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308 W. Ponce de Leon Ave. (Ponce de Leon Pl.) Send to Phone

Dinner Tues.-Sun.

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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED The Supper Club Restaurant Review

: This tiny strip-mall space has been cleverly disguised as a romantic, gauzy little haunt, where you’ll want to hold hands under the table. Michele Niesen’s friends enjoyed the food she prepared in her home, so she figured to expand her circle of friends and opened this intimate spot in 1997. More than candlelight and palms, it delivers good food at reasonable prices. A small bar at the front offers an even smaller but well-chosen list of wines. The menu and wine list change frequently but consistently provide keepers, with most dishes emphasizing Mediterranean flavors. You may find such offerings as Australian organic filet mignon on caramelized onions with Gorgonzola mashed potatoes, or a big bowl of steamed garlic mussels in Vermouth cream that will have you lapping up every drop. Side dishes go for $5-6, a price that, in most places, gets you sufficient veggies for at least two people but here they serve just one. Desserts are rustic, hearty things. The tarte tatin has a country character that gets closer to apple pie, with big chunks of Granny Smith apples nestled under a crisp crust. Niesen changes her menu thematically every quarter or so. Thus, winter fare reaches to southwestern France, with cassoulet and similar hearty dishes. Paris bistro dishes re-emerge in the spring. The wine list is a constantly evolving process that changes every couple of weeks or so, but consistently offers good values with lots of fine choices by the glass. Very occasionally a jazz trio performs.


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