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Reedâ€™s is Zaggat rated restaurant serving French
Mediterranean cuisine in the
As our first course, my cousin and I both ordered the Lobster Bisque with Croutons and CrĂ¨me Fraiche. The bisque was creamy and salty and very comforting.
The next appetizer we ordered was the Escargot with a Traditional French Garlic Butter Sauce.
For my entrĂ©e, I ordered the Sand Dabs with Lemon Butter Caper Sauce and served with roasted potatoes, sautĂ©ed spinach, and fresh carrot garnish. I had never had a sand dab before so I figured why not. Apparently, a sand dab is an edible flatfish. And it sure tasted GOOD! Although the fish was slightly over battered, the flesh of the fish was moist and tender with a consistency reminiscent of halibut cheeks.
My cousin was at a cross roads. She loved the Duck Linguine in a Garlic, and Chardonnay Mushroom Cream Sauce that she ate the night before and she was tempted to order it again. But in the end she opted to try something else on the menu and she order the Ossobucco or Veal Shank in a Mushroom Bordelaise Sauce. I tasted a bit of it and the veal had a very strong rosemary flavor that was mellowed out by the sauce. It tasted good too but I liked my fish dish better.
For dessert, my cousin ordered the carrot cake while I ordered the tarte tatin a la mode. The carrot cake consisted of 6 layers of cake frosted with a very sweet cream cheese frosting. It was very decadent but I am not a big fan of raisins. My tarte tatin a la mode was a fitting finale. The tart itself was not too sweet but when paired with the vanilla ice cream and caramel sauce it was yummy!
I will definitely go back to Reedâ€™s when I get a hunger for
French food when I am in