Whenever my husband and I want to go someplace special we usually head up to Stonington to the Water Street Cafe. Well....... move over Water Street..... we now have a much closer place that will give the Water Street a run for its money-- Jessie's.
I had put off going to Jessie's because I didn't like the fact that it was located in a strip mall. That is definitely a negative, but one that I am now ready to overlook given the info below.
We met some friends at Jessie's on a Tuesday evening for a little birthday celebration. I've been on this Ideal Protein diet for 6 months so my requirements for dining were pretty simple..... lean protein, salad and lo-carb hot vegetable. I had several proteins to chose from and elected the filet with a salad and sauteed spinach and asparagus. My husband decided to have the same. The server was very helpful with her recommendations for substitutions. (note: the menu even says you can substitute sides, etc...... when was the last time you actually had a restaurant say it's ok to change our suggestions...... love that)
The steak was absolutely wonderful. It was very lean, tender and flavorful. It was also larger than I expected. I don't know where they get their meat but this was obviously top quality. The vegetables were prepared just as I requested -- simply and without goobs of fat. It was perfect.
The service was terrific (I wish I could remember the server's name)... she was very patient with my requests/questions as well as those of my friends who are also picky eaters (read: don't want a lot of added fats, etc). It was an extremely pleasant evening.
The atmosphere is nice, relaxing with just the right amount of light.... So many places don't have the "lighting thing" right. This will definitely be on our regular circuit now.
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