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Agustin Kitchen

100 S. Avenida del Convento, Ste. 150 Send to Phone
You'll find this classy spot at the end of the Modern Street Car Line. Hop on.

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Lunch Tues.-Fri., Dinner Tues.-Sun., Brunch Sat.-Sun.
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Agustin Kitchen Restaurant Review

: Modern and casual, this eatery brings people to the booming Westside. Many a nod to local sources are printed on the menu, and ingredients also come from the weekly farmers market, which is held right outside the front door in the lovely little plaza. Start with a mix of oysters, choosing from at least a half-dozen types. Follow with one of the jars, basically a smear of mixed fruits and flavors, sometimes sweet, sometimes savory, sometimes both. Salads comprise items like pickled shallots, roasted buckwheat or Parmesan twinkies (who knew?). A mainstay selection is the butter-poached chicken breast. With lemon mashed potatoes, spinach, sun-dried tomatoes, preserved lemon and thyme cream, this dish is rich but well worth any guilt. Sous-vide hanger steak can be accompanied by grilled shrimp or naked scallops. The chef’s burger changes on a whim, as does the fresh cavatelli. (Note: The kitchen has experienced a chef change.) Cocktails are prime. Desserts evolve with the availability of products, and that goes for the various gelatos and sorbet. Brunch is a big draw.



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