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When we walked in to Deborah Deborah and saw the very narrow space with a tiny open kitchen, I admit we got a little worried. This would be a tight squeeze for our group of 7 with winter coats. We had reservations but arrived a bit early. The staff quickly shifted tables to accommodate us and we were soon on our way to eating. Lon and I were impressed right away with how quickly food arrived and how we were all served at the same time. You’d be surprised at how few restaurants can do that for a party of 5 or more. Further, there were two requests to change a dish, which they did. Again, something restaurants seemingly have a problem with.

I had the Smoked Salmon and Sauteed Spinach Benedict. The organic eggs were poached perfectly and the creme fraiche is a lighter, more refreshing option than Hollandaise. I would prefer a stiffer bread than Challah because it got too soggy by the end but, that’s me being picky.

Smoked Salmon and Spinach Benedict

My mom ordered the Vegetarian Lasagna Rolls, a very pretty plate with a fresh taste. My mom licked the plate clean.
Vegetable Lasagna Rolls

My dad had the Fresh Homemade Pappardelle Pasta with Shrimp. Here’s the description:

“Butternut squash, zucchini, shitake caps sautéed with savory garlic, caramelized onion in light cream reduction topped with asiago cheese and truffle oil”

The vegetables were fresh and this is certainly a dish for a garlic lover. So aromatic. (This picture really doesn’t do this dish any justice.)

Fresh Pappardelle

Lon ordered a burger, which was cooked perfectly medium-rare and topped with a large onion ring, chipotle aioli, and melted cheddar. It is a very juicy burger! He noticed that the veggie burger was served on focaccia so he asked if he could have that and they happily made the switch. The fries were pretty good too, thin but you could still taste potato. Aunt Ayuan ordered the same without cheese.

Grand Uncle Dalton got the Thai Shrimp and Avocado Salad. Grand Aunt Olia ordered the Savory Chicken Enchilada. I didn’t taste either but everyone was happy.
Thai Shrimp and Avocado Salad Enchilada

Our only disappointment was the side of Honey Jalapeno Cornbread. It was dry and I didn’t taste any jalapeno.

Deborah serves classic dishes tweaked just a little bit, using fresh and often organic ingredients. We think it’s one of the best places in this price category, brunch and lunch ranging from $11-$19, most things around $15. We’ll likely try dinner here too.
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