thursday we had another snow day but eric and i were starting to get a little stir crazy staying in our apartment. we decided to go to out to lunch at the abbaye, which is about a block away from our apartment. for some reason we don't go there often, although it's really close, and we had never eaten there.
i was really happy to see they had a salad for one of their specials and it sounded delicious. my salad had blood oranges, grapefruit, radicchio, and toasted hazelnuts.
i also ordered an order of fries. i wish i had tried their sweet potato fries, but their regular fries did not disappoint.
unfortunately eric wasn't as happy with his food.
he ordered the bbq sietan dish that included coleslaw, fries, and asparagus. the room temperature sietan was in tofu like blocks that were fairly soft, not what you would expect. they were topped with a good amount of mediocre bbq sauce. the coleslaw was a Carolina type of slaw with bland mix of cabbage and vinegar dressing. there was also some asparagus thrown on top almost like an after thought. the fries were good though, thin, hand-cut, and crisp. not worth the $12 by any means though.
on the menu they also have a few other salads, a sietan cheesestake that can be made vegan with the exclusion of cheese, and a lentil sandwich as a rotating special.
overall the abbeye has a good beer list, tasty salad and fries but the plates are nothing special. the service was not bad could have been better seeing that it was so slow. since we live a block away i'm sure we will be back for beers/fries some time in the future.