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603 E. Sixth Ave. (Pearl St.) Send to Phone
Topnotch comfort food in a converted red brick Victorian house.

Dinner Tues.-Sat.

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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Emma's Restaurant Review

: EMMA’S IS CLOSED FOR RENOVATIONS. This eatery in a converted two-story, red brick Victorian house seats just about 40. The décor---hardwood floors, comfortable red leather chairs, exposed-brick walls, loosely-draped curtains and a working fireplace---reflects that private-home feeling. Chefs Matt Hallendy and Ryan Hill have created a small menu full of comfort foods. For starters, try the white cheddar and goat cheese dip served warm with roasted sweet corn flatbread. Another winning appetizer is the seared, sliced tenderloin served over horseradish potatoes with a complex multi-herb and mustard oil-based sauce. Broiled tenderloin is served a perfect medium-rare, with a wild mushroom-goat cheese polenta and a not-too-sweet cherry demi-glace. We also enjoy the pan-seared pork chop served with hand-mashed potatoes, cooked but still-crunchy green beans, caramelized pearl onions and a tart, fresh applesauce demi-glace. The fish dishes also are first rate. Desserts, some from nearby Nonna’s Bakery, are uniformly good but seem like an afterthought. The wine list is small and reasonably priced with a good selection from boutique vineyards. Service is efficient and friendly.


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