Recently tried Braise for the first time, with a large group. Service was great. The wait staff made the experience fairly effortless, including the way the bill was itemized. Made it easy for us to figure out who owed what! The atmosphere was cozy and it was great to see repurposed items- the tables and floors were from old bowling alley lanes. The bar featured a cucumber cooler drink, similar to a mojito but using Rehorst gin I believe, and adding cucumbers. It was very refreshing. The food, of course, was the main thing. Features are small plates averaging around $8-9. There were several full-size entrees as well. I did have a 1/2 order of the mushroom bacon risotto which was perfectly cooked. I liked the addition of kale. But my favorite thing was the heirloom tomato salad. So simple, yet perfect. The tomatoes were just the right temperature and ripeness to bring out their full flavor. The dressing was similar to a balsamic vinagrette-very light, some greens akin to arugala and dollops of silky smooth ricotta cheese were perfect with the tomato. Amazing. For dessert, two of us shared the lemon tart and the chocalate tart. The lemon was lemon curd with berry jam and creme fresh. Excellent. The chocolate tart had a fresh creme top and the ganache on the bottom. Also tasty. Both were large enough to share with someone too. The only complaints I had were the lighting was a little dark when the sun went down, and as we were finishing, another large group came in and were so loud we had a hard time talking. Fortunately we we ending our experience so we didn't need to complain. Overall I did still give this place a 5, as the concept, atmosphere (with the mentioned exceptions), service and food quality were all top-notch.
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