Sunday, May 18, 2008
We went to a new place in our neighborhood, Clementine, for an impromptu lunch today. The verdict: we'd love to go back, maybe next time for dinner.
Positive: great space, quick service, attractive decor, friendly service, tasty sandwiches, great tarragon potato salad, fun signage. Drawbacks: We got there at 3PM when they apparently were starting to transition to dinner and they were out of anything hot. We only wanted sandwiches so it wasn't the end of the world (I bet their mac & cheese is good though, it looked like that sort of place) but they were also out of "basil lime elixir" and a couple of other things. My roast beef sandwich (with tomato-onion jam, Munster & horseradish sauce) was tasty but I wish the meat went to all corners of the bread. Matt had a sandwich with bacon, asparagus and avocado that was tasty but a bit on the skimpy side.
I think they will iron the shortages issue out, it is a new place and these things happened. They also seemed quite busy-when we arrived there were two large parties finishing up their meals. It helped that the waitress was very apologetic but it is frustrating to go a restaurant and not be able whatever you want off the menu. Luckily we were just looking for a light lunch so it didn't matter much. I'm looking forward to going back for dinner.
I am also happy to see a fun, friendly restaurant open up in my neighborhood. Go Harford Road corridor! I love the idea of an affordable place that's only about a mile from the house. We love Chameleon (also very close by) but it is a bit pricy for a quick dinner out.