Wine bar, not. I am a little tired of hearing anyone with a wine list (which Eurasia actually has a decent one) call themselves a wine bar. Social is the only one close to wine bar in this area. Simply: a wine bar needs to offer a large variety of wines by the glass, it needs to do set flights and free form flights (ability to offer a half glass). It should have a preservation system unless the wine is marked and flies out.
That all being said, the bottle list here is good and a value to boot.
Food on the other hand was not stellar.
Fried Oysters: supposed to be served with Buere Blanc, couldn't discern, just ok
Caesar Salad: way underdressed, but the croutons were good bit heavy for the salad though
Off the Hook Rockafeller: two fried oysters on a filet (catch of the day) over mashed potatoes and spinach with fontina cream. pretty mundane, potatoes would be what you make for a big family dinner very nuetral, not enough of the fontina cream to taste past a bite or two, fish was fairly flavorless.
Fine Swine: sort of a cured tenderloin with pork fried rice taste, ginger overpowered everything here, very unbalanced.
Cheesecake was frozen in the middle and debonded from the crust, not sure how old it might be,
Overall, I would go back and try an appetizer again, not a meal to give a second chance and more so to sample another bottle.
Place definitely needs work.
Pretensious and not enought food for the money. Portions are small and the decorseems to be trying too hard.
Needs more meat on the menu.
The meal started off great, our server was friendly and efficient. Everyone was happy with their meals, until towards the end, when we noticed some dark specs at the bottom of the fries. The waitress told us that the fries are cooked with bacon, and they need to update the dinner menu. Unfortunately, 2 of my dining companions do not eat pork. Thanks for allowing us to pay (full price) for you to make us sick.
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