Bella Sera, Jason Capp's "Urban Trattoria" in Market Square, has expanded its menu to include pastas and entrees. When the restaurant opened, they stuck to salads and sandwiches at lunch, along with a pasta special, and added hearty appetizers after 4 p.m. Now, evening diners can sit down to plates of campanelle bolognese ($13); a grilled, dry-aged ribeye (12 ounces, $22) and pork osso bucco ($16).
Brasserie 33, a casual French restaurant on Ellsworth Avenue has been open for a few weeks now, but the menu still hasn't been posted on their extremely spare web site. I could have called the restaurant and asked for a copy, but I didn't want to set of a panic attack that I'd already been in (I wait at least 4 weeks before visiting new restaurants). So, I asked a friend to stop by and pick one up for me. Here are a few highlights - for brevity's sake, I skipped some of the French wording.
- Flan au Roquefort, $8
- Rabbit Rillettes with toasted baguette, $8
- Sweetbreads in port wine mushroom sauce, $12
Fruits de Mer (potentially a very exciting section)
- Cold prawns served with spicy aioli, $10.50
- Crab legs served with saffron aioli, $11.50
- Salade Lyonnaise, poached egg and bacon over frisee with croutons and Dijon vinaigrette, $9
- Moules frites, $13
- Roast chicken with fries, $16
- Steak frites, $21
- Sauteed calf liver with balsamic-garlic sauce, $17
- Lemon tart, $7
- Paris-Brest, $7
- Eclair, $7.50