Where do you take a Chinese restaurant owner who is particular about his food for his birthday dinner? Especially if you’ve already exhausted many of the nicer places you take dads for their birthdays?
My bro and I decided to check out Haute Dish for his birthday dinner because I had been here for my New Year’s Eve dinner, but they had a limited menu that night, and thought it would be a good chance to review the offerings at this restaurant yet again.
I had prviously told them about the Duck in the Can…so of course we got that. The Bro wanted to get the ribeye steak and the Dad decided on the fish special of the day which was rockfish. For our starter, we ordered the Char Cuts plate.
All in all, the food was presented well and everything was tasty. I thought the Duck in the Can was a bit oily and felt a bit queasy after my meal. I don’t know if it was the foie gras or the fact that the duck’s fat skin was being cooked with everything in the can which inevitably seeped into the meat and the sauerkraut like veggies. Since all of this was poured onto a big piece of toasted bread which I ate..the result was that I didn’t exactly eat a “light meal.” The ribeye steak was cooked to perfection and the Dad thought the fish was also done up quite well.
Portion sizes were generous, so if you want to try more food from this place, I would suggest sharing an entree so that you can try something from the First and Middle Course. Since there were three of us, we were also able to indulge in dessert. A house made toasted coconut sorbet and a pineapple sorbet with pineapple bits. The pineapple sorbet tasted fresh and sweet while I found the toasted coconut a bit off. If no one informed me it was coconut, that might not have been my guess on what it was.
Street parking was a bit hard to find…and maybe not so family friendly since it’s right next to sex world….but go check out Haute Dish if you’re not going with the little ones.
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