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Postby john_titor » Wed May 13, 2009 9:51 pm

Web reviews indicated Sardine was casual. I had not had french food in a while, Sardine seemed like the place to go.

We arrived without a reservation and waited at the bar. Good drinks, a cool waiter hanging about.

I am not sure how long we waited, but our party dispersed a bit. The hostess came to get us, and was visibly/audibly pissed that we were not ready to go. This whizzed on our happy restaurant party time a little bit. Minutes later, menus in hand, we had forgotten about it.

Our waitress was good.

I knew from these pages, I wanted mussels and fries. I do not know the waitress's knowledge of specials or the menu but she kept my revolving glass full throughout the meal with tasty tap beer.

Others and I ordered appetizers. I got the charcuterie plate. They could have done more with the mousse. Otherwise, tasty and hit the spot. Everybody else liked theirs. I stopped paying attention to what others were eating at this point. They did say they liked it, whatever tf they had.

The Mussels: You get a ton of them. The broth is well done. Nice flavor. I did get a few that had some grit to them and maybe one or two that had seen too many birthdays. But that is the gamble of the sea, non?

The fries were ok, but not crazy-insane as the reviews would have you believe.

I saw lardons on the menu and smiled. I also smiled because bacon.

The atmosphere is very cool. Modern in a sense, open but cozy at the same time. Very good lighting. All in my party commented on what a fun place it was.

As the night and the bar-tab progressed, the noise level became intense. It was hard to hear conversation.

Otherwise go, have fun.
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Re: Sardine

Postby blunt » Mon May 18, 2009 1:15 pm

We are out of control!
Sardine has no sardines!
And Fugu has no blowfish!
Crate and Barrel serves neither!
And just exactly what does one charge for Beyond?
Broom Street Theater is on Willy Street!
What's next? A pizza place called Don's Furniture?!

Okay, maybe that would be kind of cool.
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Re: Sardine

Postby TheBookPolice » Mon May 18, 2009 2:01 pm

blunt wrote:We are out of control!
Sardine has no sardines!
And Fugu has no blowfish!
Crate and Barrel serves neither!
And just exactly what does one charge for Beyond?
Broom Street Theater is on Willy Street!
What's next? A pizza place called Don's Furniture?!

Okay, maybe that would be kind of cool.

King's Hardware in Seattle is a pretty nifty faux-Western hipster bar that serves a peanut butter bacon burger called the "After-School Special."
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Re: Sardine

Postby jjoyce » Mon May 18, 2009 3:04 pm

John,

Consider leaving a reader review right on Sardine's TDP listing. I enjoyed this one and I'm sure others will enjoy it when pulling up the listing.

http://www.thedailypage.com/theguide/ve ... venue=2659
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Re: Sardine

Postby MacHuman » Tue May 19, 2009 6:27 pm

TheBookPolice wrote:
blunt wrote:We are out of control!
Sardine has no sardines!
And Fugu has no blowfish!
Crate and Barrel serves neither!
And just exactly what does one charge for Beyond?
Broom Street Theater is on Willy Street!
What's next? A pizza place called Don's Furniture?!

Okay, maybe that would be kind of cool.

King's Hardware in Seattle is a pretty nifty faux-Western hipster bar that serves a peanut butter bacon burger called the "After-School Special."


And W. Cupcakes has no cupcakes. Baby clothes, but no cupcakes.
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Re: Sardine

Postby john_titor » Tue May 19, 2009 6:55 pm

jjoyce wrote:John,

Consider leaving a reader review right on Sardine's TDP listing. I enjoyed this one and I'm sure others will enjoy it when pulling up the listing.

http://www.thedailypage.com/theguide/ve ... venue=2659


Thank you for your kind words. Posting it there seems too commercial, for lack of a better word.

I posted this here, as I was looking for reviews on it at TDPF and didn't really find any. I found the Lardon thread, but nothing really constituting a "review".
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Re: Sardine

Postby TheBookPolice » Tue May 19, 2009 7:42 pm

john_titor wrote:Posting it there seems too commercial, for lack of a better word.

I'm curious why you'd choose that word at all. What seems commercial about a reader-generated comment over there vs. over here?
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Re: Sardine

Postby john_titor » Tue May 19, 2009 7:59 pm

Posting it on the forum seems more FUBU, while posting over there seems to be geared towards ad revenue. It is just how I perceive it, I certainly can be wrong.

Back to Sardine!
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Re: Sardine

Postby blunt » Thu May 28, 2009 1:05 pm

jjoyce wrote:John,
Consider leaving a reader review right on Sardine's TDP listing. I enjoyed this one and I'm sure others will enjoy it when pulling up the listing.

http://www.thedailypage.com/theguide/ve ... venue=2659


What th--?
It would have been impossible to, yoked under that brutal 500 character limit. I clear my digital throat with more characters than that.
I think you should remove this oppressive instrument of torture from the reader review menu.
Or at least supersize it.

Thank you for your prompt attention to this pressing matter.
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Re: Sardine

Postby Kovalic » Sun May 31, 2009 5:16 pm

blunt wrote:Sardine has no sardines!


They had sardines last time I was there. Have they stopped altogether? Or is it just seasonal? (Yup...I see they're no longer on the menu)...

I mean, they weren't GREAT sardines. But at least they were sardines...
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Re: Sardine

Postby white_rabbit » Sun May 31, 2009 6:52 pm

Sardine has no metaphorical sardines.
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Sardines are seasonal at Sardine's

Postby kulgar » Thu Jun 04, 2009 11:47 am

The menu changes seasonally, I don't know if the little fishes hide for six months or whether it's an arbitrary decision. Minimal research says it's arbitrary but don't quote me, I'm wrong more often than my Internet sources...
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