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When superstar chef Thomas Keller first opened this relatively casual spot, he meant to run it for six months until he launched a burger joint in the same space, but locals were so charmed by the homey food that they clamored for the stopgap to stay. Now a single, seasonal, fixed-price menu ($52) is offered nightly, with a small menu of decadent brunch items served on Sunday. The selection might include a juicy pork loin and buttery polenta, served family style, or a delicate panna cotta with a citrus glaze. The dining room is warmly low-key, with zinc-top tables, wine served in tumblers, and rock and jazz on the stereo. If you can't wait to know what's going be served before you visit, call a day in advance for the menu.

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  • No lunch Mon.–Sat. No dinner Tues. and Wed.
Updated: 03-04-2013

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    Maybe it's our intimate table in the corner, away from the rest of the very lively restaurant; maybe it's the day's worth of wine tasting. Over the fall-off-the-fork chicken, seafood casserole, and, those donuts - we felt intoxicated with the food, the night...Per Se might have put me off Keller; Ad Hoc is on my US short list.

    by downer, 5/2/11

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