Our friends had heard good things about this place, so we went with them on a Saturday evening. It's a relatively small joint, but nicely decorated in a funky industrial-chic type look.
We were given 2 menus: the regular and the tasting menu. The tasting menu was $50, or $75 with pairings, and sounded fairly good but not great (donuts for dessert?!). So we all chose from the regular menu.
The rolls and butter brought to the table were excellent. I had the hake, which came with mussels and was absolutely scrumptious! My wife had the ricotta gnocchi, which were very rich and delicious. The wine list by the glass was rather expensive, but they had an interesting list of unusual craft beers at reasonable prices - the one I got (sorry, can't remember the name right now) was a perfect match for my meal. And none of us ordered dessert since we were returning to my place afterwards for some home-made brownies!
The only unpleasant aspect of our meal was our server, who annoyingly went on and on trying to push things on us: the tasting menu, extra drinks, dessert, etc. She had an annoying way of speaking and spoke way too much - a place like this should be more careful with the help they hire.
All in all, we appreciated the innovative flavors served at Cook & Brown and would go back again for a splurgy night out, but would definitely hope for a different server!
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