On the upper level of 'SLiberty's East Side complex sits an unassuming restaurant of which we will be returning, and returning, and returning again. It's called Dinette and by definition, the name refers to "a small area off the kitchen for casual dining." Despite the accuracy of such a name, Dinette is much more than an open kitchen that invites spectators to
stare watch. This warm, welcoming small-ish space is loaded with personality and excellence quite suited for its surrounding neighborhood renaissance.
|I must admit, I am digging the chrome and tangerine tango color scheme.|
|SodaStream water ($5); Cabernet Blend, Calcu, Chile ($9/34); Yuengling ($1)|
|Complimentary homemade crunchy bread sticks! Um, yum!|
With a menu that changes daily, it's hard to say what one will find, but here are the items we ate and consequently recommend to yinz.
|Shishito Peppers w/ Goat Cheese, Fried Almonds, Fleur de Sel ($8)|
|The cutest bowl of red pepper flakes I've ever seen. Ever.|
|Pepperoni, Fresh Mozzarella, Tomato ($14)|
|Prosciutto, Arugula, Parmigiano Reggiano, Fresh Mozzarella, Tomato ($16)|
|Chocolate Pot de Creme ($8)|
Overall, this is a great place for a grown-up date, a friendly gathering, or a family meal. We enjoyed every morsel and raved to our friends and family about the experience. Like I said before, returning to Dinette is eagerly anticipated. And even though we will be tempted to order what we've already tried, we cannot wait to try everything else...
(4 stars, 4/4)