The Tenth is Open for Dinner starting December 12, 2012

The Tenth is open for dinner as of December 12, 2012! The ride up the gondola at night was very pretty, exciting and fun; also very cold (take blankets). The restaurant space was also cold at first but eventually the thermostat was pushed up enough (after our 3rd request) to make it comfortable. The 5 of us had a lovely meal and the service was very good by Joanne L. The menu at dinner is more expansive than at lunch and the additions to the list of mains were interesting. We each had a starter and then 4 of us shared two mains. Jennifer Mejia, the general manager stopped by to chat (which we love!). We were brought homemade breads that were good with our first bottle of wine from the special offering list. We chose a Carmenere from Chile ($35) that was very good. We were brought amuse bouches for our 4 meat eaters which was a sausage morsel that was accompanied by a delicious gel and sauce. For our vegan, the amuse bouche for him was vegetarian (how thoughtful). For our starters we were all happy: we had one delicious pumpkin soup ($12), 2 delicious (but a little too salty) lobster bisques ($14 each), one smoked duck salad ($18), and one grilled romaine salad with white anchovy ($17). Then we were each brought a palate cleansing mango sorbet. And we ordered a second bottle of the Carmenere (another $35). For our mains, two of us shared one beef short ribs ($37) with a delicious sauce and two of us shared the halibut ($38) that was perfectly cooked and sauced too. The portions were large and the food and accompaniments were more than enough for two. The fifth person had the quinoa strudel ($30) that he liked very much. Of course we were all stuffed but the table shared the chocolate bread pudding ($13) nonetheless. We had one coffee ($4.25) and one tea ($4.25). The bill was $271.50 plus tip.

December 11th was The Tenth’s “soft opening”. We did not know what that meant but we wanted to be amongst the first to visit the restaurant for dinner so we managed to get included. We were delighted when the check came and we found out that “soft opening” meant a huge discount for us being willing to be the “guinea pigs”. Thanks a lot to the Tenth!

Our friends had dinner at the Tenth on Christmas Eve. Here is what they said in an e-mail to Jennifer Mejia, the General Manager of the Tenth:

"Dear Jen, I am writing to tell you how much Silvia, Rob and I enjoyed our Christmas eve dinner at the 10th.  Starting with the attentions of the lift operators at top and bottom, then the wonderful way the restaurant looked at night, then the friendly greeting on arrival and excellent wait staff (Quynh and others) -- topped of by truly excellent food and drink.  We enjoyed the lobster bisque, the hanger steak, the lamb rack and the chicken rolls, followed by baked Alaska and the brownie Sunday.  The steak was tender a very well seasoned.  The lamb was perfectly done.  All the portions were more than ample, and we left happily stuffed.  Congratulations on a job well done.  Alan P.S. The only slightly negative was that the gondola ride was frigid -- no sign of heated seats at all. "

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