Original post made by Nat, Greenmeadow, on Jan 6, 2007
There are 2 other restaurants and the gelato place right next door, a pizza place and a Chinese restaurant.
We went to I Tapas on a Wednesday night last week. I can't recommend it. It is extemely expensive and only 2 of the 4 small plates we ordered were good. The best plate (some kind of fish and mashed squash) was very very good. But we only had one bite of fish apiece (2 people) for $14. When the waiter recommended it, we didn't ask the price and he didn't offer it. Mistake. The garlic shrimp was okay but the sauce was loaded with salt. We liked the duck wantons in chicken broth. Sake was available only in the large size and was too expensive. I ended up ordering tea instead. My companion said that I could ask for more hot water once the pot was empty. I had never heard of doing this and the person removing the pot did not suggest it. Utensils were placed on the bare table even once it was dirty from our use. No serving utensils were served with the plates but there were large spoons on the table, which we had to use. Our water glasses were not refilled. The plates were served one at a time, which gave us a break between them. Some people might have preferred faster service, but this was fine for us. The bill was a shocker, $52 (with tip and tax) for 4 small plates and one pot of tea.
I would say the portions were stingy for the prices. I also felt the pulled pork was inedible, too salty and tough. I would not go back.
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