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Posted by Kerry on 05/19/2011
We ate at Adsum last Saturday night and it was such a treat! Yes, the tables are kind of close together and it's a bit loud (I wouldn't categorize it as any louder than most popular new restaurants on a Saturday night, though!). We had a reservation and we were seated immediately. Our server was wonderful and knowledgable and attentive without hovering. The food and cocktails were amazing! Such innovative flavors and fun combinations! We loved all of the things we tried (Grilled Romaine salad, Pork Cheek Rillettes, Pork Belly, Scallops) - all wonderful! Definitely worth checking it out.
Posted by raven on 08/04/2010
How could a restaurant serve such delicious food while at the same time subjecting its patrons to a horrendous cacophony of sound? Is there something about a techno soundtrack that makes the beef short ribs taste better? I don't think so. It was like trying to have a conversation on the Broad Street Subway. Check that, the subway has the edge. Asked for bread and was told they were getting a bread contract next week. So we were served a couple of slices of stale bread that would have cracked my bridge, if I were wearing one.
Posted by Josanfran on 07/18/2010
We arrived at 10-ish to one of the highest decibel levels I've ever experienced; screaming across the table did not work, but chatting with the couple next to us was easy as they may as well have been at our table. Menu is interesting and pricey, with salads/cheese in artistic but tiny portions. Same with the entrees except that I lucked out: large and good Bibb lettuce salad and delicious hamburger. My friend had the lamb, which was a tiny portion and average but not great. We requested bread, which turned out to be teeth jarring white pieces. Very disappointed and will not go back. Check with 2 glasses of wine each was just under $100.
Posted by Wonderwoman on 07/17/2010
The food at Adsum was wonderful. The octopus, fried oysters, pierogis, and whole fish were perfect and everything that went to other tables made you want to taste it. The problem was the service is not ready for primetime . They do not take reservations and cannot gauge wait time. Hopefully that will change over time. The noise level was unbearable. It may be the loudest restaurant in the city. The servers cannot hear you. It is compounded by annoying techno music. It isn't a refined restaurant as advertised. You might as well be eating in a dance club. The only way you can enjoy a meal here is by wearing noise canceling headphones. When asked for bread the server explained they would have some next week.