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$20 for $40 Worth of Dinner Fare at Absolute Restaurant & Cafe
The menu includes starters such as mussels steamed in a red-curry coconut broth ($11) and sweet-corn soup with crab meat ($8) served in an elegant environment of dark wood tables and exposed brick. Entrees range from braised lamb shank with saffron risotto ($18) to seared sea scallops with roasted beet risotto drizzled with a blood-orange vinaigrette ($19), and desserts include dark-chocolate truffle cake ($6) or a mixed-berry pie crowned with an elaborately sculpted vanilla ice-cream tiara ($7).
The chefs at Absolute Restaurant pride themselves on perfectly creating and plating modern French bistro cuisine. Their culinary handiwork is present in dishes such as braised lamb shank with saffron risotto and roasted chicken with smashed fingerling potatoes, shiitake mushrooms, and thyme jus. Chefs carefully craft sauces—without the use of thickeners or additives—to drizzle over seared wild scallops and well-marbled striploin steaks. Guests can dine inside at wooden tables or outside on black wrought-iron patio furniture to enjoy the weather or catch a glimpse of the sun’s shadow.