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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Honey Restaurant Review: There's no better place to begin an experience at Honey than at the bar. This Northside bistro doesn't take reservations, so if a stool is open on a Saturday night, belly up --- you might be there for a while. It's a show in itself watching the bartender hustle and turn out inventive martinis. Meanwhile, the eclectic crowd comes dressed in everything from jeans to prom gowns. The food is an appealing contrast of sweet and savory. A salad might combine elements like lemony baby greens, dried cherries and toasted pistachios. Honey fries --- shoestring cuts of sweet, Yukon and Idaho potatoes --- arrive satisfyingly greasy, assembled in a galvanized pail with a side of chile-lime honey. Entrées on the seasonal menu range from roasted game hen with sour cherry-laced stuffing to braised lamb shank atop potato gnocchi with roasted root vegetables. The chef-owned restaurant always has heart-healthy and vegetarian options, too, such as crispy basil tofu over a root vegetable purée and curried coconut milk. Sunday brunch brings vegan goetta, a take on the Cincinnati sausage favorite (the real thing is a blend of ground beef, ground pork and steel-cut oats). Desserts are made in-house daily, perhaps chocolate creations and a rich flan with blackberries, caramel sauce and a decorative caramelized honey bee.