All reader reviews by Anonymous
We've eaten in this restaurant quite a few times over the years, under its various identities - anyone remmember when it was the Parisienne Chophouse? The room always cheers me up and makes me feel festive. The food - which isn't really the point - is very much like a ddownmarket New York themed Italian/American place. We were a party of 2 on a Friday night, and there were two or three really big noisy parties, but curiously enough the acoustic seemed fine, and we managed to have a cosy catch-up without getting annoyed by drunks, and the magician decided to leave us in peace, too. . Couldn't fault the service - speedy, smiling waitresses who got things right. My partner's salad arrived without a dressing. My melanzane parmigiana wasn't really mp as I've known it in Italy, being presented in a puddle of gloopy, near-fluorescent cheese and tomato sauce. But, bewilderingly, it tasted fine. The cotolette milanese was authentic, though, and too big to finish. And I recommend a side order of the spinach with garlic and chillies - it's terrific. A good gutsy Nero d'Avola/Shiraz for 12.50 is great value in my opinion, and so was the whole meal, esp given the location.
Sunday, July 01, 2007
Food 5 | Service 8 | Atmosphere 8 | Value for money 8