During the busy season (now) we tend to try out little restaurants, so last weekend we gave Twelve a try. When we saw that there were many open tables, we were curious but it didn't put us off. We noticed a table with eight people who seemed to be noting they had received the wrong food and asking for changes and generally making a fuss; the other diners were cutting their eyes at them and murmuring. Another couple, when given their entree, sighed and made annoyed movements indicating they had waited a long time. I offer these observations as maybe explaining the emptiness of the restaurant at the busiest time of the year.
That having been said, we had a GREAT time and our food was tasty and wonderful. I got the chicken with basil and ricotta (tender, juicy, and very flavorful) which came with vegetable risotto (creamy). My husband got the flat iron steak which was cooked exactly the way he likes (medium well) without being dry, which came with mashed potatoes (okay -- had a slightly metallic taste). The rolls are great, fluffy dinner rolls with butter. The salad was excellent -- mixed field greens with fresh tomato and onion slices; we got bleu-cheese dressing that was tangy and delicious.
The tables and chairs are mismatched in a funky way; the table at which we sat was an 'old' Chinese? Spanish? style with heavy matching chairs. The chairs have hammered metal pieces on the back that unfortunately had snags we found were grabbing our clothes. The rest of the decor is nice with dark wood, nice lighting.
Our waitress and the other we spoke with were both very enjoyable and efficient in handling our meal. We will definitely be back for the delicious food and will recommend this restaurant to our friends looking for some place quiet to have a good meal.
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