Thursday, May 22, 2008

Restaurant Review: Seny

1544 Madison Road

Prior to May Festival on Saturday night, I went to Seny in Walnut Hills with two friends. Seny is a Spanish style tapas bar where smaller plates of food are served and where the menu features "fresh Spanish flavors in both modern and traditional preparations." My one friend had been before and thought it would be a good choice for dinner on our way to Music Hall from Hyde Park.

After being seated, we quickly decided to get a bottle of Spanish white wine. After some introductions and discussion of what the restaurant was all about, we each chose two tapas and decided to just split the bill three ways. It was a great way to try things and made for a fun and simple dining experience. The six dishes chosen were a combination of both hot and cold and traditional and modern tapas: Variations of Artichokes, White Asparagus, Scallops, Colorado Spring Lamb, Marinated Chicken Skewers, and the Pork Cheek Special. Nearly all were excellent and it was only the scallops I though were just average. For dessert we split an Avacado Crème. It looked odd but tasted fantastic. We got out of there for about $30.00 a person, not including tip but included our bottle of wine. Pretty good I thought. If it had been just me I might have had one more plate of something but in reality the lighter dinner was just as well.

We left to the playing of live music and warm regards from one of the owners.

1 comment:

CityKin said...

We went there 2 weeks ago, and one negative stood out for me: The olive oil had a bitter taste. Also too much salt on some dishes. The Sangria was nice, as were the unusual square-cut calamari.