City Kitchen

Just about everything at City Kitchen merits praise. One might quibble a bit about the price of the appetizers, but not their quality. The individual pizzas, baked in a wood-fired oven, are well worth a try, and the generously proportioned mains, most of which are priced in the low 20s, include fire-roasted Lake Superior whitefish, halibut with garlic spinach, beet coulis and whipped potatoes, pecan-crusted pickerel adorned with dried apples and cherry butter, and pan-seared sea scallops that come with those welcome oven-dried tomatoes and a mushroom risotto. Salmon, shrimp, perch, swordfish, and fish and chips, most of which are served with creative pairings of vegetables and starch, are among other maritime offerings. The wine list contains many good values for less than $30, and desserts include a tangy and smooth Key lime pie and a warm chocolaty truffle cake.

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