Earlier in the day I tried to get a reservation through Open Table, which said only very early or late reservations were available. So I called the restaurant. I was first impressed by the customer service of the person on the phone. He accommodated our needs and found a time slot for us. We were then late, due to having difficulty parking. I called and they held our table. In the end we were about 20 minutes late. The restaurant is very small, probably about 15 - 20, 2-person tables. We saw that a corner table was available, and asked to sit there. Again, our request was accommodated! We both ordered the 5 course meal, which is a flat rate of $30 each. Each serving was small plate, and we both ordered different things so really had a huge variety of things to try. The flavors were delicious, unusual combinations and very intense! Some of the highlights were: kale salad, jicama, apple, sweet garlic vinaigrette, Homemade thick-cut noodles with braised beef shank, celery root, bok choy, spicy beef broth, sauté of brussels sprouts, roasted garlic, 5-spiced cured pork belly, rutabaga relish, also a special dish with tenderloin of rabbit and sesame cakes (see photo). We also had dumplings, very light and sure what was in them but delicious. The only disappointment was the Scallion pancake which seemed a bit heavy and greasy. The service was great, very polite and attentive but not overbearing.
This was a great meal. We'd love to come back. Many delicious and unusual flavors to try. The 5 course meal was more than enough food and gives you an opportunity to try lots of new things. Parking is difficult on a Saturday night. Its hard to find on-street parking. The closest city lot is 5 blocks away and is often full. Make your reservation a few days in advance and leave plenty of time for parking.
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