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Hawks Restaurant

5530 Douglas Blvd., Ste. 110 (Barton Rd.) Send to Phone
Refined dining in an unexpected suburban oasis.
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Lunch Mon.-Fri., Dinner nightly, Brunch Sun.

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Hawks Restaurant Restaurant Review

: With its New American cuisine and high-end design, Hawks is more likely to be found in one of the world's best cities, not a small-town suburb. The cool blue-grays, velvet-swathed bench seats and glistening chandelier are far from the local norm. Hawks focuses on fresh, seasonal ingredients, many from local producers, and its menu changes accordingly. Starters may include cauliflower soup with black truffle custard, ahi tartare with preserved lemon and pine nuts or foie gras terrine. Mains include grilled steelhead with artichokes and green onion, slow-roasted short rib with potato purée, or bacon-wrapped pork tenderloin with buttered cabbage. The same attention is given to desserts, such as the chocolate toffee pudding and braised pineapple with sesame sponge. For the full experience, order the chef's tasting menu, available with or without wine pairings, or take advantage of the special happy hour menu.

User Ratings & Reviews for Hawks Restaurant
Average rating    4
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A hidden gem! Stop here on your way to Lake Tahoe!
by asianhombre on Sun Jul 05, 2009 9:50 pm
There's something about great service and amicable engaging people that gets your blood pumping.

Here are the five great things about this restaurant:

1.) Atmosphere. Beautiful, comfortable, elegant and sophisticated.
2.) Mike and Molly: world class chefs and friendly owners.
3.) Bartender: he's a certified sommelier and I would be comfortable calling him a mixologist. Order a Negroni or a Manhattan.
4.) Noticeably absent from the wine list are Silver Joke Cab (or Silver Choke) and Wrongbauer Chard.
5.) FOOD!

People who are driving from the Bay area to Tahoe for the weekend should be stopping here for a meal. It's only 4 miles out from the freeway and tops anything in its area.

Perhaps it was a little gluttonous of me to order the charcuterie, foie gras AND the wine pairing meal, but WTF you only live once.
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