Went to Fatty's recently, had a cup of hearty, soul warming, vegan chilli... AS AN ACCOMPANIMENT! I could taste the effort in each melty morsal of this mere give away (choice of soup or salad with entree). I've been to several 'high end' places that, by the slight chance even offer a tasty appertif included in a meal, make a boring tomato or last week's vegetable watery afterthought, or the dreaded 'Soup of the day.' Easily, I could have had a bowl of this stuff and went on my merry way feeling fulfilled and nourished. However, I stayed for more... as I gazed over the extensively creative and extremely versatile menu slowly enjoying the aromas pouring from my hot chili cup... hmmm... wild mushroom strudel with vermont 'grafton' cheddar following a tapas including a melted onion torte with port reduction, marinated local bell peppers medley, stuffed seitan mushrooms, braised kale with onion confi... chestnuts over open fire with butter sauce and black salt... spaghetti squash with braised greens and red pepper sauce... well... I know the mousaka with roasted eggplant and fresh tomato sauce is 'to die for' .... wow! Heirloom tomato margherita... could go for the cheese fondue ... watercress and frisee medley with pan-seared crusted gorgonzola mm orange vinigarette.... Oh, by the way, did I mention the soup last week was creamy butternut squash, all vegan! Anyone who writes, bad mouthing this place ignorantly 'gets off' on meaningless gossip fueling their self-indulgent ego. Obvious hard-work and effort goes into presenting this fine cuisine, I can taste it. I used to be a chef in NY. Don't be fooled, Fatty's is where its at. Try the Spaghetti Squash pair it with their Napa, 'Jake Ryan' syrah, have a 'slice of heaven' vegan apple pie for dessert. Talk to the acutely knowledgeable and professional staff, inquire about the ingredients, have a laugh with Kim, ask her about the wines, just un-wind in the welcoming atmosphere, have a little of everything!
Pros: Simple good service accentuating marvelous food