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Posted by Anonymous on 05/23/2007
One of the most perfect places to grab lunch or drinks, on a beautiful quiet village side street. This was my first visit after hearing rave reviews from friends. I was immediately in love with the laid back atmosphere. However, after waiting for an hour and a half to be seated for brunch - and consequently starving - I was pretty surprised by the small portion sizes. I ate with four other people, and we all complained about the same issue..there wasn't enough on the plates. Perhaps it was an off-day for Extra Virgin, but two of us ordered the "granola and yogurt" for 10 bucks each, and we got a tiny plate of granola..with a teaspoon of yogurt on the bottom. We requested more yogurt, and they brought out a tiny bowl - the kind of bowl that fits 2 squares of butter - and put two more teaspoons of yogurt in it, and told us to share it. That was pretty ridiculous. The pancakes were quite small, and my friend ate them up, and then ordered a side salad and fries with gorgonzola fondue cause she was still so hungry. But all in all, the food was very good. The fresh squeezed OJ was the best I think i've ever had. The people were friendly the whole time, and the waitress was great. Even though she seemed to be the only waitress for the whole crowded room of diners, she was still pleasant, and our food came out fast. I will go again, for sure...but I'll need some time to save up money so I can afford to order two entrees!
Posted by Anonymous on 05/12/2007
So good. Not a fan of the bland apple martini I'd stick with the wine list. The best Calamari ever. All food choices here are great choices. Feening to get in ... usually a 45 minute wait after 7pm on peak night. I hope they bring back the spinach in the halibut dish I haven't ordered since they changed to wilted greens. This is the place I get taken to when I need some cheering up through my tummy without being too unhealthy.
Posted by FooDee on 05/11/2007
I really wanted to like this place. Great location, wonderful menu, but the execution on all the dishes we ordered was sorely lacking. The pan-seared striper tasted of over-used, gassy oil- they needed a fresh batch and to tamp a bit off the skin. The accompanying cauliflower puree was practically non-existent (maybe two tablespoons?) and the brussels sprouts were scant and WAY undercooked. A fettucine-made-vegetarian w/o the duck confit was tasty enough, but mostly because creamy, cheesy noodles just taste good. Unextraordinary. Lobster raviioli, as an entree, were undersalted and sort of meager in quantity... five for a dinner (although given the price, perhaps it was more a "primo" than a "secondo"). Tough to know what you're ordering in terms of portion size... all were rather diminuitive. Dessert was fine; ubiquitous molten chocolate cake, but I wasn't the deciding factor there. Service was pretty unattentive, but the place was packed to the gills, so either they should hire more servers or cut down the number of tables. Overall, pretty underwhelming, but not terrible. "Wants for improvement".
Posted by Kellyh on 04/07/2007
been 3 times. First, just stumbled upon it while out shopping with friends. Second time, late night after concert with teenagers. Always a pleasant experience. No hassles. Lovely food. Warm, cozy spot any time of year.
Posted by Anonymous on 03/07/2007
I went there last night and enjoyed everything immensely...from the service to the food to the wine...all was absolutely fantastic. i will definitely be going back and would highly recommend it to others. i am thankful to my friend who told me about it...
Posted by BrookeV on 12/03/2006
First of all, is there a better location? Picture the perfect little mediterranean influenced restaurant on tree lined w.4th with the perfect sidewalk seating. The brunch is simple and superb, the fish for dinner flavoreful with the perfect touch of artistry..... but who cares if it's the 21 club when you can't beat the location and the crowd.
Posted by bobbbee on 11/20/2006
Have been here 3 times in the last year. My wife only eats fish and there is a great selection here. Very well c\prpared as well. Nice vibe, nice lighting, pleasant wait staff. This is why we live and eat in the west village.