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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Phood on Main

3737 Main St. (Mission Inn Ave.) Send to Phone
951-276-7111
Chef Marla Cohen offers a menu with lots of shareable plates and modern takes on American classics.

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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Phood on Main Restaurant Review

: Chef Marla Cohen has cultivated a loyal following in Riverside, probably because she can appeal to both no-nonsense truckers and pretentious foodies (or “phoodies,” in this case) in a single menu. As a result of her modern takes on American classics and moderate prices, she and co-owner Lyn Cloninger’s downtown restaurant has succeeded in a spacious, high-ceilinged space where others have failed. A richly sauced shrimp dish, inspired by hot L.A. sushi chef Katsuya Uechi, is among the most popular starters, but the “Aha” spinach-artichoke dip, shrimp-and-onion dip, and cheese-stuffed dates are all capable of keeping a group noshing over small talk. After the preliminaries, diners move on to half-pound burgers smothered with onions, pot roast, or baby-back ribs with a sweet-and-sour barbecue sauce. Cohen, who made her mark in the catering business, makes all of her own desserts and loves to kibitz with customers.
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