We became a fan of chef/owner Brian Held at his previous restaurant, Rouget in Newtown, PA, so when he moved to Lambertville, we had to follow. He's kept some of the favorite dishes from his old place on the menu (thank goodness!), but always has different specials based on the fresh ingredients of the season. It usually hard for us to choose between one of the old faves -- the fabulous mushroom soup with truffle oil, the off-the-hook Bananas Foster french toast -- and whatever is new and different on the menu. But the good news is that everything we've had here is good, consistently. The 3-course prix fixe dinners ($35 weekdays, $40 weekends) are a downright bargain, and ordering off the a la carte menu is reasonably priced; having the choice between them every day is really nice. The restaurant isn't large, and the single room feels homey, although it can get a bit noisy when the restaurant is full. Service is good, although they can sometimes be a little swamped at peak times -- but since it's a BYO, and you're not here for a quick meal, sit back, sip your wine, enjoy the conversation and enjoy a leisurely meal. We love Brian's inventive and consistent cooking, and would follow him anywhere (but please don't move any farther away form our home!).
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