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Restaurant Week August 2008 – Review (2 of 2) – Indeblue

November 4th, 2008 by Brooke

BETTER LATE THAN NEVER – Indelue is date night at its best. It’s smack downtown in Gallery Place (or Penn Quarter). The dining experience is fun, a sort of multi-phased adventure, the dining room is warm and inviting and the food is complex and tasty without being hard to understand.

The bar is stark, lean and modern. It is a hip downtown bar that can sort of seem a little “fraternity basement.” The bartenders are attentive and the people watching here is never boring. The dining room is upstairs, we encountered another wait – I assume for drama. We were happy to have a seat at the upstairs bar and sip champagne while we waited for our table.

The dining room was crowded – but that’s to be expected for Restaurant Week. We got a cozy table near the front of the dining room, not quite overlooking the street. The ambiance is pleasant. It’s a little bit over-trendy, but I decided to let the food speak for itself.

Our waiter was attentive immediately and so I felt very comfortable piping up about my gluten-free restriction early. He happily ducked into the kitchen and returned with good news – there were plenty of entrees available and, the best news? The thin, crispy chips he had in hand were made of rice flour and all three dipping sauces were completely safe. I cannot tell you the joy of having a crunchy, tasty nosh to kick off my dining experience as opposed to sniffing the bread everyone else is cramming in their mouths. (You know you do it, too).

Our entrees – two sorts of fancy steaks and decadent mashed potatoes and were delicious if not completely memorable. Indeed, they were tasty and prepared to our liking. They didn’t mind that we lingered over them. And because we asked so many questions about the gluten in the food, the chef sent us a special dessert of a trio of sorbets.

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