(I'm not going to label this a "review," since I went to dinner to catch up with friends and wasn't there in the mindset to be thinking critically about it. But it was tasty so I thought it deserved a post!) A few weeks ago, Mr. Lesterhead and I met up with friends who live just across the CH / BS border. They had been raving about Black Swan on Bedford Ave, saying they'd been there "almost every night" since it opened. It's just over the neighborhood border and the photos we've seen have look great, so we decided we'd check it out.
The place is gorgeous! Great inside decor, a nice outdoor seating area, a great selection of beers on tap (milk stout, which someone recommended in an earlier post, is indeed delicious). On the night we dined I tried the evening's special, which was fish and chips. I love the standard F+C fare, but this was a special interpretation. The fish was fried in what almost seemed like a light tempura and was wonderfully seasoned.
We split the coconut flan and the apple tart for dessert. This is the latter - delicious.
Mr. L's only critique was the booth's wood benches, which were just a little too shallow to sit totally comfortably (and I wouldn't have noticed on my own).
Overall, a great new addition to the neighborhood!
Black Swan 1048 Bedford Ave @ Lafayette