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The Oregon Club

December 6th, 2009 · No Comments

I’ve always wanted to go to the Oregon Club but never got around to it.  I think it was just last year, Ethan and I finally decided to go and found out it was closed(!).  We were happy to hear the former speakeasy re-opened this year and went down one night recently to check it out.
Inside was just how I thought it was with cozy rooms and dim lighting.

The waitress was kind of an older woman who was calmly recited the night’s specials and took our drink order.  We were served a fresh bread basket accompanied what I think was an olive tapenade.

We started off with a Caesar salad which comes with anchovies unless you ask for them to not be added.

Ethan got the steak???????????? which is called “The Steak” and is the only beef option on the menu.

Ethan thought this tasted good but felt the steak too fatty to give a full thumbs up.
I got a dish called “Duck Two Ways”- described in the menu as “Slow cooked duck leg and marinated grilled breast with a root vegetable hash, roasted pear and marsala reduction”

I loved this.  Everything tasted incredible and the sauce was perfect.  I couldn’t finish this and it was just as awesome the next day as leftovers.
We decided just for the sake of the blog to split a dessert and got chocolate mousse.

This was extremely rich, Ethan only lasted two bites and I gave up soon after that.

The only things that were a little weird about our experience there was that our server ignored us after we had been waiting a while after dinner and even after making eye contact, she just walked out of the room.   We were not going to get dessert because of that but I really wanted to see what the mousse was like so we stuck it out.
Another thing, which is kind of minor but, they played the same three or four songs over and over.  At first it was funny but after a while it kind of bothered Ethan, which I thought was funny, but I guess it was kind of weird.
So to wrap up, Ethan was disappointed between the steak, the server and the music.  I was just disappointed with the server, but it’s such a cute, cozy, local place and my dish was just so awesome that we’d go back an give it another chance.
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