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Posted by Chuck on 10/29/2009
Having lived about 100' from the front door of this location for over 4 years, I've experienced many great meals in the two restaurants that previously occupied this space. Based on my first visit, Koo Zee Doo is easily as good as its predecessors, which is saying something, and may even take the crown. Everything about the experience was fantastic. First, the atmosphere. I have always loved the coziness of this space, with its full red brick walls and flickering candlelight. The interior has a friendly vibe, with the kitchen open to the dining room without being noisy or distracting. A second room in the back sits for larger, more private gatherings. The service was excellent. Our glasses were always full, our waiter was extremely knowledgeable about the dishes (and we did some serious quizzing on the exotic menu), and the timing of the plates was perfect. Fooood. We ordered the goat's milk cheese to start, which complimented the house-made bread and brined beans (eaten semi-edimame style) perfectly. We added creamy fried shrimp turnovers (4 of them), which were perfectly prepared - full of flavor and, somehow, devoid of heavy oil. A cod salad followed, and was ample-sized and delicious. We shared the fried whiting, rice and lima bean entree. The meat flaked from the bone of each of the three fish perfectly. We finished the meal with the "chocolate salami" (no actual salami in it), which was just a decadent sampling of chocolate in various forms. Finally, the price was pretty reasonable at $60 for two of us (2 apps, 1 salad, 1 entree, 1 dessert). I had a concern going in because the entrees are priced between $17 and $27, but were informed upon being seated about the family-style presentation, that an entree is enough for two. And as I described above, none of the dishes was skimpy. We left stuffed and with enough leftovers for lunch the next day. Plus it's a BYOB. I enjoyed the previous restaurants that called these walls "home", but I literally can't wait to go back to Koo Zee Doo and try more.
Posted by kxross on 10/26/2009
In each dish we ordered the flavors were rich and complex. Portions were more than ample as well. Two of us ordered a appetizer each, shared a salad and ordered one entree and still had leftovers to take home. Everything was great but we particularly recommend the "Salada de Bacalhau com Grão de Bico." I will certainly return to Koo Zee Doo regularly.