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404 N. Country Rd. (Edgewood Ave.) Send to Phone
Small New American trattoria with big flavors.

Lunch Mon.-Fri., Dinner nightly
  • Dress code: Dressy casual
  • Full bar
  • Reservations suggested

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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Kitchen A Bistro Restaurant Review

: There are only 28 much-coveted seats in this small trattoria in Saint James. Reservations are tough to come by, and it's not hard to see why. Pastas are some of the stars of the menu, available either as appetizers or as entrées. Far from typical red sauce joint offerings, the pastas marry local ingredients and Italian inspiration, from squid ink cavatelli with lump crab to garganelli with lamb ragù and broccoli rabe. Other appetizers tend to be simple yet ingenious combinations of simple ingredients, like local peaches with burrata. Meat and fish entrées shy away from Italian flavors; in fact, the owners of this restaurant prefer to define the menu as New American with a Mediterranean twist. Examples include a pork porterhouse with grits and chimichurri sauce or scallops with avocado mousse, harissa and basmati salad. What unites this menu is the care taken to prepare everything, barring a few desserts, in house. While the restaurant was formerly famous as a BYOB establishment, diners can now take advantage of a full bar, but they can also bring their own wine with no corkage fee. The wine list includes a good variety of new and old world selections, and there is a small specialty beer menu.


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