Figured I’d chime in on this one … we ate here the first full week of opening, at the Chef’s counter.
For whatever it’s worth, we’ve eaten at Maude multiple times, and have always found it to be utterly fantastic.
Anyway, I’ll add some photos here in a second, but so at not to bury the lede, although we thought it was very, very good, as others have noted the QPR is a little skewed towards the lower side.
Do love the stemware
First Course(s): Charcuterie, Focaccia
First Course(s): Piperade and Log Grilled/Smoked Sardines (missed Beets)
Second Course: Salad (for the life of me cannot recall everything that went into it)
Third Course: Orecchiette
Choose your weapon!
Fourth Course(s): Lamb Three Ways (Merguez, Rib, Loin), Corn, Summer Beans
Palate Cleanser: Melon Sorbet
Dessert: Creme Fraiche Panna Cotta, Cherries, Peach Ice Cream
Chef’s Counter & Kitchen
Open Flame Pit
So, the verdict. As I said, everything was - at the minimum - very good. Some things even great (I could’ve had about 457 more bites of that Orecchiette).
But it’s pricey, and the portions - like at Maude - are not very large. We love to eat, but aren’t big eater (if that makes any sense), and so are ok leaving and not feeling stuffed. I imagine, though, that others with more prodigious appetites might leave less-than-full, which would be rather irksome.