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Starters

 

Tomato Meatball Soup, our Flemish style carrot-tomato with our fricadelles   7.

 

Bunny Bites   our version of chicken fingers: breaded rabbit loin with a spicy carrot dipping sauce   12.

add $1 for Thai-ginger or Buffalo style

 

Oysters    ½ dozen cold water oysters with our wasabi caviar mignonette   16½.

 

Escargot   snails sautéed in butter, garlic, shallot, parsley and chervil served over brioche toast   13.

 

Fricadelles   Flemish style pork and veal meatballs, glazed in brown beer and chervil with bread   9½.

 

Disco Frites   pomme frites baked with brie, mornay, worcestershire demi glace, roasted tomato ketchup  10.

 

Scallop Brochette   grilled sea scallops wrapped in bacon with lemon horseradish aioli   12½.

 

Buffalo Mozzarella Sticks   buffalo mozzarella, panko breaded and fried; served with marinara   11.

 

Crispy Artichokes   cornmeal dusted, long stem artichoke hearts and lemon   11.

 

Wings   oven-roasted, never fried, jumbo chicken wings; choose from: cinnamon, rosemary-roasted garlic, Thai-ginger, barbecue, or hot sauce   13.

 

Salads

 

Chèvre Chaud   warm goat’s milk brie atop crostini, honey, apples, pecans, arugula, thyme vinaigrette   13.

 

Tuna Nicoise   wood grilled albacore, tomatoes, hard boiled egg, castelvetrano olives, haricot verts, radish, red onion, parsley potatoes, croutons, boquerones, baby arugula, classic red-wine vinaigrette   19.

 

Green   mixed greens, tomato, carrot, cucumber, radish, chervil-shallot vinaigrette   8½.

 

Duck   wood grilled duck breast, poached cherries, honey goat cheese, mixed lettuce citrus vinaigrette   16½.

 

Chicken   cilantro-lime vinaigrette, poblanos, corn salad, pico de gallo, queso fresco, avocado, Nexdoritos   17½.

 

Grilled Wedge   wood grilled bibb lettuce, Benton’s bacon, tomato, red onion, bleu cheese   12.

 

add the following to any salad:   portobello 4.   chicken breast 7.   scallops 8.   strip steak 10.   tuna steak 10.

 

 

Sandwiches and Such

Served with greens

 

Croque Madame   pain au lait, toasted with aged gruyere, city ham, mornay sauce and a fried egg   14.

 

Chesapeake Po’ Boy   cornmeal fried catfish, cabbage, tomatoes, pickles, remoulade, basil jalapeño slaw   15.

 

Quack   sliced, wood grilled, duck breast, arugula, country ham, tart cherry vinaigrette   15.

 

Pulled Goat   slow braised goat, poblano peppers, toasted roll, basil jalapeño slaw, pickled cucumbers   13½.

 

Dürüm Kebab   roasted lamb and veal OR roasted chicken, yogurt, red cabbage, carrots, tomato, onion and cucumber wrapped in lavash   11.

Spicy is optional.   Bulgarian feta add   $2.

 

Benton's L.T.   hickory smoked bacon, bibb lettuce, plum tomato and mayonnaise on pain au lait toast   12.

 

Prime Burger   8oz of our own unique blend of ground, USDA Prime steak cooked on our wood grill   12.

 

Game Burger   experience an ever changing exotic burger, ask about today’s preparation   16.

 

Regular Toppings $1 ea:   caramelized leeks, beer braised onions, blue cheese, poblano peppers, pico de gallo, queso fresco, avocado OR a fried egg

Premium Toppings $2 ea:   Benton’s bacon or Country ham,  city ham, aged cheddar, aged gruyere, goat cheese OR portobello mushroom

 

Mussels

Served with Pomme Frites and bread   18½.

 

Ostend   fennel, celery, onions, sorrel, parsley, 

chervil, mustard, white wine, cream

 

Drunken   dark beer, chorizo sausage, 

red pepper, shallot, garlic, chervil

 

Moule Rouge   marinara, basil, white wine, garlic

 

Crocus and Cream   saffron, piquillo peppers, 

parsley, white wine, cream

 

Far East   spicy Thai chilies, ginger, scallion, wine

 

Dirty   bacon, red onion, blue cheese, white beer

 

Provincial   white wine, garlic, shallot, herbs

 

$3 supplement for the addition of escargot to any mussel bowl

 

Meals

 

Waterzooi   scallops, white fish and mussels poached in white wine with celery root, leeks, carrots, red potatoes, herbs and a touch of cream   28.

 

Hobbit Ribs   this is not like American barbecue, please allow at least thirty minutes or more for these wood roasted baby back ribs accompanied by basil jalapeño slaw, Pomme Frites, and samurai sauce   28. 

 

Strafford Schnitzel   wood grilled pork chop, covered in jäger sauce (bacon, caper, onion, mustard, white wine, cream) served with apple-kraut, potato pancake, cucumber salad and bread   28.

 

Steaks-Frites   all natural strip steak from the wood grill with a Worcestershire demi-glace and Pomme Frites   28½.

 

Omelet   braised leeks, goat cheese, and herbs served with red potatoes and salad   13½.   add $3 for egg white only

 

Herbivore   grilled portobello mushrooms layered and baked with aged gruyere, roasted plum tomato, caramelized leeks and artichoke hearts drizzled with 30 year old balsamic vinegar and chive oil   18½.

 

Taqueria

Enjoy ½ price tacos every night from 10pm - Midnight

 

Catfish Tacos   cornmeal fried, Chesapeake catfish, sliced avocado, pico de gallo, salsa verde   12.

 

El Picador   crispy confit pork belly, white onion, cilantro, salsa roja, queso fresco, two corn tortillas   12.

 

Ortega Tacos   three homemade crispy corn tortilla shells, seasoned ground beef, salsa, sour cream, queso fresco, green cabbage, pico de gallo   11.

 

Carnitas   smoked and braised pork, white onion, salsa verde, cilantro, two soft corn tortillas   12.

 

Chivo   braised goat, pico de gallo, pickled peppers, white onion, cilantro, two soft corn tortillas   12.

 

Portobello   mushroom, poblano peppers, salsa verde, pico de gallo and queso fresco   12.

 

Tuna Tacos   wood grilled albacore, pico de gallo, green cabbage and samurai sauce   14.

 

Tres Flautas   crispy corn tortillas rolled with chipotle shredded chicken, sour cream and twin salsas   12.

add sliced avocado to any tacos for $1

 

 

Sides

Brussels Sprouts   bacon and shallots   8.

Basil-Jalapeño Slaw   cabbage, carrot   4.

Corn Salad   radish, hearts of palm, cilantro   5.

Pomme Frites   yukon gold potatoes, remoulade   4.