Friday Saturday Sunday. On a Thursday night. I absolutely LOVED this place. Hidden on 21st and Spruce, I've passed this placed a million times and wondered what it was all about. We had an 8:30 dinner reservation and when we walked in there was only one other couple in the place. The space was fairly small and had a cozy vibe. There was light jazz playing in the background which really added to the peaceful feel of the place. The walls were adorned with huge paintings and mirrors. We sat in a corner booth so that Brendan and I were actually sitting next to each other rather than across. Kind of romantic. But, not so conducive for a 6'6 guy, but he sucked it up.
Okay food time. I read some reviews online about the cream of mushroom soup, so I had to try. In a word, perfect. Those gray specks in the soup were actually mushrooms. Huge fan!
Bren got a Cesar salad (bores). Deciding on the meal wasn't too difficult. There was only about 8 choices of dinner entrées. I should point out that on the menu there were two categories: small dishes and entrées. The small dishes were about $18-23, and the entrées had basically all of the same menu items as the small dishes, but they were about $27-30. If you wanted to split an entrée it was going to be $4 extra. I had never seen this on a menu before so I was slightly confused, but we made it through. I figured since I had the soup, I would go with a small dish. Brendan obviously went with an entrée. I got butternut squash ravioli. Again, perfect. It was the perfect combination of savory and sweet and the sauce was delicious. It even had pine nuts mixed in which really added to the dish. Brendan went with the dijon chicken which was also fabulous. The chicken was breaded and layed on top of mashed potatoes.
As if that wasn't enough food we had to get dessert. I have to say I was not full after my soup and my small plate. That is probably just me because the amount of food that would fill a normal person usually isn't enough for me. Plus I had just run 6 miles before dinner so I really built up my appetite (lame excuse? yep.) The second I saw cheesecake with chocolate crust, that was it. Had to get it. It was probably my favorite part of the meal. Nice in size and the perfect amount of chocolate chips in the cheesecake. When Brendan took the last bite I was actually angry. Next time I'm getting my own.
Friday Saturday Sunday was the perfect date night spot. I would definitely go back. 2 drinks + 2 apps + 2 dinners + 1 dessert= $87! That was a huge surprise to me, but just reaffirms my statement to get back there.
3 down, where to next?!