Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Revisiting Comfort Kitchen

So last time I talked about Comfort Kitchen  I was pretty much in love, and they've only gotten better. Not only that, but since the last time I wrote about them they have gotten real silverware and dishes, started delivering locally, and obtained their liquor license...not too shabby. Since this is a revisiting review I won't go too in-depth, but I want to remind you guys of the many reasons why you should try it out. As the Idiots so eloquently said "Comfort Kitchen continues to be the shit".

When my date and I walked in we were greeted by the owner and chef, Rory, as well as the girl behind the counter (whose name is also Eliza, though with a different spelling). Eliza said something along the lines recognizing me from eating there before...I think it makes a huge difference when restaurants try to connect with their customers...there's definitely a strong connection between Comfort Kitchen and the community. Not to mention it works...I've gone back multiple times and have even ordered for delivery once or twice. 

I ordered the Beet Salad that came with roasted beets, oranges, bleu cheese and sunflower seeds, all over arugula. 

This was a delicious fall salad with distinct earthy flavors with pops of citrus and that unmistakable bleu cheese undertone. I wasn't sure how all of those flavors were going to come together, but they did so beautifully. It was a very filling salad too, though that in no way stopped me from ordering a side of tater tots. I don't think anything could keep me away from those.

My date ordered one of the specials, a beef patty melt with swiss cheese and grilled onions on rye.

He as still hungry after the melt (even though they came on his tray, those tots were all mine...well I shared one or two...) so he also ordered a bowl of their tomato soup with pesto.

The tomato soup was fresh and as my date found out, perfect for dipping tater tots and his melt in. I love the pesto too, a nice presentation and who doesn't love some basil and garlic in your tomato soup? All of the food we ordered was seasonal, local and creative...and you know how important local food is after that great post from Kelly, right? Everything about the place screams "comfort", and I don't think I ever get tired of going there. What have your experiences been like?


  1. Comfort Kitchen is wonderful! The food is great, I love their philosophy about local food, and they are great for the community. However, when my date and I ordered food there, we said that we would like tap water for our beverages. We sat down, but no one brought us water. The place was not busy. After our food came, we had to ask again for water. I don't mean to pick on Comfort Kitchen. This is a pet peeve of mine for any restaurant. When customers sit down, they should be given water.

  2. You know it's funny - the exact same thing happened to me! I guess it didn't bother me as much as it normally would because it's an order-at-the-counter kinda place instead of a waiter and waitress kinda place, you know? I hope this is something they can work on though, customer service is always important no matter how awesome your food is!

  3. This newcomer is evolving and seems to be trying to do things right. I've encountered a few misteps ( not the freshest of breads on a sandwich) but like the vibe and will continue to give them another chance. At least for now.