A week ago I finally made it to Greasy Spoon in the plateau. I'd been meaning to try this well known eatery for a while and when they popped up on Living Social, it was a sign.
The menu was even better than expected and it took me a good 15 minutes to decide on a starter and main course. Since fresh seafood in winter always feels like such a treat (and I love tartar) I went with the asian inspired salmon tartar to start and lobster rolls as a main course - they did not disappoint! Both were light, well seasoned, delicious, and oh so fresh.
One of the things I enjoyed most however was how well balanced this place was - just the right mix of amazingly delicious food, beautiful presentation, and decent sized portions. Nothing is worse than spending $17 on an appetizer and only enjoying it for 2 bites. As proof of portion size, my 6'3'' 200 lb fiancé (who never fills up at restaurants) was comfortably full by the end of the 3 course meal.
I will say the dessert selection could have been better. I think there were 3 options and they were out of one (apparently it is a signature chocolate chip cookie). We both managed to squeeze in lemon meringue pie-in-a-jar (part of our table d'hote) and although it was pretty tasty, when compared with the greatness of the first two courses, I think this is an area for improvement. I'd rather find dessert down the street after a digestive stroll.
Overall, a great meal and cozy ambiance. I will definitely be back. As far as price, some people think it's a little much but this is not overpriced bar food. It is acceptably priced well prepared cuisine in a relaxed ambiance.
p.s. Be ready to make a reservation a few days in advance.