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This laid-back bistro, just a few minutes from Haymarket Station, has won a loyal following. Hardwood floors, stone walls, soft blue hues, and seaside paintings add to the coastal theme. Savory temptations include roasted butternut squash with chestnut-and-apple salad; panfried sea bass with fennel, mustard, and ginger; and Aberdeen Angus sirloin with tomato-and-red-onion salad. The international wine list is as varied as the daily specials.

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  • Credit cards accepted.
  • Closed Sun.
Updated: 10-11-2013

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    Having had two entirely different experiences at this restaurant I'm now slightly less eulogistic about this place than I might have been after my initial visit. The first time I went I was with a large group on a summertime Friday night when the restaurant was full. The food was delicious, the staff coped admirably and it had the feel of a buzzy, busy restaurant with a dedicated team behind it. My second visit was with a small group on a cold, mid-week winter evening. The food was disappointing and had the feel of having been cobbled together with what was left in the kitchen, the staff had a couldn't-care-less attitude and the place had a cold, empty feel. The people I had taken along seemed unlikely to recommend it or return. On balance I would say that the best thing to do is try it for yourself - hopefully you will have the former experience rather than the latter and what we experienced was just a restaurant with a case of winter blues.

    by catmac, 2/27/08

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