plating looked messy, like someone had just dumped some fried food on a plate in a rush. The person who ordered the Papardelle Bolognese won't be returning with me to the restaurant again. She was very disappointed in her food. Another friend was pleased with his Hanger Steak (although again, it looked like it was just dumped there) and thankfully, the Mushroom Crusted Virgin Chicken was excellent, as always. (If that had been a disappointment, I myself wouldn't consider going back!) That said, I will go back (if only for the delicious chicken) but I seriously hope this restaurant can get back on track. Someone needs to go whip the kitchen, servers and hostesses/maitre d' into shape. Otherwise, it won't be worth returning on a regular basis, even for the chicken and I doubt that if this place wasn't in my neighborhood, I'd travel to get there after this experience. Overall, I was really disappointed, as were my friends. It's truly a shame when a good restaurant like this goes on a downhill slide.
Posted by Catherine on 11/09/2007
I brought a friend who's a chef here as I had always had delicious and original food before, but this time the menu wasn't that exciting. The beetroot salad was good, but not enough pistachios or seasoning. I had the pork loin but was surprised to find that the apples were raw and it was a bit dry. We also ordered a tarte tatin, but it was obvious that it wasn't a real tatin and the caramel sauce was burnt. There is a nice atmosphere, but as someone else mentioned, you do feel a bit squashed sitting so close to your neighbour.