At these prices, I would prefer more consistency

Canada Goose Parka A sign of Center City panache on the Main Line Canada Goose Parka

Canada Goose online At the new Autograph Brasserie in Wayne, canada goose jacket outlet uk it seems tribute, rather than pursuit of originality, is the guiding aesthetic. And yet, it works. Canada Goose online

Inside this plush revamp of the Main Line strip mall manse that once was Le Mas Perrier, a series of distinct rooms holds more than 500 celebrity signatures on albums and movie canada goose outlet store toronto star photos that pay homage to the people who have impacted American culture, says co owner Marty Grims.

Canada Goose Outlet There’s James Gandolfini smoking a stogie across from Keith Richards in canada goose outlet store quebec the manly Club Room, where a roaring fire, vaulted ceiling, canada goose outlet las vegas wood paneling, and oversize chairs give it a hunt club vibe. Arnold Schwarzenegger surveys one of the semiprivate alcoves tucked into “the Boulevard” corridor that heads to the back rooms. For the dainty Sycamore Room, pictures of Sophia Loren, Katharine Hepburn, and Grace Kelly lend a deliberate feminine touch to a space decorated with butterflies around a central sculpted tree. Canada Goose Outlet

As for the big American brasserie menu, I cannot help but feel at times that it, too, is a derivative work. And not an inexpensive or thoroughly consistent one. Whether intentional or not, I often felt I was tasting a “greatest hits” medley of Center City’s best tastes. There’s a “toast” section la Vernick. Some charred cauliflower (hello, Zahav!). A cocktail arrives with a glass turned upside down over a smoking plank, reminding me of canada goose victoria parka outlet Bar Volv and Double Knot. There’s even a budino served inside a mason jar for dessert. Sure, it’s a relatively lightweight banana custard with hazelnuts and Frangelico compared to the dense, salted caramel decadence at Barbuzzo. But you get my drift.

Canada Goose sale Who even needs to head downtown anymore for dinner!? My worldly Main Line guests give me that knowing wink to that trick question, an acknowledgment that they realize inventiveness may not be Autograph’s greatest suit. But they also made it clear they’re glad to have it. As we settled into canada goose outlet online reviews cushy oversize chairs, swirled glasses of Trisaetum Oregon pinot, and sliced into a 14 ounce slab of dry aged canada goose outlet mall rib eye at one end of the table and a juicy, prime burger at the other, I could see why. Canada Goose sale

Autograph works. And if there is canada goose outlet locations in toronto a distinctive signature here, it is that of restaurateur Marty Grims, who, with two White Dog Cafes serving more than 300 seats between them just a little farther east down Lancaster Avenue, has a proven eye for creating upscale restaurant experiences and appealing spaces (with designer Barbara Balongue) that Main Liners embrace.

Like those suburban White Dogs, the 160 seat Autograph is comfortable and pleasantly posh albeit with a meatier, less locally bound menu (including imported bottled water!) that pushes check prices a little higher. The service is outgoing and well informed when it comes to the wines, most of them American, and 35 are available by the glass with little samples kindly offered to help decide.

cheap Canada Goose And as culinary interpreters go, chef and co owner Ralph Fernandez, who made his name locally by bringing the Moshulu back to respectability, is a consummate pro. He knows good ingredients and serves them in proper style with subtle tweaks that express a personal touch. cheap Canada Goose

canada goose clearance sale A superbly tender octopus, charred in cast iron and seasoned with espelette canada goose outlet factory pepper, preserved lemon and tossed with fingerlings, is a nod to his family’s Spanish heritage. A julienned mince of yellowfin tuna crudo, mounded cool beside warm cubes of crispy chorizo, does the same. I would have loved his white almond gazpacho during my visit last summer had it been cold enough to be refreshing and not so huge that it lost its zing. canada goose clearance sale

canada goose coats on sale I realize many will consider “more” an automatic plus. And Autograph consistently delivers value in the portion department. But some dishes would simply have a greater impact with more finesse. The complimentary goug canada goose clothing uk puffs are too oversize and taste like eggy muffins. The toasts come with canada goose outlet black friday some great toppings lemony crab with apple fennel slaw and mashed avocado, and wine braised short ribs with cheddar and horseradish cream. But they’re piled so high they can be unwieldy and turn to mush. canada goose coats on sale

canadian goose jacket On the other hand, making a meal canada goose uk site out of those $14 toasts is one of the more affordable strategies here, considering entr rise into the $30s and beyond. So are the $15 and under plates of house made pasta, which brought satisfyingly toothy rigatoni tossed http://www.mycanadagoosejacket.org with crab in a bouillabaisse broth in summer, a squash filled ravioli fall special with chicken and bacon jam, and gemelli twists tangled up with tender curls of shrimp, mushrooms, and snappy peas in a lobster sherry emulsion. canadian goose jacket

