Sarah and I recently went to Bricco downtown for lunch and were very happy with our experience. The décor is classical but warm and inviting at the same time.

Sarah ordered the Buffalo Chicken Sandwich:

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This was much better than a typical specimen, which is generally slathered in Pete’s (or a similar brand) hot sauce. The flavors here are more complex, equal parts chicken, heat and savory breading. The provolone and peppercorn ranch were nice touches as well. The fries were outstanding, clearly freshly made from fresh cut potatoes.

I had the Crab Cake Sandwich:

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The crab cake itself had plenty of crab meat and very little breading. While not that flavorful in and of itself, it was really brought to life by the basil / chive remoulade and sautéed spinach and peppers (both yellow and green). The grill flavor from the bun also deepened the flavor of the sandwich. The cole slaw, which easily could have been an afterthought, was very good and generously portioned.

At a work lunch a few weeks ago Sarah ordered the wrap with “wild mushrooms, caramelized onions, roasted red peppers, spinach, broccolini and Boursin cheese” which was excellent. (How could it not be with that ingredient list?)

The service was friendly and attentive, and care was put into every element of what we ordered. The prices are also very reasonable. Moreover, if you’re eating here for lunch (which quite a number of people were), there tend to be plenty of available metered parking spots around the corner.

We’ll definitely eat here again.

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