went to ten tables for a dinner date with my gf today cuz we had something to celebrate last min. i thought reservations would be so hard to get, but i managed get a reservation this morning.
ten tables is another neighborhood joint that supports local food. we got there a lil early so we sat at the bar while our table was getting ready.
the dinning room:
riesling, decent, but wasnt impressive.
we opted for the tasting menu, very good deal.
chicken liver – im not a fan of chicken liver at all, but this was probably the best chicken liver ive had. it kinda tasted like pig liver instead of chicken. not bad at all.
the restaurant’s pretty dark. extremely challenging for me to take pix. food pix didnt come out well sowwie.
Hake and Shellfish Stew with Couscous, Cauliflower, San Marzano Tomatoes, Red Peppers and Golden Raisins
i liked it a lot. very light but flavorful. i always like soupy dishes. havent had cauliflower forever.
Adobo Rubbed All Natural Hanger Steak with Farro & Braised Kale
i liked the flavor, but the steak itself wasn’t so tender.
blackberry with vanilla stuff on the bottom + hazelnut cookie – i expected it to be really sour but it wasnt which is good. i like the combination. the hazelnut cookie was awesome!
i really liked the ambience; i felt really comfortable like i was sitting in my own house and probably intimate if i were on a real date. service was average and informative. although i had an enjoyable experience overall, but i think this is a lil overrated. so many ppl rave about this place it’s crazy. people tend to compare ten tables with Bondir, but i think this doesnt even compare. if i give bondir a 10, ten table probably gets a 7 or lower. i still like how the food here is nice and light tasting, but it’s not as well executed as Bondir. bondir is a lil more perfect in every small way.
Category: American (New)
597 Centre St
(between Parley Ave & Pond St)
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
Neighborhood: Jamaica Plain