canada goose store We had more mixed luck with the big ticket entr The huge crab cake bound with aioli and saltine crackers was outstanding. The half pound burger canada goose outlet sale was as memorable for its great flavors, with bacon, chipotle Thousand Island, and ripe tomatoes, as for its price ($19 . . . yikes!). canada goose store

canada goose coats The flavorful veal Milanese, though, had been so thoroughly tenderized its interior had the texture of ground meat. The swordfish Basquaise was slightly overcooked. And that showstopping 14 ounce rib eye (for $52) would have been perfect had the meat showed a more convincing caramelized sear which raised the question canada goose outlet washington dc as to whether the kitchen had cheated its savor by precooking it sous vide. The manager said yes when asked during a visit in July. Chef Fernandez, in a recent interview, says all his steaks (aside from the steak frites) are cooked from raw and basted with butter and shallots. As they should be. canada goose coats

canada goose Either way, our charming server, Christina Fernandez (the chef’s eldest daughter), and general manager Christian Leo impressed with their determination to make sure guests canada goose outlet miami were satisfied. After a harissa grilled lamb loin proved unyieldingly chewy, they whisked it away in favor of a pork tenderloin that was butter tender and moist, with silky sweet potato puree, braised chard, and cranberry jam seasonally on point. canada goose

canada goose clearance Before that moment, Autograph was riding precariously close to the one and two bell fence. At these prices, I would prefer more consistency. canada goose clearance

buy canada goose jacket But by the time pastry chef Colleen Winston had her say with an array of vividly creamy and flavorful fresh churned ice creams (peanut butter, pumpkin and bourbon), a warm pear and almond tart, a gooey chocolate and cashew tart, a playfully good sundae, and yes, even that light touch banana budino, I had been properly convinced. buy canada goose jacket

canada goose black friday sale Autograph Brasserie may not exactly be an original in its own right. But as an overall collection not just of canada goose outlet store new york framed signatures, but of quality ingredients, well trained staff, good wines, and a comfortable setting it makes for a worthy experience. canada goose black friday sale

The strip mall manse in Wayne once occupied by Le Mas Perrier has been revived by the White Dog’s Marty Grims and chef Ralph Fernandez as a lavishly clubby American brasserie. The upscale and meat centric menu is sometimes not as consistent (or original) as it should be for the prices. But Fernandez (ex Moshulu) generally puts high quality ingredients into appealing combinations, often with good house made pasta. Add a solid wine list, a handsome multiroom d and outgoing service that knows how to correct mistakes, and this new entry feels like a properly posh fit for the canada goose outlet online uk Main Line.

Canada Goose Jackets Toasts (crab and avocado; short canada goose outlet ribs); tuna chorizo crudo; burrata; charred octopus; gemelli with shrimp; rigatoni; squash agnolotti special; prime burger; pork tenderloin; crab cake; dry aged rib eye; charred cauliflower; chocolate cashew tart; pear almond tart; blueberry tart; sundae; daily ice creams. Canada Goose Jackets

A solid list of classic cocktails come with a twist, from the Dual Fashioned (with two bourbons) to a tableside smoked Sazerac and a Cosmo that sparkles. There’s a small list of worthy craft beers (Founders, Cigar City, Orval), but wine is the focus here, with 135 labels and 35 by the glass. The focus leans toward familiar American reds that pair well with meat (Duckhorn cab; Trisaetum pinot from Oregon), though mark ups are very high. A Rioja tempranillo from Monta ($13 glass/$52 bottle) was an affordable and canada goose uk flexible choice.

Noise varies depending on room, from the buzzy bar and Club Room (88 decibels) to the claustrophobic quiet of one of the semi private alcoves (80 decibels). (Ideal is 75 decibels or less.)

Dinner entrees, $19 $52.

canada goose deals The strip mall manse in Wayne once occupied by Le Mas Perrier has been revived by the White Dog’s Marty Grims and chef Ralph Fernandez as a lavishly clubby American brasserie. The upscale and meat centric menu is sometimes not as consistent (or original) as it should be for the prices. But Fernandez (ex Moshulu) generally puts high quality ingredients into appealing combinations, often with good house made pasta. Dinner entrees, $19 $52. A solid list of classic cocktails come with a twist, from the Dual Fashioned (with two bourbons) to a tableside smoked Sazerac and canada goose outlet in montreal a Cosmo that sparkles. There’s a small list of worthy craft beers (Founders, Cigar City, Orval), but wine is the focus here, with 135 labels and 35 by the glass. The focus leans toward familiar American reds that pair well with meat (Duckhorn cab; Trisaetum pinot from Oregon), though mark ups are very high. A Rioja tempranillo from Montaa ($13 glass/$52 bottle) was an affordable and flexible choice canada goose deals.