As another new restaurant has opened, critics have rushed to provide their opinions of the place. (I'm as guilty of this as anyone.) This time, the restaurant is Mighty Tavern, which replaced La Boheme in Fair Oaks.
First, Kira O'Donnell in Sac Mag.
Fish might be the way to go at Mighty Tavern. I tried a flaky, beautifully cooked petrale sole, carefully placed on a pile of sautéed spinach and bathed in a subtle tomato beurre blanc. But the pan-roasted hanger steak wasn’t nearly as impressive: I ordered it cooked medium, and it arrived incontestably rare, and it was so chewy I eventually gave up trying to eat it, though its accompanying parsley-flecked fries were delightfully crispy. On another visit—this time at lunch—I was smitten with a special BLT created for Sacramento BLT Week. The handsome, aïoli-slathered sandwich featured thick slices of heirloom tomato and a generous amount of bacon, and it was served with a ravishingly fresh salad topped with cold, thinly sliced cucumber—a real treat on a sweltering summer afternoon. The signature Mighty Burger was another winner: a perfectly cooked halfpound Niman Ranch patty loaded with melted cheddar, lettuce, red onion and pickles.
Read the entire article in Sac Mag.
Next comes Jonathan Mendick in Sac News & Review:
The burger is perfectly cooked (a little pink on the inside), but the fries aren’t particularly inventive. The pickles on top taste house-made, but the bun tastes like bland white bread. Nevertheless, the slightly better-than-average American pub grub goes well with Allagash Brewing Company’s White beer. The salad, a modified version of a Cobb—featuring heirloom tomatoes, avocado, egg, chicken and bacon—pairs well with a house red wine, which on this day, is a crisp red grenache from Spain...
But the best dish of this order is the scallops, which, sitting atop a bed of pancetta, leeks, corn and tomato beurre blanc, achieves a nice balance of salty, sweet and creamy that makes it worth every penny of the $23 price tag. It’s a far cry better than the rather pedestrian burger ordered the day before.
Read the entire review in Sac News & Review.
Both reviews also touch on the decor note the bifurcated space the restaurant seems to have. click through to both stories to find out what I mean.
Reading these reviews leads me to believe that Mighty Tavern's making a real effort to serve quality food. I'll have to travel outside The Grid and pay a visit soon.
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