This restaurant has been in the AV for almost 2 decades. It still has incredible bread and baked goods. If you are there on a day when they make the rosemary-raisin bread, OMG, be certain to order some to take home.
I love the baby grand salad and either a soup or a sandwich. The turkey sandwich with the cranberry walnut chutney is fantastic, especially if you can have it on the aforementioned rosemary-raisin bread. I prefer it with light mayo and no tomato since I put the chutney on the sandwich.
Years ago, I loved coming here for dinner, but I was disappointed by a dry, over cooked salmon when I ate dinner here in Feb. In the past, salmon has been one of my favorite dinner choices. Maybe I just hit it on a bad night.
Have lunch here for certain. The sandwiches and choices that include the tempting bread are always fabulous.
Try a desert. There are some delicious choices. They change, so look to see what is offered. I'm hoping to visit again to see if dinner items have gone back up in quality. I hope so. There are so few choices for good food in the AV.
I will mention that the "supper club" and totally "grandma style" Italianate decor is a bit off-putting. Try to ignore it if you can. It looks so dated. The previous incarnation on the east-side was bright, light and unpretentious. I wish that the owner would not try to "upscale" because it's a bit odd and makes me slightly embarrassed for the fact that I like to eat here. I never felt that about the old location.
The comforting, casual food is good, try to focus on that.
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