It's a very unassuming building – a tiny little dive. You would never associate the place with the menu. My friend and I split a salad – baby arugula with granny smith apples and Cypress Grove Humboldt Farm cheese (a blue cheese). Excellent, fresh, just the right amount of flavorful dressing. I ordered a small plate: red snapper with fried green tomatoes, pea tendrils and basil mayonnaise. The snapper was a good sized piece of fish but nothing special at all; the tomatoes were delicious – crispy outside, sweet inside; the pea tendrils (I’d never had them before) sweet and fresh too, and the basil mayonnaise was light – not heavy at all. My friend got the Bangers and Mash: wild boar sausage, mashed root vegetables and merlot demiglace. I am not a big sausage fan, but these were absolutely wonderful. A very sweet flavor and not fatty or greasy. All were very reasonable – salad was $6, small plate of fish was $10, bangers and mash $15. Because the salad and entrees were so good I’m reluctant to mention the two big problems. First, the service was veru inattentive. After our waitress brought us the salad, we didn’t see her until the very end of the meal when she took the entrée plates away; someone else had brought the entrees, and no one came by to ask if they were okay after we’d started eating. I didn't expect the same kind of service as at a posh restaurant; however, since no one came by after we go the entrees we didn’t get to order a second glass of beer/wine. The second thing was the dessert. Part of my disappointment could have been that they were out of the chocolate cake I had my heart set on. I got the strawberry cake instead. As opposed to the entrees, the cake was really lacking in presentation: just a piece of cake lying on a plate. I prefer substance over style, but it was very disappointing and anticlimactic compared to the rest of the meal. The cake itself was just okay – it had a good strawberry flavor and somewhat dense texture. The waitress told us the cakes are made from local natural ingredients by someone else. At $6 or $7 (can’t remember which) it seemed overpriced for what it was. I’d still recommend the restaurant, but definitely not the dessert.
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