I finally ate dinner at Abistro on Saturday night. There are a number of praises to sing:
- The restaurant will make nearly every dish with tofu upon request, providing vegetarians with the rare experience of Choice.
- My tofu/couscous/peanut sauce dish was sublime (although, portions are haute-dining size, so either snack before or order more than one)
- The acoustics of the room seemed just right. Although it was a full house, I felt cozily enveloped in conversation with my two companions.
- At the end of our meal, the host asked us to move to a small table to finish our wine, in order to make way for a larger party that had just arrived. We obliged, and were rewarded with a complimentary bread pudding. Well done on two counts, both the service and the dessert.
The cuisine at Abistro is unique and complex — I’ve heard it called French-Senegalese, which would seem to fit the bill. Verdict: Highly Recommended.
154 Carlton Ave.