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JSR22 01-30-2019 12:01 PM

Lopez Legacy
 
My husband and I had dinner last evening at Lopez. WOW!!! The entire restaurant was renovated. 5 separate dining rooms each decorated beautifully. One room has a garden wall. The bar is beautiful with dramatic lighting on the far wall. Additionally, there is a small private dining room. Hard decision picking an appetizer there were many good choices. We split the grilled octopus and it was excellent. Other appetizers shrimp wellington, oysters on the 1/2 shell, beef carpaccio, fried calamari and crab cakes. Soups include lobster bisque and mushroom brie. Entree's include several pasta dishes, steaks, seafood, lamb shank and a pork chop. There were other entree's that I do not remember. The entree's were paired with a side. I had the best filet mignon I have ever eaten. It was topped with foie gras and had an excellent wine sauce. The filet was paired with truffle oil mas potatoes. My husband had the rib eye with marble salted potatoes. There are additional sides to order including lobster mac and cheese. We did not order dessert. They had key lime pie and chocolate cake. This was the soft opening menu. I asked to see the lunch menu and it has not been finalized. They are concentrating on the dinner menu. George was our server and one of my favorite servers in TV. Everything was top shelf. ambience, food and service. We will definitely return. Owners and mangers were visiting each table.
Right now it is a soft opening.

alwann 01-30-2019 12:05 PM

Lopez
 
Glad you had a great experience and weren't affected by any of the health department citations just reported on the other news site.

JSR22 01-30-2019 12:08 PM

That was before they opened and everything passed on the next inspection.

tophcfa 01-30-2019 12:16 PM

Great news, thanks for the update. Will be going there sometime soon.

Jazuela 01-30-2019 12:43 PM

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Originally Posted by JSR22 (Post 1620639)
That was before they opened and everything passed on the next inspection.

The inspection came after the renovation, and before it re-opened. Surely they had plenty of time while they were restocking the shelves in the cooler, to clean up every single day.

The fact that enough rodents left enough poo on the floor, in the cooler, on the shelf, that the eggs were placed incorrectly (I don't really understand how that's a big deal but apparently it is), in the dry goods area - on the day BEFORE it was scheduled to open, tells me that they only cleaned up because they got caught - not because they thought rodent feces was a problem to prevent.

Bjeanj 01-30-2019 01:53 PM

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Originally Posted by Jazuela (Post 1620648)
The inspection came after the renovation, and before it re-opened. Surely they had plenty of time while they were restocking the shelves in the cooler, to clean up every single day.

The fact that enough rodents left enough poo on the floor, in the cooler, on the shelf, that the eggs were placed incorrectly (I don't really understand how that's a big deal but apparently it is), in the dry goods area - on the day BEFORE it was scheduled to open, tells me that they only cleaned up because they got caught - not because they thought rodent feces was a problem to prevent.

I have to agree. I thought everyone hated cockroaches.
I will be interested to see the next health inspection report. Before I eat there.

manaboutown 01-30-2019 02:00 PM

Apparently the rats and mice enjoyed some fine dining and eliminating there!

Kahuna32162 01-30-2019 02:23 PM

Haters should stay away, it leaves more avaibility for the rest of us.

Bjeanj 01-30-2019 02:32 PM

Kahuna, what is it with the “haters” label? Is that the same as difference of opinion?

Bogie Shooter 01-30-2019 02:46 PM

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Originally Posted by Bjeanj (Post 1620662)
I have to agree. I thought everyone hated cockroaches.
I will be interested to see the next health inspection report. Before I eat there.

Do you always check with the health department inspection reports before you go to a restaurant. Isn't that rather time consuming?


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