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1012 S. Presa St. (Sadie St.) Send to Phone
Bitty Bite turns out classy small plates with verve and flair.
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Bite Restaurant Review

: Diminutive Bite consists of a marble-topped, horseshoe-shaped counter and a few tables surrounded by purple swivel chairs and a shiny orange wall, plus some riffs on pop-art and other paintings. This all comes across way better than it sounds, especially in the company of Lisa Astorga-Watel’s Euro-centric, contemporary cuisine. Astorga-Watel is the wife of Chez Vatel Bistro’s Damien Watel, but she has a style all her own. Small plates, the restaurant’s focus, run the gamut from a successful octopus carpaccio to a somewhat less laudatory lamb chop Provençale, but all show attention to detail and a flair for the original. If available, go for the popular lamb “cigar” complete with classic band. Though pricey, the butter-poached lobster is simple but a standout. We find the eggplant waffle frequently soggy, but perk up at the prospect of “Pato Olivo” over Parmesan risotto. Take notice of the specials board that has included a “Ropa Sucia” of seafood and sausage cooked in a paper bag, and look to the waiter/bartender for a more straightforward drink (he keeps good gins) than the fussy cocktails listed as specials.

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