We went to Talde for our anniversary. The place was busy but not very noisy as some folks mentioned. We also did not need to wait - maybe because it was Monday.
We ordered the Obama punch which was both tart and sweet but did not have much of a kick. The pitcher was small but we did get two drinks each from it.
We ordered the pretzel dumplings, the whole roasted branzino and the fried rice. The waiter explained that the fish would take at least 20 minutes and encouraged us to order another dish. We added the Kung Pao chicken wings. Though the wings tasted spicy and sweet and left you licking your fingers for more we wound up having too much food. The dumplings had a delicious filling but I prefer my dumplings with a softer thinner crust. The roasted fish was amazing. It was a deboned whole fish seasoned with tomato and spices that really enhanced the flavor of the fish. It comes with mini tortillas and so you make your own fish tacos. The shrimp fried rice was probably the best fried rice I have eaten. The rice was fluffy, not oily at all and the shrimp was cooked perfectly.
Though the meal was pricey - we had leftover fish and rice for the next day. Our bill was about $80 without tip. I would definitely go back but next time we might try the brunch since it is a bit less costly.
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