Elegant dining in this little town of Carlsbad. We came here because of the great review. The menu seems creative and not the usual fare. The price was attractive also. We ordered the poutine for appetizer, it was huge. Hot, melting cheese, gooey and it had roasted green chile. It was so good. My husband and I ordered the same tenderloin dish, because it sounded the most interesting. It was a little unexpected that it came in cubes in a casserole dish (but I guess I should've known when it says "tips" on the menu). But the chunks were tender and cooked to our liking. The spicing was nicely done, though I think it could be a bit stronger. It came with choice of two sides, and we chose the green chile cheese grits and asparagus. The green chile grits was very good, but I wish there was more chiles in it.
Despite all the pointers from other reviewers, we still got confused when finding this place. The name of the restaurant is not on the building, it's on the small unlit mosaic pole on the curb. The "open" sign wasn't on when we were looking, so we weren't sure. We ended up calling the restaurant and confirming the whereabouts. But the restaurant IS inside the Old City Hall building. So, just go in through the black door.
Service was friendly and attentive. The part owner came to greet us. Very nice ambience. When I say elegant, it by no means stuffy. We came in our jeans and t-shirts after a full day of outing at the caverns. It was a great way to end the awesome day.
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