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Posted by Rob on 06/19/2011
This corner has seen lots of change. After its first conversion from a savings bank to the Panorama restaurant, then to Ciao Bella, now as the new Midnight Blue. Frankly, there has been little improvement. This new venue, with a lovely ambiance, still misses the point on many items that are not up to par. The New England clam chowder that is weak and watery with tough little canned clams is a disaster. The salads are so small they should be served with a magnifying glass. And when You ask for al dente pasta, you get slop - this is unforgivable. On top of that a three ounce portion of some of wines by the glass costs as much a the full bottle. Please!! The owner has the bad habit of hanging at the table and interrogating the guests about the food. It was a most unwelcome intrusion. Avoid this place. Almost anything else is better.
Posted by Lisa Ann on 06/14/2011
For taste of the food & friendly service, I give an 8. For the meal preparation & value I give a 2. The decor is very nice and they seem to have a great bar area. The bread is great, nice to have dinner rolls & not hard cheap french bread. A big plus, hopefully they keep this**. My friend had papardelle and said it was very bland. I ordered the chicken franchese, and it while the meat tasted very good, I would never want it again. The main dishes get one "side" choice which according to the waiter, was french fries, fusilli w/butter sauce (??), soup or salad. They had no vegetable side dishes at all, so, I ordered the salad. When the chicken came, nothing accompanied or garnished it. Just one hunk of meat on a small plate. Very unappetizing looking. Sorry, but I have never seen an 'upscale' restaurant offer a dish like this without something with it. A few carrots, a small serving of pasta--for both presentation purposes, and to make it less chintsy looking. You are going out to eat, paying $17 or so for a dinner entree, do THAT much Not a lot to ask, or afford. **Went back again, and they did take the bread away and replaced it with chewey french bread. Food was worse, took over 20 minutes to get sliders and wings even though there were maybe three other tables. Wings were inedible. Very odd, off things about this place. No burger platters for anyone except kids. No pasta sauce that is just plain tomato marinara In fact, no sauces without meat or cheese. The waitstaff doesn't tell you the specials, the drinks are flat...I give this place another month.
Posted by Criag on 06/13/2011
Nice hidden spot on 2nd avenue .Great service . Had a window seat on the 2nd floor good lively vibe .Ordered the bake mac & cheese with asiago cheddar the combination of the leek and broccoli made this dish remarkable