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“Food just o.k., service great”
Review of The Cazbah - CLOSED

The Cazbah
Price range: $15 - $25
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic, Large groups, Scenic view
Dining options: Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: The Cazbah, a complex yet comfortable approach to American tapas.
Reviewed July 13, 2013

The tapas concept (small portions of a variety of things) is great, but the flavors here fell short. We got the lobster cigars, but if one didn't know there was lobster in them, one would never guess. The dish consisted primarily of the deep-fried rangoon-like coating. The crab cakes were tasty but bready. The baked caprese salad was tasty, but the tomatoes were barely ripe. The petit filet mignon was fine - just nothing special. The ale-battered mushrooms were tasty, as was the accompanying horseradish sauce, but they were on the greasy side and as with the lobster cigars, one wouldn't know there was beer in the batter. The cherry tart was decent, but not a tart (fruit-filled pastry shell). There was a bread pudding-like disk in the center, surrounded by tart cherries and dollops of cream (the custard that came with it was fine). Nothing BAD, just nothing special. The wine prices are reasonable and there is a very good variety. The service provided by our waiter, Zack, was superb. He was very knowledgable and personable. BEWARE of the banquette seating! The bench part is fairly narrow, but the real problem is the metal reinforcement that runs along the periphery of the seat and also rises at the edge, making for discomfort.

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Reviewed July 12, 2013

The Cazbah roof is a fun place for a couple or a group, with the occasional train rumbling by adding to the ambiance. They have big fans up there which make some nice breeze if there isn't any. Food is good, unique options on the menu, but service is hit or miss. Sometimes they are responsive, other times you wait for 15 minutes only to be told that they are out of the beer you ordered. Worth a try, maybe they can crank up the service levels.

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Reviewed July 9, 2013 via mobile

My husband and I went here to enjoy a raining evening. The added bonus was excellent food, good service, and a booth by the window to watch the rain and the world go by. My kind of evening.:-)

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Thank MOsburn554
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Reviewed July 6, 2013

it's time to revisit. Seems to be making a comeback with some very nice downtown restaurant choices.

Ate at the Cazbah last evening with friends and had a very nice meal. Everything was as it should be and the stuffed pork chop was really, really good.

If you haven't been here, it serves tapas, or small sized portions, but with a salad and dessert it makes a nice dinner.

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Thank JerseyJack_11
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Reviewed June 8, 2013

We visited on an early Friday evening and things had not started up yet. Our tapas included the crab and pimento dip which was rich and excellent and the Lobster cigars which were outstanding. Also, we tried the tapas portion of a shrimp dish that was on the main course and it was wonderful. Our service was on point and very attentive. Definitely will return many times.

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Thank John T
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