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709 Restaurant

709 Arnold Ave. (Cramer Ave.) Send to Phone
Sushi, fine dining, pizza and pub are all in the mix at this imaginative storefront restaurant.

Lunch & Dinner daily

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709 Restaurant Restaurant Review

: This surprising storefront restaurant offers a sophisticated and varied menu where even pizza and burgers are elevated. An appetizer of crispy and tender baby artichoke hearts comes to the table tossed with roasted red peppers and mixed olives, the whole sprinkled with Parmesan and served with spicy aïoli for dipping. This kind of creativity is found throughout many selections, including salads where a delightful and gluten-free blend of smoked watermelon, pickled hearts of palm, arugula, frisée, goat cheese, toasted pine nuts, cucumbers and wontons are bathed in a balsamic reduction sauce. Another gluten-free pleasure is popcorn salmon: grilled salmon served over lemon risotto, accompanied by sautéed asparagus and finished with black garlic purée, then garnished with popped amaranth. Service can be slow, and some dishes carry a high price for a relatively small portion. Still, there is much to savor, such as an imaginative array of expensive (most are about $12) cocktails, such as the Cucumber Cooler made with Prairie Cucumber Vodka, St. Elder Liqueur and fresh cucumber. The wine list is brief but carefully chosen. Desserts are not given much thought or care.


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