combat wombat •
27 Feb 2012
Love the decor of the place - the high ceilings lend added sophistication to the NY-inspired setting. Dark wood shelves, Carrera marble bar top counter and beautiful fonts (I have a weakness for establishments who give attention to this detail) give the place a certain charisma and maturity even though it really is a casual joint perfect for a date or for a tête-à-tête with the girlfriends. Lots of arty beautiful people types were there during lunch hour.
Italian-inspired sandwiches take centrestage - think panini, crostini and tramezzini. I had the pan-seared lobster, avocado, yuzu mayo panini ($28) which was very good. The dressing was bold enough for the generous chunks of lobster and made for the perfect lunch. Next up I know I'll be trying the grilled ribeye with caramelized garlic and fontina cheese panini, or the duck confit, roast portobello and thyme panini. And a cocktail.
Overall a great addition to Club Street - I only wish it were closer to my office.
Definitely a new resto worth trying. Really pleased with this find.