We didn't realize it but we have been waiting for this place. As a couple, we have been fortunate to dine out in many cities in NA. Like most of us we have had very good, bad and ugly. We can count one experience as exceptional and that was in large part due to the server. I have never been so happy to tip someone. This has been our bench mark for some time.
Our Saturday (Small Plates Menu) evening at Mallard firmly challenged and is likely to unseat that experience. In very short terms, the food was absolutely fantastic and was only outdone by the service with a gentleman whose casual confidence left us feeling like we had been friends forever.
As for the remaining components of our experience. The atmosphere is unique and inviting. One side with low ceilings, lending a sense of intimacy and the other a vaulted ceiling common room feel. The wine list is modest in size (thankfully) but well chosen and apparently changes regularly to match the menu.
"we'll rant and we'll roar..." and we will be back.
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