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Best Blackboard-Menu Restaurant 

Bar Jules

Chef Jessica Boncutter, veteran of London's famed River Cafe, chalks new menus on Bar Jules' blackboard twice a day, for lunch and dinner.(You can also see them on the Web site.) They won't take you long to read: At dinner there are usually four or five starters, three mains, and two desserts, and at lunch you might be offered a soup, a salad, one sandwich, a burger, a couple of composed plates (one example: asparagus with salmon, or polenta with a squab sauce), and one dessert. But everything will be delicious. Boncutter's cooking style is as simple and inviting as her menus: excellent ingredients, carefully combined, lightly cooked, and artistically displayed. Who can resist wood-grilled yellowfin tuna garnished with a summery palette of yellow tomatoes, pale-green cucumbers, dark-green French beans, and gray-green olives? Or a fat little quail set on watercress scattered with plump roasted cherries? One final note: If Chocolate Nemesis is on the menu, order it.

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