Are you looking for a great place to eat this weekend? Well….it probably won’t be Rolf and Daughters (they are booked sometimes weeks in advance for Saturdays most of the time) but you should go ahead and make a reservation a few weeks away because this place is on point.
To start, it is tucked into a cozy spot at the intersection of Taylor and 7th in Germantown.
From the moment you pull up you can feel the good vibes coming from this building. It also looks like during the warmer months they will have more seating available outside (?) which might help with availability or might make it worse. This place is fabulous.
The decor inside is varied: dark wood, light wood, stainless, exposed ceiling and the buzz is moderately loud, in a good way. It feels alive.
We started by having a charming server. Her name was Avon. She soared through the endless question portion that I am so sorry I subject every one to. (Although clearly not sorry enough to stop) She knew the menu backwards and forwards. She was willing to make suggestions and applauded choices she thought were well made. I basically let her order most of my food for me and she was oh so right.
Everyone tasted everything on the table. It was all wonderful but some were favorites.
(it was also dark, as you will see)
The Milan Mule was a favorite among the drinks.
We ordered most of the appetizers:
Crostini with Whipped Ricotta (So good!)
Brussels Sprout Salad
Sourdough with Seaweed Butter (awesome!)
Chicken Liver Pate (also awesome)
Farro Gemelli (my favorite plate on the table)
Pasta with Pancetta
Lamb Pasta (The Special)
I give it 9 out of 10 apples.
I can’t wait to go back again!