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Bankers Hill Bar + Restaurant Restaurant Review: From the moment we walked through the oversize architectural door and saw the wall of succulents and tasteful décor, the vision of designer and fabricator Paul Basile and co-owner Terryl Gavre, we knew Bankers Hill would be a hit. A blend of neighborhood hangout and big city savvy, the energetic yet sexy low-lit setting entices both foodies and regulars. Chef and co-owner Carl Schroeder, of Market Restaurant + Bar fame, has created a menu with all dishes under $20. Start with the deviled eggs with homemade puff-pastry Parmesan "cheese straws" on the side. Schroeder's creations are artistic without being precious --- the roasted beet and citrus salad is a symphony of flavors with the tang of tangerine in harmony with the goat cheese and earthy beets. His pencil-thin crisp fries with truffle aïoli are a treat --- so order the juicy burger as an excuse to have them. The pastas are homemade, such as pappardelle with braised chicken in Pinot Noir sauce and caramelized carrots. The waitstaff delivers informal yet astute service. Couples nuzzle at the zinc bar sharing barbecue-braised pork tacos with avocado and lime sour cream, and enjoying memorable sippers.