Everyone raves about the happy hour and it's true, who can complain about half price anything. We went for the $2 martinis, I mean really? ...$2 martinis? We sat at the bar and enjoyed the thinly shaved beef carpacia while sipping several of the Finlandia slightly dirty and dirty martinis. Although expertly made, a bit short on the pour but hey, they are $2. You might want to request extra crostini as they served us '4' with a platter of the the carpaccio. The white truffle balsamic drizzle was delicious. We had no problem getting good food service and drink refills. While there, we happened to see a huge veal chop delivered to the patron sitting next to us. After that we decided to change our reservation the next night and return. Upon our return which was at 6 pm on a Wednesday they were much busier than the previous night however, the host promptly cleared a table before we could even pay our bar tab. Our server, Jim, was prompt and attentive. The entrees were half price and I thought a good value even at full price. The Veal was a 9, if it had been as large as the one we had seen the night before a perfect 10. The duck was moist without being greasy but I rate it a 8 because it was not quite as crispy as I expected. I opted for the sweet potatoes and asparagus as opposed to the goat cheese mashed potatoes. The sweetness of the potatoes lent a nice touch to the duck and the sauce over the duck was just the right touch of sweet without being overpowering. The salads were full price but quite delicious. The Mista ($7) and the 17th Street ($10) were average size but just the right amount of dressing and looked as appetizing as they tasted. I would go back and try the duck again but this time I would make a special request for the extra crispiness and I feel certain that request would be fulfilled.
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