Wow! I know I have been going out frequently for Restaurant Week, but I have to say – Nightwood was an excellent pick! Even though dinner was at almost 9pm since that’s the only reservation I could get, I am still thrilled I ventured to this wonderful spot for dinner.
One of the really nice things about Nightwood for Restaurant Week is that they make a special restaurant week menu. It’s 4 courses, $44 and absolutely wonderful!
To start, I had the pear salad. The pears were amazing – poached and wonderful. Topped with some foie gras – divine! I did also try the beet salad which was good, but not quite as good as mine!
Next up – oyster chowda’! This was wonderful and the first time I’ve seen oysters in chowder. The base was creamy, but not overly so and the oysters were huge and delicious. Definitely a great choice – though I will admit the other option was great, too. That was a corned beef crostini with a medium egg – WOW! Hard to determine which one was best.
I had the ravioli for the main course…between this and the pork loin, I think I skew ravioli, but both were excellent presentations. The ravioli had a hint of lemon in the filling and a bolognese sauce that was amazing. I typically don’t order pasta, but this sounded so delicious, so I couldn’t resist.
Dessert was also awesome. Both the dark chocolate (with cute caramel corn!) and apple bread pudding were perfect desserts and a great way to finish the meal.
Coupled with a great wine and beer list and an amazing atmosphere, this is definitely worth a visit – restaurant week or not. The room is nicely set up and dark and romantic. There’s also really convenient street parking (not sure how it is on the weekends).
I will definitely return – this is a great spot in the neighborhood (and has a bib gourmand!).
Copyright Diary of a Reformed Food Wimp, 2014.