A Restaurant Review
39 Jerome Ave., Bloomfield CT
But really, its all about the food, so let me tell you about the menu. The lunch and dinner menus are similar, though portions and price vary. From small bites, including a Buffalo Mozzarella platter (country bread, fresh mozzarella, pesto and an olive tapinade - it was very good - $8), as well as onion soup, chicken wings, meat plate, and even stake tartar.
There are wonderful looking salads and flat breads (cooked in an open hearth brick oven), a large selection of gourmet burgers, bigger bites such as salmon, Coq au Van, lasagna, chicken and pork. Lunch features an "Express Lunch Box Menu": Choose from either Cesar Salad or Truffle Onion Soup then....Chicken Salad Sandwich or Truffle Mac 'N Cheese or Fish & Chips then....Banana Bread Pudding or Fruit and Sorbet. ($14 for the 3 courses)
|The Truffle Mac n Cheese, delivered on a cutting board.|
The Ceaser Salad w. anchovie (yuck), but the
fruit was SO fresh and the limb sorbet was tart and sweet.
On their menu is a burger called "The Heart Attack". I point this out special and I will give it to you as it is worded... "21 day aged domestic kobe beef, foie gras, black truffles, brioche bread & a demi-glace dipping sauce" I would guess it comes with fries and slaw as their other burgers do. Why do I point this out? Well, it is priced at $42. Want to see more of then menu? Check out Republic's web page.
They feature many local and seasonal beers, they had a good size wine list and featured an aray of whiskeys, written on the wall. The service was fine, though it felt like things took a while. It is mentioned on the menu that you can ask for "quicker meal" recommendations.
For the neighborhood this place is great, a little pricey, but cute as heck. I hope it does better than the past business that have tried that spot. I will definalty be going back, I want to try the wings, a burger, maybe the lasagna... a bunch of good choices I would like to try out.
Hope you get a chance to check this place out - I am guessing they get a good post work crowd and I hear they are batting around the idea of live music.
|Her fish n chips were served in this cute|
basket with tartar sauce, a side of slaw
and a personal size catsup bottle.