K Restaurant and Wine Bar

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K Restaurant and Wine Bar

K Restraurant

It's nice to see that K Restaurant and Wine Bar is doing good business, at least at lunch time. With all the talk about people cutting back on eating out, it was good to see so many tables occupied there today.

Actually, it's probably a sign of the economic times that people are shifting their dining out patterns. Those who would go to a fancy restaurant at dinner now go to a more casual eatery. Or, instead of dinner as their meal out, they choose the more upscale restaurant for lunch.

Whatever, K is a good choice for either. I reviewed it in the Sentinel almost exactly one year ago, and that assessment stands. Add to it the delicious experience I had at lunch recently, with a plate of potato chips smothered in crumbled and slightly melted blue cheese. Sort of an upscale plate of nachos.

I had the Nicoise salad, which featured two big hunks of seared tuna on mesclun greens with chunks of potatoes, wedges of hard-boiled eggs and tangy olives.

I also had a taste of the diver scallops entree, three massive discs seared just so with a slight bit of salt to season. Tender yet with firmness.

Service was the usual K quality of attentiveness without hovering. My companions and I were allowed to set the pace.

K is still a terrific choice, lunch or dinner. And, by the way, if you're looking for a dining deal, try K's Monday night prix fixe menu.