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Posted by Anonymous on 01/31/2011
My husband and I had heard about this restaurant and thought we'd give it a try on a Saturday night. We arrived shortly after 6:30 as they do not take reservations. We ordered an appetizer (crostini) and an entree each. We received our appetizer 30 minutes after sitting down and were famished by that point. It consisted of 2 slices of bread with olive oil and some Parmesan type of cheese for $6. My husband ordered bone marrow ravioli, which turned out to be a toddler sized portion (5 mini ravioli's) and bland. There is not enough wait staff to accommodate the amount of customers in the restaurant on a busy night. The decor was eclectic and interesting but the food (or lack there of) is not worth the wait.
Posted by J.s.l. on 01/15/2011
Simply lovely from beginning to end. You feel the love of the owners in every part of the restaurant, from the wine list and the changing cocktail list to the perfectly judged food. Everyone was charming, even the folks sitting next to us, which was lucky as the tables are tucked up close. The food was really superb, cooked rather than 'prepared', both the pasta with oxtail and octopus and the salted caramel custard were dishes that I'd travel a long way for again. I normally find no booking policies and queuing ruin even the best places but if you get there early it's absolutely with the wait.
Posted by Anonymous on 11/16/2010
Went last Friday around 8:30 pm and we only had to wait around 5-10 minutes for a table. All of the food was delicious! The best things we ate were the octopus appetizer, the chop entree and the guinness chocolate cake. I highly recommend Vinegar Hill House.
Posted by Tee on 11/15/2010
I heard this place was trendy and the food was great. I had the cast iron chicken which was bland. My main course didn't come with a side which was odd. I made the mistake of ordering the squash. It had seeds on top of it so I found it difficult to eat. I kept having to remove seeds from my mouth during the whole meal. With so much money this place is charging for dinner, they should at least offer bread while waiting for the main course. The only thing I did enjoy was the Octopus app but it was so little. I will not be returning.
Posted by Anonymous on 08/29/2010
This is a beautiful little restaurant, with a great garden out back. Really welcoming staff. There was a long wait, but we had drinks in the garden - I had the cider and it was great. The restaurant has a really quaint interior and great energy, and the food was very good. I got the chicken and my boyfriend got the pork. Both of us really enjoyed our meals, but mine didn't come with any side or vegetable, just the chicken. All in all, a lovely little find.
Posted by JT on 05/12/2010
The food, service and ambience in this little out of the way gem was fantastic. The softshell crab, and the pork chops being highlights. Only slight negative being that our glasses of white wine came in tumblers, and some strange choices of music. But that didn't detract from the food and the atmosphere. Wonderful!
Posted by Anonymous on 05/11/2010
I've been wanting to try this restaurant out for months and it did not disappoint. First off, the dirty martini I had was just perfect. The octopus appetizer was fantastic. The meat and cheese plate was delicious and very large. The pappardelle was al dente and yum! But, to echo the other reviews, the stand out by far is the chop. You simply MUST get it! Cooked and flavored perfectly. The only missteps were the ramps appetizer and the chocolate cake. Neither were bad, they just weren't great. I will certainly be back.