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The Veritable Quandary Restaurant Review: With a bar open until 3 a.m., the VQ, as it's known by locals, has long been a favorite of the restaurant industry crowd. The quaint brick structure has maintained its own park-like setting as tall office buildings have sprouted around it. The local and seasonal menu changes daily, offering such delights as crispy trout with Dungeness crab, pan-fried chicken with biscuits, duck confit, and house-made tagliatelle. Appetizers, also available in the bar, are tempting: try the grilled, stuffed dates wrapped with bacon. Weekend brunches boast many perennial favorites, such as the Dungeness crab Benedict, or try creative dishes such as phyllo packages filled with chicken, Fontina and wild mushrooms. Desserts always feature a half dozen or so house-made ice creams. The wine selection presents more than 200 bottles, with 40 wines available by the glass. But many prefer the standard cocktails shaken by accomplished bartenders. Service is snappy and authoritative, and a big city hum of pleasure radiates throughout. Despite the adult-seeming vibe, children are welcome, and there's an appealing kids’ menu.