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1901 E. 7th Ave. Send to Phone

Lunch daily, Dinner Tues.-Sun.

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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Ovo Cafe Restaurant Review

: It’s not ovo as in egg, but ovo, as in the Latin meaning of conception or seed, and that’s exactly what this trendy restaurant is---a new concept for food. Clean cuisine is nothing new to foodies on the west coast, but in the Southeast, serving fresh food that is boiled or baked---never microwaved or fried---is revolutionary. Yet even fast food junkies soon become regulars, ordering dishes such as the three trips to heaven olive spread served on fresh sourdough bread, Chinese chicken salad with mandarin oranges and Oriental sweet-and-sour dressing, and our favorites---pierogies, Polish pasta pockets filled with whipped potatoes and tossed with everything from spicy chicken and black beans to Italian ham and fresh basil. Afterwards, linger over French crème brûlée and one of the house martinis---both classic and modern versions are offered. As for atmosphere, Ovo is downtown in the art district, and is exceptionally clean but not antiseptic, sophisticated but casual. Bistro-style tables, walls covered with evocative prints and snazzy jazz music in the background draws an eclectic, after-business crowd.


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